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Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán, better known as Juan Pablo Montoya, was born in Bogota, Colombia on September 20, 1975. He is a professional race car driver, having competed in Formula One (F1), National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART), and now IndyCar.

So just how rich is Juan Pablo Montoya? He has an estimated net worth of $35 million. Aside from his race car winnings, Montoya has made his fortune from his endorsement and royalties on merchandise.

Juan Pablo Montoya Net Worth $35 Million

Even at an early age, Montoya was already immersed in the world of racecar driving. His father Pablo, an architect and motorsport fan, taught him carting techniques. From 1981, he won four years straight at the Colombian National Carting Race and went on to win Colombian Formula Renault races in 1992. He then moved to Europe and joined the Formula 300 team, garnering four wins, seven pole positions, and nine podium finishes in twelve races during the 1998 F300 season. He made the move to CART in the US where he won the CART championship at the age of 24, the youngest in CART history, and was also named Rookie of the Year. He also competed at the Indianapolis 500 and won in his first attempt, becoming the first ever Colombian to bag the championship.

In 2001, he began racing under Formula One, but his wins had been sporadic which were partly due to oversteering and engine issues. However, he made a huge win when he was declared champion at the 2003 Grand Prix Monaco, with two victories and a third-place finish. After being criticized for his lack of fitness, he began a fitness regime in 2005 which ended when he injured his shoulder after the Malaysian Grand Prix. He retired from F1 with seven victories and 30 podium finishes in 94 starts and went on to sign under NASCAR. In his first year, he won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). This made him the second person, after Mario Andretti, to take home all three Indianapolis 500, Formula One, and NASCAR cup race championships. He then became a two-time winner in the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2009, he became the first foreign born racer to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, finishing in eight-place in the series endings. He retired from NASCAR in 2013, where he remains the only foreign-born driver to win multiple races in NASCAR’s premiere series. Later that year, it was announced that Montoya would be returning to IndyCar where he is currently competing. He once again claimed victory at the 2015 Indianapolis 500 after his win in 2000. Apart from his racecar driving career, he owns a business and a distribution company in Miami. His net worth is still growing.

Montoya married fellow Colombian and former model, Connie Freydell, in their native land back in 2002. They are currently living in Miami with three children, Sebastian, Paulina, and Manuela. As part of his duties as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, he and his wife started the Formula Shine Foundation in 2003 which provides opportunities for children, from poverty and violent-stricken neighborhoods in Colombia, through sports. This non-profit organization currently supports over 5,000 children in five cities.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 20, 1975
Birth place: Bogotá, Colombia
Height:1.68 m
Profession:Race car driver
Nationality:Colombia
Spouse:Connie Freydell (m. 2002)
Children:Sebastian Montoya Freydell, Paulina Montoya Freydell, Manuela Montoya Freydell
Parents:Pablo Montoya
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 2009 he became the first non American driver to enter the Chase for the Cup in Nascar's top category (the Sprint Cup). He finished the season in 8th position.
2Along with team mates Scott Pruett, Dario Franchitti and Memo Rojas, won for the second time in a row the Rolex 24 at Daytona driving the #01 Ganassi/Telmex Lexus Riley. With this win, team Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates became the first team to capture a Rolex 24 at Daytona overall victory in three consecutive years.
3During 2007, he won the Ray Bestos Rookie Award for the Nascar Nextel Cup after finishing 20th in the general standings. He became the first Latin American driver and second non American-driver (after Canadian Earl Ross in 1974) to win a race in Nascar's top category.
4Daughter Paulina, born September 11, 2006.
5In 2007, he'll drive for Chip Ganassi's NASCAR Team, replacing Casey Mears on the #42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge. He drove for Chip Ganassi during 1999 and 2000 on the CART Championship.
6He left Formula One in the middle season of 2006. He said that he will join NASCAR series in 2007 and his team McLaren Mercedes decided to replace Montoya by Spanish F1 drver Pedro de la Rosa starting from French GP.
7Juan Pablo finished fourth in the Formula 1 2005 Championship. He scored 60 points and won three races: Britain, Italy and Brazil. He also took one Pole Position at Belgium. The McLaren-Mercedes Benz team finished second in the Constructors Championship.
8Connie welcomed their first child, son Sebastian, on April 11th, 2005 he weighed in at 6 pounds 9 ounces
9Until now, Juan Pablo Montoya is just one of two drivers that have won two out of the three most famous, historic and legendary races in the world: the Indianapolis 500 (2000) and the Monaco Grand Prix (2003), along with the late Graham Hill, who also won the third one, the 24 Hours of LeMans.
10He won the last race of 2004, the Brazilian GP
11Left BMW Williams F1 team to join McLaren-Mercedes Benz along with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen for 2005 season
12In 2003 Formula One season, he won in two races (Monaco and Germany) and finished third overall in the drivers championship, behind Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) and Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren-Mercedes).
13Has a brother and two sisters.
14He drives for the BMW-Williams team in the Formula One since 2001.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His helmet colors (Yellow, blue and red)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Driven2001Race Car Driver (as Juan Montoya)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Formula 1: Ten Sport2016TV SeriesHimself - Podium interviewer
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2015TV MovieHimself
Gonchi la película2015Documentary
Formula 1: BBC Sport2014TV SeriesHimself
My Life as a Dad2014TV SeriesHimself
40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2014TV MovieHimself
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg2014TV MovieHimself
Toyota/Save Mart 3502013TV MovieHimself
NASCAR on Fox2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 Toyota/Save Mart 3502012TV MovieHimself
Top Gear2012TV SeriesHimself
2011 Toyota/Save Mart 3502011TV MovieHimself
Pepsi Max 4002010TV MovieHimself
2010 Toyota/Save Mart 3502010TV MovieHimself
2010 Budweiser Shootout2010TV MovieHimself
Pepsi 5002009TV MovieHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself
Pepsi 5002008TV MovieHimself
2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Texaco-Havoline Dodge
2008 NASCAR Lenox Industrial Tools 3012008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline-Texaco Dodge
2008 NASCAR Lifelock 4002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Big Red Slim Pack Dodge
2008 NASCAR Pocono 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline-Texaco Dodge
2008 NASCAR Crown Royal Dan Lowry 4002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline Dodge
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Wrigley's Big Red Dodge
2008 NASCAR Samsung 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Texaco-Havoline Dodge
2008 NASCAR Daytona 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline Dodge
TNA Impact! Wrestling2008TV SeriesHimself
Nextel Cup UAW-Ford 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline Dodge
Sharp Aquos 5002007TV MovieHimself
NASCAR in Primetime2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 Pennsylvania 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Havoline Dodge
NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 4002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #42 Texaco Havoline Dodge
Once Again!2006VideoHimself
Stars in der Manege2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
Fantastic Fernando!2005VideoHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself

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