When Lewis Hamilton crossed out the great Juan Manuel Fangio and joined the legendary Michael Schumacher F1 World Championships, there was little to no surprise especially with the statistics already in his favour.November 4, 2019
Had he retired from the race Valterri Bottas would have had a shot at the title but the Englishman hasn't taken a leave of absence from work (non-technical retirement) since 2016 and that was 76 races ago.
It is because of this level of consistency and talent that the 34-year-old had signed the greatest, most expensive deal of the F1 world when he got his new contract with the Mercedes in July 2018 that ensured him more than $40m per year until the end of the 2020 season.
According to the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid athletes (2018-19), Hamliton was ranked 13th and had an annual income worth $55million with $10m coming solely from endorsements with brands like IWC watches, Puma, Monster Energy Drinks, Bose, and Police and was also the 49th on their list of 2019 Celebrity 100 Earnings.
Ever since making his debut with McLaren in 2007, the now Mercedes driver shows off a career earnings worth $489 million (as of March 31, 2019) with the current net worth estimated to be at $242million (according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2019).
Now that we know how much does Hamilton earn, let's find out how does he spend his fortune.
It mustn't come as a surprise that a Formula 1 driver has a fleet of expensive and luxury cars in his garage but Hamilton's $17m car collection is a class apart:
1. Pagani Zonda 760 LH ($2.07m)
2. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ($5.17m)
3. LaFerrari ($1.29m)
4. Mercedes-AMG Project One ($2.59m)
5. Mercedes-AMG SLS Black ($297k)
6. McLaren P1 ($2.59m)
7. 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 ($1m)
8. Mercedes-Maybach 6 and Mercedes - the Maybach S600 ($1.3m)
For not too long ago, Lewis oned a blood-red private jet and used to make his dogs travel in them when he missed them. However, the athlete recently sold the machine in order to reduce his carbon footprint, now that he wants to save planet earth.
1. Bombardier Challenger 605 ($32.33m)
With the idea of going to different countries in his jet, Hamilton decided to get closer to seas and ended up spending $6.47m on a multi-storey yacht.
Sunseeker 90 ($6.47m)
The man loves to travel and wishes to feel at home even when he's on foreign soil. The easiest way to feel that way? Buy a house wherever you go. Hamilton has a total of four luxurious properties for himself spread across our planet:
1. 4-Storey Mansion In London ($25m)
2. Luxury Apartment in Monte Carlo ($15m)
3. Penthouse in New York ($57m)
4. Another Penthouse in Geneva (Price unknown)