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 two men to ever win six World Championships, one shy of equal first on his way to becoming the greatest of all-time.
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, Lewis Hamilton’s net worth sits at AU$339 million – that’s nearly AU$200 million more than nearest rival Sebastian Vettel. The vegan superstar’s 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.
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I dream of days like this, when all the elements align with the team and then within myself, and we deliver on every level. So appreciative of the way in which my team work together and constantly strive for greatness. I continue to be amazed by everyone both at the factory and track. Thank you for working with me! Pole done. Now let’s race 🙏🏾
With another title in the bag and his contract expiring next year, there’s a strong possibility Lewis Hamilton’s net worth will shoot him to the top of the world’s highest-earning sports stars and cement himself as an equal on track to the legendary Michael Schumacher.