Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher is a German former racing driver. Michael Schumacher has competed in Formula One for Benetton, Jordan, Ferrari, and Mercedes.

Early Life

Michael Schumacher was born on 3 January 1969. Currently, he is 53 years old and his birth sign is Capricorn. He was born in the West German town of Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

His parents, parents Rolf is a bricklayer who later ran the local kart track, and Elisabeth Schumacher, who operated the track’s canteen. He has a brother named Ralf. Additionally, he did his high school from Realschule der Stadt Kerpen school.

Michael Schumacher

Caption: Michael Schumacher’s old picture. Source: Twitter

Career

Michael has a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), podium finishes (155), which have since been broken by Hamilton, while he maintains the record for the fastest laps (77), among others.

After beginning his racing career in karting, he enjoyed success in several junior single-seater series. Likewise, after a one-off Formula One appearance with Jordan at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, this person was signed by Benetton for the rest of the 1991 season. This racer won his first and second drivers’ titles consecutively in 1994 and 1995.

Similarly, he moved to the struggling Ferrari team in 1996. During his first years on the team, he lost out on the title in the final race of the season in 1997 and 1998 and suffered a broken leg from a brake failure in the year 1999. Michael and Ferrari won five consecutive titles from the years 2000 to 2004, including unprecedented 6th and 7th titles, breaking several records.

Further, after finishing third in 2005 and second in 2006, he retired from the sport. Although he later made a brief return with Mercedes from the years 2010 to 2012. This racer was noted for pushing his car to the very limit for sustained periods during races, a pioneering fitness regimen, and the ability to galvanize teams around him.

Michael Schumacher

Caption: Michael Schumacher’s picture after winning the race. Source: The Sun

More

Michael and his younger brother Ralf are the only siblings to win races in Formula One and the first siblings to finish first and second in the same race. Further, over his career, he was involved in several controversial racing incidents.

Therefore, twice, he was involved in collisions in the final race of a season that decided the title, first with Damon Hill at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix and later at the 1997 European Grand Prix, with Jacques Villeneuve. Moreover, an ambassador for UNESCO, this racer has been involved in humanitarian projects and has donated tens of millions of dollars to charity.

Likewise, in December 2013, he suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident. This racer was placed in a medically induced coma until June 2014. He left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the Lausanne University Hospital. Therefore, before being relocated to his home to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately in September 2014.

Michael Schumacher

Caption: Michael Schumacher’s picture. Source: Twitter

Relationship Status

Michael married his wife Corinna Betsch in August 1995. They together have two children, a daughter Gina-Marie and a son, Mick. This racer has always been very protective of his private life. And, he doesn’t like the celebrity spotlight.

Michael Schumacher

Caption: Michael Schumacher and his wife, Corinna. Source: Web

Body Measurements

Michael is 5 feet 9 inches tall or 174 cm. And he weighs around 74 kilos or 165 lbs. This racer has a set of green eyes and his hair is of brown color. His other body measurements including dress size, shoe size, chest-waist-hip sizes, etc are unknown.

Social Media and Net Worth

His ‘@michaelschumacher’ Instagram account has earned over 1.1 million followers. He has gained over 303.3K followers on his ‘@schumacher’ Twitter account. And, his Facebook page has amassed over 1.6 million followers. His self-titled YouTube channel has gained over 2.73K subscribers.

This racer has a charitable side to him and has been a special ambassador to UNESCO from early on in his career. Michael has donated 1.5 million to the organization and involved himself in various humanitarian projects, childline, and others. However, he has a net worth of $600 million as per records.

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