|Capital:||€ 50 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of wealth:||Formula 1 driver|
Nico Rosberg is a former German-Finnish Formula 1 racing driver. He is one of the most successful racing drivers in German motorsport.
Nico Erik Rosberg grew up in different cities and countries. He spent the first years of his life in his hometown of Wiesbaden, later the Rosberg family lived in Ibiza and Monaco. His mother is German, his father is the former Finnish Formula 1 world champion Keke Rosberg. The talent and the fun of racing was put into his cradle. The famous father’s connections also bore fruit. Rosberg sat in a kart for the first time at the age of six.
Rosberg started his motorsport career in kart racing under a Finnish racing license in 1996, at the age of just eleven. In 2000 he became Vice European Champion in Formula A. Rosberg’s debut in Formula racing began in 2001; he took part in several races. A year later, Rosberg switched completely to formula racing and competed for his father Keke’s racing team. The German-Finn won nine out of 20 races. Rosberg also completed his first Formula 1 test for the British racing team “Williams” this year, having previously been courted by several Formula 1 teams for his successful races. However, he chose “Williams” and started for the team under the German flag. He later did his laps with the Mercedes Grand Prix. At the Grand Prix of Malaysia, China and Great Britain, he was ranked high and finished third.
2010 marks one of Rosberg’s greatest successes in his career. As of this year, the racing driver drove his laps for Mercedes Grand Prix as a teammate of Michael Schuhmacher. Only in four races did he not finish in the top 10. At the end of the season, Rosberg was seventh in the drivers’ championship and was also able to win the duel against Michael Schuhmacher with 142 to 72 points. Two years later, Nico Rosberg achieved his first Formula 1 victory from the pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix. Rosberg won 22 further victories in the following years. In 2016, at the height of his career, he became Formula 1 World Champion. Then Rosberg turned his back on Formula 1 and resigned in December 2016, since he had achieved the greatest success of his career.
“My goal has always been to become world champion. And now I feel that it is right to stop. It feels good. There will be no comeback – that’s a thousand percent. ”
“Since I can remember, I wanted to be Formula One World Champion. At five or six years old it was still a boy’s considerations, but the older I got, the more concrete everything became. It was becoming more and more realistic to do what my father did. I feel a deep gratitude to everyone who supported me on the way to this title and who made the whole thing possible. ”
“I’m proud to be able to follow in my father’s footsteps.”
Nico Rosberg has both German and Finnish citizenship. The former Formula 1 driver now works as a TV expert and comments on Formula 1 races at RTL. He invests in the FIA Formula E championship. The German-Finn also made investments in Berlin marketing and an e-scooter start-up. His entrepreneurial skills will continue to expand in the future: In 2023 he will be an investor in the investor show “Die Höhle der Löwen”. He is also committed to the environment and, consequently, to switching Formula 1 to electric vehicles. In the course of this, he took part in the 2019 World Economic Forum and spoke about the climate crisis. Nico Rosberg speaks five languages fluently, but Finnish is not one of his father’s mother tongues. The former world champion has also found his fortune privately for a long time: he still lives in Monaco today, married his sandbox love Vivian and has two daughters.