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These Racers Earn The Most

No, the top racers in the world do not have to go in the evening to sing. They earn millions. Princely salaries, fees and prize money as well as highly paid advertising contracts make the first squad of the racers in the world – according to the list of US magazine Forbes – within one year to wealthy men. Where is surprising that Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel did not even ranked on the list of the top eight earners in motorsport on the front, but at the last position. Compared to top earners Fernando Alonso, who earned 30 million US dollars (salary plus advertising revenue) per year, Vettel stands as the currently most successful active racer with 18 million US dollars in annual revenue yes almost like a poor man there.

Noteworthy are the differences in advertising revenue. While NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Alonso tell by facial Rental and write makes 13 million dollars per year, this area submerged at Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton times just $ 1.5 million in the cash register.

 

Name Total income / year

Content /Prizes

Advertising/Revenue
One Fernando AlonsoFormula 1 30 Mill. US $ 28 million US $. 2 Mill. US $
2 Lewis HamiltonFormula 1 27 Mill. US $ 26 Mill. US $ 1.5 Mill. US $
3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.NASCAR 26 Mill. US $ 13 Mill. US $ 13 Mill. US $
4 Jimmie JohnsonNASCAR 24 Mill. US $ 17.3 Mill. US $ 6.7 Mill. US $
5 Valentino RossiMotoGP 22 Mill. US $ 12 Mill. US $ 10 Mill. US $
6 Tony Stewart 18.5 Mill. US $ 12.5 Mill. US $ 6 Mill. US $
7 Jeff GordonNASCAR 18.2 Mill. US $ 12.7 Mill. US $ 5.5 Mill. US $
8 Sebastian VettelFormula 1 18 Mill. US $ 17 million US $. 1 Mill. US $