Richard Lee Petty is one of the most legendary NASCAR drivers of all time. Born on July 2, 1937, the North Carolina native won the NASCAR Championship seven times, raked in a record 200 race wins during his career, won the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and, in 1967, won a record 27 races. From getting Rookie of the Year in 1959 to getting inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010, Petty has a long history of victories and accolades.
Considering his career accomplishments, it’s no wonder that they call him “The King.” And, considering that he has a whopping $65 million net worth, he definitely has king-like riches to his name.
After putting 40 years into his racing career, Petty retired following the 1992 season. But, after calling it quits as a race car driver, he didn’t stop raking in the big bucks and seriously building up that net worth.
He also had a career as a broadcaster (though that didn’t last very long), has been a long-time owner, and has a number of sponsorships under his belt. It’s safe to say that Petty has been keeping pretty busy even after all these years.
To give you an idea of just how wealthy Petty is, here is a list of the Top 20 richest NASCAR drivers in history (you’ll see that Petty just cracks the Top 10).