F1 icon Eddie Jordan has higher net worth than Ronaldo and Federer

Tour of Eddie Jordan’s £32m Sunseeker yacht

Nowadays, Eddie Jordan tends to be in the headlines for his bold takes on Formula One but the Irishman originally made his name within the sport, helping him to accumulate massive wealth. He is one of the richest people in the sporting world with his net worth of £486million dwarfing that of Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer.

Jordan initially tried to launch a motorsport career himself in the 1970s racing in Formula Two and Three. The 74-year-old suffered a badly broken leg after a crash in 1976 but fought his way back to the grid and participated in some tests for McLaren.

He founded his own team Eddie Jordan Racing in 1980 which eventually went on to compete in Formula One in 1991. He gave Michael Schumacher his debut in the sport and the team went on to win four races during 14 years racing, before Jordan sold for over £34million pounds.

It was not just through motorsport that he accumulated his fortune after amassing a considerable number of business interests in oil, sport, property, gaming, entertainment, and the health and fitness industry.

He is now worth an estimated £486m according to celebritynetworth.com value that surpasses both Federer and Ronaldo. David Beckham, Floyd Mayweather and Lewis Hamilton all also sit in his wake with the website valuing him as the eighth richest sportsperson in the world.

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While Jordan still maintains a vast business portfolio today he is more regularly seen on television screens and sports columns. He is employed by Channel 4 over some race weekends and was a regular pundit for the BBC while they held the rights between 2009 and 2015.

He is well known for his bold opinions, one of the latest of which was suggesting that Max Verstappen would go on to win 10 world titles and Lewis Hamilton would ‘need to get on his bike’ if he was to beat him.

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Speaking on the Formula for Success podcast: “We look into the future, if everything stays well with Max, and I’m hoping that it will both mentally, physically and everything to do with the car, then Max is going to hit 10 world championships – because he’s that young and he’s that good and you know what he’s like, how fast is he? He’s just ridiculous, how good he is.

“So I think Lewis needs to get on his bike and hurry up and get number eight, because it’s soon to be passed up by Max in any case.”

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