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Daniel Ricciardo Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Daniel Joseph Ricciardo
Place Of Birth
Perth, Australia
34 years old
Birth Date
June 30 1989

Daniel Ricciardo Facts

Child Star?
Racing Driver
Education & Qualifications
Newman College
Net Worth
Joey Ricciardo, Grace Ricciardo
Michelle Ricciardo

About Daniel Ricciardo 

Daniel Joseph Ricciardo is counted among the finest formula one drivers in the world with many awards and victories to his name.
He was born on July 1, 1989, in Perth, Australia. Currently, he has a contract with the McLaren team and competes for his country, Australia.
His father is Italian whereas his mother is Australian. While growing up in northern Australia, he used to see his father go karting and thus, was keen on taking the sport up. He started karting at the young age of nine and entered competitions at the age of 16. However, he made his debut at a major Grand Prix only in 2011. Previously, he has been in a contract agreement with companies such as Renault, Red Bull, and Toro Rosso.
Since then, he has won eight Grand Prix but, could not win any world championship. In 2022, he was also appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for his exceptional services to the sport and the country.

Daniel Ricciardo Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Daniel Ricciardo’s net worth?

According to sources, Daniel Ricciardo has an estimated net worth of $50 million. The majority of his earnings are generated from his career as a Formula One racing driver. His previous contracts with Red Bull and Renault used to fetch him $6 million and $35 million per year respectively.
In 2018, he also bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for a whopping $13 million.

How much does Daniel Ricciardo earn per year?

In 2020, Daniel Ricciardo signed with McLaren and earns a salary of $29 million. Alongside that, he is sponsored by brands such as Blue Coast, Puma, Go Pro, and many others. He also actively collaborates with premium wine brands and apparel stores for his signature collections.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Daniel Ricciardo?

Daniel Ricciardo is 5 ft 9 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Daniel Ricciardo?

Born in 1989, Daniel Ricciardo will turn 33 in July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Daniel Ricciardo is a famous Australian racing driver who drives for the McLaren Formula One Team.
He was born in Perth, Australia on July 1, 1989, to Italian-Australian parents. His father, Giuseppe Joe Ricciardo is an Italian who settled in Australia when he was just seven years old and his mother is an Australian but has roots originally in Calabria. He was brought up in Duncraig along with his sister, Michelle.
Daniel Ricciardo prefers to be low-key about his parents and personal life.
While growing up in Perth, Ricciardo usually saw his father racing at Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo and this inspired him to take up the sport. He completed his high schooling at Newman College and started karting when he was nine years old.
At the teenage of 16, he participated in his first race at the Western Australia Formula Ford Championship. Currently, he has participated in more than twenty races and is gearing up for the upcoming season.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Daniel Ricciardo dating?

Daniel Ricciardo likes to keep his personal life secret. There is no information on who he is dating currently, However, according to sources, he was dating Jessica Gomes, an Australian model in 2018. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Daniel Ricciardo is a world-renowned Formula-One racing driver. Currently, he is associated with the McLaren team and competes for Australia. 
In 2008, he achieved his first European title The Western European Cup with the Renault team. He made his big debut, in 2011, at the British Grand Prix with Red Bull while test-driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso. In 2012, he joined Toro Rosso and scored his first Formula-One points for Australian Grand Prix where he finished ninth. Seeing his performance, he was retained by Toro Rosso for the second season. In Malaysia, even with a wet track, he took the lead and became the first driver to switch to slick tires. 
In 2014, he got promoted and signed with Red Bull to replace Mark Webber alongside Sebastian Vettel, the world champion. Red Bull proved to be lucky for him and he was with them for five seasons. He came third in the championship, with his first F1 wins in Canada, Hungary, and Belgium. He finished second in Australia but lost the podium due to disqualification for fuel flow. He also took his first podium in Formula One when he came third in the world championship beating Lewis Hamilton, despite the fact that his tires were blistered and he had little grip on them. 
There was no winning for him for the next two years but, he bounced back to the top with his win in the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2016. In 2016, in Monaco, he again won the third position in the championship. Since then, he has been recording success for Red Bull and has won at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and at Monaco, and the Chinese Grand Prix. He also became the only driver to finish all the 21 races and thereafter started his 100th Grand Prix in Germany. 
In 2018, he signed a contract with Renault but joined the McLaren team in 2021. In 2020, he finished fifth overall in a season as he could only complete 17 races due to Covid-19. He also finished third in Nurburging, which gave Renault its first podium in nine years. He won his first race in 2021 with McLaren at the Italian Grand Prix and came sixth in the world championship.

Charity Work

Daniel Ricciardo is actively involved in causes that he truly believes in. He was an ambassador for the Wings For Life Foundation which is a non-profit organization that conducts research on curing spinal cord injuries. He also auctioned his car for MND Association which is focused on researching and caring for people affected by the Motor Neuron Disease. 
In 2019, when Australia was engulfed by bushfires, Daniel Ricciardo donated a large sum to organizations such as the Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. Currently, he is the ambassador of Save The Children Australia.

What awards has Daniel Ricciardo won?

The Honey Badger has won many awards and honors in his career. In 2013, he won his first award, The BRDC Bruce McLaren Trophy. He went on to win another one in 2014 and one later in 2016. In 2014 turned out to be a great year for him as GQ awarded him with the title of Australian Sportsman Of The Year. Alongside that, he also won the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, and The BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy.
In the year, 2015 Daniel Ricciardo won the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year, along with another BRDC The Innes Ireland Trophy.
However, 2022 was the most memorable year for him as on Australia Day Honours, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for his achievements in motorsports. 

Daniel Ricciardo’s Hobbies And Interests

Daniel Ricciardo has partnered up with the famous wine brand, St. Hugo for his signature collection of wines. He also sponsors brands and has an apparel merchandise store.

Other Interesting Daniel Ricciardo Facts And Trivia

In 2011, he drove a Ferrari-powered car for Torro Rosso.
He famously calls himself The Honey Badger as the animal replicates his style of driving.
He was the second Australian to win the Hungarian Grand Prix after Mark Webber.
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