Who are the richest Formula 1 drivers of all time?
Formula 1 drivers are some of the highest-paid athletes in the world, which unsurprisingly, means Formula 1 drivers are some of the richest athletes in the world.
Over the career of a Formula 1 driver they can expect to earn $70 million on average, then once a Formula 1 driver retires they can then earn millions more from media and sponsors.
So it's no surprise that Formula 1 drivers are some of the athletes with the highest net worths in the world, but who are the richest Formula 1 drivers of all time?
Well, let's have a look!The richest F1 driver ever
Formula 1 is not exactly everyone’s cup of tea, however, it truly is a spectacular sport that is loved by millions all over the world. For many decades, highly prolific and extremely talented drivers have been produced. And unbeknownst to many people, Formula 1 drivers are among the highest-paid athletes in the world. Keep reading to see who are the top richest F1 drivers of all time.
Top Richest Formula One Drivers Of All Time
Former German F1 racing driver, Nico Rosberg a former German racing driver who represented team, Mercedes. His notable achievement took place in 2016 when he won the F1 Championship. The 35-year-old has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
David Coulthard is a British former racing driver from Scotland who retired back in 2008 after being in the business for around 14 years. During his career, he raced with many other talented racers but is considered to be one of the best drivers the world has seen. He won an impressive 13 Grand Prix titles which is the main reason he was able to earn so much money. Currently, Coulthard is lives in Monaco with his wife and son. His current net worth is valued at $80 million.
Jenson Button is the former 2009 World Drivers’ Champion for Brawn GP. The British star’s accomplishments also helped him land many deals and other contracts which is the reason for his wealth today. Button’s career lasted roughly 17 years and had several great successes. Despite retiring from the sport back in 2017, the 41-year British native has a net worth of $150 million In January 2021, Button joined Williams as a senior advisor where he will work with Williams Academy drivers.
Lewis Hamilton is a world-renowned name and for many reasons. The 36-year-old F1 champion is another British icon and the current world champion. Additionally, Hamilton is one of the best Formula 1 brand ambassadors the sport has ever seen. Currently, he competes in Formula One for Mercedes, but he has also previously driven for McLaren from 2007 to 2012. Throughout his career, which has now been for several years, Lewis Hamilton has received numerous awards and honors. Today, he has an estimated net worth of $285 Million.
Kimi Räikkönen is a Finnish F1 racing driver who has been nicknamed “The Iceman”. The 41-year-old champion currently competes for Alfa Romeo. After debuting his racing career in 2001, Räikkönen amazingly won the 2007 F1 Championship. Not only has he been a huge competitor for racers such as Alonso and Schumacher but has also been named the second-highest-paid athlete in the world in 2009. Räikkönen has an estimated net worth of $250 million.
The name Schumacher is one that is known throughout the world – and for good reason! The German retired racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes for many years. Schumacher has also been considered to be one of the greatest drivers that have raced the tracks of F1. Michael Schumacher has won seven F1 Championships, and five of these wins came successively. He also doubles as the winner of the most Grand Prix and ranks as the number one F1 driver in history. The 52-year-old superstar has a net worth that is valued at $780 million, making him the wealthiest F1 driver of all time.