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James Hunt Net Worth

James Hunt Net Worth is
$40 Million

James Hunt Bio/Wiki 2018

It’s been reported the total approximation of James Hunt net worth now is as much as $40 million dollars. James Hunt was among the very famous British racers on the market at his time. In 1976 he became renowned as a winner of the Formula One World Championship. In 1979, he chose to retire from his profession as a racer, although it added up a lot to the total size of James Hunt net worth. After his retirement, James Hunt got involved into company and worked as a media commentator. These professions additionally raised the total quantity of James Hunt net worth a lot. When he began to race in Formula Three, he joined the Hesketh Racing team. Due to his behaviour on the track, James Hunt was identified as “Hunt the Shunt”. In 1973, James Hunt began to race in Formula One, which made his name even more understood. He became a victor of World Championship and non-Tournament races as part of the team.

James Hunt Net Worth $40 Million

In the very first year of racing with this team, James Hunt became a winner of the World Drivers’ Championship. He remained with this particular team for two more years. Nevertheless, he had not been successful with this particular team in any way and left racing in 1979 for good. When he retired he was selected to be a commentator for BBC. James Hunt also became known for remarking motorists who, in his view, failed to drive nearly as good as they could. When he was just 45 years old, sadly, James Hunt passed away because of a heart attack. The racer was created in 1947 and died in 1993. He was born in Surrey. Afterwards, the family as it was quite large moved into a bigger house in Belmont. When he was youthful, James Hunt was interested into sports, too. He played soccer along with cricket.

Full NameJames Hunt
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 29, 1947
DiedJune 15, 1993, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBelmont, Sutton, United Kingdom
Height1.85 m
ProfessionRacing driver
EducationWellington College, Berkshire
SpouseSarah Lomax (m. 1983–1989), Suzy Hunt (m. 1974–1976)
ChildrenFreddie Hunt, Tom Hunt
ParentsSue Hunt, Wallis Hunt
SiblingsDavid Hunt, Sally Hunt, Georgina Hunt, Timothy Hunt, Peter Hunt
NominationsBBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
MoviesThe Plank, The Boot Street Band, Grand Prix
TV ShowsGrand Prix, The Boot Street Band
1Speaking in 1990: "I have a problem ... well I don't have a problem, but Brands Hatch for example have a problem with company days, because every time I go there I take passengers round in one of their sports racers, I reduce my own passenger lap record - and they go hairy because it's wearing their car out. But I can't drive any other way, and I never have been able to. If I get into a car on a circuit I drive as fast as I can, that's it!"
1Played by Chris Hemsworth in Rush (2013).
2Was educated at Wellington College.
3Before becoming a racing driver, he training to be a doctor.
4Was a keen budgie breeder. In his youth, he planned to breed budgies as a career, claiming that he could "retire at 30, a millionaire." However, reality caught up with him, and his first job was as a hospital porter. However, after he'd retired from racing, he spent more time on his hobby and bred up to 150 birds (some worth several thousand pounds). He won rosettes and trophies from exhibitions around the country.
5Was presented with a 750cc Triumph T140E(S) Bonneville Electro motorcycle by the workers of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd for promoting this model with pop star, David Essex on behalf of their worker's co-operative at the famous Meriden factory. Apparently, unlike Essex, he did not have a license to ride a motorcycle so confined himself to using the motorcycle on the private estates of his posh friends, having had the motorcycle chromed top-to-toe. The motorcycle expired, apparently having suffered an electrical fire.
6Formula 1 driver. He won ten of his 92 Grand Prix races during a seven-year F1 career (1973-1979) and took the world title in a McLaren in 1976.
7He was nick-named "Hunt the Shunt".


Mr. H Is Late1988TV ShortTrucker
Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol1985TV MovieFootman
Three of a Kind1983TV Series
The Plank1979TV ShortOne-Eyed Truck Driver
The Morecambe & Wise Show1977TV SeriesChauffeur

Transportation Department

Bobby Deerfield1977driver: Formula 1 car


33 Days2014DocumentaryHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
Grand Prix1981-1986TV SeriesHimself
The Kenny Everett Television Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The Big Time1980TV Series documentaryHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1979TV SeriesHimself
Big Night1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Speed Fever1978DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night at the Mill1978TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1978TV Series documentaryHimself
Superstars1976TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Race Car Driver
One by One1974DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Cars That Made Britain Great2016TV SeriesHimself
The Last Teammate2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
12013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rush2013/IHimself (uncredited)
Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - 1977 F1 World Champion
Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes2010TV Series documentaryHimself
When Playboys Ruled the World2010DocumentaryHimself
A Good Turn Daily1983ShortHimself (uncredited)

Known for movies

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