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Carroll Shelby Net Worth

Carroll Shelby Net Worth is
$40 Million

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American automotive designer, race car driver, and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He brought in his net worth for his engagement with all the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Mustang Cobras together with in the Formula One racing. In 1962, he founded his business Shelby American Inc. and it currently sells altered Ford vehicles as well as functionality components. Shelby was born Carroll Hall Shelby on January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas. His father Warren Hall Shelby is a rural mail carrier and her mother is Eloise Lawrence Shelby. He suffered from a heart valve leakage when he was seven years old and spent most of his childhood during intercourse.

Carroll Shelby Net Worth $40 Million

Carroll Shelby honed his driving abilities along with his Willys automobile while he attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. Texas. Seven years then registered in The Georgia School of Technology in the Aeronautical Engineering program. However, as a result of the war, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps serving as a flight instructor and test pilot during in the World War II. He graduated with the rank of staff sergeant pilot. As an amateur driver, he began his career racing his buddy’s MG TC. During the 1950s, he became a driver for the Cad Allard, Aston Martin and Maserati teams. The amateur driver was the second American born driver to win the 24 hours of Le Mans in France in 1959. As an automotive designer, he’s designed sports cars for Ford, Dodge, and Oldsmobile in addition to pursuing his own job. On May 10, 2012, he died in age 89 after suffering from a serious heart ailment for decades and he had a transplant in 1990. He formed a charity which helps children to get the organ they desired.

Full NameCarroll Shelby
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1923, Leesburg, Texas, United States
DiedMay 10, 2012, Dallas, Texas, United States
Place Of BirthLeesburg, Texas
ProfessionRace car driver, Entrepreneur, Designer, Technical advisor to the Ford GT project
EducationDallas' Woodrow Wilson High School, US Army Air Corps
SpouseLena Dahl Shelby (1991-1997), Jan Harrison (1962-1962), Jeanne Fields (1943-1960), Cleo Shelby (1997-2012, his death)
ChildrenPatrick Shelby, Michael Hall Shelby, Sharon Anne Shelby
ParentsEloise and Warren Hall Shelby
SiblingsAnne Shelby Ellison
NicknamesCarrol Shelby, Carol Shelby
Awards1958 French Grand Prix (First entruy), 1959 Italian Grand Prix (Last Entry), Completed in competed in Formula One (1958, 1959)
NominationsAutomotive Hall of Fame, International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Driver of the year (Sports Illustrated's 1956, 1957)
1Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1992.
2Son of Warren Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and car enthusiast. He made his rounds in a 1928 Whippet. He served as a flight instructor in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He then worked in the Texas oil fields and became a chicken farmer.
3He entered his first auto race in 1952, driving in a quarter-mile drag meet, then won road races in the Southwest. He wore striped bib coveralls because he didn't have time to change. It became his signature outfit.
4He drove for the Aston-Martin team in 1954 at the race in Sebring, Florida. In November 1957 he won the 100-mile race at Riverside, California, in a one-seat Maserati.
5The Shelby-American team's Ford GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. They broke Ferrari's winning streak. He teamed with Roy Salvadori of Britain to win in their Aston-Martin.
6He marketed a chili mix in 1969 and spent time in Africa in the 1970s hunting big game and organizing expeditions.
7He founded a wheel company and an automobile club. He returned to sports car design in 1982. When Lee Iacocca was Chairman of Chrysler, he hired Shelby and they designed special-edition performance models of the Dodge Charger and other cars.
8In 2003 he teamed with Ford in a partnership that included a new Mustang design. In 2005 he built the first Shelby Mustang Concept CSM:00001, with this car, he proved to Ford he can still built great cars. Then in 2007 he went to the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center to introduce the Ford GT500KR. Since 2005 there has been a whole line of Shelby cars til present day!.
9He is survived by his wife, Cleo; his children, Patrick Shelby, Michael Shelby, and Sharon Shelby; and a sister Anne Shelby Ellison.
10He had homes in the Bel Air hills of Los Angeles, CA; in Las Vegas, NV; and owned a ranch in Pittsburg, TX, where he raised miniature horses and African cattle while designing cars in his later years. He owned small vintage planes and numerous cars including his original Cobra.
11In 1959 he was the second American-born driver to win the 24 hours of Le Mans in France. A heart ailment forced him to quit driving professionally in 1962. He founded Shelby American in 1962 to build his Cobra cars.
12He partnered with Lee Iacocca of Ford in 1964 to create a high-performance Mustang version for racing. In January 1965 the first Shelby Mustang made its debut.
13Developer of the Ford Mustang Shelby and Cobra.
14Had a heart transplant in 1990. After after seeing two children die because they didn't get needed organs, he formed the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation, which helps get needed organs for children.
15Racecar driver on the Grand Prix circuit.


John Q2002Heart Transplant Patient (uncredited)


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1 thought on “Carroll Shelby Net Worth”

  1. What kind of question is that!!!
    Carroll Shelby was one of the last Great Automotive Pioneers. Though he suffered defeats in his life, the things he overcame, becoming a Great Champion and Entrepreneur far outweigh any of negatives he ever experienced.
    We Ford people rightfully claim Carroll Shelby as our own. His relationship with Ford is the stuff of legends.
    I figure his fortune will only continue growing under the direction of his lovely wife Cleo Shelby, and other members of his fine family.

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