Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of the 2017 season.
Earnhardt has been racing for over 20 years, and he is now wrapping up one of the most successful NASCAR careers in history. He is the number two top earning NASCAR driver ever, and he is now worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
So what is Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s exact net worth and salary? How much money is he leaving NASCAR with? Here’s what you need to know.
1. His Net Worth is $300 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is currently worth approximately $300 million.
This would make his net worth higher than any other NASCAR driver. The NASCAR driver whose net worth is closest to Earnhardt’s is Jeff Gordon, and his is about $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Some of Earnhardt’s wealth no doubt comes from his father, who was also a famous NASCAR driver. Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s net worth is $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
2. He Makes About $23 Million Per Year
In recent years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has brought home between $20 million and $25 million each year.
In 2016, Earnhardt’s salary was about $23.5 million, according to Forbes. This was in spite of the fact that Earnhardt suffered a concussion that year and was not able to race for several months.
He also in 2016 was again voted NASCAR’s most popular racer.
3. Sponsorship on His Car Is Worth $1 Million Per Race
Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings in a significant amount of money every time he races just from sponsors.
According to Forbes, sponsorship on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car is worth approximately $1 million per race.
In recent years, one of the primary sponsors of Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been Nationwide, while some of his other sponsors include Mountain Dew, Chevrolet, Axalta, and Goody’s. For much of the 2000s, Budweiser was Earnhardt’s biggest sponsor.
4. In Total, He Has Made Over $400 Million Throughout His Career
Throughout his 20-year career, Dale Earnhardt has earned hundreds of millions of dollars.
To be specific, according to Forbes, Earnhardt’s total career earnings add up to $410 million. That is the second-highest total career earnings of any NASCAR driver in the history of the sport.
He’s edged out slightly by Jeff Gordon, who made $425 million throughout his career, Forbes reports. However, Gordon’s career lasted a bit longer than Earnhardt’s did.
5. He Lives on a 200-Acre Property in North Carolina
As you can imagine, someone as wealthy as Dale Earnhardt Jr. lives in an incredibly nice house.
Dale Earnhardt owns 200 acres near Mooresville, North Carolina. This property contains both Earnhardt’s house as well as a replica western town complete with a barber shop, jail cell, church, and bar, according to the USA Today.
Earnhardt’s property also features a nine-hole golf course, a go-kart track, and 40 stock cars that Earnhardt has collected.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lives with his wife, Amy, whom he married in 2016.