Lewis Hamilton or Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (7th January 1885), is an excellent Formula One British racing driver with an approximate net worth of $285 million.
Lewis was born and raised in Stevenage, England. He is currently in a contract with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Team. He had won 7 world championships and is regarded as one of the best drivers in the history of this sport.
Lewis was at number 8 position in Forbes for the category of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes’ with around $50 million per year, of which $40 million is paid by Mercedes as a part of the contract.
Lewis Hamilton Early Life
On 7th January 1985, Father Anthony and mother Carmen gave birth to Legend Hamilton in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. After his parents’ separation, at the age of two Lewis stayed with his mother and a half-sister till he was twelve. He then decided to live with his dad.
Hamilton’s possession of cars and racing started from the age of six when his father bought him a radio-controlled car. The same year he was the first runner-up at the British Radio Car Association Championship, this race started the journey of the legendary Hamilton.
His father saw the potential in him and decided to Support his son as long as he is in school and works hard in academics. The following year, he received a Go-Kart as a Christmas present from his father. For his primary education, Lewis went to the John Henry Newman School in Hertfordshire.
He was school soccer team and even considered to be a soccer player if F1 racing does not work for him. He even learned karate for self-defense when he was bullied at school. In 2001, he continued his studies at Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS).
Lewis Hamilton Career
Hamilton’s goals were already set from the age of five. He began karting in 1993. At the age of 10, he won British Cadet Karting Championship, becoming the youngest to earn the title. In 1998, he signed up his very first contract with McLaren and in 2007 he became an official Formula One driver.
In 2008, Hamilton’s legendary journey started as he marked his first win in the F1 World Championship. Hamilton continued to be a part of the McLaren team till 2012. In 2013, he joined Mercedes, replacing Michael Schumacher. The year 2014 started marking more victories of his career, starting from 2014 to 2020 Hamilton have won 5 world championships.
In 2014 and 2015 he marked two consecutive wins and earning the title back-to-back. In 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 he made four consecutive wins, craving his name in gold in Formula One Racing, and became a seven-time world racing champion.
Hamilton has his own clothing line also named TOMMY LEWIS with collaboration with famous American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, he launched his line in 2018 during the New York Fashion Week.
Lewis Hamilton Personal Life
Lewis Hamilton can be currently regarded as ‘The Most Legible Bachelor’. Yes, it’s true Lewis Hamilton is currently single and stated that he is enjoying being single. In 2007, this famous racer was dating Nicole Scherzinger, American girl’s band, The Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer.
They were rumored to have been separated in 2010 but were again to be spotted together at Turkish and Canadian Grands Prix, the same year. From 2011 to 2015, their relationship saw many ups and downs. They took a break from each other several times but finally ended their relation in February 2015, for good so they can focus on their careers.
After Nicole, he didn’t have any long relation with anyone. But he was rumored to be in romantic relationships with many – Rita Ora, Vivian Burkhardt, Winnie Harlow, and Sofia Richie, and even Nicky Minaj. Hamilton is a vegan and self-identifies himself as black, as his father is black and his mother is Caucasian.
Lewis Hamilton Real Estate
With a whopping net worth of around $280 million, Hamilton is regarded as one of the richest F1 racers, and no wonder he owns some most expensive real estate. He owns a mansion in the most expensive area of London- Kensington in West London which is estimated to cost around $25 million dollars.
The 4-storey mansion is the essence of perfection with a huge kitchen and dining area, lush green garden, and 6 luxurious bedrooms.
Hamilton also owns an exotic Geneva Apartment with a splendid view of Geneva Lake. The apartment has all the basic things to host a small gathering comfortably and moreover, it features an in-built gym. When it comes to real estate, how could one with a big pocket like Hamilton miss a place in New York? He owns a penthouse in New York worth $57 million.
Talk F1 racing and we hear Monaco, Lewis also owns a luxurious apartment, ’Monte Carlo’ in Monaco to spend some time relaxing off the tracks.
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From a local boy of Stevenage to Millionaire, Lewis has made his mark. He has an astonishing collection of cars which includes Mercedes AMG Project One and McLaren P1. He also owns a private jet and luxurious yacht, which someone with such a big pocket definitely might do.