Born on 27 June 1985 in Germany, Nico Rosberg is the son of Keke Rosberg who was the world champion of Finnish 1982. While the racer was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, he was raised in Monaco and that’s why he holds dual nationality. Nico’s father used his connection with Mercedes to pave the way for Rosberg’s karting career. Dino Chiesa, a top karting boss also supported Keke Rosberg to arrange the backing for his son.
As an outcome, Rosberg started his racing career in 1996 with karting. In 2000, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton became teammates. Nico won German Formula BMW, after which he shifted to ‘Formula 3 Euro Series’. Nico Rosberg became the youngest driver to make it to F1 and then, set the fastest lap at Bahrain Grand Prix in 2006.
Nico Rosberg subjugated the series and won 9 out of 17 races by scoring 264 points against 183 points of Maximillian Gotz.
Being a professional car racer, Nico Rosberg is currently competing in Formula1 for Mercedes team. He was also a credited winner of 2005 GP2 Series as a German-Finnish driver of the ART team. After winning the series, Nico became the first driver to earn this title.
All about money
For past six years, Nico Rosberg is maintaining his position as a regular Formula One Racer, for which his team Mercedes F1 pays him approximately €10.5 Million for a year. This annual salary turns out to be a great part of Nico Rosberg Net Worth and makes him fifth highest paid driver of Formula 1 race. Starting his career from the very young age, Rosberg did a great job to reach to the position he desired of. On that note, he even tipped to new big things in F1 race. But, the entry of some of the great drivers like Sebastian Vettel at the same time proved to be a misfortune for Rosberg. This brought with it a misfortune to the racer such that he did not mark the grade to get to the expected level. When it comes to money matter, he is one of the blooming Formula 1 racers.
Mercedes F1 Salary
The current contract of Nico Rosberg with Mercedes Formula One was extended prior to the beginning of 2013. This extension of contract adds to Nico Rosberg Net Worth and gets him annual income of around €10.5 Million. This is undeniably a whopping amount and gives a boost to racer’s finances every year. In addition to the annual salary, Nico Rosberg also received bonuses for victory in grand prix. Endorsement deals act like an add-on for Nico Rosberg Net Worth and get him approx €500,000 annual in sponsorship wealth.
In 2010, a popular and leading jewelry brand ‘Thomas Sabo’ signed Nico Rosberg. Other than this, there are many more companies that want the racer to be the face of their brand. This not only increases Nico Rosberg Net Worth but also brings him close to his fans outside the racing track. Rosberg has also entered into an endorsement deal with a celebrated watch company IWC Schaffhausen.