|Celebrated Name:||Connie Kalitta ; ‘The Bounty Hunter’|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Conrad ‘Connie’ Kalitta|
|Age:||85 years old|
|Birth Date:||February 24, 1938|
|Birth Place:||Michigan, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Mariana Mc Gee (m.? – 1975)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Late Scott Kalitta)|
|Is Connie Kalitta Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Businessman or Airline Owner and Auto Racer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$230 Million (approx.)|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Conrad Kalitta, better known as Connie Katila, is the sole owner of a Michigan Limited Liability Company, Kalitta Air. It was formed in 2000, when Connie sold AIA and started its service in November, the same year.
Currently, Connie is among the known business people of America. Moreover, he is also famous for his racing career. Because of his remarkable career in drag racing, his fans have also been given a nickname, ‘The Bounty Hunter.’
He is also the co-owner of the Legendary NHRA team with the famous Don Schumacher. They together were the icons from drag racing for all the aspiring and newcomer racers of their time. And the fans always want them back to the driving seat till now.
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Early Life & Biography
Connie Kalitta was born to his parents in Michigan on 24th February 1938. From childhood, he took a lot of interest in car models and car races. This also made him the first driver to hit 200 mph in an NHRA sanctioned event as he started racing in the 1950s even before he graduated school.
In the year 1957, he graduated High School from Mount Clemens High School as he grew up in Mount Clemens. Thereafter, he followed his only passion, and due to his hard work and love, he also earned the nickname of the Bounty Hunter.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 24 February 1938, Connie Kalitta is 85 years old as of today’s date 6th December 2023. His height is 1.71 m tall, and weight is 71 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Like every celebrity wants to keep their personal life private, Connie also did the same. And the 85-year old was also successful in doing so. Kalitta was married to his former wife, Mariana McGee, until 1975, and there is not much information about her.
As we previously mentioned, Connie was very private about his relationship. They together had a son named Scott Kalitta. Scott followed in his father’s footsteps and also became a racer.
An unfortunate accident on 21st June 2008 at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park took away Connie’s son from him. Unfortunately, he was involved in an accident when his car’s engine exploded near the finish line during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Super Nationals. Connie is also the uncle of famous car racer Doug Kalitta.
Connie started his racing career in the 1950s and through the 1990s. He is one of the most famous racers of the time who is known for his fast driving speed. With his Logghe of Ford Mustangs and Shirley Muldowney with her Buttera chassis of Ford Mustangs, Kalitta teamed up with each other to make the pair of Bounty Hunter and Bounty Huntress.
At the 1963 Winter nationals, he was the runner-up in Top Gas, and at 1965, Spring Nationals in Top Fuel. In the Muldowney biography film Heart Like a Wheel, Connie was played by Beau Bridges in the lead role. Now he is a successful businessman and former of Kalitta Air.
Awards & Achievements
First, Kalitta achieved a lot in life as a racer, and the best among them is the nickname given to him, ‘The Bounty Hunter’. Also, the nickname totally justifies his actions and racing habits. Connie was the first driver in an NHRA sanctioned event to hit 200 mph mark in the speed-o-meter.
In the year 1967, he won the American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) Winter nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona, which was his first major win. His final title, the U.S. Nationals and the 1994 Gatornationals, are among a total of 10 NHRA national events.
He was also inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America in the year 1992. And, he was ranked #21 among Top 50 Drivers, 1951 – 2000, on the 50th Anniversary list of the National Hot Rod Association Top 50 Drivers.
Net Worth & Salary of Connie Kalitta in 2023
Kalitta has worked hard throughout his racing career and also achieved recognition awards. Till today, his talent is appreciated. Moreover, he is now an American executive and businessman, and he is still earning a lot of money from the same. His estimated net worth is $230 Million as of December 2023.
The former racer is an energetic personality and the owner of a business. He likes to keep working even at this age. Even he has mentioned no fear of returning to his driver’s seat again. And that’s the spirit we should keep throughout our life.