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Who are the richest racing drivers in the world?

Given its popularity, there’s no doubt that many racing professionals were able to snatch millions of dollars.

As you’re reading this, you probably already have names popping up in your head as to who will appear on the list of the richest racing drivers. 

Let’s get straight into it and find this out in this article.

 

The Top 20 Richest Racing Drivers in the World

Below are the 20 richest racing drivers of all time, as of 2019. We’ve used figures from Celebrity Net Worth to create this compilation. 

 

20. David Coulthard

Richest Racing Drivers - David Coulthard

Net Worth: $80 Million

David Coulthard is a British Formula One racing driver, presenter, commentator and journalist who was finished as runner-up for McLaren at the 2001 Formula One Championship. 

David Coulthard’s net worth approximately $80 Million dollars, making him the 20th richest racing driver on the list. 

 

19. Bobby Rahal

Richest Racing Drivers - Bobby Rahal

Net Worth: $80 Million

Bobby Rahal is an American auto racing driver who was the first one to become an American auto racing driver and team owner. Rahal has won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series. 

As of 2019, Bobby Rahal’s net worth is $80 Million dollars. 

 

18. Nigel Mansell

Richest Racing Drivers - Nigel Mansell

Net Worth: $90 Million

Nigel Mansell is a British racing car driver who has won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series and was the F1 champion when he moved over to CART. 

Nigel Mansell’s net worth is estimated to be $90 Million dollars, making him the 18th richest racing driver in the world. 

 

17. Sebastian Vettel

Richest Racing Drivers - Sebastian Vettel

Net Worth: $100 Million

Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. Vettel is a four-time Formula One World Champion, and he is regarded by a fellow and former drivers as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history. 

As of 2019, Sebastian Vettel’s net worth is $100 Million dollars.

 

16. Niki Lauda

Richest Racing Drivers - Niki Lauda

Net Worth: $100 Million

Niki Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One driver and a three-time F1 World Driver’ Champion. Lauda is considered by some as one of the best F1 drivers of all time. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman. 

Niki Lauda’s net worth is roughly $100 Million dollars, making him the 16th richest racing driver in the world. 

 

15. Martin Brundle

Richest Racing Drivers - Martin Brundle

Net Worth: $100 Million

Martin Brundle is a British racing driver who is best known as a Formula One drive and as a commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008. Brundle was the 1988 World Sports-car Champion, with a record points score. 

As of 2019, Martin Brundle’s net worth is approximately $100 Million dollars. 

 

14. Jody Scheckter

Richest Racing Drivers - Jody Scheckter

Net Worth: $100 Million

Jody Scheckter is a South African former motor racing driver, who competed in Formula One. Scheckter also won the Drivers’ Championship in 1979 with Ferrari. 

Jody Scheckter’s net worth is roughly $100 Million dollars, making him the 14th richest racing driver on the list. 

 

13. Alexis DeJoria

Richest Racing Drivers - Alexis Dejoria

Net Worth: $100 Million

Alexis DeJoria is a retired American drag racer who competed in the National Hot Rod Association, Top Fuel Funny Car. DeJoria drives a Toyota Camry for Kalitta Motorsports, sponsored by Patron Spirits Company. 

As of 2019, Alexis DeJoria’s net worth is $100 Million dollars. 

 

12. Mario Andretti

Richest Racing Drivers - Mario Andretti

Net Worth: $120 Million

Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver and he is considered to be one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. Andretti is one of two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and World Sportscar Championship. 

Mario Andretti’s net worth is approximately $120 Million dollars, making him the 12th richest racing driver in the world. 

 

11. Jimmie Johnson

Richest Racing Drivers - Jimmie Johnson

Net Worth: $120 Million

Jimmie Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a seven-time champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 

As of 2019, Jimmie Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $120 Million dollars. 

 

10. Eddie Irvine

Richest Racing Drivers - Eddy Irvine

Net Worth: $120 Million

Eddie Irvine is a former racing driver from Northern Ireland. Irvine competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002. He began his racing career at the age of 17 and he entered the Formula Ford Championship. 

Eddie Irvine’s net worth is $120 Million dollars, making him the 10th richest racing driver in the world. 

 

9. Valentino Rossi

Richest Racing Drivers - Valentino Rossi

Net Worth: $140 Million

Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is the only rider of all time to have won the World Championship in four different classes. 

As of 2019, Valentino Rossi’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $140 Million dollars. 

 

8. Jenson Button

Richest Racing Drivers - Jenson Button

Net Worth: $150 Million

Jenson Button is a British racing driver and former Formula One driver, who won the 2009 Formula One World Championship. Button currently competes in the Japanese SuperGT Series driving for team Kunimitsu, in which he won the title in 2019.

Jenson Button’s net worth is approximately $150 Million dollars, making him the 8th racing driver on the list. 

 

7. Kimi Raikkonen

Richest Racing Drivers - Kimi Raikkonen

Net Worth: $150 Million

Kimi Raikkonen is a Finnish racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Sauber. He has won 21 Grand Prix, making him the Finnish Formula One driver with the most race wins. Raikkonen is the only driver to take a race in the V10, V8 and the hybrid V6 engine eras. 

As of 2019, Kimi Raikkonen’s net worth is $150 Million dollars. 

 

6. Jeff Gordon

Richest Racing Drivers - Jeff Gordon

Net Worth: $200 Million

Jeff Gordon is an American former professional stock car racing driver. Gordon formerly drove the No.24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full.time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 

As of 2019, Jeff Gordon’s net worth is approximately $200 Million dollars. 

 

5. Fernando Alonso

Richest Racing Drivers - Fernando Alonso

Net Worth: $240 Million

Fernando Alonso is a Spanish racing driver and former Formula One racing driver. Alonso is a two-time Formula One World Champion and is by some considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport.

Fernando Alonso’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $240 Million dollars, making him the 5th richest car race driver in the world. 

 

4. Lewis Hamilton

Richest Racing Drivers - Lewis Hamilton

Net Worth: $285 Million

Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. Hamilton won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008 and has since then become one of the most successful British drivers in the history of the sport. 

As of 2019, Lewis Hamilton’s net worth is $285 Million dollars. 

 

3. Don Schumacher

Richest Racing Drivers - Don Schumacher

Net Worth: $300 Million

Don Schumacher is an American racing team owner who began racing in the early 60s. He quickly made a name for himself in the racing industry and after eleven years in the drag racing world, he left it behind to run his father’s business, Schumacher Electric, in Chicago. 

Don Schumacher’s net worth is approximately $300 Million dollars, making him the 3rd richest racing driver on the list. 

 

2. Eddie Jordan

Richest Racing Drivers - Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $475 Million

Eddie Jordan is an Irish former motorsport team boss, television personality and businessman. Jordan was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. 

As of 2019, Eddie Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $475 Million dollars. 

 

1. Michael Schumacher

Richest Racing Drivers - Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $800 Million

Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix. He is considered to be the most successful driver in the history of the sport and he holds the records for the most World Championship titles. 

Michael Schumacher’s net worth is approximately $800 Million dollars, making him the richest racing driver in the world. 

 

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the top 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 

How many of these people did you expect to appear on this list of the top 20 richest racing drivers in the world? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people.

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    Shahs jay

    Aug 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    How is Sebastian vettel 19 he should be lik 2 or 3rd

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    Mo jemai

    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Why Hamilton not the richest racing driver he is the most successful

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