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Danica Sue Patrick was born on the 25th March 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin USA, and has Norwegian blood, from her mother`s side. Danica is best known to the word as an auto racing driver, becoming the first and only woman in American history to win the 2008 Japan Indy 300 series.

Have you ever wondered how rich Danica Patrick is? According to sources, it is estimated that Danica`s overall net worth is $70 million, an amount acquired mostly through her career as a racer, however, Danica has also worked as a spokesperson, representing numerous brands in commercials, including Secret deodorant in 2005 and 2006, a commercial for the ESPN`s “This Is SportsCenter” which featured Dan Patrick as well, and a sequence of commercials for GoDaddy.com.

Danica Patrick Net Worth $70 Million

Danica grew up in Roscoe, Illinois, a small village near Rockford; she has a younger sister, Brooke. Her father had a lot of influence on her career, as he himself was a racing driver, competing in motocross and midget cars. Well, ever since she was a ten year old child, Danica has had her hands on the wheel, starting with Go-Kart in 1992, but as she grew, also her appetites increased, resulting in the career she now has.

Danica attended Hononegah Community High School, situated in Rockton, Illinois, but she never finished her high school, instead, she obtained GED, and focused on a career in racing. She moved to England, and started to participate in major racing competitions, including Formula Ford and Formula Vauxhall, drawing more and more attention of people in the racing world.

In 2002 she returned to USA, and acquired an engagement with the Rahal Letterman Racing team, and slowly began to build her professional career. Starting with the Barber Doge Pro Series, she was soon pushing forward to the Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2003, finishing numerous times in the top three, although never actually winning a race. Still, this was a good start to net worth.

Nevertheless, in 2005 she was promoted to the IRL Indy Car Series 300, winning the Rookie OF The Year award. In the next years, her popularity rose as she was becoming more and more successful, and in 2008, she won the Japan Indy 300 series, increasing her net worth to a large degree, followed by a third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

From 2012, she has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and partly in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the pinnacle of auto-racing in the USA, with consistent if unspectacular results.

Over the course of her career, Danica has set numerous records, including the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish numbering 50, and becoming the first woman driver to start in pole position at the Daytona 500, among many others.

Apart from her successful career in the racing world, thanks to her good looks, Danica has also been recognized in the fashion industry, serving as a model for Sports Illustrated and several other magazines, which has also benefited to her net worth.

Adding to her net worth, she has also appeared in a number of music videos, including Jay-Z`s “Show ME What You Got” and Miranda Lambert`s “Fastest Girl In Town”.

Danica has also tried herself as an author, publishing her autobiography entitled “Danica: Crossing The Line” (2006).

Regarding her personal life, Danica was married to Paul Edward Hospenthal, her physical therapist from 2005 to 2012. For the time being, since 2013 she has been in a romantic relationship with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who is also a NASCAR race driver.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 25, 1982
Birth place: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Height:1.57 m
Profession:Racing driver
Education:Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, Illinois, Women in the Winner's Circle Driver Development Academy
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paul Edward Hospenthal (m. 2005–2013)
Parents:T.J. Patrick, Bev Patrick
Siblings:Brooke Patrick
Awards:2005 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year (2005), IndyCar Series season Rookie of the Year (2005), IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver (2005–2010), NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver (2012)
Nominations:Daytona 500 pole winner (2013), First woman to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole, First woman to lead the Daytona 500, Highest woman finisher in a NASCAR's top 3 series race 4th place, First woman to win an IndyCar Series race
Movies:Wicked Bites (TV Series (TV Series), 2014-2015), The Simpsons: "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?", Blaze and the Monster Machines (2016), CSI: NY (2010), Chopped (2013), Four Weeks In May, T.E.A.M.W.O.R.K. (training videos), NASCAR on Fox (2001-)
TV shows:Girl Racers (2005), Jim Rome Is Burning (2003-2012)
Books:Danica: Crossing the Line (2006), Pretty Intense (2018)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1From a Slavic word meaning "morning star". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star.
2In the Boost Mobile Motorola AGR No. 7 IndyCar finished in third place at the Indianapolis 500. This was her third consecutive top-5 finish in 2009. [May 2009]
3finished in 1st place ahead of 15 other racers during the INDY Car Open Test at Miami Homestead Speedway. Patrick posted the quickest lap during the five-hour session of 1.5 miles in 25.0772 seconds (213.182 mph). [February 2008]
4In the Motorola AGR No. 7 IndyCar finished in fourth place at the Long Beach Grand Prix in California. [April 2009]
5After completing the 2008 IndyCar season at Chicagoland with a career high in the final season standings of 6th place, she then filmed the opening sequence for the National Football League's 2008 Sunday Night Football coverage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway which featured Patrick driving John Madden in his Madden Cruiser. [September 2008]
6In the Motorola AGR No.7 INDY car finished in first place at the Twin Ring Motegi Japan 300. She became the first female to win a major auto racing event worldwide. [April 2008]
7In the GoDaddy Andretti Autosport No. 7 Honda Dallara finished in 2nd place at the Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar Firestone 550. [June 2010]
8As part of a four driver team, drove the AT&T Childress Howard No. 2 Crawford DP08 during the late night segment of the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona. [January 2009]
9Her book, "Danica - Crossing the Line", begins selling. [April 2006]
10In the GoDaddy Andretti Autosport No. 7 Honda Dallara finished in 2nd place at the Indy 300 in Miami. [October 2010]
11In the Motorola AGR No.7 INDY car finished in second place at the road coarse Detroit Grand Prix at Bell Isle in Detroit, Michigan. [September 2007]
12Based in Scottsdale, Arizona. [2010]
13Supporter of breast cancer research.
14Separated from her husband of 7 years Paul Hospenthal. [November 2012]
15Loves to cook. Studied at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, California.
16Campaign ambassador for Drive4COPD.com. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) had taken away her grandmother.
17Danica Patrick became the first IndyCar driver's image to be added to the famed ESPN Pardon the Interruption (PTI) set backdrop.
18Danica Patrick was selected as a finalist for the Time Magazine annual "Time 100" which honors the most influential people in politics, sports and pop culture worldwide.
19Signed with IMG's Alan Zucker and Mark Steinberg in February of 2009 to represent her marketing and endorsement efforts. IMG is widely considered the world's premier and most diversified sports and entertainment company with such clients as Tiger Woods, Jeff Gordon, Peyton Manning, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Madden, Bob Costas, Gisele Bündchen and Drew Barrymore, among others as clients.
20Featured in two commercials during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1st, 2009. According to TiVo, the mock congressional hearing commercial with Patrick was the "most-watched commercial in the Super Bowl".
21Danica Patrick topped golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion Eli Manning as the most searched for athlete in 2008, according to AOL's annual list of top Web, mobile and video searches.
22At just 20 years old, Danica Patrick participated in the Long Beach Pro Celebrity Race in an effort to secure a seat in CART's developmental Toyota Atlantic Series. Patrick, who had been racing overseas in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford, was greeted with disdain by some. Patrick then agreed to a bet with Tommy Kendall in an effort to prove herself. Whoever won the race would get to lead the other driver down pit lane by a leash and collar. Patrick responded by leading all pro and celebrity drivers in becoming the first female pro to win the event and, coincidentally, the bet.
23The Business Week Power 100 ranking was released on October 3rd, 2008 and listed the most powerful people in sports worldwide. Danica Patrick was listed as the top female on the list at number 50.
24In 2008 Danica Patrick continued her upward ascent in the unified IndyCar Series after finishing the season standings in 6th place, the highest ever for a woman including Patrick who had finished in 7th the year before.
25The $21 million dollar value of the three year contract accepted by Danica Patrick and Andretti Green Racing in 2007 was the most lucrative in the history of IndyCar, Champ Car or CART to date. This value did not include additional revenue streams secondary to sponsorship, performance incentives and merchandising.
26In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked her at #9 in the highest paid female athletes in the world. Danica Patrick was the first female athlete in the list that did not play tennis or golf.
27Ranked #91 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
28Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared April 26th, 2008 as "Danica Patrick Day" in the state. The governor stated he was honoring Patrick for her "sparkling achievements" and first IndyCar Series victory.
29Danica Patrick's Rahal Letterman Racing No.16 Panoz IR5 IndyCar was formally placed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for permanent display on May 5th, 2008. This was the car that Patrick piloted when she became the first female to lead the Indianapolis 500 in 2005. Patrick finished the race in fourth place, the highest finish ever for a female at the Indianapolis 500.
30Her INDY Car victory in April, 2008 at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi 300 led to a massive increase in Internet searches for the driver of the No. 7 Motorola car for Andretti Green Racing. According to Yahoo.com, searches for her spiked 1,463% percent in one day.
31Earned approximately $5 million in endorsements during the 2007 INDY Car Series campaign.
32In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked her at #97 in the top 100 most powerful athletes in the world. This was her third year in a row within the Forbes top 100.
33Danica Patrick enjoyed her best season yet in the Motorola AGR No.7 during the 2007 INDY Car Series when she at one point led the Indianapolis 500 and three other races, finished 3rd at Texas and Nashville, and finished 2nd at Detroit.
34Contacted by several NASCAR teams in 2006 and 2007 but declined their offers and elected to sign with Andretti Green Racing and race INDY cars.
35Voted INDY Series "Most Popular Driver" for 2007. This was her third consecutive award.
36Ranked #69 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
37Named #42 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
38Was named one of the 100 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2006.
39Got hooked on racing when her sister, Brooke, took up go-carts (Brooke lost interest, Danica didn't).
40Witnessed the crash between Paul Dana and Ed Carpenter at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida which had resulted in Paul Dana's death. (March 26, 2006)
412005 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year.
42At 16, went to England to learn how to race.
43May 29, 2005 - First female ever to lead in the Indy 500
44In 2005 became the fourth woman (following Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher) to drive in the Indianapolis 500 auto race. She finished in 4th place, the best ever result for a female driver.
45At the 2000 Formula Ford Festival in England, she finished in second place, the best result any American driver ever earned in the race.
46She grew up in Roscoe, Illinois and attended Hononegah Community High School.
47She has a younger sister, Brooke.


Quotes

#Quote
1He's a really fantastic driver and I'm actually excited and honored to be out there with him this weekend. I remember when I first came back to the United States, Paul was in Champ Car then. He's so good and he's just always so fast in qualifying and he's tough out there ... I remember that from when I was a kid, too. I've always been a Paul Tracy fan.
2One of the things that happens after I won, is that you want to win again so quickly. You get a little taste and you want it back.
3What stands out about racing in Canada is how educated and how excited all the fans are.
4Winning was always the goal; it was really one of the only times I put 'girl' into my vocabulary - like it would be nice to be the first woman to do that. What it changes is things on the outside like the media, the endorsements and the fan attention. It doesn't change me as a driver.
5The Indy 500 is the reason I started racing, the dream of winning this race has been my single focus since I was a kid. Through all the ups and down, it's the one thing that kept me going.
6I will say that it started, that whole being angry thing, because I wanted people to know that I wasn't OK with finishing sixth, I wasn't OK with driving my butt off and finishing eighth. I wasn't OK with those results. I'm not OK with finishing third.
7I want to win races and I wanted people to know that.
8It's difficult to lose a guy like Dario, not only because he's a great driver but because he's a good friend, too. We're going to miss him. But the series made great strides over the past couple of years and this year in particular. I was asked in Detroit why I wasn't the big story after my best finish, and that's awesome. It's about having many story lines, and I think the league is developing that.
9"I drive pretty fast even on the highway in my Lamborghini. I don't like to drive at enormous top speed, but I do like to drive a little bit faster than everyone else. So if everybody on the highway is doing 80, I'll do 82 or something, and if people are driving 60, I'll want to do 62. I think there's something in my blood, in my instincts, that makes me want to overtake." (Newsweek, Sept. 25, 2006)
10Everybody loves to cheer for the under dog, and I definitely am, I'm a rookie.
11I'm a race car driver, and I'm a very competitive one.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete
2012Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Female Athlete
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Athlete


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wicked Bites2014-2015TV Series
CSI: NY2010TV SeriesLiza Gray

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHerself
Today2005TV SeriesHerself
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Girl Racers2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams2005TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003TV SeriesHerself
Party with Spike World Premiere Special2003TV MovieHerself
Marvel and ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Origins - Danica Patrick2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Toyota/Save Mart 3502015TV MovieHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis2014Herself
Bystander Revolution2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Squawk Box2014TV SeriesHerself - NASCAR Racer
NASCAR on Fox2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Stewart-Haas Racing
Daytona 500: Bash at the Beach2014TV MovieHerself - Host
Bethenny2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialHerself
2013 American Country Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Racecar Driver
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Toyota/Save Mart 3502013TV MovieHerself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sonic Driver's Ed: Cooperative Driving2013Video shortHerself
Sonic Driver's Ed: Accidents2013Video shortHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed2012Video GameHerself (voice)
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Danica Patrick's Ping Pong Prank2012ShortHerself
Katie2012TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Winner:Favorite Female Athlete
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20122012TV MovieHerself - Go Daddy Girl
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Simpsons2010TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Goes on Jimmy
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2009TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter
The Fast, Fast World of Danica Patrick2009TV MovieHerself
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Danica: Five Years Running2009TV MovieHerself
Nikon Indy 3002008TV MovieHerself
The Power of Dreams - Dream the Impossible2008TV Series documentary shortDanica patrick
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHerself
Mike & Mike2008TV SeriesHerself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHerself
2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview2008TV MovieHerself
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show2008Video documentaryHerself
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHerself
ESPNEWS2008TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself
American Chopper: The Series2007TV SeriesHerself
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Pardon the Interruption2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Too Late with Adam Carolla2005TV SeriesHerself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - GoDaddy Spokesperson
Mike & Mike2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
Pardon the Interruption2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest2008TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Rome Is Burning2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHerself

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