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Paul Menard was born on the 21st August 1980, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA, and is a professional stock car racing driver, best known as a competitor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His driving skills helped him to increase his net worth significantly, since his career started in 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich Paul Menard is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Paul Menard’s net worth is as high as $30 million, earned through his successful career as a racing driver. In addition to participating in NASCAR, Menard’s father is tycoon John Menard Jr., founder of the Menards home-improvement centre chain, and that association has also helped improve Paul’s wealth.
Paul Menard Net Worth $30 Million
Paul Menard grew up in Eau Claire, where he went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He started racing at the age of eight, winning the Briggs Junior Karting Class Championship in his hometown. Later, Menard won the Briggs Medium Class before went to compete in ice racing at the age of 15, and collected 10 International Ice Racing Association wins.
When he was 20, Menard began racing in the NASCAR Re/Max Challenge Series, and finished his rookie year in 13th position. He later moved to the Andy Petree Racing team, and drove in the NASCAR Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series in 2003. In 2004, Menard secured his first ever pole position at Kansas Speedway, but it took him two years before he scored his first top-10 finish, in the NEXTEL Cup Series, and he finished the year in 6th place.
In 2007, Paul ran his first full-time Cup season, but failed to qualify for six races, attracting a lot of negative criticism saying that he couldn’t buy talent with his father’s money. Still, Menard continued to run and in 2008 he earned $3,559,130 and finished 26th in the points standings, which only added to his net worth. He didn’t have a good 2009 season, though as he ended 31st in the final point standings while he slightly improved next year finishing 23rd in the points.
In 2011, Menard switched teams and moved to Richard Childress Racing and won his first Sprint Cup race in his 167th start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding further to his net worth. He had a bad season in 2012; he crashed at Aaron’s 499 at Talladega and finished the year without a win. Menard was a bit better in 2013, but in 2014, he won the Nationwide race at Michigan, which also added a considerable amount to his net worth. Paul had his best season in 2015 when he ended in his highest-ever 14th position in the overall standings. Most recently, he recorded his career-best 3rd place at the 2016 Sprint Unlimited.
Overall, Paul Menard won the 2011 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis; he has recorded 25 Top Tens and one pole in the NASCAR Sprint series. He also won the 2006 AT&T 250 in Milwaukee, five poles in the Nationwide Series, and 73 Top Tens.
Regarding his personal life, Paul Menard has been married to Jennifer since 2012, and the couple has a daughter. The Menards are currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina.