Formula 1 is a sport for the elite. It is not difficult to comprehend that the drivers take home a whole lot of money from racing and sponsorship.
Here, we take a look at the top 10 richest drivers ever in Formula 1.
10. Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg spent only a small amount of time on the track. He not only managed to win world championship in 2016, but also earned a significant amount of money.
The German-Finnish driver has a net worth of $30 million. Apart from this, he also has a couple of entrepreneurial projects including the Rosberg Extreme E team.
9. Sebastian Vettel
Vettel has been in the game for a while, unlike his compatriot Nico. The Aston Martin driver has been ranked among the elite many times.
The German has a net worth of $50 million. Apart from that, he has a three-year contract with Aston Martin worth $17 million along with a bunch of sponsors.
8. David Coulthard
David Coulthard has been a reigning name in Formula 1 with 13 Grands Prix up his sleeve. However, his income is not only dependent on his racing career.
The Scotsman is worth $70 million, which is fuelled by his several properties and hotels in London, Monaco and Switzerland.
7. Jenson Button
Jenson Button had a career that lasted several years. He won one world championship with Brawn GP which earned him a significant sum.
His net worth is $105 million which includes a luxury yacht. He also earns a bunch as a pundit.
6. Eddie Irvine
Eddie Irvine had 10 glorious years in Formula 1 and enjoyed the opportunity to race alongside Michael Schumacher at Ferrari. Additionally, he also had stints at Jaguar and Jordan.
After a career in motorsports, he began his journey in property investment and built a massive empire. This drove his net worth to $180 million.
Moreover, he also is the owner of an $18 million yacht previously owned by Nicolae Ceausescu, the Romanian dictator.
5. Alain Prost
Alain Prost is one of the greatest French drivers in Formula 1 history. He managed to win four titles and then got into the world of investing.
His current net worth is $180 million.
4. Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen was once known to be the highest-paid athlete in the world. This was back in 2009.
After spending almost a decade behind the wheel, his net worth currently stands at $200 million.
3. Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso has also been around for a while. He is known to have won two world championships back in 2005 and 2006 driving for Renault. The Spaniard has a net worth of almost $220 million, a figure that is still on the rise.
2. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton could have made the top of the list. But he comes in second.
The seven-time champion has a whole host of broken records to his name. With a salary of $30 million with Mercedes, his net worth is close to $300 million. His income is also boosted thanks to his many sponsors.
1. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is a legend in Formula 1 and he makes it to the top of this list.
The German has seven championships to his name with four of them being won back-to-back. What is shocking is that his net worth is three times that of Hamilton.
He is valued at a whopping $780 million.
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