Net Worth: $90 Million
- Source of Wealth Motor racing, Defence training
- Nationality South Africa
About Jody Scheckter
South African former auto racing driver, Jody Scheckter has a net worth of $90 million as of May 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. He is best known as the driver who gave Ferrari their last F1 championship victory before Michael Schumacher came up trumps in 2000. It was after his F1 career was over that he really made his fortune. Aged 30, Scheckter went into race promotion before heading to America, where he launched Firearms Training Systems, which provided hardware for weapons training simulators for police and military uses. Scheckter sold the company in the late 1990s, picking up about £100 million. He is now an organic farmer in Hampshire, having created a superb operation at Laverstoke Park, where he has planted 130,000 trees, eight miles of hedgerow and a bespoke “mixed salad” of 31 different grasses for his flocks to feed on. Within two years he plans to be self-sustaining in fossil fuel-free energy. It is a costly business, but it is now making money, with Laverstoke Park turning in a £77,000 profit on £2.2m sales in 2010-11.