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Introduction

Who are the richest racing drivers in the world?

Given its risk, it could be rightly assumed that the game of car racing deserves to be among the highest paying sports.

They rightly do so – as the first racer on the starts with a high net worth of around $80 million.

This will certainly do justice to the risk involved and also, with its growing popularity, we have put together a list of the richest racing drivers in the world.

Enjoy!

20. David Coulthard

Net Worth: $80 Million

Coming in as the first richest racing drivers on the list is David Coulthard.

The talented racer is a British Formula One (F1) professional racing driver.

Aside from racing, he is also a reporter, presenter, and sportscaster.

As of 2021, He has earned an impressive net worth of around $80 Million.

19. Bobby Rahal

Net Worth: $80 Million

Bobby Rahal is an American auto racing driver.

Bobby is the first-ever American auto car in history and has also won three championships throughout his career.

Rahal has an estimated net worth of roughly $80 million. 

18. Nigel Mansell

Net Worth: $90 Million

With an estimated net worth of $90 Million, Nigel Mansell is the 18th richest racing driver in the world.

The British racing driver is a winner of the F1 world championship, who later moved to CART to capture its world series.
 

17. Sebastian Vettel

Net Worth: $100 Million

Sebastian Vettel is among the richest racing drivers in the world.

He is a German racing driver who presently has a contract with Scuderia Ferrari of F1.

The four-time F1 World Champion has an estimated net worth of approximately $100 Million.

16. Niki Lauda

Net Worth: $100 Million

Niki Lauda is an Austrian retired racing driver.

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The former F1 athlete is a winner of three Formula One World Championship and is presently a critic for German TV.

He is one of the best F1 drivers and has an estimated net worth of around
$100 million to claim a spot among the richest racing drivers in the world.

15. Martin Brundle

Net Worth: $100 Million

Martin Brundle is one of the richest racing drivers in the world.

The British car driver is the winner of the 1988 World Sports-car competition and a retired sportscaster.

As of 2021, the British racer has an estimated net worth of approximately $100 Million.

14. Jody Scheckter

Net Worth: $100 Million

Jody Scheckter is an African racing driver who sits among the richest drivers in the world.

The South African retired motor racer is a former F1 driver who previously drove for Ferrari – winning a championship in 1979.

As of 2021, Jody Scheckter has an estimated net worth of about $100 million.

13. Alexis DeJoria

Net Worth: $100 Million

Alexis DeJoria is the 13th richest racing driver in the world.

The American former drag racer has a sponsorship deal with Patron Spirits Company.

He has been involved in various competition and has an estimated net worth of around $100 million.

12. Mario Andretti

Net Worth: $120 Million

Claiming its spot among the first twelve richest racing drivers in the world, Mario Andretti is an Italian-American retired racing driver.

After winning the World Sports Car, NASCAR, Indy Car and F1 championship, he became just the second racer to do so.

As of 2021, Mario Andretti has an estimated net worth of $120 million.

11. Jimmie Johnson

Net Worth: $120 Million

Up next on the list, Jimmie Johnson is an American professional stock car racer.

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He has won Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on seven different occasions and has an estimated net worth of around $120 million.

10. Eddie Irvine

Net Worth: $120 Million

Eddie Irvine is an Irish retired racing driver.

He was one of the younger car drivers to compete in the Formula Ford Championship and is a former F1 racer.

He has an estimated net worth of around
$120 Million.
 

9. Valentino Rossi

Net Worth: $140 Million

Valentino Rossi is a talented rich racing driver.

The Italian is a professional car racer who is the first racing driver in history to capture the world championship in four distinct categories.

8. Jenson Button

Net Worth: $150 Million

Jenson Button is a British car racing driver.

The retired F1 athlete is now racing for Team Kunimitsu in the Japanese SuperGT Series.

He has earned an estimated net worth of around $150 million.

7. Kimi Raikkonen

Net Worth: $150 Million

With an estimated net worth of $150 Million, Kimi Raikkonen is among the richest drivers in the world.

The Finnish is a professional car racer who has a running contract with F1.’s Sauber.

Kimi is a winner of 21 Grand Pix and breaks the record of being the first and only racer to compete with the V10, V8 engine.

6. Jeff Gordon

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Net Worth: $200 Million

Jeff Gordon is an American retired stock car racer.

The professional racing driver competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has an estimated net worth of around $200 million.
 

5. Fernando Alonso

Net Worth: $240 Million

Fernando Alonso is the 5th richest racing driver in the world.

The Spanish retired professional F1 car racer is a winner of two Formula One world championship and is dubbed as one of the legendary racers in the history of the game.

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4. Lewis Hamilton

Net Worth: $285 Million

Breaking in among the “top four’ richest racing drivers in the world is Lewis Hamilton.

The British car racer is the 2008 F1 world champion and is one of the best British in the game of racing. 

3. Don Schumacher

Net Worth: $300 Million

Don Schumacher is an American professional racing team manager.

He is a retired racer who dubbed to be one of the most successful racers in history.

As of 2021, He has an estimated net worth of around $300 Million.
 

2. Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $475 Million

Missing the top spot on the list, Eddie Jordan is the second richest racing driver in the world.

The Irish retired motorsport team manager is also a TV presenter, and a prominent entrepreneur.

He has garnered an estimated net worth of around $475 million as of 2021.

1. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $800 Million

The richest racing driver in the world is Michael Schumacher.

He is the best car racer in history and on the course of his career – has clinched more world championship glories than any other driver.

The former German F1 racing driver has an estimated net worth of around $800 million to top the list.

Conclusion

Listed below is a quick summary of the 20 richest racing drivers in the world:

  1. Michael Schumacher
  2. Eddie Jordan
  3. Don Schumacher
  4. Lewis Hamilton
  5. Fernando Alonso
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Kimi Raikkonen
  8. Jenson Button
  9. Valentino Rossi
  10. Eddie Irvine
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Mario Andretti
  13. Alexis DeJoria
  14. Jody Scheckter
  15. Martin Brundle
  16. Niki Lauda
  17. Sebastian Vettel
  18. Nigel Mansell
  19. Bobby Rahal
  20. David Coulthard

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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