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Nico Erik Rosberg is a retired German Formula One driver. For a while, he drove for Williams and Mercedes.
Rosberg is well-known for beating the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher comprehensively twice. He did it on his comeback in 2010, and again in 2011.
He is the son of 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, who is Finnish. He and his father are the second father-and-son world champions duo, after Graham and Damon Hill. In this article, we will take a closer look at his biography, career, private life, etc.
Let’s dive right into it.
Nico Rosberg Wiki & Biography
Nico Rosberg was born on 27 June 1985 in Wiesbaden, West Germany. This makes him 37 years old as of May, 2023.
His father, Keke Rosberg, was a Finnish racing driver, while his mother was a German interpreter named Gesine “Sina” Rosberg (formerly Gleitsmann-Dengel). His father won the 1982 Formula One World Championship.
Rosberg is their only child. Because his father is Finnish and his mother German, Rosberg is a citizen of both countries. However, he grew up in the Weisbaden district of Nordenstadt, a district between Monaco and the Spanish Island called Ibiza.
|Full Name/Real Name:||Nico Erik Rosberg|
|Nick Name/Stage Name:||Britney, Nico Rosberg|
|Birth Place:||Wiesbaden, West Germany|
|Birthday:||June 27, 1985|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Height:||5 ft 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Currently live in:||Monaco|
|Religion:||Father: Keke Rosberg
Mother: Gesine Rosberg
|Profession:||Race Car Driver|
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Nico Rosberg Family and Relationships?
Growing up, Rosberg had issues with self-esteem. This was because his father, Keke Rosberg, had been a F1 World Champion in 1982 and Rosberg did not believe that he could be as good as his father.
Despite his lack of confidence in himself, his interest in sport could not be denied. He was interested in sports from a very young age.
In spite of his interest in sports, Rosberg excelled in his studies. He attended the International School of Nice and the International School of Monaco.
He studied hard and was known to be a quick learner in mid and high school. He could speak several languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish and English.
Rosberg got into car racing tournaments in his teenage years and his father provided the guidance that he needed.
He was active professionally as a racing driver from 2006 to 2016. Within that period, he took over 206 races and held one world title.
His father’s guidance helped Rosberg greatly in his later professional career. He eventually won his world title, but not before he got married.
Nico Rosberg is married to his childhood friend, Vivian Sibold. Sibold, an interior designer, had started off as a friend of the Rosberg family. However, in 2003, she and Rosberg became close and began a relationship.
The couple were together for many years until they finally tied the knot in July 2014. In August 2015, they welcomed a baby girl into their family.
When the child was born, Rosberg was at the height of his career and was not able to spend much time with his wife and daughter. According to Sibold, this had resulted in feelings of guilt on his end.
His retirement was, therefore, a perfect opportunity for him to pursue other interests and spend more time with his growing family.
The family welcomed their second daughter, Naila, in 2017.
Father Name – Keke Rosberg
Mother’s Name – Gesine Rosberg
Brother’s Name – N/A
Sister’s Name – N/A
Marital Status – Married
Husband’s Name – Vivian Sibold.
Children – Alaia Rosberg (Daughter), Naila Rosberg (Daughter)
A handsome man, Nico Rosberg is tall, standing at 5 feet 10 inches, with blonde wavy hair, and lovely blue eyes.
He also has an athletic build and weighs about 69kg. He also has a charming personality.
With a toned physique to crown it all, he comes in the total package of an attractive man.
Having a father who was a professional car racer gave Rosberg an early start in his career. When he was four, he had his first driving experience when his father took him to a go-kart track in Ibiza for a holiday.
By age six, he started competitive racing with his father as his manager. He tasted success early, winning regional and national French championships.
After that, he moved on to European-based series and world championships. By age 16, he moved on to professional car racing, going on to nine races.
His wins gave him the right to claim the 2002 Formula BMW ADAC Championship with VIVA Racing. He later moved on to the higher-tier Formula 3 Euro Series with Team Rosberg in 2003 and 2004.
In 2005, he won the inaugural GP2 Series championship.
In 2008, Rosberg achieved two podium finishes for the Rosberg team. In 2010, he partnered with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and moved to Mercedes.
From 2013 till 2016, he teamed up with former karting friend and seven-time World Drivers’ Champion, Lewis Hamilton. He finished runner-up to his teammate twice before eventually winning the world championship in 2016.
He announced his retirement from motor racing five days after he won the world championship.
In retirement, Rosberg moved into driver management, television punditry, and became an eco-entrepreneur.
He has won several awards, including the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year, the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, DHL Fastest Lap Award and the Werte-Preis (Value award) in the category of innovation.
In 2017, he was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame. He was also listed among Forbes 40 under 40 in 2023.
Nico Rosberg: Net Worth Summary
After Rosberg’s retirement, he went on to engage in several entrepreneurial and investment endeavors. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
He leads a lavish lifestyle as a TV pundit, team principal and campaigner since leaving professional car racing in 2016. He now lives in Monaco, where he grew up, with his own family.
In addition to punditing, Rosberg has also embraced campaigning, with a particular focus on climate change. He pushes for and contributes to environmental protection, health, equality and justice.
Rosberg co-founded the GreenTech Festival in 2018 and he has already grown the business to four different continents. The organization aims to inspire and empower people to pursue ‘green technologies for a sustainable future’.
Rosberg also co-owns a German vehicle technology company TRE GmbH, which deals with chassis development. What’s more, he also founded Rosberg X Racing, a team that competes in Extreme E.
To top his entrepreneurial ventures, Rosberg signed heavy deals with British telecommunication company, Sky and fashion brand, Hugo Boss.
He also owns a fleet of expensive and luxurious cars. His car collection of six luxury cars include five from Mercedes. He also has real estate in London.
Rosberg manages a self-named YouTube channel with 186k subscribers and he has garnered over 144 million views. There, he gives reviews on different cars and shares updates about his life and family.
Rosberg also tries to make an impact in the world. He raises money for the less privileged, and he is an angel investor, investing in promising startups.
On February 16, 2023, Rosberg announced the launch of his non-profit organization, Rosberg Philanthropies, on twitter. He said that the aim of the organization is to make a measurable impact and give real solutions to big issues.