Dale Earnhardt Jr Net Worth
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. net worth: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a semi-retired American NASCAR driver and media personality who has a net worth of $300 million. He is a team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC. Earnhardt competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for his team JR Motorsports. Racing has been a family business for three generations. Dale is the son of the late, great NASCAR legend. Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
Early Life: Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born on October 10, 1974, in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Dale is the son of Brenda Lorraine Jackson and the late, great NASCAR legend. Dale Earnhardt, Sr., who died in February 2001 in a crash at the Daytona Speedway. He has an older sister, Kelley; an elder half-brother, Kerry, from his father's first marriage; and a younger half-sister, Taylor Earnhardt-Putnam, from his father's third marriage. His parents divorced shortly after he was born, and he and Kelley lived with Brenda until their house was destroyed in a fire when he was six years old. As Brenda had no financial support after the fire, she gave up custody of the two children to Earnhardt Sr. prior to his marriage to Teresa Houston. During Earnhardt Jr.'s childhood, Kelley took care of him while their father and Teresa were busy with the race seasons. When he became a delinquent at the age of 12, he was sent by his father and Teresa to a military school; three weeks later, Kelley quit high school to join him.
Career: Dale Jr 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. Jr's first race car was a 1979 Monte Carlo. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. drove in his first NASCAR race in 1988 and won his first race at the 2000 DirecTV 500. He won his first Nationwide Series race in 1998 at the Coca-Cola 300. Between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series Earnhardt, Jr. has won 60 total races in his career. He finished in the top ten more than 300 times and earned the Pole position at least 25 times. During the period from 2003-2016, he was voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver fourteen times in a row. He became known as the "Pied Piper of Daytona" for winning the Daytona 500 twice, winning it 10 years apart in 2004 and 2014.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has appeared in various movies and TV shows as well as in music videos for artists including Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow, Trace Adkins, 3 Doors Down, O.A.R., Nickelback, and Kid Rock. He competed in more than 600 races for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with more than 25 wins and 250 Top Tens. Earnhardt has also competed in more than 130 races for the NASCAR XFinity Series with more than 20 wins and 90 Top Tens. At the end of his career Earnhardt, Jr. drove the famous #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet Impala SS for Hendricks Sports. He also drove the #5 in the Nationwide Series races for JR Motorsports.
In 2016, Earnhardt was a guest analyst in NASCAR Cup and Xfinity race broadcasts on Fox and NBC. Earnhardt joined the NASCAR on NBC broadcasting team as a color commentator for the 2018 season. He made his debut on NBCSN's NASCAR America on March 12, 2018, joining Leigh Diffey, Jeff Burton, and his former crew chief Steve Letarte. In his debut at the 2018 Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, he coined his catchphrase: "Slide job!" when Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson battled for the lead on the final lap.
Personal Life: On June 17, 2015, Earnhardt announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann. After winning his 14th Most Popular Driver Award in 2016, he announced their wedding would take place on New Year's Eve. They got married at Richard Childress' Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. In October 2017, Earnhardt revealed that he and Amy were expecting their first child, a girl, due May 2, 2018. Their daughter Isla Rose Earnhardt was born on April 30, 2018. In March 2020, Earnhardt revealed that he and Amy are expecting their second child.
In March 2016, Earnhardt announced that he plans to donate his brain for concussion research when he dies.
Earnhardt is a supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and as of March 2018 has granted over 250 wishes.
On April 22, 2019, Brenda Jackson, Earnhardt's mother, died at the age of 65 after years of battling cancer. She had served as an accounting specialist for JR Motorsports since 2004.
Earnhardt is a passionate Washington Redskins fan and has been known to have Redskins scores relayed to him during races.
Earnhardt also owns a graveyard of wrecked race cars on a property in North Carolina. Some of the most notable cars include Juan Pablo Montoya's 2012 Daytona 500 car that collided with a jet dryer, David Gilliland's 2014 5-hour Energy 400 car that was destroyed in a violent impact with the tri-oval wall, and Earnhardt's own 2014 Duck Commander 500 car that was wrecked from incidental contact with wet infield grass on lap 12 that cut a tire.
Career Earnings: At the peak of his career Dale earned $25 -30 million per year. Roughly $22 million of that amount was earned through endorsements. He earned at least $20 million every year from 2004 to 2017. He was the highest-paid driver in NASCAR from 2008 to 2015. In 2008 he earned a career-high $30 million. His primary sponsor throughout his career was Bud Light. He also had endorsement deals with Kraft, Drakkar, Chevy, Gillette, EA Sports, Pennzoil, and Wrangler. By the time Dale retired in 2017, he had earned $410 million during his career through endorsements and winnings.
Businesses Assets: Earnhardt owns several businesses outside of racing. He owns a media production company called Hammerhead Entertainment that has created several TV shows. With a group of partners, he partially owns Paducah International Raceway. He has a signature line of eyeglass frames, a car dealer and a restaurant with multiple locations.
He owns a number of private jets including a Learjet 60 and a Cessna Citation Latitude. In August 2019 the Citation crashed upon takeoff at an airport in Tennessee. Dale and his family survived with minor injuries.
Real Estate: In early 2020, Earnhardt listed his pirate-ship inspired home in Key West, Florida for $3.7 million. Earnhardt and his wife bought the home in 2009 for $2.4 million. The quirky 3,300-square-foot house comes with five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, nautical-inspired family rooms with a flotilla of wall-mounted model ships and a large, covered deck and gazebo next to the pool.
Earnhardt also owns a home in Mooresville, North Carolina on 200 acres.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 10, 1974 (45 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Race car driver, Presenter, Radio personality, Actor, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Dale Earnhardt Jr Earnings
- 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup$2,343,808
- 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup$5,741,833
- 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup$4,952,780
- 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup$4,029,363
- 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup$4,470,643
- 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup$3,969,643
- 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup$4,284,415
- 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup$5,088,015
- 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup$5,229,229
- 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup$5,601,654
- 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup$6,859,802
- 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup$4,652,593
- 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup$3,296,221
- 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup$4,309,905
- 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup$2,067,075
- 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup$162,095