Daniel Ricciardo is an eight-time champion race car driver with an impressive career and net worth.
Daniel Ricciardo is an Italian-Australian racing driver who last raced in Formula One driving for McLaren, under the Australian flag.
Ricciardo reached Formula One through Red Bull’s young driver programme. He was promoted to their F1 team in 2014 and scored three wins in his first year at the top team.
Ricciardo’s father was born in Sicily but emigrated to Australia at the age of eight. “I think Europe at the time was a bit difficult and a bit dark,” explained Ricciardo in 2017. “It was difficult to get ahead and I think they just thought Australia was a place of opportunity.”
However Ricciardo returned to Europe in order to make his way up the motor racing ladder. He won the British F3 championship in 2009 and progressed to Formula Renault 3.5 the following year. He finished two points behind champion Mikhail Aleshin following a setback late in the season when his car was flipped over at Silverstone.
In general, Daniel Ricciardo has had a remarkable career in racing, however, many of enthusiast car racing want to know much about his financial status. So, how much is Daniel Ricciardo worth right now?
|Celebrated Name:||Daniel Ricciardo|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Profession:||Race car driver|
|Full Real Name:||Daniel Joseph Ricciardo AM|
|Date of Birth:||July 1, 1989|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Place of birth:||Perth, Australia|
What is Daniel Ricciardo’s net worth?
Daniel Ricciardo is an Australian racing driver who has a current net worth of $50 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
In 2021, with McLaren, Ricciardo became the 7th highest earning F1 driver on the grid, with a salary of $15 million per year. According to reports, Ricciardo had an annual salary of $29 million in 2020.
In August 2018, Daniel Ricciardo signed a two-year contract with Renault that pays him an astonishing $35 million per year. Under his previous contract with Red Bull he was making $6 million per year.
The Australian driver has been sponsored by the likes of Go Pro, Blue Coast, Puma, and more.
Ricciardo has also been sponsored by carsales.com, a website that is primarily used for vehicle classifieds. Recently, Ricciardo extended his contract with car sales for two more years.
Since 2017, Ricciardo has been teaming up with the premium hat company Melin to release a line of hats resulting from a collaboration between Daniel and Melin.
Where does Daniel Ricciardo live? In November 2018, Daniel spent $13 million to buy a mansion in Beverly Hills.
Daniel Ricciardo: Stats and on-track Achievements
A ninth-placed finish saw Ricciardo score his first set of points in Australia in 2012. His first podium came at the Spanish GP in 2014 when he finished third. He followed it up with another third-place finish in Monaco. The Perth native snatched his maiden win at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. Ricciardo went on to win two more races that year, in Hungary and Belgium.
While Ricciardo wowed fans with his incredible racecraft, he also has a unique taste in helmets. Daniel Ricciardo’s 2019 lid, with the words “Stop Being Them” caught everyone’s attention and instantly became a fan favorite.
His 2020 helmet is an evolution of the 2019 lid, with some crazy color combinations that truly stand out. It was a similar crazy design in 2021 as well, with the theme being ‘All good, all ways’.
During the rest of his career, he took five more wins. They were in Malaysia 2016, Azerbaijan 2017, China 2018, Monaco 2018, and the latest victory arrived at Monza 2021. His highest position in the Drivers’ Championship has been third in 2014 and 2016.
In a career spanning nearly a decade, Ricciardo has competed in 214 Grand Prix weekends, winning eight races and clinching 32 podiums. The Australian has scored 1285 points so far in his F1 career.
Why Daniel Ricciardo is at the races despite retirement talk.
Daniel will not take part in any of the 2023 races, and as of now 2024 is still up in the air. The Athletic confirms the Australia native revealed his intentions during a recent press conference in Melbourne.
“The signs are pointing towards getting back on the grid,” the Drive to Survive star shared in a recent interview. “I feel like that’s currently where I’m tracking, at least in my head. I’ve even put myself in scenarios now where I’m like, if I got back on the grid tomorrow, what would I do differently? You just don’t have the chance when you’re in it. But I also think that everything happens for a reason.”
Daniel then added, “Having the chance to step back and just review everything from afar, and with the luxury of time as well, not to be forced to make a decision or rush anything, I feel that if I’m to get back on the grid, I honestly believe I’ll be a better version of myself. A more mature, experienced, complete version.”
Over the April 1 weekend, Daniel is in attendance at the F1 Australian Grand Prix as a “reserve driver” for Red Bull – which according to Motorsport means the driver “is on standby during grand prix weekends to fill in in case one of the regular drivers cannot drive for some reason.”
Daniel has been making headlines during this recent appearance thanks to what pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz descried as “a sad figure” as driver Max Verstappen hit the racetrack instead. “He cut a cut a sad figure on the pit wall. He is beginning to feel the pain of not being a Formula 1 driver,” Ted shared via GP Fans.
“He looked to be hating it, and I thought, ‘You don’t want to be there Danny Ric, you don’t want to be watching everybody doing what you used to love – or still love doing. Don’t do it. Don’t be on the pit wall. I think it’s much better for Danny Ric just to be in with the engineers… studying the lap times,” Ted continued.
Red Bull’s principal Christian Horner even quipped to Daniel’s former team McLaren’s CEO Zak Brown via Crash that, “We had to feed him up, I don’t know what you guys did to him!”