Tony Kanaan Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho on the 31st December 1974, in Salvador, Bahia Brazil, Tony is a race car driver who has competed in several championships, including Formula Europa Boxer, Indy Lights Series, Verizon IndyCar Series, Italian Formula Three among many others, securing several trophies. His career started in the late ‘90s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Tony Kanaan is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Kanaan’s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful racing career.

Tony Kanaan Net Worth $20 Million

Tony is the son of Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan and his wife Miriam, and is of Lebanese ancestry. His family was a part of the upper-middle class, as it owned its own firm, unfortunately his father died when Tony was in his teens, and his uncle stole the family money, which forced Tony to fight for every penny he could earn. A racing enthusiast, Tony moved to Italy, where he started racing and soon won the 1994 Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship. Just two year later he moved to the US, and drove a test race for the Tasman team of the Indy Lights series. In 1997 came his first Indy Lights title, while from 1998 to 2002 he competed in the Champ Car series, but in 92 races he recorded only one win, at the 1999 US 500 Presented by Toyota, held in Michigan. Then in 2002 he debuted in the Verizon IndyCar Series driving for the Mo Nunn Racing, but in 2003 switched to Andretti Green Racing, for which he drove until 2009. He won the championship in 2004, which certainly increased his fame as well as his net worth, and until the present day has 16 wins, with 67 podium finishes, increasing further his net worth. Some of his most notable wins include those accomplished at the Indianapolis 500 in 2013, after many years of near misses and bad luck, then the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2015, among many others, which only benefited to his wealth. Since 2014 has been driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

Regarding his personal life, Tony has been married to Lauren Bohlander since 2013. He is close friends with race car driver Dario Franchitti, whom he replaced in the Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014, after Dario suffered career-ending injuries in a crash in one of the races.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 31, 1974
Birth place: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Weight:147 lbs (66.678 kg)
Profession:Race car driver
Nationality:Brazilian, Lebanese
Spouse:Lauren Bohlander (m. 2013)
Parents:Miriam Kanaan, Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan
Siblings:Karen Kanaan
Nominations:Best Driver ESPY Award
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
12004 Indy Racing League Champion
2Besides Portuguese, speaks English, Italian and some Spanish.
3Race day superstitions include putting his right shoe on first, getting in the car from the left side and wearing a special pair of lucky underwear


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danica: Five Years Running2009TV Movie
Driven2001Race Car Driver

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2015TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Race Driver
40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2014TV MovieHimself
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg2014TV MovieHimself
Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers2013TV MovieHimself
Grand Prix of Baltimore2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Toronto2013TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Indianapolis 5002013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Itaipava São Paulo Indy 3002013TV MovieHimself
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama2013TV MovieHimself
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg2013TV MovieHimself
Grand Prix of Baltimore2012TV MovieHimself
GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma2012TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio2012TV MovieHimself
Edmonton Indy2012TV MovieHimself
Honda Indy Toronto2012TV MovieHimself
Indycar 362012TV SeriesHimself
Roberto Justus Mais2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2009-2010TV SeriesHimself / CQTester
The Fast, Fast World of Danica Patrick2009TV MovieHimself
Pardon the Interruption2009TV SeriesHimself
Nikon Indy 3002008TV MovieHimself
NASA 3602008TV Series documentaryHimself
2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview2008TV MovieHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself

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