Lewis Hamilton’s Net Worth Revealed As F1 Star Plots Bold Manchester United Takeover With Jim Ratcliffe

Lewis Hamilton’s Net Worth Revealed As F1 Star Plots Bold Manchester United Takeover With Jim Ratcliffe

Martin Moses
  • INEOS owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe could be joined by Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton in bidding for Manchester United
  • The Glazers family are open to listening to potential buyers after recent years of intense fan protests
  • Hamilton and Ratcliffe are reportedly close friends with the latter having invested in Mercedes

Record Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton is reportedly considering the idea of buying Manchester United together with one of the United Kingdom's richest men, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Current Manchester United owners, the Glazer family, has been facing backlash from fans and recently revealed they would be open to selling the club.

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Manchester United fans hold anti-Glazers banners on December 21st. Photo by Jan Kruger.
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The announcement drew interest from a number of tycoons who are preparing to face off to take over England's most successful club.

The Mirror reports that the list of suitors is long, but INEOS owner Sir Ratcliffe is among the serious candidates to buy the club. Ratcliffe is a long-time Manchester United fan.

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It won't be the first time he has considered buying an English club after unsuccessfully bidding to get Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last season.

Hamilton was part of Ratcliffe's bid at that time and is believed they will table a joint bid for the Red Devils. The Mercedes driver is still going at 38 years of age but has already put plans in motion for his retirement.

Hamilton's networth

He recently invested in NFL club the Denver Bronchos. Hamilton is listed in the best-paid athletes list in the world by Forbes with a net worth of approximately 235 million euros.

He has in the past referred to Ratcliffe as a friend and business partner. The INEOS owner is a part owner of the Mercedes team alongside the Team Principal, Toto Wolff.

Fans speculate over Hamilton's girlfriend

Sports Brief has also reported that Lewis Hamilton has always played his private relationships close to his chest.

The record Formula 1 champion has always been about flying from one Grand Prix to another, chilling with his dog Roscoe and enjoying a little bit of downtime during the off-season.

Talking of downtime, the Mercedes driver is currently in Antarctica for his holidays, as he cools off from arguably his worst-ever season since he started racing.