What is Kimi Raikkonen's net worth? Finnish racer announces retirement from Formula 1
The 2007 F1 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen announced retirement from the sport at the end of the ongoing Formula One season. He made the announcement on his Instagram handle on Wednesday, September 1. Raikkonen is currently racing for the Alfa Romeo team.
"This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1. This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision but after this season it is time for new things. " Kimi Raikkonen said in his statement. He further added, "Even though the season is still on, I want to thank my family, all my teams, everyone involved in my racing career and especially all of you great fans that have been rooting for me all this time. Formula 1 might come to an end for me but there is a lot more in life that I want to experience and enjoy. See you around after all of this! Sincerely Kimi." Formula 1 said in a statement, "We are going to be sad to see you go, Kimi A titan of our sport. What a career!"
Kimi Raikkonen was born on October 17 of 1979 in Espoo, Finland. He began his career at age 10 in karting and by age 15, he was competing in karting races in Monaco. Eventually, he graduated to bigger races, such as the Nordic Championship, the European Formula Super A Championship, the Formula Ford Euro Cup, the British Formula Renault winter series, and the Formula Renault UK Championship. Kimi Raikkonen made his F1 debut with Sauber in 2001 and quickly established himself as one of the brightest young talents in the game. Having won 21 Grand Prix as of 2020, Raikkonen is the most successful Finnish Formula One racer of all time. He experienced the most success with Ferrari. Outside of Formula One, Kimi participated in a wide range of other motorsport events, including the World Rally Championship, NASCAR, snowmobile races, and others.
What is Kimi Raikkonen's net worth?
Kimi Raikkonen made well over $50 million per year at his peak and was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. In 2008, Kimi sold his home in Finland for €14.5 million. He then purchased a luxurious beachfront property in Phuket, Thailand for $1.5 million. In 2009, he bought a home in Baar, Switzerland for $24 million. The villa, which is situated a short drive from Zurich, features 3,000 square feet of living space, outdoor pools, and of course a large underground garage. In 2014, Kimi purchased another home in Helsinki for €3 million. Reportedly, Kimi owns additional properties in Dubai, Porkkola, and Tahko. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kimi Raikkonen's net worth is $250 million.
'Thank you Kimi'
As soon as the news of his retirement broke out, Kimi Raikkonen's fans posted messages on social media thanking the star for 'many memories'. One fan wrote, "Thank you Kimi for all those wonderful moments and laughs" Another tweeted, "What an absolute legend. Kimi, you will be sorely missed. F1 will not be the same without you. Thank you for your skill, your humour and for your radio messages. But mostly, thank you for your kindness x" One tweet read, "Thanks for the memories in F1 Kimi, you’ll forever be a legend" Thank you for all the years and memories Kimi, especially the ones in red You will be truly missed."
Thank you Kimi for all those wonderful moments and laughs 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XO9xWaC5w9— Jens Munser Designs (@JMD_helmets) September 1, 2021
What an absolute legend. Kimi, you will be sorely missed. F1 will not be the same without you.— Nathalie McGloin (@nathaliemcgloin) September 1, 2021
Thank you for your skill, your humour and for your radio messages.
But mostly, thank you for your kindness x pic.twitter.com/QjTnwiMgfS
Thanks for the memories in F1 Kimi, you’ll forever be a legend— Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) September 1, 2021
Thank you for all the years and memories Kimi, especially the ones in red ❤️🙏— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) September 1, 2021
You will be truly missed.
Grazie Kimi pic.twitter.com/SNOL8UOp4E