Lewis Hamilton is one of the most recognisable sports stars on the planet.
He made his F1 debut back in 2007 with McLaren.
The following season Hamilton won his first world title, becoming the youngest driver ever to achieve the feat.
Hamilton went on to join Mercedes in 2013, winning another four world championships with the German constructor.
According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2019, Hamilton’s worth is estimated at £187million.
In July 2018, the F1 star signed a bumper new contract with Mercedes to become the best-paid driver in the sport’s history.
The deal is said to earn Hamilton up to £40m per year until the end of the 2020 season.
Speaking at the time, the Mercedes driver said: “I’m very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years.
“Although we have enjoyed so much success together since 2013, Mercedes is hungrier than ever – from Dr Zetsche and the board members at the top of Daimler, through (team boss) Toto Wolff and the team management, to every single person I meet in the corridors of Brixworth and Brackley.
“The competitive passion that burns bright inside me is shared by every single member of this group – always chasing the next improvement and digging even deeper to make sure we come out on top. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next two-and-a-half seasons.”
Hamilton’s income is also boosted through lucrative sponsorship deals and endorsements with the likes of IWC watches, Puma, Monster Energy Drinks and Bose.
Forbes estimated that his sponsorships alone were worth a combined £5.4m in 2017.
How does Lewis Hamilton spend his money?
Unsurprisingly, Hamilton is a fan of luxury cars.
Despite driving for Mercedes, he splashed out a reported £1.13m on a limited edition ‘La Ferrari’ in May 2015.
He has also been seen driving a Pagani Zonda 760RS and Shelby GT500.
Hamilton is also fond of travelling on two wheels, and even teamed up with MV Agusta to create a special edition ‘F4 LH 44’ motorcycle.
When he’s not tearing up the roads, Hamilton has been known to cruise around in his £5.65m 90-foot yacht or fly via his £15m private jet, a Bombardier Challenger 605.
The F1 icon also has many luxury homes and reportedly owns properties in London, Monaco, Los Angeles and New York, among others.