Formula 1 star is now worth more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo combined

The Formula 1 titan is now worth more than football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo combined.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff’s net worth has remarkably increased by £492.5m in the past six months, with him now being worth a staggering £1.31 billion, according to Forbes.

The Silver Arrows’ current struggles on the track certainly aren’t impacting Wolff’s wealth, as the Austrian continues to become more valuable by the day.

In fact, he’s now staggeringly worth more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo combined, highlighting just how much the Mercedes boss is worth nowadays.

Messi’s net worth is reportedly £492.5m, according to Forbes, meaning Wolff’s value has increased by exactly what the Argentine is worth since March.

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Ronaldo on the other hand, is worth £410 million, just shy of his footballing rival.

Wolff’s 33% stake in Mercedes – which he purchased in 2013 – has played a huge part in his net worth increasing, as has Liberty Media’s ownership of F1.

When Liberty Media bought the sport, Mercedes’ F1 squad was worth around the $1 billion mark, whereas the Brackley-based team are now worth a reported $3.8 billion.

It means their value has almost quadrupled in the space of six years, with their recent woes having had very little impact on their value.

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Mercedes have won just one race since the new aerodynamic regulations were introduced at the start of last season, whilst they’ve also started from pole position just twice.

Lewis Hamilton hasn’t even won a race in the new era, with his most recent victory dating back to the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

This weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix isn’t set to end the seven-time World Champion’s winless streak, despite the fact he is the most recent winner at the Lusail International Circuit.

A podium is definitely on the cards though, with Hamilton start in third on Sunday.

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George Russell will start right ahead of him in second, giving the Silver Arrows a could chance of a double podium.

The King’s Lynn-born driver actually led Saturday’s sprint race momentarily but tumbled to fourth by the end of the 19-lap sprint, due to the Soft compound becoming almost undriveable.

Should Mercedes somehow win though, then Wolff’s value is almost guaranteed to increase further.