Lewis Hamilton is considered to be the greatest F1 driver of all time and here are his net worth, salary, final records and endorsements
Lewis Hamilton Facts
|Birth Place||Stevenage, England|
|Father’s Name||Anthony Hamilton|
|Mother’s Name||Carmen Larbalestier|
|Education||The John Henry Newman School|
|Net Worth||$285 Million|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1985|
|Teams||McLaren (2007-2013), Mercedes (2013-present)|
|F1 Race Wins||103|
|F1 Pole Positions||103|
|F1 Championship Wins||7|
|Achievements||Most Championship wins in F1 history (tied with Michael Schumacher), Most race wins (103), Most Pole Positions (103)|
|Girlfriends (Ex)||Nicole Scherzinger (2007-2015), Barbara Palvin, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Sofia Richie, Winnie Harlow, Rihanna|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Endorsements||Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Monster Energy, Sony, Gran Turismo Sport|
Lewis Hamilton is one of the, if not the greatest F1 driver of all time. He has won the F1 championship a gobsmacking 7 times, something which only Michael Schumacher has achieved.
The Brit has the most career wins, 103. Schumacher was able to reach 98 career wins during his career.
He started off his career with the McLaren F1 team in 2007 when he was just 22 years old. He is also the first and only black racer in the history of F1.
He currently races for the Mercedes F1 team alongside teammate George Russell.
Lewis Hamilton Net worth and Salary
Lewis Hamilton has a massive net worth of $285 million, thanks to his incredible F1 career. He is ranked a staggering number 13 in the Forbes List of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes for the year 2020.
The salary Hamilton receives annually as of May 2020 is estimated to be around a whopping $50 million per year. Plus, ‘the Billion Dollar Man’ earns $12 million from endorsements alone. He recently extended his contract with Mercedes and reportedly plans to stay with them for an extended period.
Hamilton is the richest British sports star in the history of the Sunday Times Rich List.
Lewis Hamilton F1 career
Arguably the greatest ever F1 driver, probably if we take Michael Schumacher out of the equation. Until today, he is the only black driver in the history of F1.
He finished as the runner-up in the very first season in F1, losing the Drivers’ Championship to Kimi Raikkonen.
He continued his success into the year 2008, as he won his first title in dramatic fashion, by one point. Who would forget the iconic line of Martin Brundle on-air – IS THAT GLOCK GOING SLOWLY?
The next few seasons were quite dry as he failed to win the championship. He finished 4th, 5th and 4th in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons respectively.
Hamilton joined the Mercedes team in 2013, replacing Michael Schumacher, as the main driver of the team. He finished 4th in his first season with Mercedes.
Following the introduction of turbo-hybrid engines, Hamilton’s success reached new heights. He won both the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as Mercedes dominated the sport, but also gave rise to an internal rivalry between Hamilton and his then-teammate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton lost the title by 5 points to his teammate Rosberg in 2016, after which Rosberg announced his retirement.
Following Rosberg’s retirement, it was time for the Vettel-Hamilton rivalry, as Hamilton won a closely contested 2017 season. However, the Brit grabbed his fourth title in F1 that year.
The 2018 season was even closer, with Vetter leading for the large part of the tournament, before Hamilton surged with 6 wins out of the last 7 races to win back-to-back titles.
He won both the 2019 and 2020 seasons with ease, fending off challenges from Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, Charles LeClerc, to name a few.
Lewis Hamilton family and relationships
Lewis Hamilton was born on the 7th of January in 1985. His father is Anthony Hamilton and his mother is Carmen Larbalestier. He has two older half-sisters, Samantha and Nicola, and a half-brother Nicolas.
Hamilton was in a much-publicized relationship with Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. The pair were going strong until 2010 when they split to focus on their respective careers.
Their relationship was an on-and-off one after their split in 2010. They finally ended it in 2015. Since then, Hamilton has dated plenty of well-known celebrities like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Barbara Palvin, Winnie Harlow, Sofia Richie and a few more.
Lewis Hamilton endorsements
A fashionista himself Lewis Hamilton is the brand ambassador and face of popular American premium clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger. He also launched a clothing line as a part of this in 2018, named TOMMYXLEWIS.
Hamilton is the brand ambassador of the racing video game Gran Turismo Sport. Besides this, he is also the brand ambassador of Puma, Sony, Bose, Monster Energy and a lot more. He is worth $12 million from his endorsements alone.
Lewis Hamilton cars
There is no doubt that an F1 driver would be a car enthusiast. The Brit has a stockpile of supercars. Hamilton owns a Mercedes AMG Project One, a hypercar from the famed German manufacturer. This is one of his latest additions to his car collection.
‘The Billion Dollar Man’ owns a LaFerrari which is common among car enthusiasts and super-rich sports stars. It costs a whopping $1.35 million.
He also owns the popular Pagani Zonda, which is known to reach extreme speeds. It costs around $1.4 million.
Being a Mercedes racer himself, a lot of his garage is stacked with Mercs. He rides an AMG G63, SLS AMG, AMG GTR and a Maybach 6.
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