You might recognize him as the famous driver of the M&M’s #18 car or maybe even could pick him out of a crowd – but did you know how much Kyle Busch is actually worth? The truth might just surprise you.
Kyle, the 34-year-old polarizing motorsports star, has been racing in the highest series of NASCAR for almost half of his life and with an incredible track record. But does that mean that he’s been rewarded handsomely for his top-tier performance?
Kyle Busch aims for third straight win at @RichmondRaceway. #NASCAR https://t.co/Qm685qSLyf pic.twitter.com/fi4tP5pK1x
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 11, 2019
Truly, being a top-performing professional sports star comes with great rewards and sponsorship deals that can make some of the richest people gasp with delight. And the more you rake in, the faster it grows – especially if you start investing.
Busch, who is the owner of his own team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, has not only invested in himself but also invested in his industry and helped fuel his wife’s own ventures as well.
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Better late then never! Cup banquet with my handsome hubby! Cheers to amazing season my love, 8 wins, I’m so proud of you! A huge thank you to @sherrihill for creating stunning dresses, @kolorartistry for the amazing hair and makeup and also being my pseudo therapist thru everything this week, @diamondsdirect for letting me wear this amazing jewelry, @globodybyvickie for taking away my ghost look and @amyjunelashes for the gorg lashes. Thank you to all these wonderful women for putting a broken girl back together for an evening. #vegas #banquet #sherrihill #sherrihillcouture #redcarpet #nascar
He is known to be one of the top 15 highest-paid NASCAR drivers in the history of the sport and is also known as one of the wealthiest – which will only continue to grow as the years roll on.
His wife, Samantha Busch, has her own clothing line, does a seemingly-endless number of paid sponsorships on her Instagram account, and even got the pair signed up for a reality tv show that revolves around the wives of famous race stars – aptly titled Racing Wives.
Each year, Kyle Busch is estimated to earn more than $10 million – with his total salary in 2018 exceeding $13 million. This made him the third highest-paid NASCAR driver for that year.
When he purchased his home in the ultra-rich community of Lake Norman, North Carolina in 2012 he set the Charlotte, NC area record for a home purchase price at the time. His 77,000 square-foot mansion on the edge of the lake was purchased for $7.5 million in 2012.
Kyle himself has a net worth of $50 million as of 2019 – according to Celebrity Net Worth. But if you add in his wife’s deals and business ventures, their total household net worth is estimated to be much more close to $65 million – or more.
For comparison, Dale Jr. is worth about $300 million, Jeff Gordon is worth $200 million, and Tony Stewart is worth about $70 million. His brother, Kurt Busch, is worth about $50 million.
Check out the video below that shows the elegant lifestyle on the edge of Lake Norman, North Carolina.