Nelson Piquet is a former Brazilian Formula One racing driver and a three-time F1 World Champion – here is more about his net worth, salary, records and endorsements
Nelson Piquet is an all-time great in Formula and at the same time, one of the most controversial figures over the years. Let’s know everything about Piquet’s life, career, net worth, salary and more.
Nelson Piquet Facts
|Nelson Piquet Souto Maior
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Estacio Goncalves Souto Maior
|Net Worth (2022)
|US$ 200 million
|Prize money till date
|Date of Birth
|August 17, 1952
|5 ft 8 in
|Ensign, McLaren, Brabham, Williams, Lotus, Benetton
|Wife / Girlfriend
|Viviane de Souza Leao (third wife)
Nelson Piquet Career
Nelson Piquet made his Formula One debut in 1978 at the German Grand Prix and completed his first full season with the Brabham team in 1979. In 1980, Piquet registered his first ever F1 victory – at the United States Grand Prix. The Brazilian made his first major breakthrough in 1981 – taking home the F1 World Championship title.
In his illustrious career spanning more than a decade, Piquet registered 23 Grand Prix wins, 60 podium finishes along with three Drivers’ World Championship titles, which make him one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Piquet has significant achievements in other motorsports events outside of F1 – he was the Brazilian national karting champion in 1971–72 and won the Formula Vee championship in 1976. After retiring from F1 in 1991, Piquet switched to Indianapolis 500 before retiring from the sport to concentrate on his business activities.
After his retirement, Piquet has made a name for himself as an established businessman in Brazil and has powerful political connections. He runs several businesses from his base in the capital city of Brasilia. Besides handling business, Piquet also works as a guest expert and commentator on F1 shows for various networks.
Nelson Piquet Net Worth and Salary
Nelson Piquet has an estimated net worth of US$ 200 million as of 2023. It is understandable that Piquet has accumulated quite a lot of wealth from his professional career as an F1 racer. After his retirement, Piquet is the founder and director of several companies and his earnings from the same contribute to a major portion of his current overall net worth. Piquet’s business ventures continue to be profitable and his net worth is expected to rise even more in the coming years.
Nelson Piquet Personal Life
Nelson Piquet was born on August 17, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father Estacio Goncalves was the Minister of Health in the Brazilian Government from 1961-1964. Piquet has two brothers – Alexis, Geraldo and one sister – Genusa. Piquet has been married thrice. He has one son from his first wife, one son – Angelo Piquet and one daughter – Kelly Piquet from his second wife. He has two children with his current wife.
Nelson Piquet Endorsements
Nelson Piquet’s current list of sponsors are not known in the public domain. However, it is understood that a former F1 racer like Chandhok must have several lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals in his pocket. We’ll update this column whenever we have further information regarding the same.
Nelson Piquet FAQs
|What is the age of Nelson Piquet?
|Nelson Piquet is 70 years old and he was born on August 17, 1952
|What is the net worth of Nelson Piquet?
|Nelson Piquet has an estimated net worth of over $200 million as of 2023
|Where was Nelson Piquet born?
|Nelson Piquet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently resides in Brasilia.
|Who is the wife of Nelson Piquet?
|Nelson Piquet has been married thrice and his current wife is Viviane de Souza Leao
|How many F1 titles has Nelson Piquet won?
|Nelson Piquet has won three F1 World Championship titles
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