Lewis Hamilton net worth: F1 racing driver has eye-watering salary

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Lewis Hamilton, 35, most recently competed in Formula One for Mercedes and has previously driven for McLaren. Hamilton holds records for the most wins, pole positions and podium finishes. How much has he earned?

Thanks to a successful career in the sport, Lewis has a huge fortune.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the racing driver has a net worth of £211 million.

He also has a salary of around £37 million, with the majority coming from his Mercedes contract.

Born in Hertfordshire in 1985, Lewis was into cars from a young age.

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At the age of six, his father bought him a radio-controlled car and the following year, he finished second at the British Radio Car Association Championship.

In 1998, Lewis signed to the McLaren young driver programme and became an official Formula One McLaren driver in 2007.

A year later, he won the F1 World Championship for the first time.

In 2013, he signed to drive for Mercedes and won more World Championships including back to back titles in 2014 and 2015.

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To date, he has now won six World Championships.

In 2018, Lewis signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes which was reported to be worth nearly £40 million per year.

Adding to his bank balance is his clothing line which launched in 2018.

The TOMMYXLEWIS is a collaboration with American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. 

The line includes menswear, underwear and swimwear.

He is also number 40 on the Forbes rich list to date.

In his personal life, Lewis started dating the lead singer of the PussyCat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger in 2007 and they were together for three years. 

The couple reunited several times between 2011 and 2015 before calling it quits in 2015.

After their split, Lewis was rumoured to have dated Rihanna and Rita Ora as well as Nicki Minaj.

In 2019, he listed his New York penthouse for £42 million, located in the same building that Justin Timberlake and Bella Hadid live in. 

He also owns a four-story mansion in Kensington, London, which was built in 1860.

The property has six bedrooms and is worth £18 million.

Lewis also owns apartments in Nyon, a suburb of Geneva, Switzerland and in Monaco.

Sports Personality of the Year 2020 returns to BBC One tonight at 8pm.

The description of the show reads: “Coverage of the ceremony live from Media City UK in Salford, as the year’s key sporting moments are reviewed and the successor to Ben Stokes is crowned following a public vote. 

“The likes of WBC Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and seven-time Formula One world title-winner Lewis Hamilton are expected to be in contention for the main reward in a year that saw a number of fine performances despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”

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