Bernie Ecclestone net worth: Bernie Ecclestone is a British businessman who has a net worth of $4.2 billion. Bernie Ecclestone owns 5.3% of Formula One Racing. As the president and CEO of Formula One, he is the "big cheese" when it comes to Formula One racing. His career involvement with Formula One began as a driver, but this phase of his life did not last long. After driving in a small number of races, a serious collision that landed him in a car park outside the racetrack caused him to give up his aspirations as a driver. But Ecclestone was far from finished with the world of Formula One racing, going on to manage various drivers and teams. From there, he eventually acquired more and more Formula One assets, becoming the president and CEO, a position which he still holds today.
As a public figure, Ecclestone hasn't been free of controversy. One such foot-in-mouth incident had Ecclestone saying that female drivers could never succeed in the world of Formula One, in addition to referring to women as "domestic appliances." He's also made some questionable remarks involving Hitler. Still, he continues to be one of the most financially successful executives in any sport, and has done a lot of good for the world of Formula One racing.