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World’s Richest Race Car Drivers, 2021

With a net worth of roughly $800 million, Michael Schumacher is the wealthiest race car driver in the world, followed by Lewis Hamilton ($280 million), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ($225 million); and Ken Block ($210 million). Kimi Raikkonen is the fifth-richest race car driver in the world, with a $200 million fortune. Fernando Alonso ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $190 million, followed by Richard Childress with $185 million. Who are the richest race car drivers in the world?

We all love to watch Formula One racing. The breathtaking speed at which the cars cover the loops and reach the finish line is something we all love to witness. Given the popularity of F1 racing, many racing professionals rake in millions of dollars. In this table below, we will reveal such names who have carved a niche for themselves.

World’s Richest Race Car Drivers, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Michael Schumacher$800 MillionGermany
2Lewis Hamilton$280 MillionUnited Kingdom
3Dale Earnhardt, Jr.$225 MillionUnited States
4Ken Block$210 MillionUnited States
5Kimi Raikkonen$200 MillionFinland
6Fernando Alonso$190 MillionSpain
7Richard Childress$185 MillionUnited States
8Johnny Dumfries$165 MillionUnited Kingdom
9Eddie Irvine$120 MillionUnited Kingdom
10Jenson Button$105 MillionUnited Kingdom
11Jimmie Johnson$100 MillionUnited States
12Mario Andretti$100 MillionUnited States
13Jody Scheckter$90 MillionSouth Africa
14Bobby Rahal$80 MillionUnited States
15Nigel Mansell$80 MillionUnited Kingdom
16David Coulthard$77 MillionUnited Kingdom
17Dave Richards$75 MillionUnited Kingdom
18Dario Franchitti$72 MillionUnited Kingdom
19Mark Martin$70 MillionUnited States
20Tony Stewart$70 MillionUnited States
21Richard Petty$65 MillionUnited States
22Sir Jackie Stewart$63 MillionUnited Kingdom
23Kazunori Yamauchi$60 MillionJapan
24Sebastian Vettel$55 MillionGermany
25Greg Biffle$50 MillionUnited States
26Kasey Kahne$50 MillionUnited States
27Carl Edwards$46 MillionUnited States
28Jeff Burton$45 MillionUnited States
29Sebastien Loeb$45 MillionFrance
30Kyle Busch$40 MillionUnited States
31Rusty Wallace$40 MillionUnited States
32Robby Gordon$40 MillionUnited States
33Michael Waltrip$35 MillionUnited States
34Jacques Villeneuve$35 MillionCanada
35Juan Pablo Montoya$35 MillionColombia
36Jonathan Palmer$33 MillionUnited Kingdom
37Paul Menard$30 MillionUnited States
38Clint Bowyer$30 MillionUnited States
39Damon Hill$30 MillionUnited Kingdom
40Hélio Castroneves$30 MillionBrazil
41Kevin Harvick$30 MillionUnited States
42Denny Hamlin$30 MillionUnited States
43Ricky Rudd$25 MillionUnited States
44Heikki Kovalainen$25 MillionUnited States
45Darrell Waltrip$25 MillionUnited States
46Kurt Busch$25 MillionUnited States
47Matt Kenseth$22 MillionUnited States
48Marcos Ambrose$20 MillionAustralia
49Christian Horner$20 MillionUnited Kingdom
50Al Unser Jr$20 MillionUnited States
51Michael Andretti$20 MillionUnited States
52Tony Kanaan$20 MillionBrazil
53Danica Patrick$18 MillionUnited States
54Joey Logano$18 MillionUnited States
55Jean Todt$16 MillionFrance
56Dan Wheldon$15 MillionUnited Kingdom
57James Toseland$15 MillionUnited Kingdom
58Brad Keselowski$15 MillionUnited States
59Casey Stoner$14 MillionAustralia
60Brian Deegan$10 MillionUnited States
61Mark Webber$10 MillionAustralia
62Sam Hornish Jr.$10 MillionUnited States
63Connie Kalitta$10 MillionUnited States
64Burney Lamar$10 MillionUnited States
65Marco Andretti$10 MillionUnited States
66Felipe Massa$8 MillionBrazil
67Rubens Barrichello (F1)$6 MillionBrazil
68Bill Elliott$5 MillionUnited States
69Brian Vickers$5 MillionUnited States
70Arie Luyendyk Jr.$5 MillionNetherlands
71A. J. Allmendinger$3 MillionUnited States
72Nico Hulkenberg$1.6 MillionGermany
73Daniel Ricciardo$1.4 MillionAustralia
74Valtteri Bottas$1.3 MillionFinland
75Tanner Foust$1.2 MillionUnited States
76Scott Speed$1 MillionUnited States

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Michael Schumacher: Micheal Schumacher is an F1 racing legend. He is now retired but the former German racing driver set ablaze the tracks of Grand Prix with his skills. Also, considered as one of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport, Michael Schumacher holds most of the records and has a net worth of $800 million.

Lewis Hamilton: Lewis Hamilton is a Formula One Racer who originally hails from Britain. He serves the team Mercedes AMG Petronas and has also the World Championship title to his credit. Also, regarded as one of the successful drivers in the history of the F1 racing, his current net worth is $280 million.

Dale Earnhardt Jr: Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr is from the United States Of America. He is also for his racing career which took off at the age of 17. The stock car racer owns a Chevrolet SS No:88 and serves for the team called JR Motorsports. He has a net worth of over $225 million which makes him one of the popular and richest figures in the F1 racing.

Ken Block: In his racing days, Ken Block was also known to serve the Monster World Rally Team. He is a professional American Rally Driver and has to his credit the Rally America Rookie of The Year Award. Apart from racing, Ken Block also has a passion for Snowboarding and Skateboarding. His current net worth as of today is $210 million.

Kimi Raikkonen: Kimi Raikkonen is from Finland and is currently driving for Lotus of Formula One. He debuted on the tracks in the year 2001 and earned the World Drivers Championship, the same year only. His current net worth stands at $200 million.

Fernando Alonso: Fernando Alonso belongs to Spain and is one of the highly popular F1 racers. He has won two titles in the consecutive years which further alleviated his status. Also, regarded as one of the greatest formula one drivers in the history of the sport, his current net worth today stands at $190 million.

Richard Childress: The Former NASCAR Driver Richard Childress belongs to the United States Of America. He is also regarded as one of the wealthy people in North Carolina, due to his net worth of around $185 million.

Johnny Dumfries: Johnny Dumfries is from Scotland and is widely regarded as the British Formula Three Champion after winning over 14 races. Although he is retired now, the Earl of Windsor and Viscount of Ayr has fans who still love his motor skills on the track. His current worth as of now is $165 million.

Eddie Irvine: Eddie Irvine is an F1 racing legend who is from Ireland. Irvine entered the Formula One race and competed with fellow contestants between the years 1993 to 2002. Although his racing career began at the age of 17, today Irvine’s net worth stands at $120 million, making him one of the richest Formula One drivers.

Jenson Button: Jenson Button is Formula One racer who hails from Britain. He has to his credit the 2009 F1 World Championship. As of now, he has already completed the Japanese Super GT series for the team Kunimitsu in the year 2019. His current net worth is around $105 million.

Sophie Ireland
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