Valentino Rossi

by John Max 12 Feb,2016
Valentino Rossi
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Valentino Rossi
  • Birth Place Urbino
  • Famous Name Valentino Rossi
  • Father Graziano Rossi
  • Mother Stefania Rossi
  • Net Worth $ 12 million
  • Nationality Italian
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Married N/A
  • Divorce N/A
  • Affair with Elisabetta Canalis
  • Girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle racer and multiple times MotoGP World Champion currently competing for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP. He is listed among the world's succcessful motorcycle riders. 

Valentino won nine Grand Prix World Championships, and his bike number is 46 and is nicknamed as The Doctor. He is currently dating a lovely lady named Francesca Sofia Novello

Net Worth-$140 million

Rossi has an estimated net worth of $140 million as of 2019 while his annual salary is $10 million and is one of the highest-paid athletes. In addition to this, his yearly earnings in 2017 were reported to be $22 million with $12.5 million from salary and winnings and remaining from his endorsement deals.

Endorsement

He earns a huge amount from his endorsement deals too, which is reported to be more than $10 million a year. Rossi has a two-year helmet sponsorship deal with Monster energy drink in 2009 which would pay him $3.2 million. Some of the other deals include Yahama, Oakley, Bridgestone, etc. 

Real Estate Portfolio

In 2015, he purchased $11 million mansions in Urbino, Italy. Furthermore, he has some $85 million worth of personal investments.

Valentino's luxurious mansion located in Tavullia SOURCE: https://www.gpone.com

Additionally, he owns a few of super sports cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia and the BMW M3. Not only this but the indeed rich man has a personal Pershing 56 yacht. All this put together amount to something close to $1 Million.

Valentino's MotoGP bike used in racing SOURCE: Instagram

Other cars in his list are Porsche, Bentley, and Lamborghini, which only add more value to his worth. Moreover, he also owns a massive collection of racing bikes, including some of the expensive and fastest motorcycles. 

Future Wife-Francesca Sofia Novello

Valentino Rossi remains unmarried but is dating his girlfriend Francesca Sofia Novello who is a model by profession. He was believed to be single since his relationship with Linda Morselli ended in 2016 but has found a new girlfriend. 

 Valentino with his beautiful girlfriend Francesca Sofia SOURCE: Pinterest

The couple is dating each other since late 2017, and so far the pair hasn't outed any plans about getting married. Well, after taking a closer look at their relationship, it seems that they are quite enjoying their life and might become husband wife soon. 

Despite sharing many romantic moments and being seen as a pair in the media, Sofia isn't Rossi's wife, but the Car racer-model couple has super hot chemistry together.

 

Earlier, he dated Arianna Matteuzzi from 2005 to 2007, Maddalena Corvagila in 2005, and Martina Stella in 2002. There was also rumor that he hooked up with Elisabetta Canalis in 2007. He was rumored to be dating several other girls in the past.

Well, Rossi is also famous for changing girlfriend as you will know if you take a closer look at his relationship history. He seemed to have dated about half a dozen girlfriends so far. Moreover, he is also fond of dogs and has two pet dogs named Ulisse&Penelope. 

Stats

Rossi is 6 feet tall and weighs around 148 lbs. Moreover, info about his life, bio, and career can be taken from wikis. Other than being a professional racing driver, he has also other hobbies. He is interested in playing and watching football.

He is a decent, and cheerful guy but he also attracts media attention and makes headlines for his feuds with fellow racer/ competitor and World Champion Marc Marquez. Valentino Rossi is socially active in social networking sites, and his admirers followed him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others.

Early Life

Rossi was born on February 16, 1979, in Urbino, Italy. He is Italian by his nationality, and his ethnicity is Italian. He was born to mother, Stefania Rossi, and father, Graziano Rossi and had two siblings; a brother and a sister.

His parents got divorced when he was at a young age. His father Graziano is an Italian former Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer.

His maternal half-brother Luca Marini is also a professional motorcycle racer. His other sibling, half sister's name is Clara Rossi. Following the footsteps of his father, Rossi got into racing in 1996 with Aprilia.

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Racing Career

Valentino Rossi made his debut in 1996 in Grand Prix for Aprilia in the 125cc category and went on to win the title the next year. Right after that, he moved up to the 250 cc category with Aprilia and won the 250 cc World Championship in 1999. 

Rossi moved to 500-ccs in 2000 and won the Championship in 2001 and also won the inaugural MotoGP title in 2002. He also went on to win the Championship in 2003, 2004, and 2005 but failed to win in 2006 and 2007.

Rossi again came into action in 2008 and 2009 and won the title defeating Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo respectively.

Titles:

  1. MotoGP World Championship - 7 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
  2. 250cc World Championship -1 (1999)
  3. 125cc World Championship - 1 (1997)

He is currently third in the MotoGP points table behind Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso.

Rossi recently hinted of taking retirement in 2020 at the age of 41.

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