The world of car racing is considered a multi-million dollar sport. It is the only sport that pays drivers handsomely. F1 is one of a kind in the Car racing world. Formula one drivers are paid millions of dollars for each race. These fees are based on the contract of the drivers. Although, they need to train relentlessly and compete in the highest competitions. Some of the world’s wealthiest athletes are from Car racing.
Today, we’ll see the list of top 5 car racing professionals. This list is in a sequence from the richest to the fifth richest racer in the car racing profession currently.
Michael was a German racer and the richest car racer currently in the world. He holds the record for the fastest laps (77). In 2012, he had the most wins – 91. He has competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes throughout his racing career. He retired in 2012, and Lewis Hamilton replaced him at Mercedes. Michael Schumacher holds a net worth of $800 million, making him the wealthiest professional car racer. He was the Forbes highest-paid athlete in 1999 and 2000. Later, In 2005 he was listed as the world’s first billionaire athlete by Euro business magazine.
Eddie is a former motorsport driver. He is a businessman, founder and owner of the Jordan Grand Prix Team, and a television personality. He is an Irish man and won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971. His net worth is $600 Million, and he is the second richest professional car racer. He earned a lot of dollars from his business, which made him rich.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
With a net worth of $300 million, this retired American NASCAR driver is the third wealthiest car racer. He is a NASCAR team owner and an NBC’s NASCAR coverage analyst. Dale is the son of the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr, A NASCAR legend. Dale Earnhardt, Jr was the highest-paid driver in NASCAR from 2008 to 2015. He has endorsed many big brands and earned a lot of money from these endorsements. He owns various businesses, private jets, and real estate.
The most famous and renowned race car professional Lewis Hamilton is number 4 with a net worth of $285 million. His annual salary is estimated to be $50 Million. He is the wealthiest sports star in England. He shares the record for most World Drivers Championship titles with Michael Schumacher. Lewis is currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes.
Alonso is a Spanish professional car racer. He is currently competing for Alpine in Formula One. The net worth of Fernando Alonso is estimated at $260 million. He won World Drivers’ championship in 2005 and 2006 with Renault. Alonso has also driven for McLaren, Minardi, and Ferrari. He is the youngest race winner and youngest world champion.
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