Sir Lewis Hamilton holds an impressive array of Formula 1 records, and he will once again be gunning to win his record-breaking eighth world championship in 2022.
Read on to discover how much Hamilton earns per season with Mercedes, his net worth, and more.
Lewis Hamilton’s Net Worth & Salary
Hamilton is currently the highest-paid driver on the F1 grid, with him reportedly earning £22 million (circa $30 million) for racing with Mercedes this year.
This salary was agreed in the one-year contract the Brit inked just weeks before the 2021 season started, and he is reportedly earning roughly the same amount in the two-year deal he signed for 2022 and 2023.
It should be noted that he also earns upwards of $15 million each year from various personal sponsorships and brand deals. This gives him a total annual salary of at least $45 million.
Hamilton’s net worth currently stands at around $300 million. Assuming he continues to earn $45 million and not taking into account his tax liabilities, it will (theoretically) take the seven-time F1 champion another 16 years to become a billionaire.
His net worth has been amassed solely from his Formula 1 racing career, with him being on the grid in the pinnacle of motorsport for well over a decade.
Records & Personal Life
As already mentioned, Sir Lewis Hamilton holds a number of F1 records, including the most grand prix victories, most pole positions, and most podium finishes.
Furthermore, he is joint with Michael Schumacher on the most number of F1 world championships, with each winning seven.
He made his F1 debut at the 2007 season-opener in Australia with McLaren, and he narrowly missed out on winning that year’s championship.
Hamilton won the following season’s title, with his championship battle with Ferrari driver Felipe Massa going right down to the wire in Brazil.
Hamilton was born on 7 January 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and in 2020 he was listed in Time 100, a ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world.
From 2007 until 2015, Hamilton was in an on-and-off relationship with American artist Nicole Scherzinger.