Kimi Räikkönen
Kimi Räikkönen
Celebrated Name: Kimi Raikkonen
Real Name/Full Name: Kimi Matias Raikkonen
Gender: Male
Age: 41 years old
Birth Date: 17 October 1979
Birth Place: Espoo, Finland
Nationality: Finnish
Height: 1.75m
Weight: 70kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Minttu Räikkönen (m. 2016), Jenni Dahlman (m. 2004–2014)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Robin and Rianna
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Kimi Raikkonen Gay?: No
Profession: Formula One Racing Driver
Salary: $8.5 million
Net Worth in 2021: $300 million
Last Updated: January 2021

Maybe you know about Kimi Raikkonen very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Kimi Raikkonen ’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Kimi Raikkonen was born on 17th October 1979 to Paul Raikkonen and Matti Raikkonen in Espoo, Finland. He is a professional Formula One Racing Driver. Kimi is famous for winning the 2007 Formula One World Championship. Much information about his educational background is not naked to the media, but it is evident that he began racing from his early teens actually at the age of 10.

Personal Life

Raikkonen was in a romantic relationship with a model, Jenni Dahlman, in2002. Jenni was crowned miss Scandinavia in 2001. Raikkonen and Jenni got married on 31st July 2004. The couple separated in2013 and eventually divorced in 2014.

Minna Mari, a fitness and underwear model, got engaged to Raikkonen. The couple had a son, Robin, on the 28th of January 2015. Kimi and Minna got married in 2016. The couple welcomed their second child, a daughter, Rianna, on 16th May 2017.

Like many other celebrated persons, Kimi is a lover of snowboarding and ice hockey. He has participated in many other motor competitions alongside Formula One.  In 2007, Kimi competed in a Snowmobile race in Finland. He also participated in a powerboat race alongside his two friends.

Raikkonen was involved in a controversy in 2018. A woman claimed to be sexually harassed by Kimi and threatened to publicize the sexual misconduct act. He was, however, covered by Ferrari, who filed a case to his benefit with the Canadian authorities.

The media and journalists obviously know Kimi’s reactions towards media interviews. He simply gives insufficient answers and in an almost rude manner.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 17 October 1979, Kimi Raikkonen is 41 years old as of today’s date 15th January 2021. His height is 1.75m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.

Career

Raikkonen started his career in his early teens.  His first race was in Monaco when he was only 15. It was a dramatic race as his steering wheel broke. The second race was unique, too, as he collided in the first lap and was out of the road, but surprisingly, he lifted his race car and got back into the competition. He amazingly finished third.

The competitive spirit was evident in him as he was second in the 1999 European Formula Super A Championship. Raikkonen had won British Formula Renault several and was only 20. In 2000, Kimi won seven out of ten races in the Formula Renault UK Championship.

Based on his previous success in racing, Raikkonen was tested several and signed for the 2001 Formula One season. He thrived and achieved four points that year.

In 2002, he began racing alongside McLaren, who was impressed by Raikkonen’s previous results. Raikkonen came third in his first race with McLaren. He further scored 25 points and four podiums. Raikkonen finished sixth in the season just after his teammate McLaren.

In 2005, he picked seven wins across the season and came second in the championship behind Fernando Alonso. Fortunately, Michael Schumacher, the most successful Formula One driver, retired in 2006, and Raikkonen replaced him. This was a new career where he worked with Ferrari.

In 2007, Raikkonen won his first Grand Prix with Ferrari in the Australian Grand Prix.  He continued appearing and qualifying in many other Grand Prix competitions.

Raikkonen quit Formula One, and his Ferrari position replaced by Alonso. He later made a return to Ferrari in 2014 and raced for four years.

Since 2019, Raikkonen has been working with Sauber, which was renamed Alfa Romeo Racing. Raikkonen participated in the 2019 season and had scored 31 points before summer.

Awards & Achievements

Raikkonen has achieved a lot in his career, especially in his long time Formula One career. He holds a record of 10 fastest laps of a season for the 2005 and 2008 seasons equalling Michael Schumacher. Raikkonen consecutively made the fastest laps, a total of 6 in Spain, Turkey, Monaco, Canada, France, and Britain. He is the second driver to win the World Championship after being third in the drivers’ standings before the ultimate race.

Raikkonen earned Ferrari their 200th pole position during the 2008 French Grand Prix. He also has the most number of second and third place podium finishes.

The 2020 records have it that Raikkonen has the highest number of wins in a debut year. These, among many other minor achievements, make him a great and successful racer. The world celebrates Raikkonen.

Net Worth & Salary of Kimi Raikkonen in 2021

Kimi Räikkönen Net Worth
Kimi Räikkönen Net Worth

As of January 2021, Raikkonen has a net worth of $300 million. Sports news is wild about Raikkonen’s income and net worth. He is among the highest-paid Formula One drivers. He probably had a salary increment after joining Formula One again in 2014 when he signed a new contract with Ferrari.

Raikkonen currently tops the list of the highest-paid F1 drivers. His net worth is growing and has been growing since he began his profession as an F1 driver.

Kimi Raikkonen has a racing reputation that is enviable. He was focused on his young age of 10, therefore, setting a good example to many youths and teenagers who aspire to be successful in different fields.

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