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Who started the Gumball 3000?
History of the Gumball 3000
Complete list of routes of the Gumball 3000

Who started the Gumball 3000?

maximillion cooper

Photo Credit, Max’s Twitter @mrgumball3000

Maximillion Cooper, often referred to as simply ‘Max,’ is the English born entrepreneur, skateboarder, race car driver and founder of the Gumball 3000. Born June 7, 1972 in Stone, Staffordshire, England.

Personal Relationships: Max married his business partner and girlfriend Julie Brangstrup in 2003. They had 4 kids together and subsequently were divorced in 2010.

In 2014 he married longtime girlfriend and renowned rapper Eve (Eve Jihan Jeffers) at the final pit stop of the 2014 Gumball in Ibiza, Spain.

Education: He attended Central Saint Martins art school in London, England from (1990-1993) and then graduated with a law degree from University of Sussex in the UK.

Career: Max has had careers in skateboarding, fashion design and as a model walking runways for brands such as Ralph Lauren and Armani. He also had a short stint as a professional race car driver. In 1999 he founded the Gumball 3000 Limited Company, a global lifestyle brand that centers around an annual 3000-mile car rally. He is also the CEO and Creative Director of the Gumball 3000 Group, a collection of companies that includes Gumball 3000 Apparel, Gumball 3000 Entertainment, Gumball 3000 Licensing and the Maximillion Cooper Limited, a creative consulting agency.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Maximillion Cooper’s approximate net worth is $50 million.

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History of the Gumball 3000

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Complete list of routes of the Gumball 3000

Here is the complete list of Gumball 3000 routes, where the started, each pit stop along the way and where the rally ended.

2016 Route – Dublin, Ireland to Istanbul, Turkey with stops in: (click for interactive map)

  1. Edinburgh, Scotland
  2. London, England
  3. Annecy, France – French Alps
  4. Budapest, Hungary
  5. Bucharest, Romania

2015 Route – Stockholm, Sweden to Las Vegas, NV with stops in:

  1. Oslo, Norway
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Reno, NV
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Las Vegas, NV

2014 Route – Miami, FL to Ibiza, Spain with stops in:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. New York City, NY
  3. Edinburgh, Scotland
  4. London, England
  5. Paris, France
  6. Barcelona, Spain

2013 Route – Copenhagen, Denmark to Monaco with stops in:

  1. Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Helsinki, Finland
  3. St. Petersburg, Russia
  4. Tallinn, Estonia
  5. Riga, Latvia
  6. Vilnius, Lithuania
  7. Warsaw, Poland
  8. Krakow, Poland
  9. Vienna, Austria

2012 Route – New York City, NY to Los Angeles, CA with stops in:

  1. Toronto, Canada
  2. Indianapolis, IN
  3. Kansas City, MO
  4. Santa Fe, NM
  5. Las Vegas, NV

2011 Route – London, England to Istanbul, Turkey with stops in:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Barcelona, Spain
  3. Monaco
  4. Venice, Italy
  5. Belgrade, Serbia

2010 Route – London, England to New York City, NY with stops in:

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Stockholm, Sweden
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Quebec City, Canada
  6. Toronto, Canada

2009 Route – Santa Monica, CA to Miami, FL with stops in:

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Sedona, AZ
  3. Grand Canyon, AZ
  4. Santa Fe, NM
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. New Orleans, LA
  7. Orlando, FL

2008 Route – San Francisco, CA to Beijing, China with stops in:

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Nanjing, China
  4. Pyongyang, North Korea
  5. Shanghai, China

2007 Route – London, England to Istanbul, Turkey with stops in: (race was cancelled after a tragic car accident)

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Tirana, Albania
  4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  5. Athens, Greece
  6. and was cancelled

2006 Route – London, England to Los Angeles, CA with stops in:

  1. Vienna, Austria
  2. Budapest, Hungary
  3. Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Phuket, Thailand
  5. Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Salt Lake City, UT

2005 Route – London, England to Monte Carlo, France with stops in:

  1. Brussels, Belgium
  2. Prague, Czech Republic
  3. Vienna, Austria
  4. Budapest, Hungary
  5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  6. Sicily
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. Florence, Italy

2004 Route – Paris, France to Cannes, France with stops in:

  1. Biarritz, France
  2. Madrid, Spain
  3. Marbella, Spain
  4. Marrakesh, Morocco
  5. Barcelona, Spain
  6. Cannes, France

2003 Route – San Francisco, CA to Miami, FL with stops in:

  1. Reno, NV
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Tucson, AZ
  4. White Sands, NM
  5. San Antonio, TX
  6. New Orleans, LA

2002 Route – New York City, NY to Los Angeles, CA with stops in:

  1. Washington DC, MD
  2. Graceland, TN
  3. Santa Ana, TX
  4. Grand Canyon, NM
  5. Las Vegas, NV

2001 Route – London, England returning to London, England with stops in:

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Malbork, Poland
  3. Vilnius, Lithuania
  4. St. Petersburg, Russia
  5. Helsinki, Finland
  6. Stockholm, Sweden
  7. Copenhagen, Denmar

2000 Route – London, England returning to London, England with stops in:

  1. Bilbao, Spain
  2. Cannes, France
  3. Milan, Italy
  4. Hamburg, Germany

1999 Route – London, England to Rimini, Italy and back with stops in:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Maranello, Austria
  3. Hockenheim, Germany

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