Niki Lauda - Updated Jul 2024

Niki Lauda was a famous and well-reputed F1 racing champion, Aviation Entrepreneur, and businessman from Viena, Austria. Likewise, Niki had won the F1 Driver's championship three times in 1975, 1977, and 1984.

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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria

Niki Lauda

Table of Biography

Early Life

Niki Lauda was born on 22nd February 1949 in Viena, Austria. The real birth name of Niki was Andreas Nikolaus ‘Niki’ Lauda. the zodiac sign of Niki was Pisces. Likewise, Lauda was born into a mixed ethnicity.

He was born to his father  Ernst-Peter Lauda and his mother  Ernst-Peter Lauda. Similarly, Niki had a brother in his family. Niki’s brother’s name is Florian Lauda. From a religious point of view, Nikolaus is a Christian.

Moreover, Niki’s family was a wealthy businessman family. Niki’s grandfather Hans Lauda was a famous Industrialist.

Niki’s parents raised him along with his brother in his hometown Vienna. Moving into his educational background, Niki completed his high school education at a local private school in his hometown.

Likewise, he had completed his graduation as well. However, the three-time F1 champion had not revealed his school’s name and college’s name in the media yet.

Body Measurement

Talking about body measurement, Niki had a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. Likewise, Niki was very concerned about his body figure and physical appearance.

Further, Lauda stood at a height of around 5 feet and 10 inches. Likewise, Lauda had a body weight of around 70 kg or 154 lbs.

Niki had a body measurement of around 41-30-34 inches. Likewise, he had biceps of around 12 inches and shoes of size 8. Further, Lauda had beautiful black eyes along with bald hair.

Niki Lauda – Net Worth 2023

In addition, Niki Lauda had earned a pretty small amount of money throughout his career. However, Lauda had kept his annual income and salary secret from the media. As per the source, Niki had an estimated net worth of around $100 million

Professional Life

Niki Lauda

Caption: Young Niki Lauda posing in racer gear (source: Reddit)

Niki Lauda was a famous and well-reputed F1 racing champion, Aviation Entrepreneur, and businessman from Viena, Austria. Likewise, Niki had won the F1 Driver’s championship three times in 1975, 1977, and 1984.

The 70-year-old F1 champion served as the Chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. In addition, Niki had also founded two airlines

In addition, Nikolaus started his racing career back in 1970. Meanwhile, Lauda faced big difficulties in the initial stages of his career. Additionally, In 1972,  Nike won his first GrandPix which was followed by the Spanish Grand Pix too.

Everything in his career was going clean and smooth until 1976. That year, Niki got into a crash during the race in Nurburgring. At that time, Niki had become a well-established racer on the track.

In the Nurburgring crash, Niki’s Ferrari broke into a fire causing serious injuries to Nikolaus. Further, Niki got severe injuries on his head, and right ear scars on his body.

Moreover, Niki blames the organizer for the accident as it occurred due to a lack of safety measures on the track for their players.

Thus, Lauda started to boycott the German Grand Pix race which poses a serious threat to the lives of racers on the track. After that accident, Niki used to wear a cap to cover his scars.

Later, Nikolaus suffered from a Kidney problem. He transplanted a kidney from his brother but the transplant was not successful. Later, Niki got a Kidney from his second wife Birgit Wetzinger.

However, the legendary racer, Niki passed away from this world on 20 May 2019 while he was asleep.

Relationship Status

Niki Lauda

Caption: Niki Lauda with his wife and children

Moving into the relationship Status, Niki Lauda was a married guy. He married his first wife Marlene Knaus. From the relationship with Marlene, the couple gave birth to their two sons Mathias Lauda and Lukas Lauda.

Further, Mathais was also a racer whereas Lukas was a manager. However, Niki and Marlene parted ways in 1990. Further, Niki also had a son Christoph Lauda from his extramarital relationship. However, Christoph’s biological mother was not revealed in the media yet

Later on 25th August 2008, Niki Lauda married his second wife Birgit Wetzinger. Birgit and Niki gave birth to their twin children Mia Lauda and Max Lauda. Further, Birgit was the one who gave Niki a Kidney for his treatment.

Niki Lauda – Social Media 2022

Moving into social media availability, Niki Lauda was not active on social media. Lauda had not created an account on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.