Ayrton Senna Net Worth

Ayrton Senna Net Worth is
$400 Million

Ayrton Senna Biography

Ayrton Senna da Silva was born on 21 March 1960, in Sao Paulo, Brazil – but took his mother’s maiden name Senna – and was a racing car driver, best known to have won three Formula One World Championships for McLaren. He was active from 1984 until his death in 1994, and is considered as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing.

How rich is Ayrton Senna? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $400 million, mostly earned through a successful career in Formula One. He won numerous races throughout his career and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Ayrton Senna Net Worth $400 million

At a young age Ayrton developed an interest for motorsports and cars. However, he suffered from poor motor coordination, but eventually improved his skills and at the age of 13 was already competing in karting competitions. He attended Colegio Rio Branco and after matriculating, went to study business administration, but dropped out after a few months.

In 1977, Senna won the South American Kart Championship. Four years later, he moved to England and transitioned to single-seater racing, winning the Townsend-Thoreson Formula Ford 1600 Championship. He was then offered a drive for a Formula Ford 2000 team, and would win both the 1982 British and European Formula Ford 2000 championships. The following year, he won the British Formula Three Championship and the inaugural Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.

Ayrton then started testing for Formula One teams, and was given a contract that would eventually increase his net worth. He drove with the relatively new team Toleman and teamed with Johnny Cecotto. He made his debut in the 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix, then getting two World Championship points at the South African Grand Prix as well as the Belgian Grand Prix. He started to develop the ability to provide very specific technical details about the performance of his cars and the tracks, which helped him continue to improve, and he took two more podium finishes in the season. In 1985, he was partnered with Lotus-Renault and would take his first pole position at the Portuguese Grand Prix. This was his first “Grand Slam” as he also set the fastest lap. He got another victory in wet conditions at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. His net worth was rising.

He started the next season well and won the Spanish Grand Prix though he had troubles in some races. He still won the Detroit Grand Prix later in the season. He won two races in a row in the next season, helping him take lead in the World Championship. However, with better performing cars from his rivals, he decided to move to McLaren in 1988.

He started to work with then double world champion Alain Prost in McLaren. The two would have a rivalry, but still worked together to prepare against the opposition, and the pair would win 15 of 16 races in the McLaren MP4/4. In 1988, Senna would win his first world championship, and during that year he broke several records. Prost would leave McLaren the following year, and Senna would become the world champion again in 1990 after a collision deciding victory against Prost, and would become the youngest three time world champion the following year.

He continued to race until 1994 when he crashed during the San Marino Grand Prix, his car going straight into the concrete retaining wall.

In his Formula One career, from 161 races, Senna had 41 wins and 80 podiums (first three), plus 65 pole positions and 19 fastest laps.

For his personal life, it is known that Senna was married to Lilian de Vasconcelos Souza from 1981 to 1982. He was also engaged to Adriane Yamin, but their relationship ended in 1988. He dated television star Xuxa from 1988 to 1990 and would then date Christine Ferracciu. It was also reported that he had an affair with model Carol Alt. At the time of his death, he was in a relationship with model Adriane Galisteu. He passed away as a result of the accident while racing at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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Quick Facts

Full NameSenna
Net Worth$400 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 21, 1960
DiedMay 1, 1994, Bologna, Italy
Place Of BirthSão Paulo, Brazil
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionRace car driver
SpouseLilian de Vasconcelos Souza (m. 1981–1982)
ParentsNeide Senna da Silva, Milton da Silva
SiblingsViviane Senna, Leonardo Senna
NicknamesAyrton Senna da Silva , Beco
AwardsBAFTA Award for Best Documentary, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film, British Independent Film Award for Best British Documentary, Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best British Film, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction Film, PGA Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay, British Independent Film Award for Best Technical Achievement
MoviesBlack and Without Sugar




1994 San Marino Grand Prix1994TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Jornal Nacional1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Senna Fights Back1993VideoHimself
1993 European Grand Prix1993TV MovieHimself - Competitor
1993 Brazilian Grand Prix1993TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Casseta & Planeta Urgente1992TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton Senna Lifestyle in Brazil1992TV Movie documentaryAyrton Senna
Formula 1 World Championship Season Review: 19911991VideoHimself
1991 Brazilian Grand Prix1991TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Valeu Ayrton1990Video documentaryHimself
Sucesso1990TV SeriesHimself
Flash1990TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1 Grand Prix Review: 19901990VideoHimself
1989 Japanese Grand Prix1989TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Jô Soares Onze e Meia1989TV SeriesHimself (1989)
Primeira Fila1989TV SeriesHimself
Roberto Carlos Especial1988TV SeriesHimself
Xou da Xuxa1988TV SeriesHimself
Globo Repórter1984-1988TV SeriesHimself
1988 Japanese Grand Prix1988TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Formula 1 Grand Prix Review: 19881988VideoHimself
Jornal Hoje1988TV SeriesHimself
Roda Viva1986TV SeriesHimself
Acelere Ayrton1986VideoHimself
All Over Down Under1986Video documentaryHimself
1985 Portuguese Grand Prix1985TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Clube dos Esportistas1984TV SeriesHimself
1984 Monaco Grand Prix1984TV MovieHimself - Competitor
Hebe1984TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton Senna Especial - Do Kart à Fórmula 11983TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Kart: História de Campeões2016DocumentaryHimself
Senna vs Brundle2016DocumentaryHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton: Retratos e Memórias2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Ayrton: Retratos e Memórias - O Filme2015DocumentaryHimself
Ayrton Senna: Chequered Flag to Green Light2014VideoHimself
The F1 Show2014TV SeriesHimself
F1 Legends2014TV SeriesHimself
Conexão Repórter2014TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton Indimenticabile2014VideoHimself
The Last Teammate2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ayrton Senna do Brasil2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grand Prix Legends: Ayrton Senna2013VideoHimself
12013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
O Maior Brasileiro de Todos os Tempos2012TV MovieHimself
Ayrton Senna: Unauthorized & Complete2012Video shortHimself
3 Champions2011DocumentaryHimself
Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion 1988, 1990, 1991
Top Gear2010TV SeriesHimself
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton Senna: The Will to Win2009VideoHimself
Voyager2007TV SeriesHimself
Les derniers jours d'Ayrton Senna2005TV MovieHimself
The Right to Win2004DocumentaryHimself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seconds from Disaster2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Globo Repórter1994-2004TV SeriesHimself
Ayrton Senna: Il Mio Nome è Leggenda2004Video documentary shortHimself
Ayrton Senna: L'Immortale2004TV MovieHimself
Jornal Nacional2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Os Anos do Tri2004Video documentaryHimself
Reporter Record2004TV SeriesHimself
Trans World Sport2004TV SeriesHimself
Evandro Teixeira - Instantâneos da Realidade2003DocumentaryHimself (Photos only)
Sfide2003TV SeriesHimself
Going Critical2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Mikan tie1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Star Named Ayrton Senna1998Video documentaryHimself
Uma Estrela Chamada Ayrton Senna1998VideoHimself
Ayrton Senna1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Senna: L'Uomo e Il Campione1995TV MovieHimself
Criança Esperança 19941994TV MovieHimself
Troféu Imprensa1994TV MovieHimself
Ayrton Senna Especial1994TV MovieHimself
Domingão do Faustão1994TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Placar Eletrônico1994TV SeriesHimself
Programa de Domingo1994TV SeriesHimself
Rede Globo Especial: A morte de Ayrton Senna1994TV MovieHimself
Ayrton Senna: Racing Is in My Blood1992Video documentaryHimself
Ruutulippu1990TV SeriesHimself, racing driver
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