Lewis HamiltonOctober 4, 1985
2020 Earnings: $54 million ($42 million salary/prize winnings, $12 million endorsements)
Networth: Estimated $285 million
- Lewis Hamilton has won six F1 championships, 90 F1 races, and has finished on the podium 158 times. He ended the 2019 season in pole position with 413 points.
- In over 70 years of F1 racing, Hamilton is the first and only Black champion. He launched the Hamilton Commission to help improve diversity in motorsports around the world.
- At only 8 years old, Hamilton had already started to develop a passion for racing, beginning his career on the track with karting in 1993.
- At the beginning of 2019, Forbes reported that Hamilton had made an estimated $489 million throughout his entire career.
- Hamilton has been involved in numerous charity events and works with many charity organizations. Most recently, his 2019 race suit will be auctioned to support NHS COVID-19 funding, and he also donated $500, 000 to help fight the Australian bushfires earlier this year.