Even if you are not a fan of Car racing, you must at least heard of Lewis Hamilton, the British racing driver competing in Formula One. Despite the fact that Lewis holds the record for the most World Drivers Championship titles alongside Michael Schumacher, he is however not the richest in the game. This fact takes me to compile a list of the top 10 richest car racers in the world (2022).
10 Richest Car Racers Worldwide
5). Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso is a Spanish racing driver and one of the richest car racers in the world in 2022, with an estimated net worth of $260 Million. He presently competes for Alpine in Formula One. He won the series’ World Drivers’ Championship in 2005 and 2006 with Renault and has also driven for McLaren, Ferrari, and Minardi.
Alonso began kart racing at the age of three and achieved success in local, national, and world championships. He began car racing at the age of 17, winning the Euro Open by Nissan in 1999. He became the youngest pole-sitter, youngest race winner, youngest world champion, and youngest two-time champion in the history of Car racing after winning the World Drivers Championship in 2005 and 2006
4). Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton with an estimated net worth of $280 Million, takes the fourth spot among the richest car racers in the world in 2022. The British racing legend is one of the richest sports stars in the history of the country and the highest the best-paid driver in the history of Formula One.
As earlier stated Lewis holds the record for the most World Drivers Championship titles alongside Michael Schumacher. He also holds the records for the most wins (103), pole positions (103), and podium finishes (183).
Lewis is also prominent for his activism to combat racism and push for increased diversity in motorsport. He was listed in the 2020 issue of Time as one of the 100 most influential people globally and was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours.
3). Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a retired American NASCAR driver, a team owner, and an analyst for NBC’s NASCAR coverage. He is the son of the late, great NASCAR legend. Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He is one of the best drivers in the history of NASCAR with 26 wins in the Cup Series.
Dale began his racing career at the late age of 17 with his father, competing in the Street Stock division at Concord, North Carolina’s Motorsport Park. Presently with an estimated net worth of $300 Million, Dale takes third place among the richest car racers in the world in 2022.
2). Eddie Jordan
Eddie Jordan is an Irish businessman and former motorsport team owner. He won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. He is the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005.
With an estimated net worth of $475 Million, Eddie Jordan takes second place among the richest car racers in the world in 2022. He was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015 before joining Top gear from Channel 4.
1). Michael Schumacher
German race driver, Michael Schumacher is the richest car racer in the world, with an estimated net worth of $600 million, According to Celebrity. The 53-year-old Legend competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes.
Schumacher holds the record for the most World Drivers’ Championship titles (7) tied with Lewis Hamilton and the fastest laps (77). At the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), and podium finishes (155). However, these records have since been broken by Hamilton.
Richest Car Racers In the World – 2022
|1||Michael Schumacher||$600 Million||Germany|
|2||Eddie Jordan||$475 Million||Ireland|
|3||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||$300 Million||United States|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||$280 Million||United Kingdom|
|5||Fernando Alonso||$260 Million||Spain|
|6||Kimi Raikkonen||$200 Million||Finland|
|7||Ken Block||$200 Million||United States|
|8||Jeff Gordon||$200 Million||United States|
|9||Jenson Button||$150 Million||United Kingdom|
|10||Eddie Irvine||$120 Million||Ireland|