How much is Danica Patrick worth? Discover the net worth of the former race car driver

How much is Danica Patrick worth? Discover the net worth of the former race car driver

Kevin Omuya
updated at December 2, 2023 at 6:38 AM

Danica Patrick has undoubtedly succeeded in becoming a well-known figure in a male-dominated sport. She was and still is one of the most accomplished female drivers in American open-wheel car racing annals. How much is Danica Patrick worth? Read on to find out.

How Much Is Danica Patrick Worth?
Danica Patrick, the no.10 GoDaddy Chevrolet driver at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 29, 2014, in Hampton, Georgia. Photo: Jeff Curry
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How much does Danica Patrick make a year? She made headlines worldwide when she became the first and only female driver to win an IndyCar series race in 2008 at the Indy Japan 300. Patrick's reported annual earnings during her racing career were $10 million, with her starting salary at around $7.5 million.

Profile summary



Full name

Danica Sue Patrick




41 years old as of 2023

Date of birth

March 25, 1982

Place of birth

Beloit, Wisconsin, US




1.56m (5'1")


54kg (120lbs)

Marital status



Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2012-2017), Aaron Rodgers (2018-2020)




Professional racing driver

Best finish

5th (2009)

Net worth

$80 million

Social media

Instagram, X (Twitter)

What is Danica Patrick's net worth?

What Is Danica Patrick's Net Worth?
Danica Patrick attends the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel on April 07, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Jeff Kravitz.
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Race car driver Danica Patrick's worth is estimated at $80 million. In 2017, she was listed as the 7th most affluent NASCAR driver.

Danica Patrick's career earnings

Her total earnings were $12.2 million, including a salary of $7.2 million. The money she makes from endorsements is substantial.

Danica Patrick's endorsements

Danica's endorsement deals have propelled her to greater fame than her racing career. She was an ambassador for numerous companies, including Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Nationwide Insurance, and Tissot.

However, her long association with GoDaddy brought her the most notoriety. She also owns various businesses, including a clothing line she launched in 2017, 'Warrior by Danica Patrick', and a Californian Vineyard producing 'Warrior by Danica Patrick Somnium Wine.

Danica Patrick's houses and cars

She owns a fantastic 8,300-square-foot mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona. It features a cosmic theme, one reason Patrick calls her the "Jetsons House". The race car driver purchased the estate in 2007, citing the seven-car garage capacity. In one of her interviews, she expressed that she owned only one car (the Lamborghini), and the other car she drove was a Ford Expedition SUV, given to her by her racing sponsor, Ford.

Danica Patrick's biography

Danica was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 25, 1982. Her parents, Beverly Anna and Terry Joseph Patrick Jr., competed in snowmobile, motocross, and midget car racing.

Danica Patrick's education

Patrick attended Hononegah Community High School in his hometown of Roscoe, Illinois, and was a cheerleader there. She got her start in the sport at Wisconsin's Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead.

Danica traversed the Midwest as a kart racer, racking ten regional titles and the World Karting Association Grand National Championship. She started taking driving lessons with the Lyn St. James Foundation's program in 1996.

Is Danica Patrick married?

Is Danica Patrick married?
Race car driver Danica Patrick (L) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Rodin Eckenroth
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Danica wed Paul Edward Hospenthal, her physical therapist, in 2005. When she hurt her hip during yoga three years ago, she ended up in his office.

After splitting up seven years later, Patrick reportedly dated NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. From February 2018 until July 2020, she was dating Rodgers.

Danica began dating Carter Comstock, an American businessman, in 2021. Patrick stated definitively that they had broken up in 2022.

Danica Patrick's career and stats

Danica Patrick's career
Danica Patrick climbs from an F1 Hotlaps car after practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 22, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Photo: Mario Renzi
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Danica relocated to Milton Keynes, a town in Buckinghamshire, to further her rapidly ascending career in the United Kingdom. After three years of racing in the United Kingdom, she finished ninth in the Formula Vauxhall Championship 1999.

She placed second at the 2000 Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, earning her the Gorsline Scholarship Award for being the most promising young driver on the road course. When her funding ran out in 2001, she returned to the United States.

IndyCar Series career

In 2002, she made a deal to drive for Rahal-Letterman Racing, owned by Bobby Rahal and David Letterman, respectively. Patrick won the Indy 500 and the IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year awards in 2005.

She continued to develop over the next two years at Rahal Letterman Racing, eventually succeeding in 2007 with Andretti Green Racing. In 2008, Patrick won the Indianapolis 500 and finished the season in third place overall in the drivers' standings. Danica still placed second twice on oval tracks before she retired from IndyCar at the end of the 2011 season to focus on stock car racing.

Stock Car Career

Danica Patrick's career
Danica Patrick on February 15, 2018, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. Photo: David J. Griffin
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In 2010, Danica started racing stock cars in what was then called the NASCAR Nationwide Series but is now called the Xfinity Series. Her best result was a fourth-place finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011.

In 2012, she became only the second woman in NASCAR Nationwide Series history to start on the front row. That same year, she placed a career-high tenth in the 2012 season standings.

In 2013, Danica raced in the Sprint Cup Series for Stewart-Haas Racing in the no.10 Chevrolet SS and the Nationwide Series for Turner Motorsports. At the 2013 Daytona 500, she qualified eighth fastest and became the first woman to win the pole position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 1990.

Danica's last season was in 2017, but she returned for the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2018. In 2017, she made her decision to stop racing professionally public.

Danica Patrick's podcast

What Is Danica Patrick's Net Worth?
Danica Patrick discusses "Pretty Intense" with the Build Series at Build Studio on November 08, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Roy Rochlin
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Now that she's retired, Patrick spends much time on her podcast, 'Pretty Intense'. Many different industries and dynamics have been represented in her podcast discussions. Even though there isn't a consistent topic, debates have arisen over hot-button issues like birth control and whether or not aliens exist.

Big names like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin have already appeared in NASCAR. Other than these top drivers, star celebrities like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Trevor Hall, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Manganiello, Jay Shetty, Matthew McConaughey, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have also attended the podcast.

Social media presence

Since her retirement, Patrick's social media use has increased. She frequently uses Instagram and Twitter to give her followers an inside look at her life. As of 2023, she has 1.6 million Twitter followers and 943 thousand on Instagram.

Final word

How much is Danica Patrick worth? Her net worth has flourished due to her remarkable talent on the racecourse. She has built a substantial financial portfolio as one of motorsports' most prominent female drivers. Despite retiring from professional racing, Danica has amassed enough wealth to enjoy a comfortable and secure future.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.