Professional racecar drivers can earn more than millions every year through their contracts and various sponsorships. But who is the richest one of them all?
Well, here we’ve compiled a list to show you some of the richest drivers in the world.
With a net worth of over $80 million, the British Formula One driver and presenter is the first one on our list. David Coulthard has had quite a track record as he was able to finish the first runner-up in the Formula One Championship in 2001.
Bobby Rahal is an American auto racing driver who was able to win three championships and has also won more than 20 CART open-wheel series races. He’s currently an owner of winning race drivers such as Buddy Rice, and Bobby currently has a net worth of over $80 million dollars.
The next one on this list is the British race car driver who was the previous Formula One World Champion until he moved into the CART Indy World series which made him win a few races during the series. Nigel’s current net worth is $90 million dollars.
Working for Scuderia Ferrari, Vettel has become one of the richest racecar drivers in the world. With a net worth of over $100 million, the German driver has been regarded as one of the best Formula One drivers in history.
Nikki Lauda has been considered to be one of the best F1 drivers and has a net worth of over $100 million. He’s a former F1 World Driver’ Champion and is currently acting as a non-executive chairman for the Grand Prix.
This British racer is mostly known for his achievements in Formula One and for becoming a commentator in ITV sport for more than ten years. Brundle also became the Worlds Sports Car Champion back in 1899, and currently has a net worth of more than $100 million.
Jody Sheckter is currently the 14th richest driver in the world with a past that involves working with Ferrari and winning championships like the 1979 Driver’s Championship. His current net worth is roughly $100 million.
Alex DeJoria’s field of expertise is more on Drag Racing and has been competing in the National Hot Rod Association. With his immense winnings and sponsorship by the Patron Spirits Company, the driver currently has a net worth of $100 million.
This Italian-born American is considered to be one of the most successful American racecar drivers. With a net worth of over $120 million and a winner of races like NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar. It’s no surprise that he’s the 12th riches racer in the world.
The 11th race car driver on this list is the professional stock car racing driver Jimmie Johnson. He has an estimated net worth of $120 million and has won over seven Monster Energy Cup Series races.
Eddie Irvine is an Irish racecar driver who has competed in Formula One for over nine years. He started his racing career when he was still seventeen and has successfully won multiple championships, earning him a net worth of over $120 million dollars.
Valentino Rossi is a professional motorcycle racer who’s known for his multiple wins in the MotoGP World Champion race. He’s won in different classes in the series and has an estimated net worth of $120 million.
A British Formula One race car driver who’s had great race results and even won the formula one World Championship in 2009. Jenson Button has been one of the most successful race car drivers and has a net worth of $150 million dollars.
The seventh man on this list is Sauber’s Formula One drive Kimi Raikkonen. This Finish racer has won 21 Grand Prix making him the driver with the most race wins in the series. His total net worth is over $150 million.
Jeff Gordon is a former professional stock car driver and has over $200 million in total net worth. He’s also competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports.
This Spanish racecar driver has won several races like the Formula One World Champion and was also considered one of the best drivers during his career in Formula One. With his success, Fernando Alonso has earned himself a total net worth of $240 million dollars.
Lewis Hamilton is a British driver in Formula One. The team that he’s currently signed-up in is with Mercedes AMG Petronas. He’s won several races during his time in Formula One and had his first championship win back in 2008 while he was still driving for McLaren. His current total net worth is over $285 million dollars.
Don Schumacher has been part of the racing industry since the early ’60s. He started out Drag Racing for eleven years but eventually left everything to run his father’s business in Chicago.
He currently has his own racing team and has an approximate net worth of over $300 million dollars making him the third richest race car driver in the world.
Eddie Jordan is the second richest man in the racecar industry with an estimated net worth of $475 million dollars. This is no surprise as he’s gone through a lot in his career in the racing industry and even went on to become a motorsport team boss.
Jordan has also created the Jordan Grand Prix which ran from 1991 to 2005. The team played for a few years until it was brought up by another company and renamed to Force India.
Michael Schumacher is a former racecar driver who was on the Jordan Grand Prix team that raced on Formula One. He’s the record-holder for the most championship titles and is considered to be the most successful driver in the sport. He currently has a whopping net worth of $800 million.