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CEO and owner of Hoffman Enterprises, Inc.
As president, CEO and owner of Hoffman Enterprises, Inc., Hoffman organizes international cycling events and manufactures BMX bikes.
At 32, he is one of the most well-known names on Freestyle BMX scene.
Hoffman entered the Freestyle BMX circuit as an amateur at the age of 13 and rose to the top of that class in three years. He became the sport's youngest pro at 16. The Edmond resident's resume includes a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is credited with inventing more than 100 tricks performed by stunt riders.
His success spurred business endeavors such as Hoffman Promotions and Hoffman Sports Association, which organized ESPN's X Games BMX events. He has produced, directed and hosted several television shows for ESPN and has been involved in a number of films. He is the creator behind Activision's Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX video game and "Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freakin' Stunt Show," one of Universal Studios in Orlando's most popular features.
In 2002, he earned ESPN Action Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. That same year he released his autobiography, "The Ride of My Life."
His community service accomplishments include work for organizations such as Target House, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation.
Despite his early acclaim, Hoffman said his first major accomplishment was realizing he defined the meaning of success.
"Success to me is to follow my heart and let my passions be my guide," he said. "As long as I stay true to this, then to me everything I do will be a success, good or bad."
And although he has achieved a lifetime's worth of success (at least according to ESPN), Hoffman said he has no intentions of stopping his fast track by age 40.
"I just plan to grow old with what I grew up doing," he said.