Lewis Hamilton: net worth and salary at Mercedes

Formula 1 World Champion 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Date of birth January 07, 1985 (38 years old)
Born in Stevenage, UK
nationality England
Marital status single
profession Formula 1 racing driver
size 1.74 m
Weight 68kg

How much money does Lewis Hamilton have?

Sir Lewis Hamilton is certainly no longer one of the young hands in Formula 1, but with 7 world championship titles he is one of the most successful drivers in the premier class . Even before winning the title in the 2008 season, he was able to establish himself firmly in this class of motorsport and keep up with the fiercest competitors such as Fernando Alonso , Michael Schumacher , Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen right from the start . His achievements not only skyrocketed the number of his fans, but also his salary . He has been at the top of the Formula 1 payroll since the 2019 season and is currently tied with Max Verstappen .

In addition to Hamilton’s annual income, which is only paid for driving, there are various advertising deals with Tag Heuer, Reebok, which brings him in around two million euros a year , and of course one with Mercedes. We estimated his  fortune at around 310 million euros . In recent years,  Toto Wolff has only ever extended the contract with Mercedes for a further year at short notice. Lewis Hamilton ‘s salary is currently 36 million euros. But he already earned an incredible 55 million euros in just one season in the 2020 season.

The career of Lewis Hamilton – A career under the sign of the star

Like many of his F1 colleagues, Hamilton came into contact with racing at an early age. He made his first experiences in karting at the age of eight. Just two years later after some successful races he was in the right place at the right time and speaking to the right man: Ron Dennis. Ron Dennis, known as McLaren’s team boss, was asked for an autograph by Hamilton and at the same time confidently pointed out that he would like to drive for his team one day. Dennis, on the other hand, recognized Hamilton’s talent and promptly included him in the team’s own development program.

This set the course for future successes. The self-confident Hamilton was in no way unsettled by the great chance of a regular place in Formula 1 and consistently showed good performances in all the following racing classes (Formula Renault, Formula 3, GP2). So it came as no great surprise to either him or his sponsors when, after winning the GP2 championship title in 2006, he soon became Fernando Alonso’s team-mate at McLaren Mercedes F1. Here, too, he proved his talent and his extraordinary ability to concentrate on his task as a racing driver, so that he was able to win the Formula 1 World Championship the following year as the youngest F1 driver at the time. At that time Hamilton earned around 25 million euros.

Since 2013 Hamilton no longer drives for the British team McLaren (the original team McLaren Mercedes had meanwhile split into McLaren F1 and Mercedes GP), opting for the Germans and becoming a teammate of Nico Rosberg , whom he defeated in an internal duel in 2013 would have. Only in 2016 was he beaten by the German Rosberg before he was able to become Formula 1 World Champion four more times from 2017 to 2020 alongside teammate Valtteri Bottas . Consequently, Hamilton drove his entire F1 career to date for the star brand. In the 2022 season, Mercedes replaced Bottas with the younger George Russell.

His greatest achievements

  • World title of the GP2 Championship 2006
  • youngest F1 world champion at the time of his world championship title in 2008
  • World Championship titles in the 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons

Own Extreme E Racing Team

Lewis founded his own team called “X44” for the Extreme E racing series. The first “X Prix” will take place in 2021 and will be driven with electric SUVs on remote racetracks (Arctic, desert, rainforest,…).

The Houses of Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, who is one of the richest British athletes , owns a property in Switzerland  like many other Formula 1 drivers  , he bought an apartment in exclusive Luins / Nyon on Lake Geneva as well as in Monte Carlo / Monaco, where he officially lives .

In 2017 Lewis bought a small villa in Kensington / West London, the most expensive British residential area, for the equivalent of 20 million euros. He is said to own a ranch in Colorado.

After his fifth World Cup title, the Briton bought a luxury apartment with 600 square meters in New York, which is said to have cost 35 million euros. The apartment offers incredible views of the Hudson River with 250 outdoor square meters and is said to be in a building owned by Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen . What is curious is that he already owns another apartment in similar spheres in New York.

In the year he won the World Cup in 2008, he acquired the Grand Beach Resort Hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the purchase price of which corresponded to his annual salary of 25 million euros at the time. The driver thus secured himself for the time after his active career.


In addition to its many luxury properties, Hamilton owns a number of luxury cars that together are believed to be worth over $15 million:

  • Pagani Zonda 760 LH, one
  • LaFerrari
  • McLaren P1
  • Mercedes SL AMG Black Series
  • Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series
  • Mercedes AMG (Project) One
  • 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  • Maybach 6

He also owns a Sunseeker yacht worth around 3 million euros and a Bombardier Challenger 605 private jet worth 20 million euros.

As a result, Hamilton not only has high financial reserves, but also numerous real assets. According to estimates by the Formula One Trade Guide, he could have earned around 500 million euros by the end of his career . Should he become world champion again, which seems quite realistic in view of the current season, this value could be corrected upwards again.

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