Eddie Cheever Biography

May 19, 2019
First published on:May 19, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Eddie Cheever

Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch

Eddie McKay Cheever Jr, best known as Eddie Cheever is a former American racing driver who has spent almost 30 years in a racing career with a total of 143 races (132 starts). Cheever has competed in Formula One, sports car, Cart and the Indy Racing Leagues and has been able to gain 70 career points.

The former Formula One racer is a married man and his son Eddie Cheever III is also an Italian-American racing driver who has settled in Italy. Further, Eddie enjoys his huge estimated net worth of $5 million. For more details about his net worth, salary, bio, and marital status, stay with us till the end.

How Much does Eddie Cheever earn in 2019? Know About His Earnings and Net worth

Eddie Cheever has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2018. Further, data related to his net worth in 2019 is still to be revealed. Cheever reportedly earned around $12 million from prize money during his career. His Indy Racing League Prize Money is expected to be $6,703,298 while $2,271,841 additional amount for competing at CART / CCWS.

NTT IndyCar Series Earnings:

Year Earnings
1996 $249,353
1997 $725,400
1998 $1,811,200
1999 $779,500
2000 $880,700
2001 $881,275
2002 $878,465
2006 $497,405

On average, Formula One racer earns about $170,000 to $57,000,000 per race as of the data of 2019. Similarly, Sports car racers earn about $10 million annually. The highest recorded salary of a sports car racer is $40 million earned by racer Fernando Alonso.

CAPTION: Eddie Cheever's car SOURCE: Instagram

As Cheever is a racer, he is fon of racing and expensive cars. He has a Ferrari car 

 However, the racer has taken retirement and is enjoying with his family at his home with his heavy net worth. 

Know About Eddie Cheever's Wife, Children, and Personal life

The man who has won 143 Formula One races have been married to Rita Cheever. The couple shares four children Eddie Cheever III, Estelle Cheever, Dylan Cheever, and Elizabeth Cheever.

CAPTION: Eddie Cheever's wedding picture SOURCE: informationcradle

Eddie is married to Rita Cheever but the details about their wedding have not been revealed till now. Further, the couple is happily married and living a blissful life. Eddie has not been part of any rumor or controversies.

Eddie Cheever Body Measurements

Eddie Cheever's height is 5 feet 9 inches tall with a perfectly maintained healthy body. Other details regarding his weight are not available. Further, he has blonde hair with light brown eyes.

Eddie Cheever Early Life and Professional Career

Eddie Cheever was born on January 10, 1958, in Phoenix, Arizona. Further, Eddie grew up in Rome, Itay. He loved motorsport since he was a child and he was introduced in motorsport when he was 8 years old by his father in Monza. His brother's name is Ross Cheever.

CAPTION: Eddie Cheever SOURCE: Instagram

At the age of 15, Eddie began racing go-karts and won both the Italian and European Karting Championships. Eddie Cheever shortly entered Formula One after his 20th birthday in 1978. After failing to qualify for the first two races of the year in Argentina and Brazil in a Theodore, he made the grid in South Africa in a Hesketh but retired early. He then concentrated on Formula Two for the rest of 1978 and 1979.

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Later, from 1986 to 1988, Eddie won sports car races for Jaguar. Cheever later moved to Indy Racing League in 1996. Eddie set the fastest race lap to date at 236.103 mph (379.971 km/h) breaking a world record. Finally, in the year 1995, Cheever took retirement and has been inactive since then.


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