Niki Lauda Net Worth

Niki Lauda Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wiki Biography

Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, simply known Niki Lauda, was born on 22 February 1949, in Vienna, Austria, and was a famous racing car driver, known for winning the F1 World Championship title three times. During his career Lauda was a part of such teams as “BRM”, “Ferrari”, “McLaren”, “March” and “Brabham”. Niki finally retired from racing in 1995, but was still involved in the sport as an owner and advisor. Lauda was one of the most respected racing car drivers of all time, and there is no doubt that many people admired him and his work. He passed away in 2019.

If you consider how rich Niki Lauda was, it can be said that Niki’s estimated net worth was well over $100 million. Undoubtedly, Niki gained a big part of this sum of money during his successful career as race car driver, and subsequently grew because of his other activities and projects that he was involved in, such as Lauda Air, although that ultimately proved a failure. Other activities included writing, commentating on races, and managing racing teams.

Niki Lauda Net Worth $100 Million

Niki began his career as a race car driver while driving such formulas as “Mini” and “Formula Vee”. In order to become a part of the team called “March”, Niki even had to take a loan and his family strongly disapproved with his decisions. In 1973 he became a part of another team, called “BRM”, but he again had to take a loan and his net worth was not that high then. As Niki was able to show his driving skills and other teams noticed them, in 1974 Lauda received an invitation to become part of the “Ferrari” team. His decision to accept this invitation had a huge impact on the growth of Niki Lauda’s net worth. One year later Niki became the F1 World Champion and two years later, in 1977 he was able to win this title again. It added a lot to Lauda’s popularity and net worth. However, in between when he was racing for the “Ferrari” team in 1976, Niki experienced severe injuries in an accident when his car burst into flames; he was severely burnt besides inhaling toxic gasses which damaged his lungs and blood. Regardless, he returned to race less than two months later.

In 1978 Lauda decided to retire from this sport, but in 1982 he returned to racing, while being a part of the “McLaren”team. This made Nika’s net worth grow again, and regained his popularity. In 1984 Lauda was able to win the title of F1 World Champion again, but despite the success he had, Niki decided to retire from racing in 1985.

Later Lauda worked as a manager in the “Ferrari” team, and in 2012 he became the non-executive chairman of the “Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team”. In addition, Lauda wrote such books as “My Years with Ferrari”, “Meine Story”, “The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving” and others. These books also contributed to Niki’s net worth, as did commentating on races for the German TV networks.  Lauda continued working hard virtually up to his death, despite continuing health problems, a legacy of the racing accident.

If to talk about Niki Lauda’s personal life, it can be said that he was married to Marlene Knaus(1976-1991), with whom he has two sons, of whom Matthias is also a racing driver. In 2008 Lauda married Birgit Wetzinger, with whom he has twins. Niki has another child from a previous relationship. All in all, Niki Lauda is one of the most famous race car drivers, who achieved a lot during his career, and an inspiration to many people, with many fans all over the world.

Niki Lauda passed away at his home in Switerland on 20 May 2019, apparently from complications following a double lung transplant.

Full NameNiki Lauda
Net Worth$100 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1949
Height1.71 m
ProfessionRace car driver, Author, Commentator, Actor, Businessperson
SpouseBirgit Wetzinger, Marlene Knaus
ChildrenMathias Lauda, Max Lauda, Mia Lauda, Christoph Lauda, Lucas Lauda
ParentsElisabeth Lauda, Ernst-Peter Lauda
AwardsLaureus World Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
NominationsMilliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
1Wears a Parmalat (Italian dairy) baseball cap at all times to cover his burn scars from his auto accident in 1976.
1Jean Todt's system will never succeed, not even with Michael Schumacher
2Giving up is something a Lauda doesn't do.
3Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more.
4The crucial point is always the own cost structure. Therefore I created a Low Cost alliance with air Berlin.
5Happiness is an enemy. It weakens you. Suddenly, you have something to lose.
6Airlines go in the long run at the competition to reason. For the passenger the competition is good, because each competitor tries to undercut the other one.
7In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area. It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany, and is one the most successful carriers in Europe.
8Vienna is the gate to Eastern Europe.
9I want to bring passengers on my airplanes to present to them my product.
10I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers.
11I've been through a lot and I realize the future can't be controlled. I'm not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties.
12You appreciate that it is very easy to die and you have to arrange your life to cope with that reality.
13The alliance with air Berlin is attractive for me. I can use the whole sales network of the air Berlin and 24 percent of my own airline at air Berlin sold.
14This aircraft tops everything. All the others look old as compared to this one.
15A lot of people criticize Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?
16There are more important things in life than the world championship, like staying alive.
17I always go extreme ways.
18[re his injuries after famous 1976 accident] At the time I was upset by how people reacted. They wouldn't look me in the eye, which I thought was rude. But I have to say I was startled by the movie and I understand now. [Rival racer James] Hunt used to say to me: 'Niki, you're lucky. Some people are just born ugly, but you have the excuse of an accident.'
19[re making of Rush (2013)] I had been approached before, but the ideas always seemed to me boring. Peter Morgan and Ron Howard - these are the right people. Ron Howard had no idea about racing. He was like a little kid, with unbelievable enthusiasm. But the story comes very well across.
1Raced in Formula One for a total of 13 years.
2Stated in an interview, that a "certain company" pays him over a million Euros a year to have their logo on the hat he wears over his burns, when he's in public.
3Has a son named Christoph (b. 1982).
4Has twin children with wife Birgit named Max and Mia (b. September 6th 2009).
5He and his first wife have two children: Lucas (b.1979) and Mathias (b.1981).
6The only man to win a race in an F1 car fitted with a fan to generate down force.
7He was also an advisor of the Ferrari F1 team and a team boss of the Jaguar team
8Won 25 career races in Formula 1 World Championship. Won 24 pole positions in Formula 1 World Championship. Father of Lukas & Matthias. Founder of Lauda Air in 1978. Lauda Air is Austria's second largest commercial airlines. Often pilots Boeing 737 & 747 jets at Lauda Air.


Menschen bei Maischberger2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
ITV - Formula One2007TV SeriesHimself
Mein Leben2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Explorations2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1981-2002TV SeriesHimself
In 80 Jahren um die Welt2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Screw Loose1999Himself
Falco - Hoch wie nie1998VideoHimself
Sabine Christiansen1998TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Lap of the Gods1992VideoHimself
Fire, Ice & Dynamite1990Himself
Top Kids1987TV MovieHimself
Die Zukunft hat Geburtstag - 100 Jahre Automobil1986TV MovieHimself / Host
Schwarz und ohne Zucker1985Himself
Fear - Angst1984TV Movie documentaryGuest
Formule Villeneuve1983Himself
Turbo Time1983DocumentaryHimself
Jolly Joker1981TV Series documentaryHimself - Co-Host
The Big Time1980TV Series documentaryHimself
Popcorn und Himbeereis1978Himself (uncredited)
Speed Fever1978DocumentaryHimself
Jarama fórmula 11976Documentary shortÉl mismo, piloto de F1
Je später der Abend...1976TV SeriesHimself
One by One1974DocumentaryHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Non-Executive Chairman, Mercedes AMG / Himself - F1 World Champion, 1975, 1977 & 1984 / Himself - F1 World Champion, 1975, 1977 & 1984 (segment: F1 Forum) / ...
Air Emergency2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Lauda: The Untold Story2014DocumentaryHimself
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2013TV SeriesHimself
Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marslakók2012TV SeriesHimself
Günther Jauch2012TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion 1975, 1977, 1984
Aus eigener Kraft2010TV Movie documentaryNiki Lauda
Jochen Rindts letzter Sommer - Ein Toter wird Weltmeister2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Im Gespräch mit Teddy Podgorski2010TV SeriesHimself
Udo Proksch: Out of Control2010DocumentaryHimself
Beckmann2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Plasberg persönlich2008TV SeriesHimself
Wir sind Kaiser2008TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen Österreich2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Rush2013/IHimself (uncredited)
Menschen & Mächte2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
Österreich wählt2011TV SeriesHimself
Wir sind Kaiser Deluxe - Seine schönsten Audienzen2011TV SeriesHimself
Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Pop Galerie Reloaded2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Wir sind Kaiser2009TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen Österreich2008TV SeriesHimself
Falco lebt!2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legenden2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Crash!1991Video documentaryHimself
100 years of automobile1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet1980TV Series documentaryHimself
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