Michael Schumacher is a German retired racing driver. He is a seven-time Formula One World Champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice.
He won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before moving to Ferrari where he drove for eleven years. His time with Ferrari yielded five consecutive titles between 2000 and 2004.
Schumacher was born on 3 January 1969 in Hurth, North Rhine-Westphalia, to Rolf Schumacher, a bricklayer, and his wife Elisabeth.
When Schumacher was four, his father modified his pedal kart by adding a small motorcycle engine. When Schumacher crashed it into a lamp post in Kerpen, his parents took him to the karting track at Kerpen-Horrem, where he became the youngest member of the karting club.
His father soon built him a kart from discarded parts and at the age of six Schumacher won his first club championship. To support his son’s racing, Rolf Schumacher took on a second job renting and repairing karts, while his wife worked at the track’s canteen. Nevertheless, when Michael needed a new engine costing 800 DM, his parents were unable to afford it; he was able to continue racing with support from local businessmen.
In August 1995, Michael married Corinna Betsch. They have two children, a daughter Gina-Marie, and a son Mick. He has always been very protective of his private life and is known to dislike the celebrity spotlight. The family moved to a newly-built mansion near Gland, Switzerland in 2007, covering an area of 650-square-metre (7,000 sq ft) with a private beach on Lake Geneva and featuring an underground garage and petrol station.
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In 2010, his personal fortune was estimated at £515 million. He reportedly received a salary of £21 million each year from the Mercedes team, plus a further £9 million in endorsements.
Age, Height & MeasurementsMichael Schumacher Age 49 years. Michael Schumacher's height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 60 kg. Body measurements 38-30-12 inches and Zodiac Sign Aries.
|Michael Schumacher Bio|
|Famous As||Michael Schumacher|
|Profession||German racing driver|
|Birthday||January 3, 1969|
|Birth Place||Hürth, Germany|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Body Measurements||38-30-12 inches|
|Net Worth||$800 million|
|Real Name||Mick Schumacher|
|Sister||Gina-Maria Schumacher (Elder)|