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Jenson Button is one of the most well-known names in the motor racing industry, to be more precise, in the field of Formula 1. It has been announced that the overall amount of Jenson Button’s net worth reaches 105 million dollars and racing is the main source of his income. Currently, Jenson Button is a racer for the McLaren team in Formula 1. Talking about his career in Formula 1, Jenson Button has been very successful: he was the World Champion of Formula 1 in 2009 which undoubtedly increased Jenson’s net worth. Button has been accumulating his net worth as a racer since 1998.
Jenson Button Net Worth $105 Million
Jenson Alexander Lyons Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. When eight years old, Jenson got involved in karting. A year later, Button won the British Super Prix. In 1997, Button won the European Super A Championship and created the record as the youngest driver winning this championship in it’s history.
As an adult professional racer, Jenson Button has greatly increased his net worth, winning first place in the British Formula Ford Championship and Formula Ford Festival. He was a very successful and very promising young racer. Moreover, in 1999, Jenson added much to his net worth taking second place in the Macau Grand Prix and Korea Super Prix, and third place in the British Formula Three. The same year, he was fifth in the Masters of Formula 3.
Since 2000, Jenson Button has been racing in Formula One. He debuted in the BMW Williams F1 Team and raced with the above-mentioned team for the season and reached eighth position in the final list of the championship. From 2001 to 2002, Jenson raced for Mild Seven Benetton Renault team. From 2003 to 2006, Button was signed to the Lucky Strike BAR Honda team. He reached third position in the final list of the Formula One Championship in 2004. It was the best position he managed to reach with Honda team and it significantly increased Button’s net worth. From 2007 to 2008, Jenson raced with Honda Racing F1 Team. However, he took the worst position throughout his career. In 2009, Button signed a contract with Brawn GP F1 Team and this led him to the top position of the Formula One Championship in 2009. Winning the whole championship, Jenson Button added greatly to his net worth. Since 2010, Button has been racing with the McLaren Mercedes team. In 2011, Button reached second place, and in 2010 and 2012 he was fifth.
In addition to being a great racer, Button is the face of Head & Shoulders. He has founded The Jenson Button Trust and helps to raise funds for charity.
Currently, the driver lives in Monaco. Jenson Button had a long term relationship with a singer and actress Louise Griffiths. They were engaged but the couple split up. At the moment, Jenson is engaged to a model Jessica Michibata.