Lewis Hamilton Net Worth
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth: Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team who has a net worth of $285 million. A six-time Formula One World Champion, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport and considered by some to be the greatest of all time. He won his first World Drivers' Championship with McLaren in 2008, before moving to Mercedes in 2013, with whom he has won a further five titles. One of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport, Hamilton's six World Championship titles is the second-most of all time, as is his tally of 84 race victories and 151 podium finishes.
Early Life: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton was born on January 7, 1985, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. He currently races for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1 team. His mother Carmen is caucasian and his father Anthony is black. Lewis's parents separated when he was two and, as a result of this, he lived with his mother and half-sisters until he was 12. He then moved to live with his father, stepmother Linda and half-brother Nicolas, who is also a professional racing driver and has cerebral palsy. Hamilton was raised Roman Catholic. At the age of five, Hamilton took up karate to defend himself as a result of bullying at school. Hamilton's father bought him a radio-controlled car in 1991, which gave him his first taste of racing competition before finishing second in the national BRCA championship the following year. He said of the time: "I was racing these remote-controlled cars and winning club championships against adults." His father bought him a go-kart for Christmas when Hamilton was six and promised to support his racing career as long as he worked hard at school.
To support his son, Anthony took redundancy from his position as an information technology manager and became a contractor; sometimes working up to three jobs at a time, while still attending all his son's races. Lewis Hamilton was educated at The John Henry Newman School, a Catholic secondary school in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In February 2001 he began studies at Cambridge Arts and Sciences, a private sixth-form college in Cambridge.
Career: Hamilton signed to the McLaren young driver program in 1998. This led to the opportunity for a Formula One drive with McLaren in 2007, making Hamilton the first and only black driver to race in the sport. During the 2007 season, Hamilton set numerous records as he finished runner-up to Kimi Räikkönen. In 2008, he successfully won the F1 World Championship in the last race of the season. Since winning the title in 2008, he never finished any higher than 4th place. He then signed with Mercedes in 2013. Changes to regulations for 2014 led to the start of a highly successful period for Hamilton, during which won five more World Championship titles. Hamilton won consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015 during an intense and sometimes volatile rivalry with teammate and childhood friend Nico Rosberg, to match his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships. Hamilton claimed consecutive titles for the second time in his career in 2017 and 2018. A third World Drivers' Championship followed in 2019 to complete a hat-trick of consecutive titles, bringing his tally to six overall, second only to seven-time World Drivers' Champion Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton has been credited with furthering Formula One's global following by appealing to a broader audience outside the sport, in part due to his high-profile lifestyle and other ventures, including his environmental activism and exploits in music and fashion.
In 2018 Hamilton launched a clothing line, TOMMYXLEWIS, during New York Fashion Week with American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger alongside models Winnie Harlow and Hailey Baldwin.
During his career, Lewis Hamilton has courted controversy for maneuvers on the track and remarks off of it. He is very much in the public spotlight and his words are often closely scrutinized.
Racing in Spain, he was the victim of racial abuse from some Spanish supporters. His close rivalry with Spanish rider Fernando Alonso was responsible for encouraging Spanish supporters to direct abuse at Hamilton. He admits he is very competitive and this sometimes caused tension with other drivers.
Personal Life: In November 2007, Hamilton started dating Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer of the American girl band the Pussycat Dolls. They broke up to focus on their respective careers in early 2010 but were spotted together at that year's Turkish and Canadian Grands Prix. The couple split up and reunited several times between 2011 and 2015, before finally splitting up for good in February 2015.
Hamilton is vegan.
Lewis Hamilton has been criticized by some MPs for avoiding paying U.K. taxes by living out of the country.
Hamilton was named after Olympic sprint champion Carl Lewis.
Hamilton, an Arsenal fan, said that if he didn't have a career in Formula One he would have been a footballer or a cricketer — he played both in high school.
Salary Highlights: Between June 2016 and June 2017, Lewis Hamilton earned around $50 million from endorsements and prize money. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $51 million.
Real Estate: In 2019, Hamilton listed his New York penthouse for $57 million. Located in the same Tribeca building that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Meg Ryan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Bella Hadid live in, the 8,900 square foot unit is the largest penthouse loft in the building. Hamilton bought it for $43.9 million in 2017.
Hamilton owns a four-story mansion with six bedrooms in Kensington, West London that was built in 1860 and is worth $25 million.
Hamilton also owns apartments in Nyon, a suburb of Geneva, Switzerland and in Monaco.
|Net Worth:||$285 Million|
|Salary:||$50 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 7, 1985 (35 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)|
|Profession:||Race car driver, Voice Actor|