When Lewis Hamilton first came onto the Formula 1 scene, fans of the sport didn’t know what to make of him.
But since that time, the driver has more than proven his mettle, even amongst veterans of the game.
In addition to being knighted by the British empire — making his proper name Sir Lewis Hamilton, thank you very much — he has broken more records in the sport than any other athlete in history.
WTF1, a site that focuses specifically on F1 drivers and their stats, points out that the British-born driver — whose father, Anthony, is of Grenadian descent — has “the record for the most consecutive race finishes. [From] the 2018 British Grand Prix up until the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, he has finished in 47 consecutive Grand Prix which is still ongoing.”
He also holds the record for winning the highest number of Grand Prix (28), the highest number of wins for the F1 circuit (29), and the most wins for the Silverstone circuit (7).
All of these successes have brought him an impressive net worth — and permanent cache amongst the notoriously insular F1 fandom and intelligentsia.
Let’s take a look at the myriad of ways that Lewis Hamilton makes his money.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Lewis Hamilton: His Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lewis Hamilton has a net worth of $285 million.
Formula 1 (F1) Career
The official F1 site has a great summary of Lewis Hamilton’s career.
According to the site, he was not only the youngest F1 winner in history — a feat he accomplished in only his second year of racing — but he was the first Black racer to achieve such a feat.
“Undisputed were Lewis Hamilton’s unrivaled achievements after 288 F1 races, his records from which included 103 victories, 103 pole positions, 182 podium appearances, and numerous other distinctions,” they report.
AfroTech has previously reported on several of Lewis Hamilton’s investments outside of the Formula 1 (F1) umbrella.
In April 2022, Hamilton teamed up with tennis powerhouse Serena Williams to commit to investing $13 million in the Chelsea Football Club, if their bid to purchase the club is successful.
Lewis Hamilton has one of the most extensive real estate portfolios in the F1 world. In fact, EssentiallySports reveals that his real estate empire is worth about $130 million.
In December 2021, The New York Post reported that the sale of his New York City penthouse — located in the trendy and tony Tribeca district — for $49.5 million was a record-setting sale.
UrbanSplatter also reports that Lewis Hamilton owns a condo in Monaco, which he has called “my home.”
The outlet confirms that he has a 6,500-square-foot five-bedroom, four-bathroom home.
Finally, ExpressDigest confirms that Hamilton is the owner of a historic mansion in the Kensington district of London. The mansion, which was built in 1860 and previously owned by the Burberry chief designer, was purchased by Hamilton for 18 million GBP (approximately $21.7 million USD).