Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton: Net Worth and Salary

Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the most popular F1 stars. With multiple records under his belt and a total of six world championships, he has ensured his name is counted as among the all-time greats of the sport.

He made his debut in 2007 with McLaren and was impressive from Day 1. In 2008, he won his first world championship, thus declaring to the world as to what a talent he was.  In 2013, he moved to Mercedes, a midfielder at that time. But the team’s fortunes turned immediately come the 2014 season. From 2014-2019, Lewis Hamilton has dominated extensively, only losing the 2016 season championship to teammate Nico Rosberg.

Naturally, a talent like Mercedes does not come cheap. In 2o18, he signed a two-year contract extension with the team, giving him a base salary of $30million with bonuses pushing it to over $50 million per annum for 2019 and 2020. Forbes estimated him at $54 million as of May 2020. Which consists of $12 million from endorsements alone. His career earnings make his net worth close to $500 million, even surpassing Michael Schumacher.

Read: Cars and bikes owned by Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton: Stats and Championships

Such is the consistency of Lewis Hamilton that despite contesting in Formula One for a total of 13 seasons till now, he’s yet to go a season without a race victory. Being fast and consistent has helped him where he is right now: 6 world championships and 84 race victories. With 88 pole positions and counting, he holds the all-time record for the highest pole positions in Formula One ahead of second-place Michael Schumacher with 68. His debut season in 2007, earned him a lot of accolades: most wins in a debut season (4), most pole positions in a debut season (6), most points in a debut season (109), most consecutive podium positions from debut (9) and the youngest driver to lead the championship (achieved at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix). His 2019 championship run saw him finish with 413 points, a world record for the most points by a driver in a season. With the way he is going, by the time he retires, he would have broken almost all standing F1 records including Michael Schumacher’s 91 race victories and 7 world championships.

Lewis Hamilton’s Endorsements

Naturally, the popularity that Lewis Hamilton enjoys, he is the centerpiece of a lot of endorsements. His interest in designing saw him have a very close collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger (More on this here).

Apart from this, he has endorsements from Monster Energy, Puma, IWC, Sony, Bose, Bell Helmets, MV Agusta Motorcycles, and more. He is the most marketable driver on the F1 grid, at the moment.

He is also the face and official ambassador of the popular racing game – Gran Turismo Sport.

As of 2020, his endorsements are worth $12 Million.

Lewis Hamilton: Controversies

While his racing record has been nearly flawless in the past few years, Hamilton’s had his fair share of controversial moments in a career spanning 13 years, While some of these weren’t Hamilton’s fault in any way, others could be termed as questionable.

Hamilton’s also come under the scanner of tax authorities for allegedly committing tax fraud with his private jet. While he no longer owns a private jet, Hamilton’s previous operations with the jet caused minor turbulence among the concerned authorities.
Read: Details of the Lewis Hamilton tax fraud case

2012 was a difficult season for Lewis Hamilton. It was his last year with McLaren and towards the end of the season, he was fed up with the team over reliability issues. At the 2012 Belgium Grand Prix, a disgruntled Hamilton released his teammate’s telemetry following qualifying. Jenson Button stormed to pole at Spa with better car setup, but it didn’t go down too well with Hamilton.  Lewis took to social media to share what he thought was his teammate’s confidential data, which in the end, turned out to be something entirely different.

Speaking about social media, Lewis has sparked a fair bit of controversy through his Instagram and Snapchat accounts over the years.

Read: When Snapchat landed Lewis Hamilton in hot water

While some of his rants are commendable and support a good cause, he can go over the limit at times, which raises a few eyebrows.

Read: When Lewis Hamilton stirred up a storm on Instagram

Relationships

He was  notably in a  relationship with American singer Nicole Scherzinger.

The pair dated for over 7 years before splitting up in 2015. They were quite the power couple in the paddock back then, but the relationship had its ups and downs.

Never having tied the knot, Hamilton doesn’t have a wife and is believed to be currently single.

Read: The women who have dated Lewis Hamilton

Lifestyle

Fast cars, Private jets, and glamor all around. One would expect nothing less with Hamilton’s lifestyle but he’s moved on from those things. Having sold his private jet, Hamilton actively advocates against global warming and climate change.

However, he still does own a pretty sweet car collection, which includes a Ferrari!

As someones who’s expressive, Hamilton also has an enviable set of tattoos. In 2018, the reigning Champion sat down to break down the significance of his ink.

Apart from tattoos, Hamilton’s also had some cool hairstyles over the years.

The Mercedes driver constantly urges people to monitor their carbon footprint and give back to the planet. Moreover, Hamilton often voices out against animal cruelty via his social media platforms.

As a result, the 6 times World Champion has adopted a vegan lifestyle.

Hamilton’s invested in several business ventures. Most notably in the fashion industry with Tommy Hilfiger.

Read: The houses owned by Lewis Hamilton

Family

Hamilton didn’t have the easiest childhood growing up. The British driver’s parents – Anthony Hamilton and Carmen Larbalestier separated when Lewis was merely two years old.

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As a young boy, Hamilton was bullied in school and often references the fact that he took up karting as a means to show off his strengths on track.

Lewis spent a great chunk of his adolescence with his step-mother and siblings.

Hamilton has a half brother – Nicolas and two half-sisters – Samantha and Nicola.

Nicolas Hamilton often is often present at race weekends, cheering on his older sibling. Nicolas suffers from Cerebral Palsy – a disorder that hinders movement.

Lewis Hamilton: Foundation and Charity

Lewis Hamilton has pledged his support to UNICEF, Education Africa, Save the Children, and a few others. He is also a vegan by choice and doesn’t shy away from proclaiming the need for veganism to save animals and our planet Earth from global warming. He was named by PETA the 2018 personality of the year for his efforts to save animals.

In January 2020, Hamilton pledged $500,000 as an aid for animals affected by bushfires in Australia

He also has a charity of his own. More details on this here.

How to contact Lewis Hamilton

Being such a hot commodity in F1 and the world of motorsports, a lot of people want to reach out to Lewis Hamilton and get in touch with him. Fortunately, there are ways in which the average fan and a serious business partner can contact Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton is very active and highly popular on social media. As a result, it’s the most accessible and easiest method to keep in touch with the 6 times World Champion.

Lewis Hamilton is on all the popular social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. While these serve as an excellent platform for fan requests and interactions, Hamilton has his own official website and management team to keep a track of proposals and requests.

Interested parties can reach out to Lewis Hamilton through his contact page or write an email to his management team at teamlh@lewishamilton.com

Alternatively, one could also write a letter, the old fashioned way to his mailing address at :

Lewis Carl Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Motorsport Ltd.
The Ring, 72 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA
England

Age 35
Marital Status Single
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Nationality British
Team Mercedes AMG Petronas
Endorsements Mercedes-Benz, Tommy Hilfiger, Monster Energy, Puma, IWC, Sony, BOSE, Bell Helmets, MV Agusta Motorcycles, Gran Turismo Sport
Championships 6
Annual Salary $54 million
Net Worth $500 million
Endorsements $12 million
Birthday 7th January
Height 1.74m
Career points 3431
Cars McLaren P1, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, Ferrari LaFerrari, Vision Mercedes Maybach 6, Pagani Zonda 760, Mercedes AMG GTR, Ferrari 599 Aperta, Mercedes Maybach S600, Mercedes AMG G63, Mercedes SLS AMG, Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, Mercedes AMG Project One
Ethnicity Black
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