Gilles Villeneuve’s net worth: Gilles Villeneuve was a Canadian racing driver who had a net worth of $ 10 million at the time of his death in 1982. He is perhaps best known for being the only Canadian to win the World Championship of Formula 1.
Gilles Villeneuve was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada in January 1950 and died in May 1982. He drove for Ferrari for six years in the Grand Prix and won six races. Villeneuve started in snowmobile racing and won the American and Canadian Atlantic Championships in 1976.
He joined Ferrari from 1978 until his death. Gilles Villeneuve finished second with teammate Jody Scheckter for points in 1979. He first competed in the British Grand Prix in 1977 and won his first victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1978. His last victory was at the Grand Prix from Spain in 1981 and his last participation in the Belgian Grand Prix of 1982. Gilles Villeneuve died in an accident while he qualified for the Belgian Grand Prix 1982 on May 8, 1982 at 32 years old.
Gilles’ son Jacques followed in his father’s footsteps and won the Formula 1 championship in 1997.
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