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Ryan Hunter-Reay was born on 17 December 1980, in Dallas, Texas USA, and is a professional race car driver, best known for winning the IndyCar Series championship in 2012 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.
So just how rich is Ryan Hunter Reay? According to sources. Hunter-Reay has earned a net worth of over $5 million, as of early 2017, accumulated during his racing career, begun in the late 1990s.
Ryan Hunter-Reay Net Worth $5 million
Hunter-Reay rose to prominence in the late ’90s, when he won six national karting championships in the World Karting Association, and the 1999 Skip Barber Formula Dodge Series. He went on to compete in the Barber Dodge Pro Series and Atlantic Championship, gaining impressive results and paving his way to recognition. His net worth began to increase.
He began to compete in the Champ Car World Series in 2003, as a member of Stefan Johansson’s team American Spirit Team Johansson, winning his first Champ Car race. The following year he joined Herdez Competition, capturing his second Champ Car win and elevating his success, plus improving his net worth. He went on to compete for Rocketsports Racing in 2005.
Hunter-Reay made his IndyCar Series debut in 2007 driving for Rahal Letterman Racing and winning the series Rookie of the Year award. The following year he won the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, then went on to race for Vision Racing and A.J. Foyt Enterprises before joining Andretti Autosport in 2010, to drive for a partial season. However, the team soon signed him for the entire season and he has remained a member ever since.
In 2012 Hunter-Reay won the IndyCar Series championship, becoming the first American champion to capture that title since 2006, his popularity boosted and his wealth greatly increased. Two years later he just captured his first win in the Indianapolis 500, by 0.06 seconds, the second closest finish and the second fastest time ever. His popularity skyrocketed after this win, cementing his reputation as one of the most successful American drivers. All contributed to his net worth.
Aside from IndyCar racing, Hunter-Reay has competed in sports cars racing, such as the American Le Mans Series in 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; the Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series from 2006 to 2013, and the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2013. In the meantime, he also participated in the A1 Grand Prix for A1 Team USA in 2006, and represented the IndyCar Series in the Race of Champions in 2013 and 2014. All added to his wealth.
Ryan is the only driver to score wins in CART, Champ Car, IndyCar, ALMS and GrandAm. As such, he has earned numerous awards and honors, such as two Espy Awards for Best Driver.
Hunter-Reay has also been involved in television, appearing in the NBC Sports Network television series “IndyCar 36” and featured in the documentary “Ryan Hunter-Reay: An American Champion”.
Speaking about his private life, Hunter-Reay has been married to ex-Champ Car World Series pit reporter and off-road racing driver Beccy Gordon, whose brother is former driver Robby Gordon. The couple has three children together.
Hunter-Reay is known for being a passionate advocate of the fight against cancer, with his #28 acknowledging the estimated 28 million sufferers from cancer around the world.