Life is a race which a person has to finish at any cost. The race has many difficult roads and hurdles but a true racer is the one who passes them all with patience and endurance. The racer has to be ready for any challenge which comes on his way. Racing is one of the most difficult sports in the world and it involves many hardships. A racer can get injured or wounded severely anytime.
Today we will discuss about Top 10 Richest Formula 1 Drivers In The World who have got notable titles and they are also wealthy.
10 Nico Rosberg, $6 million
On number 10 in our list of Richest Formula 1 Drivers In The World, it is German- Finnish Formula 1 Racer, Nico Rosberg. He has driven many car models such as Williams F1 and Mercedes AMG Petronas. He has won Australian Grand Prix, Chinese Grand Prix and Bahrain Grand Prix.
He has also got many pole positions. Nico Rosberg is the ambassador of Mercedes. He has been endorsed by many famous brands and he earns a salary of about $6 million in one year.
9 Alain Prost- $50 million
Alain Prost is a French former racer with Formula One Driver’s Championship title for 4 times. He is one of the most successful F1 drivers in the history of racing. He also raced well in Formula One event held at San Martin Autodrome in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He had a tough rivalry with Ayrton Senna throughout his racing career. After his retirement from the race, he worked for a French TV channel. He also has many endorsements.
8 Sebastian Vettel- $75 million
Another one of the most well-known Formula 1 racers is on the list, Sebastian Vettel. Having won the title of Formula One World Championship 4 times in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Sebastian Vettel has won in many pole sitters and podium finishes. He has many endorsements and annually earns the salary of about $50 million. The total property is about $75 million.
7 David Coulthard- $77 million
A former racer, commentator and journalist, David Coulthard is on number 7. He received the titles of World Driver’s Championship and many more. He performed well in Red Bull race and won in many other racing titles.
After his retirement from the sport, he joined BBC as a commentator. He is also the co-owner of Whisper Films with one of the Jake Humprey. He has also many other titles.
6 Jenson Button- $105 million
Jenson Button is presently a reserve driver who made a contract with McLaren-Honda. Firstly, he took part in Formula One race with Williams in the year 2000. He has raced and won in famous racing events such as Canadian Grand Prix, Japanese Grand Prix and many others.
He has appeared in many advertisements and involved in philanthropy. Jenson has many properties as well as luxurious car collection.
5 Eddie Irvine- $120 million
Although Eddie Irvine is not a very successful or popular racer, he is definitely one of the richest formula 1 drivers in the world. He has raced in many events such as Formula Three, Formula 3000 Championships, Jaguar Racing event and many others.
Besides racing, he also has other businesses such as property market and portfolio investment. He is very popular on TV and social media platform. He also raced in many Grand Prix events.
4 Kimi Raikkonen- $210 million
A racer driving for Scuderia Ferrari in various Formula 1 events, Kimi Raikkonen is famous for his fast racing. He has some of the best career milestones in events such as 2007 World Championship, World Rally Championships, 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and many others.
He is named in The Celebrity 100 list by Forbes magazine. In the year 2008, he was 26th highest earning celebrity and sportsman in the world. A year after 2009, Kimi Raikkonen was one of the highest earning athletes.
3 Lewis Hamilton-$256 million
The names of race and Lewis Hamilton are inseparable. Presently, he drives for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team in Formula 1 races. With 62 victories in Formula One and many World Championship titles, Lewis Hamilton is one of the most iconic racers in the history of sports. He has many highest records such as highest points in debut season and podium finishes.
2 Fernando Alonso- $320 million
The next on the list is a great racer from Spain, Fernando Alonso. He raced in Formula One for the first time in the year 2001 with Minardi. He was the youngest racer to win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title as well as double Championship. He has won in 11 Grands Prix with the team.
1 Michael Schumacher- $800 million
With many World Championships and other racing titles, Michael Schumacher tops the list of Richest Formula 1 Drivers In The World. He has 91 Grand Prix titles with 77 fastest laps and highest races in a single season. He has many noteworthy titles and other wins. He is also an ambassador of UNESCO and is also a philanthropist.
These are some of the greatest and the Top 10 Richest Formula 1 Drivers In The World. They are successful and rich by their talent and dedication.