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Net Worth $15 million Source of wealth Former professional racing driver Date of birth 27th August 1976 Country of Residence Australia
Mark Webber Net Worth
Mark Webber Net Worth: Mark Alan Webber is an Australian former professional racing driver who has a net worth of $15 million. He competed in Formula One (F1) from 2002 to 2013 and the FIA World Endurance Championship between 2014 and 2016. He is a champion of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Porsche with German Timo Bernhard and New Zealander Brendon Hartley.
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Early and personal life
On 27 August 1976, Webber was born to a middle-class family, in the small New South Wales town of Queanbeyan located in the Tablelands and on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, and near Canberra.
He is the son of local motorcycle dealer and petrol station owner Alan Webber and his wife Diane. Webber’s paternal grandfather was a wood merchant delivering firewood.
He has an elder sister. Webber attended the nearby Isabella Street Primary School and Karabar High School for his education.
He represented Karabar High School in athletics and rugby league and did Australian rules football, cricket and swimming following encouragement from his mother to get involved in as many sports as possible.
At age 13, Webber served as a ball boy for the rugby league team Canberra Raiders for a year and delivered pizzas across the Canberra and Queanbeyan area to earn some capital in his late schooling years.
He also worked a variety of other jobs such as an apprentice plumber. Webber lives in the small Buckinghamshire village of Aston Clinton with his wife Ann Neal and is stepfather to her son from a previous relationship.
He began driving motorbikes on weekends from about age four or five on his maternal grandfather’s 2,500-acre (1,000 ha) farm.
Webber was not encouraged to seriously take up motorcycling by his father, because he sponsored some local children who had sustained injuries in motorbike accidents.
At about 12 or 13, he switched to karting by a go-kart from the father of a school friend of his and he developed himself at a local indoor go-kart centre close to his home. Webber received a second-hand worn out go-kart from his father in 1990 and drove it about once a month at the Canberra Go-Kart Club and in meetings in and around Canberra.
Andy Lawson, owner of Queanbeyan Kart Centre, built karts around Webber’s frame and the latter’s father decided to lease his petrol station and invested a plethora of working time to fund his son’s karting activities.
He had decided he wanted to do karting, and made his junior-level karting debut in 1991 at age 14, winning the 1992 Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales (NSW) State championships.
In 1993, Webber took the Canberra Cup and the King of Karting Clubman Light Class titles. He earned the 1993 Top Gun Award at the Ian Luff Advanced Driving School.
Webber went on to claim that year’s NSW Junior National Heavy Championship in a Lawson kart with a larger, more powerful engine..
He left F1 after the 2013 championship and moved to the WEC alongside Bernhard and Hartley in a Porsche 919 Hybrid in the fully-professional Le Mans Prototype 1 category from the 2014 to the 2016 seasons.
The trio won eight races in the final two seasons and the 2015 World Endurance Drivers’ Championship. He retired from motor sport in 2016 and became a television pundit for Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and Network 10 in Australia and driver management.
Webber received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours.
Webber is an inductee of both the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame and the FIA Hall of Fame.