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Chad Anthony Knaus was born on the 5th August 1971 in Rockford, Illinois, USA, and is probably best known for being a crew chief in NASCAR, who is currently driver Jimmie Johnson‘s chief in Hendrick Motorsports, in the Sprint Cup Series. He is the only crew chief in NASCAR to have won five championships in a row. He has worked for four teams, including Melling Racing, Tyler Jet Motorsports, etc. His career has been active since 1991.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Chad Knaus is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Chad’s net worth is over $5 million, as of mid- 2016. The main source of this amount of money is his successful career in the sports industry as a NASCAR crew chief. Another source is coming from his career as a NASCAR commentator. Beside that, he has also provided his voice for several video games, which have also increased his net worth.
Chad Knaus Net Worth $5 million
Chad Knaus spent his childhood in his hometown; he is the son of John Knaus, who was a crew chief. Thus, his love for cars came at a very young age, when he started helping his father at his job, and began participating in a number of races, including in the Rockford Speedway championship season.
As he grew older his ambitions became bigger, and he moved to North Carolina in 1991 to pursue a career in stock car racing. He found engagement firstly in Stanley Smith’s stock car team, then two years later found the job at the Hendrick Motorsports. Ever since then his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. He worked as the general fabricator, and moved to managing of the body construction including chassis program.
In 1997 he became the car chief for Dale Earnhardt, working with Steve Park; the following season he joined the Tyler Jet Motorsports, then in 1999 he joined Melling Racing, becoming the chief of the Dodge development team, and working with Stacy Compton as her crew chief. The two have achieved several notable results, including one top 10 finish at the Daytona 500.
The next year he returned to the Hendrick Motorsports, and ever since has worked closely with Jimmie Johnson, recording 61 wins, which resulted in five straight NASCAR Sprint cup series titles, which certainly helped increase the overall size of his net worth by a large margin.
Apart from his successful career as a crew chief, Chad has also worked as a commentator for NASCAR Performance, which has also contributed a lot to his net worth.
Furthermore, his voice has been used in several NASCAR video games, for the crew chief character, including NASCAR 08 and NASCAR 09, increasing further his overall wealth.
During his career, he was suspended several times by NASCAR officials for breaking minor rules dealing with body specifications, which resulted in money fines, which negatively affected his net worth, and in addition, he missed several races through 2007 and 2012 seasons.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Chad Knaus has been married to Brooke Werner, a former Miss Sprint Cup, since August of 2015. The couple currently resides in Mooresville, North Carolina.