Lewis Hamilton is highly regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers in the world. In 1998, the Brit started his racing career after joining the McLaren young driver programme, and in 2007 he became an official Formula 1 driver following an impressive debut with McLaren. Only a year after, Hamilton won his first World Championship in 2008, sharing his talent with the racing world and beyond.
Hamilton went on to do big things when he signed with Mercedes in 2013, winning a further six titles (2014-2015, 2017-2020) to become the joint-record winner of a total of seven World Championship titles (tied with Michael Schumacher), with a breaking record of the most wins (103), pole positions (103), and podium finishes (181).
So how much is the net worth and salary of the famous 36-year-old Lewis Hamilton?
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO! This weekend is proof. We fought this battle on the track and I couldn’t be more proud of @mercedesamgf1 and my incredible teammate @valtteribottas who I couldn’t do this without. EU AMO BRASIL 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 We keep fighting, keep pushing. pic.twitter.com/CBD7QbIt1J
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 14, 2021
Lewis Hamilton: worth an estimated $300 million
Being the best comes with a price, and that’s no exception for the half caucasian half black racer; Hamilton’s salary is an estimated $70 million.
In addition, Hamilton makes around $12 million per annum in endorsements for multinational companies’ products like Tommy Hilfiger, Gran Turismo Sport, Bell Helmets, MV Agusta Motorcycles, Monster Energy, IWC, Sony, Bose, and Petronas.
👇 Get yours 👇
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) October 20, 2021
For the remainder of the 2021 season, Hamilton is reckoned to earn another $6 million in endorsements and prize money, which adds his total salary to over $82 million.
Although it is impossible to know Hamilton’s exact worth, his net worth as of 2021 is estimated at approximately $300 million, making him the best-paid driver in the history of Formula 1.
Born on January 7, 1985, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is currently the 8th richest sportsman in the world.