Danica Patrick is a retired open-wheel driver known to be the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Even though she is done with her NASCAR racing days, leaving the car racing tracks for others to explore, the sportswoman has so much going for her till date. So while her earning throughout her career is running in the millions, she is still earning making sufficient dough as a retiree. But what is her exact net worth? Here’s a highlight of her achievements thus far.
Danica was born Danica Sue Patrick on March 25, 1982, in Beloit Wisconsin but she grew up in Illinois. She has a sister named Brooks who is a physical therapist for children. The siblings were both raised by parents Terry Joseph T.J Patrick and Beverly Ann. Her father also raced cars. The open-wheel sportswoman attended Hononegah Community High School in Illinois. While in school she tried out numerous sports but it was car racing that she really felt at home with. Her interest in the game was influenced by a Go-kart she and sister used in car racing growing up.
She started Kart racing growing up with her parents playing Crew Chief and statistician for her. At age 16, she went to the Midwest to compete in the intense world of European road racing. She gradually rose to the limelight to become everybody’s favorite for coming out in the 4th place in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 the first time she participated in the race. That made her the first woman to break such record but that wasn’t the biggest milestone for Danica. In 2008, she set new records with her victory in the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 as the first woman for the second time to race away with a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series.
She continued to create history with her performance and made an enviable mark over the years. Currently, she has retired from car-racing with both a good name and enormous wealth.
Danica Patrick’s Net Worth
It is known in many official quarters that Danica is the most successful woman in the fast car sports which means she enjoys not just fame but also wealth. Her earning throughout her career is one of the most remarkably scrutinized things about her. To be precise, Forbes listed her as Nascar’s 7th highest earning driver of the year in 2017 for recording a total earning of $12.2million and 7.2 million in salary and winnings. A year before that, she was the highest earning female athlete.
The bigger part of her wealth comes from her numerous endorsements including Go Daddy endorsement. As a matter of fact, she has over 15 deals running. This makes her endorsement portfolio quite heavier than those of many others in the sports. Some of the notable companies she endorses their products include Coca-Cola, Peak antifreeze, Nationwide Insurance, Chevrolet and hosts of others.
Beyond endorsement deals, Danica is also an entrepreneur. She owns different lucrative businesses amongst which are a Californian vineyard which manufactures Somnium Wine and a clothing line Warrior by Danica Patrick that was launched in 2017. Considering all these sources that keep scooping up millions of dollars for the talented driver, it is okay to jump into the obvious fact that she is financially covered with her net worth placed at an estimated $60 million.
Is She Married? – Husband
Danica is currently single but has been married before. Her ex-husband was Paul Edward Hospenthal, a physical therapist she met when she had a hip injury during a yoga session. They began dating shortly after their first encounter and by 2004 they tied the knot in Scottsdale. While they seemed to be a good pair, fans found their union a little odd especially because of their 17 year age gap as Danica Patrick was 23 while Edward was 40. The relationship lasted until 2013 when the former professional monster driver filed for a divorce citing irretrievably broken marriage.
Who is She Dating Now? – Boyfriend
Just immediately Danica Patrick’s union crashed, the star officially moved on and found herself a new lover. His name was Ricky Stenhouse and he was much younger than her with 6 years between their ages. Danica wasn’t unforthcoming about the details of their affair despite contesting against each other frequently which is not out of her character.
Naturally, due to the age difference, her relationship with the two-time reigning Nationwide Series champion didn’t seem to make sense to many but the lovers didn’t give a crap about what people thought of their affairs. They stayed strong together for years before the affair went south in 2017. Since Danica is not in the habit of taking too long to heal from a failed relationship, the superstar didn’t wait to start dating Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers soon after.
She and the American football quarterback met at the ESPY’s (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards in 2012. At their first meeting, they exchanged email address and not a phone number. They kept in touch to an extent and didn’t talk at all in some years. The lovers who call each other Chicago and Green Bay started dating in 2018 and it was around this time that they exchanged phone numbers.
Danica is a stunning woman with good height and physique. Her body stats include; height 5′ 2” (1.57 m), weight 100lb (45kg). Her body measurements for bust, hip and waist are 33-24-34 inches.