Wealthiest Italian motorbike racer Valentino Rossi was born in Urbino, Italy. His parents Graziano (father) and Stefania Rossi (mother) brought him up along with two siblings Luca Marini and Clara Rossi. As per the resources, it is found that his father also took part in the racing contests. As a kid, his mother gifted a kart, rather giving him a bike as she was over possessive mother. By the age of 5, his kart speed was upgraded with a 60cc motor to 100cc motor and in doing so he conquers the local cart championship.
In 1991-end, Valentino became a proficient biker and liked to partake in multiple events. Additionally, he competes in national kart championships occurred at Parma and ultimately took the 5th position. Afterward, his father brought a mini moto for him exclusively so that he trains himself about the particulars of minimoto racing.
In 1993, Valentino’s father friend Claudio Lusuardi supported him to join Cagiva Sports Production team and in a while, he rode Cagiva Mito 125cc motorcycle and finished at ninth place. Through his first race was peculiar as his first bike crashed, but his family reinforces him to join Italian Sports Production Championship. In 1994, he achieved his first title.
During 1996-1997, Valentino raced for 125cc using a Rotax Engine and then switched to Aprilia. Later from 1998-1999, Valentino participated in 250cc World Championship. Since 2000, he is participating for MotoGP World Championships till the current context.
In 2001, he became the victor of 500cc World Championship with Honda. In the next two seasons i.e. during 2002 and 2003 he won the MotoGP World Championships and maintained the streak of one after the other championships by conquering the 2004 and 2005 titles after quitting Honda and joining Yamaha. In 2008, he again gained the title and preserved it till 2009. In 2011, he switched to Ducati while during 2013 and 2014 season he signed up with Yamaha.
Valentino Rossi Salary 2018:
- About $11 Million
Valentino Rossi Net Worth 2018:
- About $135 Million
Valentino Rossi Earnings 2018:
- The present one is not confirmed but in last year he earned about $23 million.
Valentino Rossi Sponsors 2018:
Like other athletes, besides earnings from the professional career, he was involved in endorsement activities too. In 2009, he signed a contract of $ 3.2 million with Monster Energy Drink Company. Furthermore, he also worked for Honda, Bridgestone, Oakley, Yamaha, and many others.
Endorsements Earnings of this year:
- About $10 Million
Till date, he has garnered Grand Prix World Championship nine times out of which sever were of the premier class. He has also made a record of winning most 500cc/MotoGP races. Hence winnings and other achievements added a lot to his total sum.