Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2019

Lewis Hamilton net worth: F1 Grand Prix driver fortune revealed

Lewis Hamilton made history by taking his sixth F1 win this weekend, making him the most successful racing driver in the world. So what is his net worth?

Lewis Hamilton net worth

Lewis began his F1 career in 2007, and at the time was the youngest driver ever to win. Twelve years later he has broken the record.

According to Forbes, Lewis Hamilton has a net worth of $55 million, or nearly £43m.

In 2018 he signed a contract with Mercedes that pays more than £30m a year, not including bonuses.

This made him the best-paid racing driver in history. On top of this, he has a number of fashion endorsements, including Tommy Hilfiger and Police sunglasses.

On Forbes lists he comes 49th on the Celebrity 100 2019 and 13th on The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2019.

READ MORE: How Nico Rosberg reacted to Lewis Hamilton’s sixth F1 title

Lewis owns many expensive cars, which he no doubt enjoys revving down the winding roads of historical Monte Carlo.

He owns a Ferrari worth £1.13m. He also has a £5.65m yacht and a £15m Bombardier Challenger 605, a private jet.

The star uses his Instagram account, where he boats 13.4m followers and follows no one in return.

His bio on the site claims he eats a vegan diet, writing: “Love Animals. Constantly searching for my purpose, for adventure, open-mindedness and positivity. Spread LOVE and God above all.”

On Sunday he wrote the message: “It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make, I know the pain alone can be hard to overcome.

“Try to remember, even if it’s hard, it’s how you rise up from the stumble that counts. Yesterday, a painful yet necessary lesson and it’s on me. I just want to acknowledge those of you who have had a tough year, hard week, hard days.

“Everybody is struggling with something, It’s for us to find the way around it. Don’t dwell on what’s past you, try and shape what’s in front of you. Sending you all positive energy. Happy Sunday!”

Lewis dated Nicole Scherzinger, 41, of the Pussycat Dolls from on and off November 2007 until February 2015.

Lewis addressed the breakup in the Sun in August 2015, sating: “My cars are my babies. I used to say, when I had a girlfriend, ‘I’m taking one of the girls out, so you can come if you want, but you come second when it comes to the cars.’”

Nicole, on the other hand, told People: “Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because it’s comfortable for them, because they don’t want to be alone.

“It’s a new chapter in my life. I’m going through a very transformative time in my life.”

Tributes poured in for Lewis on Twitter today.

Will Buxton wrote: “Lewis Hamilton, a six time World Champion. Can we now please begin to start recognising him as unquestionably one of the greatest our sport has ever seen, and one of the finest sportsmen Great Britain has ever produced.” [sic]

“Lewis Hamilton. 6 World Championships. Why hasn’t he been knighted?” another said.

F1 commentator Pedro de la Rosa wrote: “Well done @LewisHamilton Since your 1st F1 test in Silverstone I knew you were special. I remember looking at your data after your first ever run with an F1 car, with a new set of tyres at Silverstone and I said to myself “holly s***!!!!” [sic]

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