Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a Formula One racing driver from Britain with an estimated net worth of $285 million. He draws a salary of approximately $50 million per annum.
Lewis Hamilton is the world’s highest-paid Formula 1 driver holding the record of winning seven World Drivers’ Championship titles (tied with Michael Schumacher). Hamilton makes little more than $1 million per race.
Read on to know more details about the top F1 driver and different sources contributing to his massive fortune!
Lewis Hamilton: Richest Sports Personality in the UK
Lewis Hamilton is Britain’s wealthiest sports figure of all time even surpassing former Soccer player David Beckham.
He is wealthier than many other sports personalities like golfer Rory McIlroy, boxer Anthony Joshua, and soccer players Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba to name a few.
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO! This weekend is proof. We fought this battle on the track and I couldn’t be more proud of @mercedesamgf1 and my incredible teammate @valtteribottas who I couldn’t do this without. EU AMO BRASIL 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 We keep fighting, keep pushing. pic.twitter.com/CBD7QbIt1J
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 14, 2021
In his entire career as a Formula 1 pilot, Hamilton holds many records like the driver with more pole positions (103), won more than 100 races, podium finishes (181), and many others. The Mercedes pilot used to drive McLaren for 5 years from 2007 to 2012.
Lewis Hamilton: Sources of Income
Much of his fortune comes from driving. Recently this year in February he signed a one-year extension of the contract with Mercedes’ F1 team. In 2013, Hamilton signed his first contract with Mercedes.
Hamilton makes around 8 million pounds per annum by endorsing products of multinational companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Gran Turismo Sport, Bell Helmets, MV Augusta Motorcycles, Monster Energy, IWC, Sony, Bose, and Petronas.
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth: Investments and Assets
Hamilton is considered to be one of the most talented people who drove an F1 single-seater. He has huge investments in Real Estate, Hotels among others.
Below is the list of the high-value assets owned by him.
- Bombardier 605 Challenger Jet worth $16 million
- A mansion in London worth around $18 million
- Luxury Caribbean beach resort in Grenada worth $30 million
- Luxury apartments in New York and Monaco
Apart from these assets owned by Hamilton, he has a huge collection of luxury cars like Ferrari, Mustangs, Mercedes, and more.
Lewis Hamilton: More Details about the world’s highest-paid F1 driver
Hamilton was born in the year 1985 in Hertfordshire, England. His parents got separated when he was just two years old. Even though Lewis has achieved name and fame in the world of sports his life was not always easy. He was bullied as a kid.
The major inflection point in his life occurred when his father gifted him a radio-controlled car when he was just five years old. Next year, he participated in the British Radio Car Association championship and finished second. His passion for driving was noticed by his father who supported him to fulfill his dream.
When I was younger, I used to try to blend in. But once I learned how to embrace my differences, I’ve never wanted to be anyone else. On @MasterClass, I’m going to teach you how to own your individuality and use it in pursuing your goals. Please join me https://t.co/h4mQUDuo3Y pic.twitter.com/dBVQVA07SE
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 7, 2021
Hamilton was recently in the news when he was crowned as the winner on 5th December at Formula 1 race at the Jeddah track hosted for the first time by Saudi Arabia.
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