|Celebrated Name:||Michael Andretti|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Mario Andretti|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Birth Date:||5 October 1962|
|Birth Place:||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Jodi Ann Paterson (m. 2006), Leslie Wood (m. 1997–2004), Sandra Spinozzi (m. 1985–1996)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes 5 (Marco, Marissa, Lucca, Mario, and Miami Andretti)|
|Is Michael Andretti Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Michael Andretti is a household name to most car racing lovers. He is a race car driver from America who is ranked as the most successful driers in the history of car racing. He has won a total of 42 race championships, including the CART PPG Indy Car World Series in 1991. He is currently the owner of the Andretti Autosport, a team that has won a total of five Indianapolis 500 races over the years.
Maybe you know about Michael Andretti 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 Michael Andretti’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
Michael Mario Andretti is the son of the racing legend Mario Andretti and Ann Dee. He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on 5 October 1962. He comes from a family of racers where his father, brother, uncle, and two cousins are racers. He was in a family of two children, with the other one being a brother named Jeff Andretti, who is also a racer. He attended Northampton Community College, and he started racing since he was at a very young age, given the fact that some of the elder members of his family.
Andretti is a family man and a father as well. He has been married three times, and he is a father to five children from his marriages. He first got married to Sandra Spinozzi from 1985 to 1996, and they have two children. His second wife was Leslie Wood, whom they got married in December 1997. They got one child, and in September 2004, they divorced.
His third and current wife is named Jodi Ann Paterson, who is a former Miss Oregon Teen USA 1994. She is also an actress and a model. Jodi was also the Playboy Playmate in 2000. The two got married in October 2006, and they have been blessed with twin children.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 5 October 1962, Michael Andretti is 58 years old as of today’s date 17th January 2021. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.
The professional career of Michael began with him taking part in karts racing, where he won 50 of the 75 races he took part in. After competing in kart racing for almost eight years, he moved into racing cars. In 1980 it was when he received his SCCA National Licence and immediately after he won six races, getting the Northeast Division Formula Ford championship the following year.
He started racing in CART in 1983 with the Kraco Enterprise team. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 1984 and also went on to win the IndyCar race in 1986. In the following years, Michael competed in the same championships as his father as well as his brother, and he won most of the championships.
In 1989 he changed his team to Newman/Haas Racing, where he partnered with his father, Mario Andretti. The two won two races in their first season, and this greatly improved his ratings. He achieved major success after winning the CART PPG Indy Car World Series in 1991. He was the winner of eight of the 17 races he took part in.
He signed with the Marlboro McLaren in the 1993 season, where he partnered with Ayrton Senna. He was faced with several challenges, and he barely finished a race. His first race to finish was in the Gran Premio de Espana, where he finished in the fifth position. He later left the team by a mutual agreement since he felt his career was not headed in the right direction.
He returned to IndyCar racing in 1994, and his career was very successful once again. He recorded a lot of success at the team and also won several other championships. He left CART in 2002. He bought the “Team Green” squad in 2003, and that same year he changed it to Andretti Green Racing. He became the owner of Andretti Autosports in 2012. He is the co-creator of Walkinshaw Andretti United, a team that competes in Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Awards & Achievements
Michael has been a racer almost all his life. He has won several accolades during this period, which include being inducted into National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, and the Long Beach Grand Prix Walk of Fame among many others.
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Andretti in 2021
Having been a racer for the most part of his life, Michael has accumulated a net worth of $50 million as of January 2021. Primarily, this wealth has come from his career as a racer, as he has won uncountable championships and titles. He is also the owner of a team that is famously known as Andretti Autosport. He has also invested in Toyota dealership, and this adds a good figure to his revenue.
Michael was born in a family of car racers, and it did not take him long to follow into the footsteps of his elders. He has achieved greater success than the others, and today he is among the top American racers of all time. His success can be attributed to hard work and determination that he has shown all through.