Lewis Hamilton Net Worth $260 million
Lewis Hamilton salary $46,000,000
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth: How rich is Lewis Hamilton? & How much money is Lewis Hamilton worth? Time to find out!
Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver and his current net worth is $260 million.
Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, to Carmen and Anthony, his parents moved to the UK from Grenada in the 1950s.
At two years old, his parents divorced, and he lived with his mother and half-sisters until he turned twelve and moved with his father.
When it comes to school, the future racing driver went to The John Henry Newman School.
He also attended Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS), a private sixth-form college in Cambridge.
After his father gave him a radio-controlled car in 1991, he had his first taste of what a racing competition would be.
In 1992 he ranked second in the national BRCA championship and received his first go-kart from his father.
At the Rye House Kart Circuit he had his go-kart debut, and later stared winning races and Cadet class championships.
How did Lewis Hamilton get famous?
From there he moved to Junior Yamaha and Ron Dennis, McLaren F1 team boss, approached him after Hamilton won his second British championship.
Dennis kept his word and signed Hamilton to the McLaren driver development program.
He continued to work hard and in 2000 he became European Champion with maximum points.
Apart from his love of racing, he also played association football for his school team. If the F1 failed for him, he would have been a footballer, or a cricketer.
The three-time Formula One World Champion often ranked as the best driver of his generation. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport.
In 2008 he won his first World Championship title with McLaren before moving to Mercedes, for which he currently races.
Throughout his career, he has more race victories than any other British driver in the history of Formula One. Also, he is the holder of the all-time most career points-record, with a total of 2,435.
As well as the holder of the title of the most wins at different circuits (24), the most podium finishes in a season (17), as well as achieving the second-most all time pole positions (67)
The racing driver is also the only driver who won at least one Grand Prix in every season he has completed in.
His 57 Grand Prix victories is the second highest of all-time, behind only Michael Schumacher at 91.
How does Lewis Hamilton make money?
The British racecar driver is in the middle of a three-year contract extension that kicked off with the 2016 season. It is likely to pay out more than $120 million, including bonuses. He is also the most marketable racing driver and has endorsements with famous brands such as Monster Energy, L’Oreal, Bose, Puma, MV Agusta Motorcycles.