Michael Schumacher is a legendary German retired racing driver. He started his racing career in karting and garnered numerous successes eventually progressing to Formula One. Having competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes, he has won World Drives’ Championships record seven times. He holds an excellent track record in his career. Upon his retirement in 2012, he held the records for the most wins, pole positions, podium finishes, and most fastest laps. Initially retired in 2006, he returned to the track in 2010. He later retired in 2012. A skiing accident in 2013 left Schumacher paralyzed and in a wheelchair. He suffered a severe head injury and was placed in a medically induced coma. 

What is Michael Schumacher Famous For?

  • Won World Drivers Championship titles seven times. 

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Where is Michael Schumacher From?

Michael Schumacher was born on 3 January 1969. His birth place is in Hurth, North Rhine-Westphalia in West Germany. He holds German nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity and he is a Roman Catholic. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He was born to his father, Rolf Schumacher, and his mother, Elisabeth Schumacher. His bricklayer father ran the local kart track and his mother operated the track’s canteen. 

Michael Schumacher family

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Michael Schumacher Racing Career

Michael Schumacher is a legend. A designated Formula One racing driver, he went on to win World Drivers’ Championship titles record-seven times (tied with Lewis Hamilton). He made his Formula One debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix and won his first Formula One race at the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix. Schumacher won his first World Drivers’ Championship with Bennetton in 1994. 

He retired from racing in 2006 but returned to the track in 2010. During his retirement, he worked as Ferrari’s adviser and later Mercedes’ constructor. He returned to racing for the 2010 season in the Mercedes GP team. He ultimately retired from racing in 2012. 

Upon his retirement in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), podium finishes (155), and the most fastest laps (77). Lewis Hamilton later broke those records but maintains the record for the most fastest laps. 

Michael Schumacher World Champion

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Who is Michael Schumacher Wife?

Michael Schumacher is a married man. He is married to Corinna Betsch. The couple got married in August 1995. The couple shares two children together, a daughter Gina-Marie, and a son, Mick. His son, Mick is the third Schumacher after his father, Michael, and uncle, Ralf to race in Formula One. The family moved to a newly built mansion near Gland, Switzerland in 2007. The family owns horse ranches in Texas and Switzerland. 

Michael Schumacher wife

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What is Michael Schumacher Height?

Michael Schumacher stands at the height of 1.74 m i.e. 5 feet and 8.5 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 163 lbs i.e. 74 kg. He has an average body build. His eye color is green and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

What is Michael Schumacher Net Worth?

Michael Schumacher made his fortune out of his Formula One racing career. He earned billions from his racing career. His outstanding performances on the track earned him sponsorship deals in multi-million dollars. Deutsche Vermogensberatung paid him $8 million over three years from 1999 for wearing a 10 by 8-centimeter advertising on his post-race cap. 

Forbes listed him as the highest-paid athlete in the world in 1999 and 2000. The Eurobusiness magazine identified him as the world’s first billionaire athlete in 2005. Forbes designated him as the athlete with the fifth-highest career earnings of all-time in 2017. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $600 million.

Did You Know?

  • When he was four, his father modified his pedal kart by adding a small motorcycle engine.
  • He was the youngest member of the karting club at Kerpen-Horrem.
  • He won his first club championship at the age of six.
  • He obtained his kart license at 12 in Luxembourg. Germany requires a driver to be at least 14 to obtain a kart license.
  • He obtained a German license in 1983.
  • He won numerous junior karting championships.
  • He made his Formula One debut with the Irish Jordan-Ford team at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.
  • He won his first Formula One race, the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix.
  • He won his first Drivers’ Championship in 1994.
  • He won his first World Drivers’ Championship with Ferrari in 2000.
  • He and his younger brother Ralf are the only siblings to win races in Formula One and the first siblings to finish first and second in the same race (four times).
  • He is known as “the Red Baron”, because of his red Ferrari and in reference to the German Manfred von Richthofen, the famous flying ace of the First World War.
  • He is credited with popularising Formula One in Germany.
  • He was voted the most influential person in Formula One history in 2020.
  • He was awarded the Order of the French Legion of Honour in 2010.
  • He had a voice role in the 2006 Disney/Pixar film, Cars.
  • He has a cameo role as a chariot driver, Schumix in the French film, Asterix and Obelix at the Olympic Games.
  • He appeared as the Stig on the BBC’s motoring program, Top Gear in 2009.
  • A Netflix documentary film about Schumacher called Schumacher was released in September 2021.
  • His hobbies are horse riding, motorcycle racing, and sky diving.
  • He played football for his local team, FC Echichens, and appeared in several charity football games.
  • He is a supporter of his local club, 1. FC Koln.
  • He grew up citing Pierre Littbarski and Harald Schumacher as his idols.
  • He was a special ambassador to UNESCO and has donated millions for several causes.
  • He was the figurehead of the 2008 advertising campaign by Bacardi to raise awareness about responsible drinking.
  • He was the figurehead of the 2008 advertising campaign by Bacardi to raise awareness about responsible drinking.

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