Richard Petty Net Worth

If you are often called the most accomplished driver in the sport’s history, then definitely you will attract a wide media attention. The same goes for the legendary former NASCAR driver, who has won numerous championships throughout his career. However, he is not just popular for his fabulous career stats but also for his income and fortune that is the byproduct of his accomplishments. As of now, Richard Petty net worth is estimated to be $ 70 million.

Beginning his career in 1958, Petty proved to be a valuable contestant from the early start. Just one year later, the 22 years old driver was named NASCAR Rookie of the Year.  In 1964, he won his first Grand National championship, also earning over $114,000. Continue reading to know about interesting details, cars, and life.

Richard Petty

Richard Petty Net Worth

YearRichard Petty Net Worth
2017$ 70 million
2016$ 65 million
2015$ 60 million

Richard Petty Cars

1983 racecar

Plymouth Superbird

1979 Car


Son of Lee Arnold Petty and Elizabeth, Richard was born on July 2, 1937, in  Level Cross, North Carolina. His father, Lee Arnold was one of the pioneers of NASCAR. From an early start, Richard became inclined towards racing and thus when he turned 21, he began his NASCAR career. Over the subsequent year, he won many competitions and also became the first driver to earn more than $1 million.

Petty married Lynda Petty in 1959 and together the couple had 4 children. His son, Kyle Petty was American stock car racing driver who has now retired. Petty even has three daughters, Lisa Petty-Luck, Sharon Petty-Farlow, and Rebecca Petty-Moffit.

After having a successful NASCAR career, he tried his luck on TV. As he became a commentator on CBS, however, Petty’s new interest was short lived. He has also appeared in a couple movies while at present, Petty is a spokesman for Liberty Medical, GlaxoSmithKline, and Cheerios.