|Real Name/Full Name:
|Floyd ‘’Chip’’ GanassiJr
|65 years old
|May 24th, 1958
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
|Cara Small Ganassi
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Tessa Ganassi)
|Is Chip Ganassi Gay?:
|Net Worth in 2024:
Floyd Ganassi Jr is a well- known American businessman and former racing driver, and he is the current team owner and member of the Motorsports Hall Of Fame of America. Ganassi has been involved with the North America racing scene for over 30 years. He is also the only team owner in history to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, The Rolex 24 at Daytona, The 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, six of the biggest races in the world.
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Early Life & Biography
Floyd Ganassi Jr. was born on May 24, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, united states of America. He attended Duquesne University where he graduated with a degree in finance in 1982. He later received an honorary doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. He attended Bob Bondurant driving school in 1977 and won his first race in a formula ford at the age of 18.
Glen started his champ car racing in 1982 after graduating from Duquesne. He had a relatively normal upbringing except that he had a desire to compete in any kind of racing sports activities. His parents fully supported him in his career as they went as far as allowing him to drive from Pennsylvania all the way to California to participate in a motorcycle race at the age of 16/17 years.
Floyd Ganassi is married. He married tennis pro athlete Cara Small in 1995 and has a daughter Tessa Ganassi who seems destined to follow in her father’s footsteps. She has appeared at the Indianapolis 500 to make the first selection in the qualification draw. Ganassi was formerly a vice president of FRG Group, his father’s organization involved in commercial real estate, transportation, and other areas.
Apart from his racing career, Ganassi is also a former minority owner of the PittsburghPirates Major League Baseball Team. He is also a strong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to which his team has donated US$500,000. Ganassi is currently the owner and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing, which operates teams in Indycar Series, Monster Energy NASCAR cup series, Weather Tech Sportscar Championship, and the World Endurance Championship. He runs an overall 14 cars with 18 drivers across six different touring series. Ganassi and his family currently reside in the Pittsburgh suburb of Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on May 24 1958, Chip Ganassi is 65 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.62m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
Chip Ganassi won his first auto race in formula ford at the age of 18, and has made a successful career in racing as a driver but also as the owner of Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR). He tried a different kind of motor racing after competing in nearly three dozen motorcycles –auto racing-which jump-started his career. While attending college at Duquesne University, he also worked for his father at the same time.
He might have inherited his leadership and management skills from his father, Floyd Ganassi Sr, who owned FRG Group, where the chip was vice president too. His father’s company was involved in real estate, transportation, and other areas. Ganassi was also involved in competing for amateur racing until 1981, when he became a regional champion.
His professional racing career started with Super Vee, but after graduating with a BA degree in Finance, he qualified for Indianapolis 500, and he was one of the only 100 people to have ever qualified. Some of his career highlights include; Robert Bosch Formula Super Vee Championship 1981, USACGold Crown Series 1981-1982, PPGIndy Car World series 1982, USACGold Crown series 1982-83 among many more.
Awards & Achievements
Floyd Ganassi was inducted into the motorsports hall of fame of America in 2016. Though in his racing career, he saw several nominations in different categories, he didn’t manage to clinch any award. His induction in the hall of fame in the world of motorsport, he was a great racing driver.
Net Worth & Salary of Chip Ganassi in 2024
As of February 2024, Floyd Ganassi is estimated to have a net worth of $45 Million. He has made his wealth through his car racing career and from his business as the race car owner. He won his first auto race in a formula for at the age of 18 years. Ganassi began his CART racing in 1982 after graduating from Duquesne and has since become one of the successful car racer and businessman.
Floyd Ganassi is one of the most popular car racers and businessmen in the United States. He started his career at a very young and has been able to make a name for himself through his hard work and dedication. He has been a humble and nice guy throughout his career and always portrayed his better side.