Lewis Hamilton, born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, is a Formula One race car driver from the United Kingdom. He was born in 1985, and at just thirty-two years of age has already established astounding feats and number one records and yacht-loads of money (find out later why it’s not a boatload). He is the number one driver for the Mercedes Team and has driven for Team McLaren previously. He is the youngest Formula One driver to ever be world champion.
Lewis Hamilton is the current FIA Formula One world champion. In a sport that gives out stellar prize money, the driver is the sole recipient of a very large sum of money every time their constructor (i.e. car make, in this case Mercedes) wins a circuit and eventually takes home the world champion title at the end. Lewis Hamilton stood at the center of the podium countless times in the last three years. He also has received various bonuses and cash prizes in this very rewarding three-year stance. So, what did he do with his money?
10. Kensington Mansion
At around December 2017, news broke out all over the United Kingdom and the Formula One world that Lewis Hamilton bought one of the finest properties in Kensington. It was a mansion originally built in 1860. Previously owned by Burberry mogul Christopher Bailey, the estate was sold to Hamilton at over £18 million or about $24,400,000 to us Yankees. He really got a nice deal because it was originally listed at £19.85 million.
The residence is a stunning summer house of 5,628 square feet with a huge garden of 200 feet. It has four floors and inside them are six bedrooms, four receiving areas, and two bathrooms. Described by London real estate agents as an English country house and garden in the heart of Kensington, it really is a nice spread. Too bad Lewis Hamilton may not be staying in the place all that much, he has three other residential properties in Monte Carlo, New York, and Colorado. This is a nice problem to have, isn’t it? ‘How am I going to spend time in my new mansion and split it with my two other properties in Monaco and Grenada?’ What a bummer!
9. Challenger 605 Jet
The Paradise Papers is the second largest data leak in the history of mankind. It is a 1.4 terabyte sized file containing 13.4 million offshore investment documents. The contents of the Paradise Papers was leaked to a German newspaper publication, which then shared it to an international investigative journalist network (ICIJ) that houses more than 380 journalists all over the world. They started releasing details of the document last November 2017 and are still releasing today. Lewis Hamilton’s Challenger 605 Red Private Jet is included in the Paradise Papers. Hamilton bought the private jet in 2013 for £16.5 million or $22,300,000. Reports state that a number of shell companies were used in The Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands to avoid the £3.3 million tax bill on the private jet.
This particular jet is a member of a family of business jets called the Bombardier Challenger 600 series manufactured by Canadair, Ltd. It is an expensive and a beautiful jet that came in hot rod red. Cool color! But, not to shame Lewis Hamilton, the Bombardier Challenger 600 series has a new and improved jet, the Challenger 650. It’s a major improvement from the 605, maybe that’s the one he should have bought.
8. LaFerrari Limited Edition
King Bach is no Eddie Murphy. But he certainly pulled an Axel Foley type of stunt posting the LaFerrari pics and video clips of his dear friend on social media. You may be the best driver Mercedes has, but a Ferrari is still a Ferrari. It’s just irresistible. It certainly was the case with Lewis Hamilton as he owns a Ferrari LaFerrari. What a stupidly sounding English translation of Ferrari The Ferrari. This car is a seriously limited edition Ferrari, only five-hundred were made (definitely much less than King Bach’s Vine followers).
Hamilton managed to get a hold of one of these beautiful babes at who knows how much. Other celebrities who own one are football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Canadian singer Justin Bieber, super-chef Gordon Ramsay, and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Jr. These cars sold for more than £1 million or $1,400,000, at least. Hats off to Lewis Hamilton, he really knows his cars. Mercedes, don’t be too hard on him. It’s not his fault Ferraris are too damn beautiful. Lewis is like an innocent, unknowing moth and LaFerrari is the attractive flame. A very pricey, one million pound attractive flame.
7. Monaco Apartment
One of the most exciting circuits in the Formula One championship is the Monaco circuit. You might recognize it in the movie Iron Man 2, the one where the bad guy splits Tony Stark’s racecar in half with his electrically-charged, or whatever, whip. Yes, that’s the one. That was in Monaco. Beautiful place, yeah? Monaco is technically in France, but it is a sovereign city-state. That means it is its own country, like the Vatican City.
It was 2010 when Lewis Hamilton purchased his apartment in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The property was bought at £10 million or $13,560,000. Monte Carlo is a safe haven for celebrities like Hamilton. In fact, a lot of drivers like him have lived in the district, including Michael Schumacher. Celebrities in the area are common, maybe why this is currently the house he spends most of his time in. Get some fresh air outside, say hello to David Coulthard. Want to grab a beer at the local bar, there’s Ringo Starr. Need help with the vending machine in the hallway, Roger Moore would lend a hand. It’s a nice place, Lewis Hamilton would feel right at home.
6. The 1966 427 Shelby Cobra & Shelby GT500
The Shelby Cobra was made by Ford in Detroit, this is the Mark III Cobra, and it’s just a beast of a beauty. They made wider fenders and a bigger mouth, making it distinguishable from the others. Lewis Hamilton drives this car like a regular kid would drive his bike on a normal day, except this bike costs more than a million pounds or $2,000,000.
The Shelby GT500 is a special car. It’s so special that it had title credits in the film Gone in Sixty Seconds. Eleanor was the car’s name. Memphis Raines is afraid of her but he loves her. You might think Nicolas Cage, well, yes. Not the old original, I was clearly talking about the old 2000 movie, not the 1974 one. This kind of car sells for about $1.3 million.
You already read about Hamilton’s Ferrari LaFerrari. There’s more in the list, this is just a quick taste of what’s yet to come. These are just two of the “regular” cars Lewis Hamilton has in his garage. What’s a $2 million and a $1.3 million car to a person who just racked up annual earnings of $177 million? Bubblegum change, right?
5. Mercedes AMG Project One
Project One, this is the codename of the limited edition Mercedes AMG hybrid sports car. Mercedes wanted a version of their Formula One race car on the streets. That means this car will have inside it top of the line technology derived from the actual Formula One race car, sounds exhilarating doesn’t it? Mercedes will manufacture only 275 of these babies, no more, no less, and Lewis Hamilton surely gets to nurse one! Thinking of getting one? Think again, one car costs $2.72 million. Well, the subway works just fine.
At a Frankfurt motor show, Dieter Zetsche (Mercedes chairman) and Lewis Hamilton presented the prototype to the public. The car has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, 577 hp, a 1.6-litre V6 engine and electric motor setup. The top speed is 198 miles per hour and the zero-sixty is a blinding 3.5 seconds. I think this car should not be in this list. With the involvement of Lewis Hamilton in the development and perfection of this car, he might get one for free. But that doesn’t change the fact that it is still one hell of a car, and that is why it is in this list!
4. Pagani Zonda 760LH
Here’s yet another luxury car in the list. Lewis Hamilton has a really expensive hobby and a garage that would make anyone’s jaw drop and their mouth water. The Pagani Zonda is an Italian-made car. The manufacturer’s name is Pagani Automobili SPA. It is a sports car where the engine is placed between the rear and front axles. Zonda is a regional word that means a South American (Argentina) dusty, dry, and hot wind coming from the polar maritime air. Maybe they named the car Zonda because it runs like the wind, they, unfortunately, did not account for it being dusty, dry, and hot. I’m sure the car is perfectly clean, cool and free of dust.
Lewis Hamilton’s Pagani Zonda was custom-made for him upon his request. That’s why the car’s name is Pagani Zonda 760LH, LH stands for, well, everyone knows what those letters stands for. It’s one of those rare sports cars that have a manual transmission, and the color is purple. It has a max speed of 225 miles per hour, and a zero-sixty of 2.7 seconds. It was worth $2.1 million and Hamilton crashed it in the streets of Monaco around November back in 2015.
3. Prince’s Custom Gold-Leaf Fender Stratocaster
Back in 2011, during his McLaren days, Lewis Hamilton bought an elegant gold-plated guitar previously owned by musician Prince. Prince and Lewis were apparently friends, he even was onstage with his then-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, during one of Prince’s concerts in Abu Dhabi the year before he bought the guitar. This was a guitar meant for display and would look good at any corner or wall of Lewis Hamilton’s Kensington Mansion.
The guitar sold at $100,000. It’s expensive, but it’s actually not that expensive if you look at the list of the most expensive guitars in the world. A $2.7 million Fender Strat signed by any great musician known to mankind, legends like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Liam Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Sting, and Bryan Adams. The second most expensive guitar was a 1968 Strat owned by Jimi Hendrix was worth $2 million. The third was a Washburn customized for the reggae king Bob Marley, this one’s worth $1.2 million. This guitar may have had a visual effect on Hamilton, like when you buy a painting because you felt something when you looked at it. Or maybe he was just a huge Prince fan, or maybe he just needed something to prop a door open with in his mansion.
2. McLaren P1
McLaren is a British brand car manufacturer based in Surrey. The company specializes in sports cars. Famous models produced by the company are the Super Series 650S Coupe, 650S Spider, McLaren 675LT, and the McLaren 720S. McLaren also has a Constructors Team competing in Formula One. McLaren was Lewis Hamilton’s team in his rookie year and his formative years as a race car driver. He was a McLaren driver from 2007 to 2012. It’s not easy to part with them especially if they make such astounding cars. This car was delivered to Hamilton at the same time an event was happening in the streets of Monaco. It was a scene-stealer, but only the serious car enthusiasts went gaga over what they saw. Most people just said, how shiny!
The max speed of the McLaren P1 is 225 miles per hour with a zero-sixty of 2.4 seconds, definitely one of the fastest cars on Earth. It has a 3.8 L twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a seven speed dual-clutch transmission. There were only 375 units ever made and all of them were sold not one month after release. Prices ranged from $1.6 million to $3 million, via customization or auction.
1. Sunseeker Yacht
It has eight bedrooms, a luxury lounge, and huge plasma screen TVs. There are two twin guest rooms, a VIP suite, and a master suite. Sounds like a house or apartment, but it’s actually just Lewis Hamilton’s yacht.The magnificent yacht is manufactured by Sunseeker International, a British company specializing in luxury motor yachts. It is headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom. Surely you have seen their yachts, as Sunseeker has a relationship with the production company making James Bond films. In the film The World Is Not Enough, you immediately see the yacht in the beginning sequence of the film coasting on the Thames. You will notice more Sunseeker yachts in the films Die Another Day, Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace.
It’s a perfect acquisition since Monaco is right along the coastline, a venue Lewis Hamilton could certainly chill in after a hard day’s work. Imagine the wind in your hair, the fragrant sea air in your nostrils, and an assortment of women to keep you company. Rita Ora or Rihanna? Jasmine Sanders or Sofia Richie? Winnie Harlow or Barbara Palvin? Hmmm. Wait, it’s a big yacht, let’s have a party! Everyone’s invited, let’s go ladies!