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Kurt Busch’s Soon-to-be Ex Wife’s Family’s Net Worth is More Than the Richest NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr

Published 05/19/2022, 3:00 PM EDT

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Back in 2014, Kurt Busch met polo player Ashley van Metre and the two hit it off quite well. A year later, they were engaged, before finally tying the knot in 2017. They stayed together for five years until now, when van Metre filed for a divorce from the 2004 Cup Series champion.

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Of course, as a polo player, van Metre’s net worth will be pretty high. However, her personal net worth is undisclosed, but she hails from a fairly rich family. Reports say that the family’s net worth is around $341 million, and own several assets that are collectively worth over $1 billion.


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It is interesting to note that the van Metre family’s net worth is higher than the richest NASCAR driver. The title of the richest NASCAR driver belongs to none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr himself. Earnhardt Jr reportedly has a net worth of $300 million.

As it turns out, most of Ashley van Metre’s income comes from commercial sports deals and a stint as a model. Speaking of modeling, she was associated with the Wilhelmina Models talent agency. In addition to that, she also modeled for iconic labels like Ralph Lauren. Since then, she pretty much became the face of the United States Polo Association and is also a keen philanthropist.


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During their five years together as a couple, both Ashley and Kurt have not had children. This is a stark contrast to Kurt’s brother, Kyle Busch, and his wife Samantha. Kyle and Samantha have a seven-year-old son and were recently blessed with a baby daughter. Now, both Busch siblings will be focused on the 2022 NASCAR Cup campaign. Both of them have qualified for the Playoffs, with the older Busch winning at Kansas last week, and Kyle winning at Bristol.

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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.
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