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Celebrity Kid (2015)
Mon Feb 20 2023
By   sidant

Tobias Dirks is a celebrity kid who came into the limelight because of his parents, Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks. He gained the media spotlight as soon as he was born due to his parent's fame. The same goes for his two younger brothers. 

Tobias's mother, Bethany Hamilton, is a professional surfer hailing from the USA. She has won many surfing competitions that took place in Australia and US. 

Tobias Dirks Is The First Child Of His Parents

Tobias Dirks was born on June 1, 2015, in the US and instantly became the center of media attention. His younger brother, Wesley Phillip Dirks, was born on March 27, 2018.

Tobias Dirks enjoying the beach
Tobias Dirks enjoying at the beach.
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Tobias's other brother, Micah Ward Dirks, was born on February 14, 2021. The three youngins have Cheri and Tom Hamilton as their loving grandparents.

The Loving Relationship of Tobias Dirks's Parents

Tobias Dirks's parents, Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks, first met in 2012. They kept in touch with each other, and a year later, they got engaged with each other. On August 18, 2013, the couple tied the knot on the north shore of Kauai island of Hawai.

Since their marriage, Bethany and Adam have given birth to three kids, and there are no publicly known disputes among them. So it's fair to say they still love each other even after a decade.

Six months old Tobias Dirk with his father and mother
Six months old Tobias Dirks with his father and mother.
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As per MensJournal, Bethany stated the following before marriage:

“I look forward to being the best wife that I can be for Adam and to starting our new adventure together. I love surfing, but getting married doesn’t even compare. This was definitely the best night of my life."

Tobias's Father Was A Youth Minister

Tobias Dirks's father, Adam Dirks, was born on October 12, 1978, in Kansas, United States. Before getting married to Bethany, he worked as a full-time teacher and a Christian youth minister

Adam was very active in church and was a devoted mentor. During his time in church, he dealt with the problems of many people, which developed him as a supportive and kind person.

What Is Tobias's Mother's Net Worth?

Tobias Dirks is too young to have a net worth of his own. However, he lives a luxurious life because of his parent's vast wealth. As for Bethany Hamilton, she has a net worth of approximately $2 million.

With Bethany's annual income reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars, it's fair to say that she has accumulated wealth in millions. On the other hand, Tobias's father, Adam Dirks, has a net worth of $1.5 million. 

Bethany Hamilton Has Millions Of Followers

Moving on to social media, Bethany has gotten over 2.1 million followers on her verified Instagram (@bethanyhamilton) and Facebook (@SurferBethanyHamilton). She frequently posts there to keep millions of her followers up to date.

Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks in the marriage ceremony
Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks in the marriage ceremony
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Bethany has over 1.3 million followers on her Twitter account @bethanyhamilton. She frequently tweets about her recent adventures with her family.

Bethany has a verified Youtube channel (@TheBethanyHamilton)  with over 76k subscribers for the exclusive video platform part. The channel has garnered over 9 million total views across all her videos.

A Little About Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton was born on February 8, 1990, in Hawaii, United States. Coincidentally, Hawaii is also the birthplace of the TV personality Taylor Monaco. Bethany was raised by her parents, Thomas R. Hamilton and Cherilyn Hamilton, alongside Noah and Timothy, her older brothers.

Stepping into the competitive surfing scene at the tender age of eight, Bethany has dedicated her life to surfing. Since then, she has worked hard for the sport she loves and won many national and international competitions. 

Bethany Hamilton surfing profesionally
Bethany Hamilton surfing professionally
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Apart from winning competitions, Bethany also got ESPY's Best Comeback Athlete Award in 2004. She was also awarded the Courage Award from Teen Choice the same year.

Bethany Lost Her Left Arm In A Shark Attack

Bethany was surfing in her hometown in 2003 when the shark attack happened. She was only thirteen when the incident happened. In the attack, she lost more than half of her blood; it was a miracle that she survived.

Bethany had to give up her left arm to survive. Now with only one arm, surfing was a difficult task, let alone doing it professionally. She described the shark attack like this:

"I was holding onto my board, with my thumb, because I probably didn't want to get pulled under. It was like pulling me back and forth, not like pulling me underwater. Just like, you know how you eat a piece of steak? It was kind of like that."

However, even after losing her arm, Bethany didn't give up. Through her sheer perseverance and passion, she was back on the surfing scene only twenty-six days after. Then two years later, she went on to become the national champion.

Bethany's Documentary

The shark attack inspired Bethany to create the Soul Surfer film, which was released in 2011. It shows how she lost her arm in the shark attack and how she recovered. The film inspired many who watched it and earned over $47 million.

The story of Bethany Hamilton is also shown in the 1 hour 40 mins long documentary film Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable. Her life story and how she overcame the obstacles in her life are described there.

Together with Adam and their son Tobias Dirks, Bethany is featured in the documentary. Aaron Lieber directed it, and the statistics can be seen in IMDB.

Charity Works Done By Bethany  

Bethany has participated in many charitable events and helped those in need. She even has her own foundation, Friends of Bethany.

The foundation encourages the youth and amputees to overcome their difficulties. They also provide support when required bettering the lives of many.

Career As A Writer

Besides being a surfer and an actor in her film, Bethany is also a motivational writer. She has authored a total of eight books till now, with Surfing Past Fear being her latest issue.

Bethany's Soul Surfer book poster.
Bethany's Soul Surfer book poster.
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The film Soul Surfer was recreated based on the content of Bethany's book, which goes by the same name. It was her first book, released in 2004. The book was an autobiography, the same as Scenes From The Heart of Beata Thunberg.

All of her books are read by thousands of people around the world. 


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