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Celebrity Name:Lewis Hamilton
Real Name:Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Gender:Male
Age:37 years old
Date Of Birth:7 January 1985
Birth Place:Stevenage, United Kingdom
Marital Status:Single
Profession:Racing Driver
Net Worth in 2022:$285 million

Lewis Hamilton Net Worth

Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula one racing driver. He is currently competing in Formula one for Mercedes. Hamilton has won seven The World Championship of Drivers. He is one of the greatest formula one drivers in the history of sports. He holds the record for most race wins in formula one history(103 wins).

Mercedes pays Hamilton $40 million per year as a salary. Hamilton is the highest paid British sportsman, Lewis Hamilton net worth is $285 million. 

Early Life

Lewis Hamilton’s real name is Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. He was born on 7 January 1985, to Anthony Hamilton and Carmen Larbalestier, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. His parents separated when he was two. Until he was twelve he lived with his mother and half-sister. He then lived with his father, and stepmother Linda. Hamilton’s father is black and his mother was white British, making Hamilton mixed-race, he is recognized as black. Hamilton was raised a Catholic. His father was working up to four jobs at a time as a dishwasher, and salesman, putting up signs for estate agents, and contractors. When Lewis was five years old his father bought him a radio-controlled car. Hamilton finished second in the national British Radio Car Association championship. Next year his father bought him a go-kart for Christmas and promised him to support his racing career as long as he worked hard at school. Later, his father set up his own IT company. 

Hamilton attended The John Henry Newman School. He also played association football for his school team. He studied at Cambridge Arts and Sciences.

Career

In 1993, he began karting. At the age of 10, he became the youngest driver to win the British Cadet Karting Championship. 

McLaren signed Hamilton for the Young driver program in 1998. In 2001, he began his car racing career in the British Formula Winter Series and finished 5th in the standings. In 2003, he won Bahrain F3 Superprix, Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 (2004). 

In 2007, he became an official Formula One driver for McLaren. He is the first and only black driver to race in the sport. He finished runner-up in the 2007 World Drivers Championship. McLaren signed a multi-million pounds deal with Hamilton until 2012. In 2008, he won the F1 World Championship. Hamilton was the youngest race car driver to win the F1 World Championship. Hamilton was signed to drive for Mercedes in 2013, replacing the retiring legend Michael Schumacher. He won 2 consecutive World Championship titles in 2014 and 2015. He won the title 4 times in a row 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. 

In 2018, he launched a clothing line, TOMMYXLEWIS.

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Personal Life

Hamilton was named after Olympic sprint champion Carl Lewis. Hamilton once said that if Formula One had not worked for him, he would have been a footballer or a cricketer. 

From 2007 to 2015, Lewis Hamilton dated Nicole Scherzinger. Nicole is the lead singer of the American girl band Pussycat Dolls. Between 2007-2015 the couple split up and reunited several times. They finally broke up in 2015. Hamilton was rumored to have dated Vivian Burkhardt, Winnie Harlow, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Lotta Hinsa, Barbara Palvin, Sofia Richie, and Nicki Minaj

Hamilton is vegan.

Awards and Achievements

Lewis Hamilton has won many awards throughout his career. 

He won DHL Fastest Lap Award In 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. 

Formula One World Drivers’ Championship In 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

Formula One World Constructors’ Championship In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Hawthorn Memorial Trophy In 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

FIA Pole Trophy/Pirelli Pole Position Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020.

Lorenzo Bandini Trophy 2009.

In 2008, he won the Member of the Order of the British Empire, Honorary Award, Grenada, and Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award. In 2007, he won the Pride of Britain Awards. In 2014 and 2020, he was BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was elected FIA Personality of the Year four times (2014; 2018; 2020; 2021).

Earnings

Hamilton is the highest-paid Formula One driver in the world. Lewis Hamilton net worth is $285 million. Every year Lewis Hamilton earns around $50 million from endorsements and prize money. Hamilton owns apartments in Nyon, a suburb of Switzerland, Geneva, and Monaco. He owns a four-story mansion that was built in 1860 and is worth around $25 million.

He also holds other records, as well as most career wins, most pole positions, most podium finishes, most career points, and most laps led.

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