Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson & Lewis Hamilton Net Worth Comparison: Who is Richer?

Published 11/12/2021, 12:56 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 23: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, talk prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

In motorsport circles, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr are very big and respected names in NASCAR. Meanwhile, the same can be said for Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1 circles. Of course, a global superstar of Hamilton’s calibre will obviously be rated very highly and will have a higher net worth.


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As a 7-time F1 world champion, the Briton boasts of a base salary of 47 million euros. In addition to that, he enjoys bonuses at 3.4 million euros, and reports suggest that he could potentially earn a further 6 million euros. According to Time, Hamilton is worth 260 million euros. In spite of all that, he is still going strong in the F1 arena and could be poised to increase his net worth.

Meanwhile in NASCAR, Dale Jr amassed a net worth of $300 million during his time on the NASCAR circuit. Although he was not as successful as his late father, Dale Jr still racked up 50 race wins during the course of his career. In addition to that, he also won 15 Most Popular Driver titles. In spite of retiring from full-time racing, he is still involved in NASCAR with JR Motorsports.


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What about NASCAR living legend Jimmie Johnson?

Finally, Јіmmіе Johnson enjoys аn еѕtіmatеd nеt worth оf mоrе than $160 million. A large majority of it came from his travails in the Cup Series іn hіѕ NASCAR саrееr. In addition to that, the former Hendrick Motorsports star competed іn the iconic Rасе оf Сhаmріоnѕ. Meanwhile, his stock car results include 83 wins, 335 tор-tеn fіnіѕhеѕ and 35 роlе positions.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after finishing the United States Grand Prix in second place FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Of course, being an American racing icon, it is obvious that Johnson has made appearances іn the media. In other words, he will have plenty more revenue from those exploits, as well as endorsements. However, he does not hold a candle to Dale Jr, who has made several smart investments, including his Xfinity team.


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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.