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Gerhard Berger

Gerhard Berger: Fortune of the former F1 driver

Gerhard Berger: Fortune of the former F1 driver

Million Euros
Date of birth August 27, 1959 (62 years old)
Born in Woergl, Tyrol, Austria
nationality Austria
Marital status in a relationship with Helene
profession Entrepreneur, former F1 racer
children 5

How rich is Gerhard Berger?

The former Formula 1 professional Gerhard Berger also became known as an entrepreneur after his successful sports career. The Tyrolean comes from a true family of entrepreneurs, in which his sporting career was initially viewed extremely critically. However, Berger made his breakthrough in racing and today can look back on a 14-year Formula 1 career with impressive successes. After the end of his career, however, he also demonstrated his keen business acumen. Gerhard Berger ‘s estimated net worth is 100 million euros .

Discovered a love of cars early on

Berger noticed his love for the automobile early on. While his father planned for him to go to school and then study, Berger preferred to become a car mechanic. Although he was given a logistics company for his 18th birthday, the racing lover preferred to be on the road on his motorcycle or to race in cars. The company was not compatible with his preference for racing in the long run. When the Tyrolean managed to get promoted to a Formula 1 team, his father also noticed his special talent. Gerhard Berger once joked in an interview that the family had compared the company’s balance sheets with his Formula 1 wages. At that point at the latest, it became clear to everyone that Berger backed the right horse. He pursued his passion and was rewarded for it. In doing so, he laid the foundation for his current fortune.

Successful Formula 1 career

Gerhard Berger’s Formula 1 career began in 1984 with the Austrian Grand Prix. During his 210 races he recorded 10 wins, 12 poles and 48 podiums . In 1988 and 1994, the Formula 1 start made it onto the podium in the world championship. The racing career began with the predecessor of the Benetton racing team. After three years at Ferrari, he moved to McLaren before starting again for Ferrari and then again for Benetton. For Benetton, Berger went down in the history books with the team’s only win.

special friendship

During his playing career, he also met his best friend at the time, Ayrton Senna . He and Senna drove together for McLaren and a deep friendship developed. So Senna and he regularly exchanged information about the details of the negotiations with McLaren in order to create mutual advantages. Senna died in a tragic accident in San Marino in 1994. Berger then took a short break and was even close to resigning. However, he returned to the Formula 1 circuit some time later.

The entrepreneur Gerhard Berger

Since the death of his father in 1997, Gerhard Berger has been the owner of Berger Beteiligungsgesellschaft . While the logistics company was close to bankruptcy in the meantime, the company has since recovered and Gerhard Berger’s fortune has increased as a result. In the meantime, long-time companion Dietrich Mateschitz and his company Red Bull have bought 50 percent of Bergers.

But even after his career, Berger’s life didn’t go on without Formula 1. In 1998, Berger took over the post of Motorsport Director at BMW for five years. In 2006 he then took over the Formula 1 team Toro Rosso, but sold it back to Dietrich Mateschitz two years later. According to his own statements, the ex-Formula 1 driver now also earns his money by selling real estate, cars and planes. Gerhard Berger does have his father’s entrepreneurial spirit after all and is an excellent businessman .

 

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