Danica Patrick is a well-known American professional car racing driver who started her career by appearing in the kart racing. She is the most successful woman in open-wheel racing of America. She is also an advertising spokeswoman and model. Patrick has competed in several events and has finished seven times inside the top 10. She is represented by Excel Sports Management and IMG talent agency. Keep reading to know more about Danica Patrick’s net worth in 2018.
Danica Patrick Early Life
Danica Sue Patrick was born to Terry Jose Patrick Jr. and Beverly Ann Patrick on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was raised in Roscoe, Illinois.
She attended Hononegah Community High School but dropped out of school and got her GED certification. She started go-karting when she was 10 years old.
Patrick moved to Milton Keynes in England when she was 16 years old. She is the celebrity spokesperson of DRIVE4COPD. During her spare time, she enjoys yoga, experiencing new food and culture, and also cooking.
Danica Patrick was married to her former physical therapist Paul Edward Hospenthal. The couple divorced amicably in 2012 after being together for seven years.
Danica Patrick Career, Awards & Achievement
Danica Patrick started her career at a very young age. In 1998, she appeared in the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series. During her motorsports career, she has competed in numerous tournaments like British Formula Ford Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship, IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and Rolex Sports Car Series.
Her IndyCar Series events include Rahal Letterman Racing, Andretti Green Racing, and Andretti Autosport. She has also participated in the Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2003 and 2004. In 2002, Patrick participated in the Barber Dodge Pro Series.
In 2005, she finished 12th with 325 points at the IndyCar Series. She finished at 8th place of the 2008 IndyCar Series.
She has also hosted several television shows on Spike TV. In 2008, Danica Patrick appeared on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Late Show with David Letterman. In 2005, she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She has also appeared in much other television shows including ‘Cake Boss’, ‘Pocono Raceway’, ‘CSI: NY’, and ‘The Simpsons’. She has also appeared in the music videos by Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, and Colt Ford.
She has done numerous commercials like Secret deodorant and Honda Civic Coupe.
Awards & Achievements
Danica Patrick has been named Rookie of the Year in 2005 by both Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Series. She was named as the most popular driver of the Indycar series from 2005 to 2010. In 2012, Patrick was named as the NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver. She was awarded the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ by March of Dimes in 2006. She has won the Kids Choice Award in 2008 and 2012.
Net Worth of Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick has an estimated net worth of more than $65 million. This fortune comes from her career as a successful car racing driver. She has participated in numerous events and has finished once in the pole position. She has also finished seven times inside the top 10.
Danica Patrick is considered one of the most popular stock car racing drivers in the world. Her popularity has won her many awards and has also featured on the list of “The 8 Greatest Moments for Women in Sports” by Marie Claire magazine. She has been an inspirational figure especially to women who have found success both in sports and as a model. Danica Patrick has also released an autobiography entitled ‘Danica: Crossing the Line’. She has appeared in several health-related campaigns.