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Richard Lee Petty, also known by his nickname “The King”, was born on 2 July 1937, in Level Cross, North Carolina USA. Richard is one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, known particularly for winning the NASCAR championship seven times, a feat achieved by only one other driver (Dale Earnhardt) and also for achieving many other titles and awards. Petty is considered to be one of the best drivers of all time and the long list of his achievements only proves this fact. Some of them include, NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Grand National Series Rookie of the Year, Grand National Series Champion, Presidential Medal of Freedom and others. What is more, Richard was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, NASCAR Hall of Fame, and International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Although he is 78 years old now, Petty is still a very active and hard-working person.

If you consider how rich Richard Petty is, it can be said that Richard’s estimated net worth is $65 million. It is clear that Richard has gained the biggest part of this sum of money when he was still a successful racer. Although he does not race any more, Richard’s net worth still grows as he is involved in various projects and activities.

Richard Petty Net Worth $65 Million

Richard’s career as a NASCAR driver began when he was 21 years old. He was really successful from the beginning and in 1959 he was even named as the NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Step by step Petty gained more experience and was able to win more competitions. In 1964 Petty won the Daytona 500 and this had a huge impact on the growth of Petty’s net worth. He went on to win this race six more times and only proved the fact that he is one of the best drivers. In 1975 Petty won another important race, the World 600. In 1984 Richard again proved his skills and won the Firecracker 400. Despite the success he had, in 1991 he decided to announce the fact that he was planning to retire. In 1992 he continued participating in various events and races.

In a racing career spanning 35 years at the top in the NASCAR Winston/Sprint Cup Series, Richard Petty competed in almost 1200 races, and won 200 which is an all-time record, including 27 in just one season, 1967, and with another record 700 places top 10 finishes.

In addition to his career as a racer, Richard was also involved in managing the company called “Petty Enterprises”, which also added a lot to Richard’s net worth, and continued this involvement until 2007 when superseded by son Kyle. From 1995 Richard also worked briefly at CBS as a racing analyst.

As mentioned, Richard is still involved in various activities. He now works together with such companies as “Cheerios”, “Nicorette”, “GlaxoSmithKline” and others. This also makes Petty’s net worth higher. What is more, Richard has appeared in several television shows and movies. Some of them include, “Swing Vote”, “Modern HotrodZ”, “Days of Thunder”, “Speedway” and others. All these appearances also added to his net worth.

If to talk about Richard Petty’s personal life, it can be said that in 1959 he married Lynda Petty, with whom he has four children. Sadly, in 2014 Lynda died and Richard is now single. All in all, Richard Petty is one of the greatest racers of all time. There is no doubt that he and his career has influenced many contemporary racers. Richard worked really hard from the very young age in order to achieve the acclaim and respect that he has now. Even after his retirement, Richard is still very active and is involved in different activities.

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Swing Vote 2008 Richard Petty
Cars 2006 Video Game Strip 'The King' Weathers (voice)
Cars 2006 The King (voice)
Arli$$ 1998 TV Series Richard Petty



43: The Richard Petty Story 1972 grateful acknowledgment



Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville 2015 TV Movie Himself
A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 500 2015 Documentary Himself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2010-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - guest
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Nascar Driver
The Day; 1992 Hooters 500 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Day: 1984 Firecracker 400 2011 TV Movie Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Petty Blue 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
2010 CMT Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Richard Petty 2010 TV Movie Himself
Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Inspiration for 'Cars' 2006 Video documentary short Himself - Racing Legend
The Southern Sports Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Lifetime Achievement Award
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - NASCAR Driver (segment "NASCAR Family")
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 2004 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience 2004 Documentary short Himself
Monster Garage 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fifty 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Car and Driver Presents: Richard Petty 1998 Video short Himself
ESPN Speedworld 1992 TV Series Himself
Days of Thunder 1990 Himself (uncredited)
Hee Haw 1989 TV Series Himself
Cannonball Fever 1989 Himself (uncredited)
Stroker Ace 1983 Himself (uncredited)
Greatest Sports Legends 1979 TV Series Himself
Daytona 500 1979 TV Movie Himself - Driver, #43 Oldsmobile
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1964-1978 TV Series Himself - Driver / Himself - Driver, #43 Dodge / Himself - Driver #43
Stockcar! 1977 Documentary Himself (driver, #43 Dodge)
43: The Richard Petty Story 1972 Himself
Country Music 1972 Himself
Corky 1972 Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Speedway 1968 Himself
Tiny Lund: Hard Charger! 1967 Documentary Himself
Thunder in Dixie 1964 Himself (uncredited)

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