Kimi Matias Raikkonen was born on 17 October 1979, in the city of Espoo, Finland. Kimi Raikkonen, also known as Iceman, is a race car driver best known for being the winner of Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in 2007.
So just how rich is Kimi Raikkonen? Sources have estimated that Kimi has been able to accumulate a net worth as high as $180 million, virtually all from racing and associated endorsements, making him one of the richest sportsmen in the world.
Kimi Raikkonen Net Worth $180 Million
Kimi Raikkonen started his career in karting when he was a small ten year-old boy. However, he was really successful as a teenager, and participated in the Monaco kart race when he was 15 years old. As a kid he was driving with his older brother, who later also became a racer, although not as successful as Kimi. His first serious winning year was 2000, when he participated in the “British Formula Renault” series, and won four races an.d the championship.
Only one year later, Raikkonen’s net worth rose considerably as he was signed by Sauber to participate in Formula One and was 10th in the championship. After this debut in Formula One, Kimi was signed by McLaren for the 2002 season and finshed in sixth place. He won his first Grand Prix in Malaysia in 2003 and finished second in the championship. In 2004 he won the Belgian Grand Prix and finished seventh in the Championship. In 2005, Kimi won seven Grand Prix and finished second in the Championship, but in 2006 failed to win any races, and was fifth in the Chamionship. Regardless, he was building considerably on his net worth, and increasing his value as a driver all the time.
Kimi Raikkonen’s big year was 2007, when he transferred to Ferrari and finally won the Formula One Drivers’ Champioship, including six races, and was able to build up his net worth substantially, with his contract reputed to be worth $51 million. Unfortunately, despite his undoubted talent as a driver, his cars didn’t quite match up, and in the next two seasons he won only three races.
For years 2009-11, Kimi Raikkonen concentrated more on the World Rally Championship, and the American NASCAR series, with limited success, failing to win any races, although still building on his net worth. Kimi returned to Formula One in 2012 with the Lotus team, winning one race and finishing third in the Championship, then winning one more race in 2013 and securing fifth place in the Championship.
For the year 2014, Kimi Raikkonen returned to Scuderia Ferrari, with Fernando Alonso and Pedro de la Rossa, but again success eluded him. Regardless, Kimi’s net worth continued to rise.
In his personal life, Kimi Raikkonen married Jenni Dahlman in 2014, who had been a Miss Scandinavia in 2001, however, in 2014 the couple announced their separated, so apparently Kimi Raikkonen is now single.Kim i’s favorite hobbies are ice hockey and snowboarding, of which he is a big fan.
|Full Name||Kimi Räikkönen|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Date Of Birth||October 17, 1979|
|Profession||Race car driver|
|Spouse||Minttu Virtanen, Jenni Dahlman|
|Parents||Matti Räikkönen, Paula Räikkönen|
|Awards||DHL Fastest Lap Award, Lorenzo Bandini Trophy|
|Nominations||Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Sports Moment of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year|
|Movies||The Official Review of the 2007 FIA Formula One Championship|
|TV Shows||Formula One coverage on ITV, Formula 1: BBC Sport|
|1||2007 Formula One World Champion races for Scuderia Ferrari.|
|2||Driving for Sauber. |
|3||Driving for Ferrari. |
|4||Driving for McLaren. |
|5||Driving for Lotus. |
|6||In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $40 million.|
|7||Winner of the 2007 Formula One World Driver’s Championship, just one point ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.|
|8||His ex-wife Jenni Dahlman was Vice Miss Soumi 2000 and Miss Scandinavia 2001.|
|9||Sold house in Wollerau, Switzerland,And now bought a house in Baar in the Canton of Zug,Switzerland called Villa Butterfly.|
|10||He met his ex-girlfriend Hanna on a blind date.|
|11||Was asleep only twenty minutes before his first Formula One Grand Prix in 2001, but couldn’t remember what he dreamed about.|
|12||Is only the sixth Finn to drive in Formula One.|
|13||He brought seven cousins, four aunts and his 75-year-old grandmother, Sirkka, to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2001.|
|14||Won his first Formula One Grand Prix at Malaysia in March 2003.|
|15||Formula One racing driver, who has driven for Sauber (2001), McLaren (2002-2006), Ferrari (2007-2009), Lotus (2012-13) and Ferrari again (2014-).|