After racing in Formula 1 for over 15 years, Lewis Hamilton has become one of the richest Formula 1 athletes in the sport. After witnessing the British driver’s lifestyle, fans seem to think that Lewis Hamilton has always been rich. However, that is not the case. There was a time when Hamilton’s father was working 4 jobs just to keep the lights running in the house and in Lewis Hamilton’s go-kart.
Growing up, Lewis Hamilton lived a very different life to the one he is living today. His father, Anthony Hamilton was working multiple jobs to help Lewis in his career as a racer. He used to do everything he could to earn money and still be present during Lewis’ races. He committed his life to helping Lewis Hamilton in his career.
The 7-time Champion got into the world of racing not as a go-kart racer, but as a RC racer. His father bought him a radio-controlled car when Lewis was 6 years old. Even today, there are videos of Lewis Hamilton racing with his RC cars at a very young age.
When Lewis started his career as a go-kart driver, his father became a contractor and decided to do whatever it took to make sure that his son got the support he needed for his career. Luckily, things turned out pretty good for the family. Lewis Hamilton is now the most accomplished Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport.
What is the net worth of Lewis Hamilton’s father?
Anthony Hamilton acted as his son’s manager until the 2010 Formula 1 season. They reportedly had a small disagreement back then. However, they have cleared things up and are not closer than ever. The 7-time Champion is often seen along with his father during race weekends.
Lewis Hamilton has a whopping net worth of $285 million. This net worth has come from smart investments and businesses. His salary at Mercedes has ranged from $15 million to $60 million. No other drivers come close to his salary in Formula 1 at the moment.
His father on the other hand has also earned quite a lot of money over the years. However, his net worth is not known to the public yet. What is known is that Lewis’ mother, Carmen Larbalesier has a net worth of around $4 million. Although Anthony Hamilton and Carmen Larbalesier weren’t rich when Lewis Hamilton was young, they are rich now. Rich enough that they will not have to work for a single day for their entire life.
Anthony Hamilton spent most of his time helping his son in his career. Today, he has raised a successful gentleman who continues to showcase his talent and character every single day. Lewis Hamilton will always be grateful to have had a father like Anthony Hamilton.