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Lewis Hamilton made history when he took pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. It’s a day the 32-year-old will be mighty proud of, having been introduced to the sport by his father as a youngster.

At the tender age of 23, he became the youngest-ever world champion in 2008, winning with McLaren.

It endeared him to fans in England, as he became the first one from the country to win the title since Damon Hill in 1996. After moving to Mercedes, Hamilton went on to win twice more in 2014 and 2015.

As far as the financial side of things are concerned, it is no surprise that Hamilton made a fair share along the way.

In fact, the Stevenage-born driver is the richest star on the circuit, having signed a three year deal with Mercedes worth £100 million.

The terms stated in the contract saw Lewis maintain control of his image rights, undoubtedly a lucrative thing.

He went on to sign endorsement deals with IWC, Monster Energy, L’Oreal, Bose, Puma, MV Agusta Motorcycles and Bombardier Recreational Products.

These have earned him an extra £6 million – far more than other Formula One drivers are able to command.

His net worth, as a result, is rather mouth-watering. According to The Sunday Times, Hamilton has a fortune of £131million – putting him 838th on their list.

Amongst athletes, he is on the 10th spot as per Forbes.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list and that would not come as a surprise to most.

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