Debuting into Formula One Racing in 2001 with Sauber-Petronas, Kimi Raikonnen moved to McLaren Mercedes in 2002. During the 2003 and 2005 tournaments, he finished as a runner up to Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher. In 2007, he started racin for Ferrari where he became the greatest paid racer in motor sport together with his yearly salary of $51 million. On his debut year with Ferrari, he made his first Formula One World Drivers’ Championship after defeating Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. Right, his focus was driven toward NASCAR and he started driving for the Kyle Busch Motorsports. After his successful nine seasons with Formula One, Kimi Raikkonen decided to join up with the 2010 and 2011 World Rally Championship. Kimi signed a two –year deal with Lotus for Formula One racing in 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen Net Worth $180 Million
Apart from Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikonnen is one among the two F1 motorists who had the ability to make it to The Celebrity 100 of Forbes Magazine. In 2007, Fernando was 41st in position and also a year later, he ascended to the 37th place. In 2008, Fernando was named as the 26th highest paid star as well as the 5th highest paid sports personality. As of 2009, Fernando was only behind Tiger Woods in the list of highest paid athletes on earth.