Valentino Rossi Achieves $30 Million Annual Income
Now, living in our present day money-driven society, such talent couldn’t be left without a paycheck - a very large one, in fact. According to Forbes, ‘Il Dottore’ is among the best paid athletes in Europe, achieving roughly $30- (€24-) million in annual income, in 2011. This makes him the 20th best paid athlete in the world, behind Fernando Alosno and ahead of (yes, believe it) Michael Schumacher.
Sadly, it seems that since he started riding for Ducati, Valentino has hit a bit of a rough spot in his career, despite the fact that his flamboyant style and charismatic attitude are still there to make him one of the best loved motorsport-related figures in Europe and the world.