|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Birthday:||Jul 01, 1989|
|Age:||32 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (180cm)|
|Last Updated:||October, 2021|
Daniel Ricciardo is one of the most celebrated Formula 1 racers in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $50 million. His main source of wealth is auto racing. He is currently driving for the McLaren team. Daniel’s main goal is to win the world championship. In 2014 he earned his first podium at the Spanish Grand Prix when he finished third. Some of his outstanding career highlights were in Malaysia in 2016, Azerbaijan in 2017, China in 2018 and Monaco in 2018. He won seven races and clinched 31 podiums after successfully completing in 188 Grand Prix weekends. He has progressively worked with Red Bull for 5 years where he had 7 wins and then proceeded to join Renault in 2019 and now as of 2021, he is with McLaren. He is known for his persistent smile, incredible race craft and interesting taste in helmets. So far, he has scored over 1100 points throughout his F1 career.
How Did Daniel Ricciardo Become Rich?
Daniel Ricciardo was born in Perth, Australia in 1989. Although Daniel is of Italian descent he currently lives in Monaco. He was raised by his mom Grace and father Giuseppe Joe Ricciardo who are his greatest supporters alongside his one sister. He began karting at the tender age of 9 with the Tiger Kart Club. He races Formula one for a living. Daniel and his father share their love for racing as Daniel’s father was a racer at the Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia. He grew up with the noise and smell of race cars which is what inspired his career. His dad told him: “Do what you do best, do what makes you happy and you will thrive, find your happiness and you will thrive”. This is the quote from his dad that made him succeed in his career. In terms of education Daniel attended the Newman College in Perth.
In 2005 Daniel finished 8th in the Western Australia Formula Ford championship. He then proceeded to join Formula BMW Asia and finished 3rd after winning a scholarship into the Formula BMW Asian Championship with Eurasi Motorsport. Daniel moved to Italy where he took part in the Formula Renault 2.0 Italian series, and he came out 6th. Like fine wine that ages well with age he became good at what he does and won the Formula Renault 2.0 WEC title in 2008. In the same year he was also the runner-up in the Formula Renault Eurocup series. In 2009 he was the winner of the British Formula 3 championship. He finished top of the timesheets at the Red Bull Racing in December. In 2010 he was the runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. These are all Daniels achievements before Formula 1 from 2005 to 2010.
At the British Grand Prix, Daniel made his debut in Formula 1 in 2011 for Hispania Racing where he completed 11 races and finished 18th as his best record. In 2012 he finished 18th overall in his first full-time race season for Toro Rosso. In this very year he attended the Australian Grand Prix and scored his first Formula 1 points at their season opening and finished an impressive 9th. This nineth place finish made Daniel score his first set of points in Australia.
In 2013 Daniel finished 7th in China and Italy and was Mark Webbers replacement at the Red Bull Racing. Daniel’s breakthrough was in 2014 where he finished 3rd in the world championship with 238 points, this was when he made his first podium. He also finished 3rd place in Monaco. Daniel won two races in Hungary and Belgium in 2014. He recorded three fastest laps in 2015 resulting in him finishing 8th with 92 points in the world championship. In 2016 he won in Malaysia and took 8 podiums and finished 3rd with 256 points. He was the only driver to complete 21 races. He 2017 he does the unbelievable by taking eight podiums and wins the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. He finished overall 5th with 200 points.
In mid-2018 he announced he was leaving Red Bull after five seasons with them for a deal with Renault for two years from 2019-2020. In this same year he impressively won two of the races. After the move to Renault in 2019 Daniel finished 4th in Italy and finished 9th in the world championship with 54 points. Due to COVID-19 the season was reduced to 17 races in 2020. However, Daniel still finished with an overall 119 points and came out 5th in the season in 2020. Some of his other career highlights in 2020 include recording the fastest lap in Belgium and in his final race for the team in Abu Dhabi. He is a teammate to Lando Norris after he moved to McLaren Racing in 2021. He is 5th with 119 points in the Formula one world championship career.
What Is Daniel Ricciardo Net Worth?
Daniel Ricciardo has a net worth of $50 million. This net worth is comprised of his annual salary, cars, properties, endorsements, and personal Investments. He gets a salary from Renault of $35 million. This makes him one of the highest paid Formula 1 drivers in the world. While he was with Red Bull, he earned $6 million per year.
Daniel owns a Luxury Ford and Range Rover which makes a total of $600 000. He lives in a $13 million mansion. He has personal investments worth $4.8 million which makes up his net worth. He has endorsements that amount to $2 million. According to Forbes he was ranked 48th in the list of 2020s World’s highest-paid athletes’ earnings when he was still earning $29 million as a salary. He also makes money from his wine range called DR3 where he partnered with iconic wine brand St Hugo. His contract with Renault was worth $40 million. Daniel Ricciardo also has a shop where he sells clothing for his brand such as hoodies, T-shirts, hats, socks, and beanies. This store is also a source of money that makes up his net worth. Daniel also owns a collection of colognes that he sells in his store too.
How Daniel Ricciardo Spends His Money?
Daniel’s largest purchase is an impressive mansion for $13 million in Beverly Hills. He bought his first car, a Porsche 918 Spyder for $900 000. He then bought a Porsche 911 GT3 RS for $162 450. In 2018 he bought a Ford F-150 Raptor for $50 000. Daniel also bought an Aston Martin Valkyrie for 3.2 $million. The Toyota Hilux he owns cost him $55 150 dollars. To add on to his car collection Daniel bought a Renault Megane RS and a Renault Kadjar for an undisclosed price. His Range Rover and Ford cost him $600 000.
View on his 13-million mansion in Beverly Hills
Besides car Daniel spends his money on travelling going to countries like Greece, Monaco, Singapore, Porto Timoni, and Corfu. Daniel is also a huge fan of accessories and spends some of his money on them. He owns a Rolex day-date watch. This watch’s price starts at $33 150. He was also spotted wearing a $300 000 solid gold Patek Philippe Nautilus. He also wears Tag Heuer watches which are known to be pricey. The prices for the limited-edition Tag Heuer connected modular 45 watch is undisclosed.
Daniel loves trying new activities and as such spends money playing golf, mountain biking and climbing. Daniel loves buying colognes. He spends his money staying fit too with a range of fitness equipment that he purchases. In addition to his mansion in Beverly Hills, Daniel owns an apartment in Monaco, one-bedroom apartment in Monte Carlo and a comfortable home including a ranch in Perth.
He also spends his money on charity work where he auctioned off his Aston Martin V8 Vantage for charity. He also donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES wildlife rescue after the horrific bushfires that raged through Australia. He will also be spending money on Perth Native where he will be auctioning his race suit for charity. Daniel has 292 000 YouTube subscribers and as such makes an estimated amount of $8 million from the views. He has uploaded 32 videos and has a total of over 7 million views.
- His current girlfriend is Jemma Boskovich.
- Daniels favorite Formula 1 circuit is Monaco because there is no room for errors.
- He was fascinated by watching races from the early age of 3.
- His Favorite city is Perth, West Australia which is also his home.
- The best piece of advice he has ever received is ‘Have Fun’.
- His first car was a Toyota Hilux truck.
- Daniels believes the best part of his job is winning, and the privilege is travelling.
- He was employee of the month at INFINITE.
- In 2020 he celebrated 10 years in Formula 1.
- His helmet is famous for the words “Stop Being Them” causing it to go viral.
- He has been sponsored by brands such as Go Pro, Blue Coast, carsales.com, Amazon, Stance Socks and Puma.
- He is afraid of needles but has an impressive collection of tattoos.
- He is known as the ‘Honey badger’.
- He is inspired by Ayrton Senna and Valentino Rossi.