Net Worth: $72 Million
- Source of Wealth Motor racing
- Dario Franchitti Nationality United Kingdom (Scottish)
Dario Franchitti net worth: Scottish racing driver, Dario Franchitti has a net worth of $72 million (£46m) as of April 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. Franchitti could walk down most high streets in Britain without being troubled, but he would do well to get 10 yards in America before being surrounded by fans, which is remarkable when you consider that he was born in Bathgate, West Lothian. The Scot is a star in the world of IndyCar, winning the championship four times in five years from 2007. On top of that, he is a three-time winner of the iconic Indianapolis 500. He won his third Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012. The Indy 500 is worth winning — his success in 2007 earned him £1 million, and he picked up £1.7 million for his victory three years later. He races for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team. A former junior karting champion, Franchitti graduated to Formula Three before heading for the US in 1997. From 1997 to 2002 he drove in the CART series before moving to IndyCar in 2003. In 2007 he survived two huge crashes and then spent a forgettable 2008 competing in Nascar, the stock car racing series that is the second most-watched TV sport in the US after American football.
He returned to Indycar in 2009 and picked up where he left off. His Indycar earnings and sponsorship deals are worth about $10 million a year. He has deals with drinks firm Canadian Club and American Eurocopter, and is an ambassador for TW Steel, a Dutch watchmaker. He is married to Hollywood actress Ashley Judd. They were married in 2001, when she had already been in films for 10 years. She has put in some powerful performances, starring alongside Robert De Niro in the 1995 film Heat and four years later with Tommy Lee Jones in Double Jeopardy, for example. In all, her 24 films have taken more than $700 million at the box office.