Valentino Rossi Net Worth
Valentino Rossi net worth: Valentino Rossi is an Italian motorcycle racer who has a net worth of $140 million. Valentino Rossi is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time. Rossi has won nine Grand Prix World Championships so far, seven of which are in the premier class. Born to a racer father, Graziano Rossi, Valentino followed in his father's footsteps having started racing in Grand Prix in 1996 for Aprilia in the 125cc category. The following year he won his first World Championship, after which he moved up to the 250cc category with Aprilia and came out the winner of the 250cc World Championship in 1999. Then in 2001, he won the 500cc World Championship with Honda, as well as the MotoGP World Championships (also with Honda) in 2002 and 2003. Rossi continued his line of back-to-back championships with the acquisition of the 2004 and 2005 titles after leaving Honda for Yamaha, before reclaiming the title in 2008 and preserving it in 2009. For the 2011 season, he left Yamaha to join Ducati, but in 2012, it was already officially confirmed that he would get back to Yamaha for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. When it comes to 500cc/MotoGP multiple champions, Rossi is second in all time with 105 race wins, right behind Giacomo Agostini who has 122. Valentino earned $34 million in 2007, $36 million in 2008. He was accused by Italian tax authorities of not declaring $160 million of earnings between 2000 and 2004. Settled the case for $60 million to avoid possible jail time.