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Whopping $24 Million Puts F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton in Top 5 of Prestigious List

Published 06/10/2022, 2:22 PM EDT
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Formula One F1 – Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – March 24, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the grand prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Lewis Hamilton is one of the most highly sought-after athletes in the world. He has associated himself with many brands while performing at the highest level in his sport. It is right to assume that he has earned a nice living for himself over the years.

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But the 7-time world champion is also a big believer in donating his money for the good of society. And as it is reported by the Times. co. uk, the Mercedes driver is one of the most charitable people in the United Kingdom. He now ranks 5th on The Giving List of 2022.

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 27, 2022, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton speaks to the media ahead of practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

He recently pledged around $24.6 million to his charitable foundation called Mission 44. The Foundation aims to support and empower young people from under-represented groups and reduce opportunity gaps in education and employment.

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Hamilton wants to give the opportunity to the younger generation and provide resources he may not have access to.

Lewis Hamilton explains his reason for launching Mission 44

The 7-time world champion has seen a lot of adversity to become a part of the expensive sport that Formula 1 is. He comes from a working-class background and wants to provide resources to kids who come from the same background.

“Supporting the ambitions of underrepresented young people has always been important to me and Mission 44 represents my commitment to create real change within this community,” said Hamilton.

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 27, 2022, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“In my early life, I experienced first-hand how coming from an underrepresented background can affect your future but, luckily for me, I was able to overcome those odds through opportunity and support. I want to ensure that other young people from similar backgrounds are able to do the same,” said the F1 icon.

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It is so nice to see Hamilton giving to the people in such a heartwarming manner. He truly wants to make this sport more accessible and diverse going forward. Mission 44 will work towards removing the same struggles that Hamilton faced growing up.

Let’s see if there are any future F1 drivers who benefit from the Mission 44 foundation. But it is nice to see the British driver continuing to stand for his ideals and beliefs.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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