Top 10 Highest Paid Race Car Drivers In The World

10. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin

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09. Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick is in ninth place. He competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in a Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Hass Racing. A part-time driver in the Xfinity Series is Kevin. With a salary of $15.5 million, it makes sense that he is one of the highest paid stock car racers given his successful career.

08. Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg is the eighth-highest-paid racing car driver. Because racers like Vettel, Alonso, and Hamilton are around, he is grossly underappreciated. He has competed in races for both Finland and Germany due to his mixed citizenship. Although he was one of the highest-paid F1 drivers last year with earnings of $19 million,

07. Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon is the seventh-highest-paid race car driver. Even though Jeff Gordon is 45 years old, there are times when it seems like he has been competing for as long as we can remember. Last year, he earned $21.6 million. He ranks among the top ten race car drivers in history.

06. Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson is the sixth-highest-paid racing car driver. He has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series six times and competes in stock car racing. He is one of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers with earnings of around $22.2 million the previous year.

05. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ranked fifth among race car drivers in terms of pay. Given that his father, Dale Earnhardt, is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and one of the sport's most contentious sportsmen, racing is in his blood. He twice triumphed in the Daytona 500. With a total income of $23.5 million from prizes and endorsements and a $300 million net worth,

04. Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen is the fourth-highest paid race car driver. He is used to receiving sizable checks. According to reports, this F1 driver who won the Championship in 2007 during his first season with Ferrari was paid $51 million year!

03. Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is in third place. Vettel, who is only 29 years old, is already regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He experienced a stretch of unheard-of success when he won four straight F1 World Driver Championships. He was the fourth individual to ever win four or more championships, making him the sole one. Last year, he reportedly earned $32 million.

02. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is ranked second among race car drivers in terms of pay. One of the top Formula One racers in the world is this Spaniard. He started driving when he was three years old and entered kart racing, where he went on to win three championships in a row. He is one of the highest-paid racers, earning $34 million last year.

01. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is the highest-paid racing car driver, coming in at number one. There are many reasons why Lewis Hamilton is arguably one of the best Formula One drivers in the world. That he is the highest-paid F1 driver is therefore not shocking. His profits are out of this world, with a salary of $36 million and an additional $3 million in sponsorships.