The British racing driver is the world’s eighth-richest sportsman after a hugely successful F1 career, but he may now be ready to invest in another sport with a joint takeover bid for Chelsea FC.
Lewis Hamilton has become one of the UK’s most successful sportsmen – but he could now add more businessmen to that list if he becomes one of the new owners of Chelsea Football Club, after he It was revealed that he launched a joint bid to buy the Blues on Thursday.
A number of consortia have tried unsuccessfully to reach a deal with Roman Abramovich, but Hamilton has launched a joint bid with tennis star Serena Williams to buy the club from the Russian billionaire, who values them at £3billion.
Here’s everything you need to know about the net worth and career earnings of one of the world’s richest sportsmen, as he expresses interest in taking over at Stamford Bridge.
Winning his first Grand Prix in Canada in 2007 paved the way for a hugely successful career for Hamilton, both on and off the track, as he is now the highest earning and highest paid F1 driver in the history of the sport. , while he has a net worth of $285m (£218m).
His career earnings to date total up to $477m (£365m) over the 15 seasons he spent racing with McClaren and Mercedes, with up to £5m coming from add-ons, and he is led to believe he is the richest British sportsman since signing his new contract with Mercedes in 2015.
Hamilton first signed his first contract with Mercedes in 2013, but his new deal awarded to him in 2015, to stay until the end of the 2018 season, is where he really started earning more more money than he ever had before because he saw him earn more. over £100m in three years.
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Sponsorships and endorsements
Away from his career, Hamilton is also estimated to earn an extra £8-10million a year from endorsements, and in 2018 he launched a clothing line, TOMMYXLEWIS, during New York Fashion Week with American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, alongside models. Winnie Harlow and Hailey Baldwin.
It also makes a lot of money through deals with a number of other brands such as Qualcomm, L’Oreal, Union Bank of Switzerland, Puma, Bell Helmets, MV Augusta Motorcycles, Monster Energy, Pune, IWC, Sony, Bose and Petronas, while he is the face and official ambassador of the racing game Gran Turismo Sport.
His highest income came from Bose, who he agreed to a long-term $3.2m-a-year (£2.4m) deal with in 2012, but since that ended this year, he currently earns the most endorsement money from Petronas. . The oil giant has teamed up with Mercedes and is paying $65m (£49m) to wear the brand name higher on his chest and on the back of his jacket.
The racing star resides in Monaco and also owns three other properties in New York and London, worth a combined $67m (£51m), as well as in Geneva. In 2019, Hamilton put one of his two New York properties up for sale for $57m (£43m) after buying it for $43.9m (£33.5m ) in 2017, before selling it for $50m (£38m) in December last year. He bought his other penthouse in New York for $40.7m (£31.1m) in 2019.
Back in England, Hamilton owns a four-storey, six-bedroom mansion in Kensington, west London, which was built in 1860 and is worth $25m (£19m), while he invested $30m (£22m) in the Grenada Hotel company. He has a great passion for cars, in which he owns a Ferrari, Mustangs, Mercedes and more, and fashion. The F1 driver also owns a $16m (£12m) Bombardier 605 Challenger Jet.
Being Britain’s highest-paid sports star says it all, leaving all the evidence to suggest he, along with Serena Williams, has enough money to buy a football club like Chelsea.