|Real Name/Full Name:
|John Young Stewart
|84 years old
|11 June 1939
|Milton, United Kingdom
|Helen Stewart (m. 1962)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Paul Stewart, Mark Stewart)
|Is Jackie Stewart Gay?:
|Former Formula One racing driver
|Net Worth in 2024:
Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart is a well-known former Formula One racing driver from Scotland who won three World Drivers’ Championships while competing in Formula One between 1965 and 1973.
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Early Life & Biography
John Young Stewart was born on 11 June 1939 in Milton, Dunbartonshire, a village fifteen miles west of Glasgow. His father was an amateur motorcycle racer while his mother was a homemaker. He has a brother Jimmy who competed in the 1953 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Stewart attended Hartfield primary school and was shifted to Dumbarton Academy at the age of twelve. As a child, he had undiagnosed dyslexia, for which he was humiliated by teachers and bullied by his peers.
Stewart left his education at the age of sixteen and started working in his father’s garage as an apprentice mechanic. When he was 13 years old, he won a clay pigeon shooting competition and was also part of Scotland’s shooting that won British, Irish, and Scottish skeet shooting competition. Before his 17th birthday, Stewart bought his first car Austin A30 from his savings.
Jackie Stewart married his childhood sweetheart Helen in the year 1962. Together they are the parents of two sons. He lives happily with his family in the Buckinghamshire village of Ellesborough on a 140-acre farm. In 2016, his wife was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, which resulted in short-term memory loss and impaired mobility.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 11 June 1939, Jackie Stewart is 84 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.63 m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.
Jackie Stewart started his professional racing career in 1964 when he signed with Ecurie Ecosse for the Formula Junior team. In the same year, he drove in Formula Three for Tyrrell and won his debut race by 44 seconds.
In 1965, Stewart signed with BRM alongside Graham Hill for a contract worth £4,000. He finished sixth on his World Championship F1 debut in South Africa. He got his first significant win in the BRDC International Trophy when he won his first World Championship race at Monza.
Stewart won the Tasman Series during the 1966 season. In the same year, he won the 1966 Rothmans 12 Hour International Sports Car Race and earned Rookie of the Year award. In the 1968 Formula One, he drove a Matra MS10-Cosworth for Tyrrell’s Matra International team.
Stewart won the 1971 Formula One world championship with the help of Tyrrell 003-Cosworth. He won two races at Mont Tremblant and Mid Ohio. In the same year, despite suffering from mononucleosis, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 186 times. He retired during the 1973 season of Formula One.
He held the record for most wins by a Formula One driver for at least fourteen years until Alain Prost broke his record in 1987. After retiring from the sport, Stewart became a color commentator for the ABC network and covered F1 races, NASCAR races, and Indianapolis 500. He was also a play-by-play announcer for the 1976 Winter and Summer Olympics. He also worked for Australian and Canadian TV in the 1990s.
Awards & Achievements
Jackie Stewart has won many awards in his illustrious career. In 1973, he was given the “Sportsman of the Year” award by the Sports Illustrated magazine. In the same year, he won BBC Television’s “Sports Personality of the Year” and ABC’s “Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year” award.
Stewart was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Heriot-Watt University and Cranfield University in 1996.
He has created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and received a knighthood in 2001 for services to motor racing. The following year, he was the inaugural inductee of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Stewart was awarded the Freedom of West Dunbartonshire in 2009.
He was named as a founding member of MotorSport magazine’s Hall of Fame in the year 2010.
Net Worth & Salary of Jackie Stewart in 2024
As of February 2024, Jackie Stewart has an estimated net worth of more than $55 million. He was able to make this huge fortune through his successful career as a Formula One racing driver.
He is also the owner of the Stewart Grand Prix team, along with his son, Paul. He is also the head sports consultant for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Stewart has also made a significant amount of wealth from his career as a color commentator. He has also appeared in commercials of several multinational brands and companies, including Rolex, Vectrex, Ford Mondeo, Heineken, and Jaguar.
Jackie Stewart is considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. He held the record for most wins by a British Formula One driver for 19 years until British racer Nigel Mansell broke it. He continues to train new racers and is considered an inspiration for the amateur racers who want to excel in the sport.