Shakira’s ex-boyfriend’s net worth compared to Lewis Hamilton’s

Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton is one of the wealthiest drivers in the history of Formula 1.

Following recent rumours linking pop icon Shakira to seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton, the Colombian’s net worth has come into discussion, given how similar it is to the Mercedes driver’s.

Hamilton is comfortably one of the best-paid drivers on the Formula 1 grid; however, he’s behind reigning World Champion Max Verstappen when it comes to yearly salary.

Based on his current deal, Hamilton receives $55 million from Mercedes, according to Forbes.

However, Hamilton could be set for a pay increase once he signs his new contract, which is reportedly set to cover 2024.

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Some had pondered if Hamilton would leave Mercedes and perhaps even retire at the end of his current deal this year, due to the Silver Arrows having fallen from the top.

However, he quashed any rumours regarding a potential departure earlier in the year, after revealing that a new contract will be signed “when we’re ready”.

“Having a difficult year we had last year, I’m still here, and whether or not we have a difficult year this year, I’ll still be here. I’m a fighter, and we fight as a team,” Hamilton told The Athletic.

“So there is no hold up with our contract. I’ve always been very, very relaxed. I don’t feel like I’ve got to get it done right this second. I’m in a very fortunate position. It’ll get done when we’re ready.”

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This could see him reclaim the spot of being the highest-paid driver on the grid, a title which Verstappen claimed last season after signing his long-term lucrative deal with Red Bull.

Despite this, Hamilton’s net worth is significantly higher than Verstappen’s, yet lower than Shakira’s.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 38-year-old’s net worth is $285 million, whilst Shakira’s is $300 million.

Given how big some of her songs have been across the globe, this should come as no surprise.

In comparison, Shakira’s ex Gerard Pique, is believed to be worth $80 million.

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Sticking to Hamilton, the 103-time race winner’s net worth isn’t as big as it is purely because of F1.

The Mercedes driver has his own vegan restaurant, charity and is now getting involved in film making.

Hamilton is involved in the upcoming F1-based movie, which is being filmed at the Silverstone International Circuit, with Hollywood actor Brad Pitt set to play a leading role.