Ecto Hand Planes, a bodysurfing hand plane that’s made from recycled surfboards, was started by Chris Anderson in 2012. As of January 2024, Ecto Hand Planes net worth is $4.5 million. And they’re pulling in a whopping $4 million in annual revenue. 

In July 2017, they appeared on season 3 of Shark Tank Australia and made a deal with Glen, for $100,000  for 50% of equity. The final valuation was $200,000, down from the founder’s initial estimate of $500,000.

Ecto Hand Planes is definitely still in business! Their website is fully functional. They have active product pages, blog posts, a “Where to Buy” section listing retailers, and even recent social media links.

Ecto Hand Planes Net Worth

Net worth$4.5 million (2023)
Annual Sales Revenue$4 million (2023)
ProfitsNot publicly available
Lifetime salesNot publicly available
InvestorGlen Richards
FounderChris Anderson
EmployeesNot publicly available

Ecto Hand Planes Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2024$4.5 million
Net Worth 2023$4.5 million
Net worth valuation 2017 after appearing on Shark Tank  $200,000
Net worth valuation 2017 before appearing on Shark Tank  $500,000

Ecto Hand Planes Pitch on Shark Tank

ProductA bodysurfing hand plane that’s made from recycled surfboards
EpisodeSeason 03 Episode 13
Founder Chris Anderson
Asked for$100,000  for 20% equity
Company nameEcto Hand Planes
Final deal$100,000 for 50% equity
Shark Glen Richards
LocationBulli, New South Wales

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Ecto Hand Planes Founder

Chris Anderson found Ecto Hand Planes in 2012. Ecto Hand Planes’s founder, Chris Anderson, has a net worth of $4.5 million as of 2024.

Key accomplishments

2017Appeared on Shark Tank season 3 and Glen Richards invested $100,000 for 50% equity


From their beginnings on Shark Tank to their current status as a thriving business, they have proven that with the right idea and execution, anything is possible. We can’t wait to see the future for Ecto Hand Planes and its continued success.


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