Who Is Kimi Raikkonen? A Glance At His Early Life, Net Worth, Salary and Career
Kimi Raikkonen is a Finland-based racing driver. He is considered one of the richest racing drivers. He often goes by his nickname, Iceman. His origin of a cold place has earned him this nickname. He holds the title of the most successful Finnish Formula One racer of all time.
He has also earned 21 Grand Prix in 2020. He has already raced for a wide range of Formula but he is most successful when he experiments with Ferrari. He has also participated in a wide range of other motorsport events besides Formula One.
He has partaken in World Rally Championship, NASCAR, snowmobile races among many others. Fans are curious about his life following his notorious success. His icy persona towards the media has justified his nickname and has made him a mysterious person.
Kimi Raikkonen Early Life And Wiki
Kimi Raikkonen was born on 17 October in the year 1979 making him 42 years as of 2021. He was born and brought up in Espoo, Finland. His full name is Kimi-Matias Raikkonen. He had a keen interest in racing from a very early age. He was raised in a religious family and deeply believes in God. His favorite movie is Scarface according to himself.
He started his career in karting at the tender age of 10. He was already competing in karting racing in Monaco by the time he turned 15. He was highly praised for his incredible perseverance. One such instance is when he drove his kart even after his steering wheel broke.
He, unfortunately, got into a bicycle accident which damaged his vocal cords. His voice was highly affected giving him a very unique style of speaking. He moved towards much more prestigious races later in his life. He went for the Nordic championship, the European Formula Super A Championship among many others.
He was the best performer in specifically Formula One. He won a Formula One Championship in 2007 which gave him more media exposure. The details about Kimi's educational qualifications have not been revealed to the public yet.
He joined the Sauber Formula One team when he was 21 years old. He got to compete at the Mugello Circuit the same year. He was kept a secret from the rivals of the Sauber team until he competed on the big platform. His career has also earned him a loyal fanbase over years. He has 2.7 million Instagram followers as of 2021.
Kimi Raikkonen Personal Life
Kimi was in a romantic relationship with a model named Jenni Dahlman in 2002. She had won the title of Miss Scandinavia in the year 2001. The two tied the know on 31 July 2004. But their marriage ended up in a divorce after 9 years.
He then got engaged to Minna Mari. His then-fiance is a fitness and underwear model. The couple welcomed a son named robin on 28 January 2015. Kimi got married to her in 2016 in Siena, Italy. They were blessed with a daughter named Rianna on 16 May 2017.
Kimi has also been a part of a controversy in his personal life. A woman claimed that he had been sexually harassed in 2018. She had also threatened him to publicize the sexual misconduct. But he got a clean-chit after being covered by Ferrari.
Kimi Raikkonen Net Worth, Salary, Earnings
Kimi is undoubtedly a rich man. He was also listed in The top 10 Richest F1 Drivers. He came fourth on the list which speaks volumes about his fortune. He has got two decades of experience in the field. Two decades is also plenty of time to make a fortune.
He has an estimated net worth of a whopping $200 million. He was also named the second-highest paid athlete in the whole world in the year 2009. He reportedly makes a sum of almost $8 million every year as his annual salary. He has been successful so far and his net worth is increasing rapidly every single year.