Alpine attracts investment from stars worth more than Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Celebrity investors have continued to flock to Alpine, with a new group entering the sport to support the French outfit.

Alpine’s Formula 1 team has received an infusion of star-studded investors, with their combined net worth now surpassing the fortunes of F1’s biggest stars, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. 

The celebrity investors are part of the Otro Capital investment group, which currently holds a 24 percent stake in the Alpine F1 team. 

While these new investors won’t directly contribute to the team’s budget, they bring prestige and diversification to the project.

Lewis Hamilton, with a net worth of £235 million, and Max Verstappen, valued at £74 million, are F1’s leading stars with a combined estimated net worth of £309 million. 

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However, Otro Capital had already boasted influential backers, including Hollywood personalities Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, who own League Two football club Wrexham. 

Their involvement in the Alpine project in 2023 marked the beginning of this star-studded investment group.

In addition to McElhenney and Reynolds, seven more notable partners have joined the Otro Capital fold, including six renowned athletes and iconic U.S.-based investor Roger Ehrenberg. 

The new investors include football luminaries Juan Mata (£49 million) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£3 million), golf legend Rory McIlroy (£170 million), and boxing sensation Anthony Joshua, who is expanding his investment portfolio. 

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Completing the group are Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes (£58 million) and Travis Kelce (£25 million).

When combined, these six athletes have an estimated collective net worth of £371 million. 

When added to Reynolds’ (£288 million) and McElhenney’s (£50 million) worth, the celebrity investors possess substantial financial power. 

Altogether, they represent a joint net worth of £709 million, which is more than double the combined net worth of Hamilton and Verstappen (£309 million).

Travis Kelce shared his enthusiasm for the Alpine F1 project, explaining, “I am thrilled to lead an investor group and join forces with Patrick and the team at Otro Capital on this exciting venture with Alpine F1. 

“Our shared passion for excellence and innovation forms the cornerstone of this partnership. 

“It’s about being able to contribute to a sport that demands precision, teamwork, and relentless pursuit of success. 

“I am looking forward to this new chapter and can’t wait to see what we achieve together.”

Patrick Mahomes, a two-time NFL MVP, also expressed his excitement about the investment opportunity with Alpine F1, stating, “I’ve always had a passion for all sports. 

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“The opportunity to lead an investor group with Travis in Alpine F1 alongside Otro Capital was one I couldn’t pass up. 

“It’s an exciting time for the sport, and this is an opportunity to bring our shared values to the world stage. 

“I’m looking forward to being a part of its growth.”