Lewis Hamilton, the British Formula One Racing driver, has an estimated net worth of $250 million. There have been many rumors that Hamilton is poised to realize his full earning potential as he is now re-united with Fuller and reconciled all differences with his father. At present, he is Britain’s richest young sportsman aged under 30 and racing for the Mercedes AMG team. Lewis made his Formula One debut in 2007 and won the world title in only his 2nd season in 2008. Since he comes from a mixed background he is often labeled as the 1st black driver in Formula One.
In the 2007 Formula One Championship, his debut season, he finished second on the table just one point adrift of Kimi Raikkonen. He won the world title in 2008 and since then he has won at least one race in each season with McLaren until 2012 and then with Mercedes from 2013. Lewis moved to Switzerland in 2009 and he now lives in Zurich citing privacy reasons although tax considerations cannot be ruled out. Hamilton has also earned a huge sum of money through advertising campaigns with Santander, Tag Heur watches & Reebok. His annual salary from Reebok endorsement is worth $3,000,000.
Lewis Hamilton is not the first Formula One Race driver to settle in Switzerland. He has joined more illustrious drivers like Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso & Kimi Raikkonen. In 2007 he started dating Nicole Scherzinger but they split in January 2010 to focus on their respective careers. However, they were seen together in the Turkish Grand Prix in 2010 and although there were brief episodes of renewal in the relationship in 2010 and 2012, it was publicly announced in July 2013 that their relationship was simply over. In 2012 his personal residence was moved from Switzerland to Monaco.