Ryan Friedlinghaus
Ryan Friedlinghaus
Celebrated Name: Ryan Friedlinghaus
Real Name/Full Name: Ryan Friedlinghaus
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 22 April 1975
Birth Place: United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Meagan Friedlinghaus
Children: Yes (Dylan Friedlinghaus, Ryan Friedlinghaus Jr.)
Profession: American businessperson
Net Worth in 2024: $22 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ryan Friedlinghaus is an American business magnate, who is best known as the CEO and co-founder of West Coast Customs, with is an automobile company known for designing custom cars, offering trade school courses, and selling branded franchising. He is also popular as ‘Shady in the shop’.

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Early Life

Ryan Friedlinghaus was born in 1970 on 1st January in the United States of America. He was brought up and schooled in America. Ryan Friedlinghaus is a family man who is very close to his family.

Personal Life

He is married to Meagan Friedlinghaus. The couple also has a son named Lil Ryan. He is not active on any social media accounts apart from his Twitter but has an account for the company.

He handles his Twitter on his own and can be seen replying to his followers. You can follow his @SelfMadeRyan at Twitter.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 22 April 1975, Ryan Friedlinghaus is 49 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.70 m tall, and weight is 80 kg.


Ryan Friedlinghaus co-founded West Coast Customs, in 1994 with Quinton Dodson. The company focuses on customisation of vehicles. It is one of the most popular automobile repair shops.

Ryan’s company has created vehicles for some of the most popular brands, like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Virgin.

West Coast Customs is considered one of the biggest custom car shops in America.

West Coast Customs has over 40 employees, are known for offering services like branded merchandising, customising cars, offering trade school course and other franchising products.

Despite being at the top of the game, Ryan has been criticised for using aggressive promotion and sales tactics, producing poor quality vehicles and for making unsafe customised products and also for missing deadlines. The company received a lot of backlashes when a few ex-employees dragged it for its employment practices.

It also has a show called ‘Street Customs’ on Discovery channel, which showcases the whole process of restoring the vehicle as well it auction and selling.

The company also offers its franchising services in countries like Berlin, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and China (Shanghai).

Ryan Friedlinghaus’s company’s television debuts helped it in attaining worldwide popularity. This inspired him to expand his business and open franchises across the globe.

Currently, Ryan Friedlinghaus is planning on opening franchises in Canada and Australia.

Awards & Achievements

He hasn’t received any awards for his contribution to the automobile industry, but he has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, which showcases the popularity and goodwill of his company.

West Coast Customs has also appeared in several television shows like ‘MTV Pimp My Ride’ and ‘Street Customs’ both of which helped in popularising his business.

Net Worth & Salary of Ryan Friedlinghaus in 2024

Ryan Friedlinghaus Net Worth
Ryan Friedlinghaus Net Worth

As of May 2024, Ryan Friedlinghaus has a net worth of $22 million. He makes most of his income through his company called ‘West Coast Customs’. In 2008, it was estimated that his company made revenue of $10 million which has double tripled in the last few years.

Ryan Friedlinghaus can be considered as the smartest automobile business of this century, so much so that he is criticised for conducting aggressive sales and promotion tactics. Ryan started his business on his own, taking a loan from his father with only $5000. He turned his small startup automobile company into a popular LA brand. He is an inspiration for young America, who dreams of starting their business. He is also planning to expand his business in Canada and Australia.


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