Jenson Button is a former Formula 1 World Champion and current commentator and here is more about his personal life and net worth.  

The 2009 World Champion, Jenson Button, moved through various teams to finally achieve his dream of winning a World Championship, which he fulfilled at Brawn.

His career is seen as one of the most gutsy and determined that helped him become one of the household names in F1 history.

Jenson Button Facts 

Birth Place Frome, United Kingdom
Father’s Name John Button
Mother’s Name Simone Lyons
Star Sign Capricorn
Net Worth (2021) $150 million
Salary (2021) $16.5 million 
Age 41
Date of Birth 19 January 1980
Height (cm) 1.82m (5′ 10″) 
Weight (kg) 71 kg 
Nationality British
F1 Debut 2000
Teams Williams, BAR, Brawn GP, McLaren, Honda, Renault, Benetton
F1 Race Wins 15
F1 Pole Positions 8
F1 Championship Wins 1
F1 podiums 50
WifeJessica Michibata (2014-15), Brittny Ward (engaged)
Endorsements Barefoot Wine, 5-hour energy, GM, FitOn, Oral-B

Jenson Button was a young prodigy through the ranks of karting, with a majestic performance in the 1991 British Cadet Karting Championship in which he won all 34 races.

He was British Open Karting Champion on three occasions and later became the youngest ever winner of the European Super A category. 

Jenson Button net worth and Salary 

Jenson Button’s net worth is approximately $150 million in 2021, making him among the richest drivers in F1 history. He also competed in the Japanese SuperGT Series driving for team Kunimitsu, in which he won the title in 2019.

Jenson Button joined Sky Sports F1 to be part of the line-up since the 2019 season. His deals with various teams in F1 gave him a massive paycut, which makes him very profitable.

Button recently sold his Los Angeles house for $6.6 million, which was renovated in 2015.

Jenson Button F1 career  

His debut F1 season came in 2000 with Williams after Alessandro Zanardi terminated his two-year contract after an unsuccessful season. His season did not have any sparks, despite impressing in testing after which he had to make way for Juan Montoya.

Button moved to Benetton for 2001, which was soon to be Renault where he showed glimpses of his potential till he was replaced in 2003. In 2003, he was rescued by BAR-Honda, where he was teamed with Jacques Villeneuve. Villeneuve was stunned after being outperformed by Button, who went on to finish a brilliant third overall in the 2004 championship. 

Jenson Button net worth
Button was in Formula 1 for nearly two decades (Credits: Planet F1)

The biggest surprise came after his disaster with Honda, when he moved to Brawn GP led by Team Principal Ross Brawn. Button racked up the points to lead the standings all season long, winning the 2009 World Championship and helping secure the Constructors’ Championship for Brawn GP.

He shocked the world by moving to McLaren, where he impressed with team mate and fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton. In 2011, Sebastian Vettel dominated, as Button finished an impressive second overall in the championship. 

His last race was in 2017 when he returned to the cockpit for a final race at Monaco, substituting for Alonso in the McLaren powered by Honda.

Jenson Button Personal Life

Button was engaged to actress and singer Louise Griffiths before calling time on a five-year relationship in 2005. Button then married his long-time girlfriend and model Jessica Michibata from 2014 to 2015.

He is currently engaged to model Brittny Ward, with whom he has a son and a daughter. They all reside in Los Angeles.

Button joined Extreme E as driver and team owner for the 2021 season, apart from his broadcasting duties with Sky Sports.

Jenson Button endorsements 

He accumulated more than $10 million from endorsements. He is also the owner of a Formula E team and is highly active in many different sports in the United Kingdom.

Button was signed to businessman David Robertson and Huysman’s management company as a driver.

Jenson Button FAQs 

What is the age and date of birth of Jenson Button? 
Jenson Button is 41 years old and was born on 19 January 1980
What is the net worth of Jenson Button? 
Jenson Button has a net worth of $150 million. 
What brands endorse Jenson Button? 
Jenson Button has endorsement deals with Barefoot Wine, 5-hour energy, GM, FitOn, Oral-B
What is the nationality of Jenson Button? 
Jenson Button is of British nationality. 
Where was Jenson Button born? 
Jenson Button was born in Frome, United Kingdom
Who is the wife of Jenson Button?
He is engaged to Brittny Ward
How many F1 titles has Jenson Button won? 
Jenson Button has won one F1 titles. 
Jenson Button drove for which F1 team? 
Jenson Button drove for Williams, BAR, Brawn GP, McLaren, Honda, Renault, Benetton
When did Jenson Button make his F1 debut? 
Jenson Button made his F1 debut in 2000.
Who is the father of Jenson Button?
John Button is the father of Jenson Button

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