Lewis Hamilton Net Worth: Career & Cars

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British race driver who formerly drove for McLaren from 2007 to 2012 and currently competes in Formula One for Mercedes Sir Lewis Hamilton net worth is $285 million.

Sir Hamilton has won seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, 101 pole positions, and 174 podium finishes.

His seven world Drivers Championships titles are equal to that of German Driver Michael Schumacher.

Similarly, Hamilton was listed in the 2020 Time 100most influential people in the world.

Likewise, he was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honors.

Furthermore, Hamilton joined the McLaren young driver program in 1998, which made him the first and so far only colored driver to race in the series.

Sir Lewis Hamilton
Sir Lewis Hamilton

He won his maiden title, making a crucial overtake on the last lap of the season’s last race, which made him the then-youngest Formula One World Champion in history.

After racing for four more years with McLaren, Hamilton signed a contract with Mercedes n 2013.

Hamilton saw the start of a highly successful racing period when the regulations were changed n 2014, mandating the use of turbo-hybrid engines. During the time, he won six further drivers titles.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came to be his closest rival after the retirement of Nico Rosberg.

Nonetheless, Hamilton took away the driver’s title for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 and in 2017 and 2018.

Following that, he matched the driver’s title to Michael Schumacher‘s by winning in 2019 and 2020.

Apart from racing Hamilton also became a notable advocate in support of combatting racism.

Early Life

Sir Lewis Hamilton was born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton on January 7th, 1985, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.

His father, Anthony Hamilton, and his mother, Carmen Larbalestier, separated when he was two years of age, after which he lived with his mother.

His father is black and of Grenadian descent, whereas his mother is white, making him a mixed-race.

Nevertheless, Hamilton has identified as black.

Lewis Hamilton Early Days
Lewis Hamilton Early Days

He grew up with half older sisters Samantha and Nicola until he was twelve.

After that, Hamilton moved to his father and stepmother Linda and half-brother Nicholas. Interestingly his half-brother Nicholas is also a racing driver.

Hamilton attended The John Henry Newman School, which was a voluntary aided Catholic secondary school in Stevenage.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Known As Lewis Hamilton
Nick Name Billion Dollar Man
Education The John Henry Newman Catholic School
Date Of Birth January 7, 1985
Place Of Birth Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Mixed
Nationality British
Sun Sign Capricorn
Father Anthony Hamilton
Mother Carmen Larbalestier
Siblings Nicolas Hamilton, Samantha Lockhart, and Nicola Lockhart
Age  36 years old
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 1.75 m, 5 Feet 7 Inches
Weight 145 lbs., 65 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationship Single
Ex-Girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger
Profession Racing Driver
Teams Mercedes, McLaren(2007-2012)
Car Number 44
Entries 275
Podiums Title 171
Drivers Title 7
Career Points 3928
Fastest Lap 56
Pole Positions 100
Net Worth $285 Million
Salary $55 million per year
Active Years 2007 – Present
Website Lewis Hamilton
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Last Updated December, 2021

 Net Worth and Income

Sir Lewis Hamilton, has an estimated net worth of $285 million as of 2021.

In fact, he is the richest sportsman in England.

Similarly, he is one of the highest-paid F1 drivers globally who makes about $50 million in a typical year.

The majority of his earning comes from his contract with Mercedes that pays about $40 million each year excluding bonuses and about $54 million including bonuses.

Lewis Hamilton F1 Car
Lewis Hamilton F1 Car

Apart from that, Hamilton also earns a significant amount of money from his endorsement deals.

He earns about $12 million every year from his deals with Puma, Monster Energy, Sony, and many more.

Likewise, Hamilton made about $42 million in 2018, $57 million in 2019, $76 million in 2020, and is set to earn $55 million.

Let’s check his earnings over the years.

Year Team Salary
2007 McLaren $4 million
2008 McLaren $5 million
2009 McLaren $18 million
2010 McLaren $21.28 million
2011 McLaren $13.9 million
2012 McLaren $20.48 million
2013 Mercedes-Benz $26 million
2015 Mercedes-Benz $28 million
2016 Mercedes-Benz $31 million
2017 Mercedes-Benz $31 million
2018 Mercedes-Benz $42 million
2019 Mercedes-Benz $57 million
2020 Mercedes-Benz $76 million
2021 Mercedes-Benz $55 million

To summarize, Lewis Hamilton has been a part of the professional Formula One for 14 seasons in total, which made him career earnings of $430 million and change.

He has been with only two teams in his career so far, including McLaren, from which he earned about $82 million and change from overall six seasons, and Mercedes-Benz, from which earned $347 million from eight overall seasons to date.

Apart from that, Lewis also makes decent money from his line of clothing. Reportedly, race driver joined hands with Tommy Hilfiger to come up with his own line of fashion.

Net Worth of Lewis Hamilton in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Lewis Hamilton’s net worth in different currencies as of December, 2021.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 240 million
Pound Sterling £ 206.6 million
Australian Dollar A$ 386.2 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 359.2 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 20,792,460,000
BitCoin ฿ 5,994.78

Houses, Cars, and Watches

Houses

As one might expect, Lewis Hamilton has massive real estate investments given by his ginormous net worth.

He owns luxurious penthouses and mansions in different countries.

Let’s check them out.

Condo, Manhattan, New York City, United States

Back in 2019, the Formula One racer splashed over $40.3 million on a lavish condo in Manhattan, New York City.

This condo project is partly co-owned by NFL player Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen.

The 6,547 square feet penthouse features four bedrooms and an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor space with several terraces offering Lewis a gorgeous view of the city over the top of the Hudson River.

Similarly, some of this stunning condo features include a swimming pool, fitness center, wine cellar, and Library.

Each of the rooms in the condo offers floor-to-ceiling windows with outstanding views and tons of natural lights.

Nonetheless, this is not the only penthouse that Lewis owns in New York City.

Penthouse in Manhattan

After purchasing this condo in 2019, he listed another penthouse he purchased back in 2017 for $43.9 million.

This 8,900 square feet unit features five beds and six baths and is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, which has been ranked as the highest price neighborhood in Manhattan.

He listed the unit for $57 million. If you have that much cash, you can live in the same building as Bella Hadid, Justin Timberlake, and The Weeknd.

The unit features a floating staircase to get between its three stories and private elevator.

The kitchen of the unit features chef standard appliances and peacock-style cabinetry.

View From Hamilton's Condo
View From Hamilton’s Condo

Similarly, the master suite has a fireplace, spa-like bathroom, and of course separate dressing room.

Outside features a private terrace with tons of lounging areas for entertainment.

The big penthouse has a monthly maintenance charge of $16,000, covering a 24-hour doorkeeper, a children’s playroom, an exercise facility, and 78 feet long pool.

Surprisingly even after putting that much money on the place, Lewis never lived here before placing it back in the market.

Mansion in Kensington, West London

Clearly, the United States is not the only country the racer has called home.

Lewis also owns a massive four-story mansion in West London.

The place features six luxurious bedrooms and two massive bathrooms.

The mansion also boasts a huge kitchen and special dining area for parties and gatherings that spills out in 200 feet lush green garden, which also contains an amazing summer house.

Mr. Hamilton acquired this massive property back in 2017. The property is believed to have been originally built by Samuel Adams in 1860. The current value of the mansion is estimated to be around $25 million.

Apartment in Geneva, Switzerland

Sir Hamilton purchased this apartment for holiday gateways and tries to keep it low as he uses it as his Swiss retreat.

Reportedly, this is a three-bedroom apartment situated at a six-story building in Luins Village, Nyon.

Besides Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Philippe Massa, and other F1 drivers are also said to have a place on the same abode.

It is believed that the unit boasts incredible views of Lake Geneva and is the perfect place for Lewis to relax after a hectic F1 season.

House in Monaco

Many F1 race drivers have a house in Monaco, the place also known as Billionaires Playground and the place famous for glamorous events such as Monaco Yacht Show and Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton is no exception.

Monaco is a tax-free city, which means that Mr. Hamilton gets to keep all the millions he makes without paying the government.

His apartment is believed to be located in the exclusive Fontvieille district, which is a popular location with just over 3,000 people.

Not much information about the place is out yet, but reportedly, Lewis dropped a cool $15 million to get a hold of this place.

The apartment is said to be 2,000 square feet with four decent bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, a steam room, and a 300 square feet of sun terrace with gorgeous views of the city.

Mansion in Grenada

Lewis purchased this ginormous mansion back in 2008 for over $30 million when he was in a relationship with Nicole Schernegger, intending to turn it into a love nest.

His father is originally from Grenada.

Lewis hired an Italian developer to tear down the former property, build a house, and create a personalized home that features a gym, recording studio, beautiful pool with a view of the Caribbean, and gourmet kitchen.

However, after the split with Nicole, he tried to offload the property, having never even lived there, resulting in a lawsuit between himself and the Italian developer.

Cars

Given by his profession itself, Lewis Hamilton boasts an insane collection of supercars. From Pagani to Mercedes to Ferrari, he’s got everything.

The collection features never seen before cars.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

This is a beautiful American beast that goes around $100,000 to $200,000 depending on the car’s condition.

It has a 7.0-liter V8 engine with either 3 speed automatic or 4-speed manual transmission.

Lewis with his Mustang
Lewis with his Mustang

No horsepower and torque number are available, but it is believed that it has a top speed of 144 miles per hour.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series

That’s a mouthful of a name, ain’t it?

Nevertheless, the car is utterly famous for its speed and iconic Gullwing conventional doors.

Under the hood of the ABG Black Series is a 6.2liter V8 gasoline engine with 622 brake horsepower.

It has a rear-wheel drivetrain and seven-speed automatic transmission.

Besides that, it can easily hit 315 km per hour and can go from no to 100 km per hour in just 3.5 seconds.

If that does not impresses you that what will?

Well, a big engine comes with a big price. The Black Series costs about $275,000.

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

Another car Lewis loves cruising around it is his 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra. Named after the amount of horsepower that it creates, the car can go for $1.5 million and more.

The car has a mighty 427 FE motor capable of generating enough torque to hit 0-100 km per hour in four seconds.

McLaren P1

McLaren P1 is probably the greatest car ever. This one is a super rare car with only 375 ever produced.

Hamilton is pretty familiar with this one because he started his career with McLaren.

The car has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine combined with 131 KW McLaren E Motor that generates a combined 903 horsepower and 664-pound feet of torque.

It can reach the top speed of 349 km per hour and can go from 0-100 km per hour in just 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get, one get-ready pay $1.5 million.

Pagani Zonda 760 LH

What’s that LH at the end of the name of the car, I wonder?

LH stands for none other than Lewis Hamilton himself. The car was specifically made for Sir Hamilton.

Only a few of these cars were produced. It has a price tag of $2.6 million. Under the hood is a V12 engine capable of generating 760 brake horsepower.

The car can go from o-100 km per hour in just 2.6 seconds.

Ferrari LaFerrari

Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes Formula One Driver, driving Ferrari. Yes, but not on the track. Lewis Hamilton has two stunning LaFerrari’s in his garage, each costing about $1.4 million.

The car comes with a 6.3 liter F140FE V12 engine combined with an electric motor.

It is capable of generating 950 brake horsepower and has a seven-speed automatic transmission.

It can go up to 350 km per hour and can accelerate from 0-100 km per hour in 2.4 seconds.

Watches

Just like his out-of-the-world collection of cars, Mr. Hamilton has an insane collection of timepieces.

Hamilton is often spotted with his Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Edition by IWC Schaffhausen.

This particular timepiece has a stunning Bordeaux-colored dial, 18-carat gold dial, and black zirconium oxide ceramic case. Lewis helped to design the piece himself.

Hamilton and His IWC Watch
Hamilton and His IWC Watch

It costs about $30,000, but sure it’s just the base price, and the one Hamilton wears is way more.

Another elegant watch in his collection includes a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

Hamilton wears a 40mm Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18k everose gold with black/pink dial and oyster bracelet.

The watch costs about $51,000.

Lifestyle and Vacations

With an astonishing net worth of $285 million, it’s obvious Mr. Hamilton leads a pretty luxurious life.

He owns a multi-million dollar mansion in different parts of the world to escape for vacations anytime he wants.

However, being a Formula One racer surely looks glamorous, but it’s not easy as it looks.

Over the two-hour course of the F1 race, F1 Drivers can burn as much energy as running a half marathon, let alone mental stress and G-Force continuously playing with your head.

To stay fit for the race, F1 drivers have to follow strict fitness regimes and diet plans.

Mr. Hamilton has to spend a lot of time in the gym lifting weights to stay in shape and be race-ready.

Nonetheless, he should be careful not to add too much bulk because F1 racers can’t be too heavy.

It becomes disadvantageous to put on weight on the shoulders and arms because he needs to have a low center of gravity in the car.

As one of the successful Formula 1 racing drivers of all time, Hamilton must stay in top physical and mental condition if he wants to continue winning.

Furthermore, the Mercedes driver also does high altitude cross-country skiing at high altitude and Muay Thai.

In fact, he set up a base in Mexico for morning Muay Thai sessions and afternoon surfing and Pilates in 2017.

As for his eating habits, he switched to a vegan diet in 2018 and even brought his bulldog along for the same diet plan.

Moreover, Hamilton is also an advocate of climate change and global warming.

In fact, he sold off his private jet Bombardier Challenger 605, reasoning to cut down on carbon emission.

Lewis Hamilton’s Knighthood

Lewis Hamilton became the fourth British driver to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Before him, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jackie Stewart had already been knighted by the Queen.

Mercedes driver received appreciation from the Queen on the eve of the 2021 New Year.

Henceforth, from the start of 2021, he officially had a “Sir” added to his name.

Vacations

Mercedes driver always finds time to relax and enjoy despite his hectic championships seasons.

Hamilton is a well-traveled person not just for fun but also for his championships.

Recently Hamilton was spotted in the Mediterranean just before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

He was accompanied by his former teammate Nico Rosberg and his family.

They not only enjoyed the delightful climate of Southern Europe but also were seen riding a jetski.

Similarly, back in 2018, Lewis went on a trip to the Greek Island of Mykonos. He not only enjoyed his time but also cleaned the cove filled with plastics. That’s some good deed right there.

Moreover, Lewis Hamilton and his friend Rihanna had some fun on a yacht in Barbados in 2015.

Lewis is quite an International guy given by his work and travels around the globe for his championships.

Charity

Lewis Hamilton is a guy who has been through a lot during his childhood. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has made it this far. So he always has a soft corner in his heart to those in need because he knows what it feels like to live in scarcity.

He is active in philanthropy and has supported a lot of causes throughout his career.

Most of his charitable deeds are carried out through his own foundation, the Lewis Hamilton Foundation, registered in 2008. The foundation so far has donated grants to numerous charitable causes.

Lewis is an eminent advocate against racism and also for increased diversity in motorsport.

Similarly, Hamilton donated about $500,000 to various causes relating to the Australian bushfire crisis in January 2020.

Lewis Hamilton Charity
Lewis Hamilton Charity

Likewise, Hamilton’s Neat burger restaurant donated free meals to the frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The restaurant also launched the “Kids Eat Free” scheme that served free meals to the school children during the half-term break.

Furthermore, Mr. Hamilton also became the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation in 2015. The foundation supports injured, wounded, and sick servicewomen and men.

Apart from that, Hamilton became the Global Ambassador for Save the Children in 2013. The organization supports and promotes education campaigns around the globe.

Besides, Hamilton also began working with the United Nations Children’s Fund in 2012. He traveled to the Philippines, where he made a short film about street children in the capital city Manila.

The film helped raise over $6.7 million for UNICEF.

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Movies, Endorsements, Investments, and Books

Movies

Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to the screen appearances. He has made a few cameo appearances in movies and also voiced some of the animated characters in blockbuster animated movies and video games.

Some of his notable works on-screen include Cars 2 (2011), Cars 3 (2017), Zoolander 2 (2016), and Call of Duty Infinite War.

Similarly, he is currently working on a TV series that is still shooting and set to release in 2022.

Endorsements

One of the greatest F1 racers of all time, Sir Lewis Hamilton, has endorsed some of the big brands in the industry.

He is best known for his close collaboration with fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger.

Besides this, Hamilton has endorsed some other brands, including Puma, IWC, Sony, Monster Energy, Bose, Bell Helmets, and MV Agusta Motorcycles.

Apart from that F1 driver is also an official brand ambassador of Gran Turismo Sport.

He makes about $12 million from all his endorsement deal each year.

Investments

Hamilton released his own line of vegan clothing named TommyXLewis in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger.

Similarly, he also invested in a burger joint in 2020. Of course, it’s a plant-based burger chain named Neat Burger.

Being a vegan himself, Lewis always wanted to invest in something like that.

Book Publications

Lewis Hamilton has authored one book to date entitled Lewis Hamilton: My Story. The book was published in 2007.

The book details Hamilton’s debut season and also his early life and family.

Career

Hamilton signed with McLaren in 1998 in its young driver program and became an official Formula One McLaren diver in 2007.

He won his first F1 world championship in 2008. Similarly, after leaving McLaren, Hamilton signed with Mercedes in 2013.

Hamilton started dating Pussy Cat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger in November 2007. However, after dating for almost 3 years, they parted ways to focus on their respective careers in 2010.

Hamilton Waving To Fans
Hamilton Waving To Fans

However, they were spotted several times after the breakup and reuniting between 2011 and 2015 and finally called it quit in February 2015.

After that, his name has been linked to the number of supermodels and singers, including Rihanna, Rita Ora, among others.

Similarly, he is a huge soccer fan, specifically an English Club Arsenal.

He has even stated that if he didn’t have a career in F1, he would have been a football or a cricketer, both of which he played in his High School.

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Unknown Facts About Lewis Hamilton

  • Just for the record, Lewis Hamilton is not named after American sprinter Carl Lewis even though it is widely reported.
  • Lewis Hamilton took karate lessons to defend himself as a result of bullying at school.
  • Hamilton’s biggest pet peeve is being eaten alive by a great white shark.
  • He keeps his helmet stacked with weights on to increase his neck strength even during training.

FAQs

Who is Lewis Hamilton currently dating?

Lewis Hamilton is believed to be single currently. He is most known for his on-and-off relationship with Nicole Scherzinger.

Does Lewis Hamilton have kids?

He has two kids, a boy, and a girl, from his latter relationship.

Who is the greatest F1 driver of all time?

With all the championship wins, Sir Lewis Hamilton is considered the greatest F1 driver of all time.

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