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Michael Schumacher Net worth

Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is estimated at $600 million according to various sources. He is among the most successful formula drivers list

Michael Schumacher Net worth

Michael Schumacher Net worth 2022: Michael Schumacher is a prominent Formula 1 racing driver who nurtured a passion for the sport at an early age. Although his parents were not doing well, they did everything they could to support him financially and emotionally. Through his career, Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 has reached incredible figures.

Michael Schumacher Net worth

In this write up, we will be bringing to you Michael Schumacher net worth 2022. He has become of the most successful formula one drivers in the history of the game.

Michael Schumacher Net worth

Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is estimated at $600 million according to various sources.

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At the age of 14, Schumacher manifested an innate talent for racing. He participated in numerous junior championships and won them. At the age of 22 he had proven his skills and was committed by the Jordan Grand Prix racing team to compete in the prestigious Formula One championship. He competed in the championships for almost 15 years and carved a niche for himself on the racetrack.

Without wasting much time let’s take a dig into the life, career, and net worth of Michael Schumacher.

Net worth: $600 million

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Full Name: Michael Schumacher

Date of Birth: January 3, 1969

Nationality: German

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Source of Wealth: Formula One

Early Life

Michael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969 in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, as the son of construction workers Rolf and Elisabeth. At a young age, he showed an interest in racing and to show their support and encouragement, his parents built  his own kart and presented it to him.

Both parents worked hard to help their son achieve his dreams. In 1982 a young Schumacher won the “German Junior Kart Championship”. The following year, at the age of 14, he received his driver’s license. He then won several kart championships. 

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He also worked as a mechanic to make a living. The enthusiastic racing driver took part in entry-level championships such as the “Formula King” and the “Formula Ford” in 1988 and clinched an emphatic victory in the “Formula King”.

Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is $600 million making him currently one of the richest formula one athlete

Career

In 1990 Michael took part in the “Formula 3” championship in Germany for the “WTS” team. In the same year he started as part of the “Mercedes Junior Racing Program” in the “World Sports Prototype Championship” together with racing drivers like Karl Wendlinger and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Schumacher drove the “Sauber-Mercedes C11” and took first place in the last race in the “Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez”.

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 He finished fifth in the tournament although he  only participated in three out of nine races. In 1991 he took part in the “Sports Car World Championship” and emerged victorious with a “Sauber-Mercedes-Benz C291”. In the same year he also took part in the ‘Japanese Formula 3000 Championship’ and finished second

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In 1991 the young driver started for the “Jordan Grand Prix” team in a Formula 1 race and placed seventh. In the same year he finished fifth at the “Italian Grand Prix” and defeated Nelson Piquet. In 1992 he took part in the “Mexican Grand Prix” and the “Belgian Grand Prix” and finished third and first, respectively.

Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is $600 million making him currently one of the richest formula one athlete

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 He also took part in a Formula 1 race for the “Benetton Ford” team, scoring a total of 53 points. The next year he won one race at the “Grand Prix of Portugal” but lost most of the other races. In 1994 Michael took part in the Formula 1 championship, took part in 16 races and won nine.

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In the same year the racing driver had an accident at the “Australian Grand Prix” with the British racing driver Damon Hill. The English media then blamed Schumacher for the incident.

 In 1995 he won the “Formula One” championship for the “Benetton” team and won nine races again, as in the previous season. The following year Schumacher left Benetton to sign a contract with Ferrari and stayed with the team for a decade. He won the championship five times for the team and received $ 60 million in compensation.

In 1996 he finished the competition with 59 points. Over the next three years he scored 78, 86 and 44 points, respectively. Michael began his successful journey in 2000 when he scored 108 points in the Formula 1 championship. 

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He won the race that year and went on to claim victory with 123, 144, 93 and 148 points, respectively, for the next four years. In the 2005 Formula One championship, the rules were changed so that drivers were only allowed to use one set of tires during the entire race.

 The “Ferrari” team used “Bridgestone” tires, which had to be replaced frequently. As a result of some changes in  the rules , teams with “Michelin” tires won most of the races, while the six drivers with “Bridgestone” tires had to retire.

The only competition that Schumacher won in the 2005 season was the “United States Grand Prix”, in which he was placed  third with 62 points. The following year he fought for victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, where he finished fifth. 

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He also participated in the “Grand Prix” in Canada, Italy and China. After the 2006 Formula 1 season, he retired for four years. During this time Michael served as an adviser  to the ‘Ferrari’ team and supported the CEO of ‘Ferrari’, Jean Todt.

 He was also used as a replacement for the injured racing driver Massa. However, Schumacher had to cancel at the last moment due to a neck injury. The place was occupied by the Italian racing drivers Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella.

Michael came out of retirement in 2010, this time for the “Mercedes” team with the German racing driver Nico Rosberg. He participated in the races in Bahrain, Spain, Hungary, Europe, Turkey, Belgium and Abu Dhabi. As a result of a serious accident that took place at the ‘Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’, he finished ninth in the championship and only scored 72 points.

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Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is $600 million making him currently one of the richest formula one athlete

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In 2012, he finally retired  for second and final time, after the ‘Brazilian Grand Prix.’

Awards and Honors

Michael Schumacher is recipient of several awards and honors in the course of his racing career.

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  • Michael Schumacher was presented with the ONS Cup, the highest accolade in German motorsport, by the German Motor Sport Federation in 1992.He also won the trophy three more times, in 1994,1995 and 2002. 
  • He is also the first racing driver to receive the Golden Steering Wheel, along with Bambi Sports Award in 1993. Schumacher was voted European Sportsperson of the Year by the International Sports Press Association.
  • In 1997 Schumacher was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt , Germany’s highest sporting accolade, For his sports achievements and his commitment to road safety.
  • He was named one of the members of the  UNESCO Champions for Sport for his contribution in creating awareness of child education.

Other awards he has to his name are:

  • Marca Leylenda award
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
  • L’Équipe Champion of Champions x3
  • Prince of Asturias Award for Sport

Personal Life 

Michael Schumacher is  married to his lovely wife Corinna Betsch . Their union is blessed with a daughter named Gina-Marie and a son named Mick. Mick is also a race car driver affiliated to the ‘Ferrari Driver Academy.’

Michael Schumacher Net worth

Michael Schumacher net worth 2022 is $600 million making him currently one of the richest formula one athlete

Michael Schumacher Quotes 

“I don’t feel like promising big things to my fans. I’m not thinking about victory at all. I’ll do my best to get on the podium at least, although I must admit I feel fairly pessimistic.” – Michael Schumacher

“People get excited around me and behave differently than they would normally. I don’t feel different from anyone else, except that I drive a racing car round in circles faster than somebody else.” – Michael Schumacher

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“Those who have come into Formula One without experiencing cars devoid of electronic aids will find it tough. To control 800 horse power relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise.” – Michael Schumacher

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