Valentino Rossi is an Italian MotoGP World Champion and is a professional motorcycle road racer. He is considered to be one of the best motorcycle racers ever to live on this planet since he has won nine Grand Prix World Championships and you can find 7 of them in the premier class.
If you keep reading, you will find out about his life, his career and in the end his net worth.
Valentino Rossi’s father is Graziano Rossi and was also a very famous motorcycle racer. He was born in Urbino, Marche in 1979. When he was still a boy his family moved to Tavullia, and that’s where he first rode a bike, he was still very young.
He showed great promise and talent from the very beginning. You could see it since he won the regional kart championship in 1990 so he was only 11 years old. After that, he continued winning races and making his name even more known. He was still a kart racer, so he competed in the national championship in Parma where he finished fifth.
Since his father was a racer too, Rossi decided to follow in his footsteps and become one himself. In 1996 he started racing in Grand Prix for Aprilia in the 125cc category.
He got help from his father’s friends Claudio Castiglioni, Claudio Lusuardi and Virginio Ferrari; they helped him start his career in racing by giving him a chance to race with a Cagiva Mito 125cc bike.
Although his first race did not end in the right way since he got in a crash not long after ling the pit, because of that, he finished 9th.
In 2000 he moved into the premier class and immediately started dominating the race track by winning the 500cc World Championship with Honda in 2001. After that, he won the MotoGP World championship in 2002 and in 2003 which was also with Honda.
He won another two championships in the following years, in 2004 and 2005 to be exact, but after that, he decided it was time to move to another team and signed with Yamaha with whom he won another title in 2008 as well as 2009.
After the 2010 season, he decided to change teams yet again and signed with Ducati, but that ended up being fruitless since he didn’t win anything for two straight seasons. He went back to Yamaha for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
In 2010 the Italian foreign minister, Franco Frattini, gave Rossi the first Winning Italy Award because of how he was promoting Italy and show the world how great both he and his country is.
He has won a whopping 9 Grand Prix World Championships, and 7 of them were in the premier class.
The net worth of Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi’s net worth is thought to be somewhere around $150 million. Most of that money, of course, comes from his primary profession, racing. And so far he is one of the highest earning motorcycle racers ever to come from Italy and the whole world.
His career started going upwards from 1997 since that was the first World Championship he won. Because of that, he moved into the 250cc category where he rode for Aprilia and where he yet again won the World Championship in 1999.
All the titles he has won are won brought all that money to him. He holds the record for winning the most money in a single season. He made $34 million in 2007 and $36 million in 2008.