Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest F1 drivers in the sport's history. The British racing gun currently drives for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and is one of only three men to ever win five World Championships and, while we're only at this season's halfway point, Hamilton is currently on track to win his sixth.
Along with being at the top of his chosen profession, the 34-year-old is a celebrity in his own right, often seen at international fashion shows and hanging out with his famous friends at various exotic locations across the globe. He's also somewhat of an Instagram fanboy, with a colossus 11.7 million followers, and has been linked with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, model Danielle Lloyd and singer Rita Ora.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2019, the vegan superstar has an estimated net worth of AU$339 million - that's nearly AU$200 million more than nearest rival Sebastian Vettel. His current contract with Mercedes lasts until 2020 and is reported to have a base salary of AU$73 million.
Hamilton also makes a decent wage on the side thanks to his many endorsement deals. His personal contracts with Mercedes-Benz, Tommy Hilfiger, Monster Energy, Puma, IWC, Sony, Bombardier, Bell Helmets and MV Agusta Motorcycles have netted him an extra AU$14.3 million according to Forbes, making him the 13th highest paid athlete in the world.
With another title in sight and his contract expiring next year, there's a strong possibility Hamilton could become one of the world's highest-earning sports stars and cement himself as an equal on track to the legendary Michael Schumacher.