Lewis Hamilton is probably one of the biggest celebrities in Formula 1 right now. He’s earned his spot at the top simply by being one of the best drivers in the sport. As a result, he’s gained a lot of fans as well as a lot of money. This is partly due to the massive salary that he gets from his team, Mercedes, but also due to all of his winnings and endorsement deals.
Here’s a look at Lewis Hamilton’s career, his earnings, and what he does with his massive fortune.
A look at Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 career
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hamilton started his F1 career in 2007 at the age of 22. Not only did he perform well and set records in his very first season, but he also ended up placing second in the championships. In the very next season, Hamilton won his first F1 championship. However, this would be his peak for some time, as he and his team were unable to secure a good finish for several years.
In 2013, Hamilton switched teams from McLaren to Mercedes. With the help from his new team and the great new cars that he drives, Hamilton has won the F1 championships five times since 2014. The only year since 2014 that Hamilton didn’t win was in 2016, when he placed second. The winner for that year was Nico Rosberg, who was Hamilton’s teammate.
How much Lewis Hamilton has earned from Formula 1
Because Hamilton has won so many F1 championships, he has a very lucrative deal with Mercedes. Celebrity Net Worth says that Hamilton earns about $50 million a year from his salary with Mercedes, his winnings on the track, and the endorsement deals that he’s signed. As a result, Celebrity Net Worth also estimates that Hamilton has a net worth of about $285 million.
Forbes says that Hamilton currently has endorsement deals with companies such as L’Oreal, Bose, Puma, Sony, and Tommy Hilfiger. These major brand endorsements earn him about $10 million of the $50 million that he makes every year. On top of that, while these are his most recent earnings, Forbes also says that Hamilton has earned a total of about $489 million from his entire career.
What Lewis Hamilton spends his money on
Since he’s a celebrity race car driver, it only makes sense that he spends a lot of money on exotic and luxury cars. In fact, Hamilton has a one of a kind supercar created by Pagani. This supercar, which is called the Pagani Zonda 760 LH, is one of a kind because it was specifically made for Hamilton, as the LH in the name would imply. That said, while this supercar gets 760-hp, Hamilton actually doesn’t like how it handles.
Furthermore, despite the fact that he competes against Ferrari on the race track, he actually owns and drives a Ferrari. Hamilton is one of the few people in the world who has a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which is a hybrid supercar that gets 950-hp. While both the LaFerrari Aperta and the Zonda 760 are powerful and fast cars, Hamilton’s need for speed goes beyond the ground level.
According to The Richest, Hamilton had a bright red, Bombardier 605 Challenger private jet. It was worth about $20 million and it was probably the fastest thing that Hamilton has ever owned. That said, in 2019, Hamilton sold this jet, so it’s no longer in his collection.
And, just like any rich celebrity, Hamilton also spends millions on his homes and apartments. The Richest says that Hamilton owns multi-million dollar properties in London, New York City, Grenada, and Monaco, to name a few.
Maria Sharapova Gives a Sarcastic Reply to Mardy Fish About Gifting Him a Porsche
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021, popularly known as the WTA Stuttgart Open, will be taking place soon. Interestingly, Maria Sharapova is promoting the tournament since she is the brand ambassador of Porsche.
Hilarious as always, former tennis player Mardy Fish asked Maria Sharapova if he could get a Porsche from her on Twitter. Interestingly, the 5-time Grand Slam champion came up with a witty reply.
“Yes. I’d be happy to help you with the purchase,” said Sharapova sarcastically in response.
Sharapova didn’t deny Fish a Porsche but instead agreed to help him with the purchase. Some fans are even suspecting that Sharapova might gift a Porsche to her fellow countryman.
Sharapova has been working as the brand ambassador for Porsche since 2013. Thus, she often promotes its events across many social media platforms. She reminded the fans that even though the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021 is happening in the closed stadium this year, they can still watch it from the safety of their homes.
The tournament will begin on April 19, 2021, and will run till April 25, 2021.
Maria Sharapova at the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021
Sharapova has won the Stuttgart Open title three times in her career. Stunningly, she won the title for three consecutive years in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
In 2012, she led a tough campaign but managed to win the title by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Next year, she thrashed Li Na to win her second back-to-back title. The final match against Caroline Wozniacki in 2014 was probably her toughest, where she made an incredible comeback after losing the first set to clinch her third title.
Only Martina Navratilova and Tracy Austin have won the title on more occasions than Sharapova. Navratilova won it six times while Austin won the initial four editions of the tournament. However, before 2006, the Porsche Grand Prix used to take place in Filderstadt instead of Stuttgart.
Fans got quite disappointed when Sharapova retired suddenly in 2020. They believe that she still has a lot of tennis left in her and can make a comeback. Will Sharapova return to the court?
‘Suffered a lot’: Roger Federer’s startling confession about wife
Roger Federer has opened up about wife Mirka in a revealing insight into the most famous WAG in world tennis.
Roger and Mirka are arguably the most-loved couple in tennis, with fans swooning over their relationship.
Mirka was a budding tennis player before meeting Roger at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before a number of debilitating injuries forced her to retire.
“My wife Mirka has suffered a lot due to her physical problems,” Federer said in an interview with Ringier.
“Her career ended very early and I myself advised her to end that pain.
“I told her as if it were the simplest thing in the world.
“Looking back on it today, I get a weird feeling. I am still playing tournaments at 40 and I find it difficult to stop.”
Federer also revealed a funny anecdote about when Mirka called him in the middle of a match.
“She once phoned me while I was in the middle of a game,” he recalled.
“She had completely forgotten that I was playing.
“This is exactly what I like about her. When we are in a tournament, she is 100% involved, while at home she is free from all thoughts.”
Roger and Mirka have been married since 2009 and have two sets of twins together – Myla and Charlene and Leo and Lenny.
After retiring from tennis in 2002, Mirka went on to serve as Federer’s manager for a brief period before having children.
Mirka and the kids are often spotted courtside at Federer’s matches, cheering on the Swiss legend.
Meanwhile, Federer will almost certainly miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row, with the Swiss maestro said to be recovering slowly from a third knee surgery in 18 months.
Federer’s long-time coach Ivan Ljubicic has played down fears the tennis world has seen the last of the 20-times grand slam champion, who turned 40 in August.
Federer has played just 13 matches in 2021 and not one since suffering a straight-sets quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon in July.
The six-time Open champion’s latest four-month lay-off comes after he spent a year on the sidelines following his record-setting 15th semi-final appearance at Melbourne Park in 2020.
“Roger Federer is very unlikely to play the Australian Open,” Ljubicic told Sky Sport TV on Sunday.
“He is 40 and doesn’t recover as fast as before. But he wants to compete again and won’t retire all of a sudden.
“We will be able to see Roger again next year. I don’t know when exactly, but he is undergoing rehabilitation. He is recovering slowly, he is not in a hurry.”
The veteran superstar was still on crutches when he made a surprise appearance courtside at the Laver Cup in Boston in late September.
“Given that he was still on crutches, I doubt we’d see him here because he needs a longer prep to get ready for a grand slam than what he’s going to be able to have,” Australian doubles great turned commentator Todd Woodbridge told AAP.
Federer contested a record 21 successive Opens from 2000 to 2020 and boasts a remarkable 102-15 win-loss record at the tournament.
EMINEM’S CONVICTED BURGLAR IS BACK ON THE PROWL BEATING DOWN SECURITY GUARDS
Matthew David Hughes, the man who broke into homes looking for Eminem multiple times in an effort to kill him back in 2020, is once again in legal trouble.
Hughes was originally charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property but pleaded no contest to second-degree home invasion in exchange for the former charges being dropped.
Hughes pleaded guilty in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday (November 22) for failing to show up for his probation appointment on September 30. According to court records, he also pleaded not guilty to assaulting the security guard. Following his sentencing, his attorney Richard Glanda said he didn’t know where Hughes would be residing considering he was reportedly homeless upon being arrested.
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The man known to be Eminem’s stalker was originally sentenced to five years probation after serving 524 days in jail for breaking into the Detroit rap star Clinton Township house in April 2020 and threatening to kill him. Eminem allegedly woke up to Hughes towering over his bed and escorted him out of his house where a security guard restrained him until police arrived.
Hughes is currently being held in the county jail on $10,000 bond. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on December 15 for his parole violation.
Drake once had a similar stalking-related situation happen to him, when a knife-wielding woman was arrested in March for trying to break into his Toronto estate. She allegedly struck a security guard with a metal pipe when trying to gain access to the property.