So, we all remember Jackass, right? Their shocking injuries and painful escapades are hard to forget. In light of their new ‘Jackass Forever’ film around the corner, we decided to look at just how much the Jackass crew’s injuries have really cost.
Here at Nova Legal Funding, we’ve made it our business to learn everything there is to know about personal injuries and their costs. So that’s why we thought we’d use our knowledge to find out the true cost of Jackass.
To do this we created a ‘Jackass Injury Rich List’, to track the total estimated cost of the stars’ injury rap sheets. Johnny Knoxville topped the list, with a total cost of $8,663,000, followed by Ehren McGhehey, who tallied up an estimated $7,380,000 in injuries, and fan-favorite Steve-O, who racked up a total of $5,820,000 during his career as a stuntman. To create the list, we used our internal expertise and data to work out the total cost for each reported injury sustained by the Jackass crew members.
The top six members of the ‘Jackass Injury Rich List’, are:
- Johnny Knoxville – $8,663,000
- Ehren McGhehey – $7,380,000
- Steve-O – $5,820,000
- Dave England – $1,650,000
- Jason “Wee Man” Acuña – $675,000
- Preston Lacy – $75,000
In terms of the most expensive injuries, Johnny Knoxville’s brain hemorrhage in 2020 during filming for ‘Jackass Forever’ is estimated to have cost around $2.5m to care for, while Steve-O’s skull fracture cost an estimated $1.75m. Dave England had surgery after sustaining a neck injury, costing approximately $1.5m.
On top of this, Johnny Knoxville has also sustained a reported 16 concussions in his life, equating to roughly $4m in settlement costs, while Ehren McGhehey’s three broken necks and nine knee surgeries add up to around $3.8m. Steve-O has broken his teeth seven times, costing $350,000 to repair.
To gauge the cost of each individual injury, our specialist personal injury team tracked the average cost for each type of injury endured by the cast.
The team looked at 79 injuries in total, across six members of the Jackass crew – these injuries span across; 28 broken bones, 36 head injuries, and one alligator-related injury. The estimated total cost of injuries across the entire cast is $24,263,000, however this number only accounts for the reported injuries suffered by the main members of the Jackass crew, and we estimate the actual number could be closer to $38m.
Ron Sinai, founder and CEO of Nova Legal Funding, said,
“At Nova Legal Funding we help thousands of people gain access to funds following a personal injury; whether it be sustained at work, or during their downtime, our mission is to help everyone get the financial help they need.
“While the majority of the injuries caused by the crew of Jackass are self-inflicted, and the average person doesn’t usually injure themselves this often, we wanted to show how much these painful accidents cost in medical bills, so fans of the show can appreciate the financial and medical consequences of living such an adrenaline-fuelled life!”
Due to ongoing reports regarding Bam Margera’s mental health, and his exclusion from ‘Jackass Forever’, Nova Legal Funding chose not to include him in this study. Internal expertise and data for each specific injury has been tracked to reveal the total cost of each person’s injuries.