Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher, seven-time world champion, remains the richest Formula One (F1) driver of all time, according to wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X.

In a list of the top 10 richest F1 drivers of all time that includes active and retired race car drivers, the retired German driver came in at No 1 with an estimated net worth of $780m (£528m, €740m).

Schumacher's wealth represents 43% of the combined net worth of all 10 men on the list, four of whom have retired from the sport.

Schumacher, who last raced for Mercedes in 2012, is currently recovering from a serious brain injury from a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.

Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso, who is currently racing for McLaren-Honda, is the second on the list with an estimated fortune of $220m, followed by Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen at $180m.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton – who opened the 2015 season with a convincing victory at last weekend's Australian Grand Prix – came fifth on the Wealth-X list with a personal fortune of $110m.

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second in last year's world championship standings as well as in the recent Australian Grand Prix, took the 10th place on the Wealth-X list with $30m in assets.

The youngest driver on the list is 27-year-old Sebastien Vettel, who has a net worth of $45m. The oldest is 60-year-old retired Frenchman Alain Prost, who has amassed a personal fortune of $70m.

Other retired drivers on the list are Eddie Irvine and David Coulthard.

Below is Wealth-X's top 10 all-time F1 Driver Rich List:

RankNameCurrent teamNet WorthStatus
1Michael SchumacherMercedes$780mRetired
2Fernando AlonsoMcLaren$220mActive
3Kimi RaikkonenFerrari$180mActive
4Eddie IrvineJaguar$180mRetired
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes$110mActive
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren$100mActive
7Alan ProstWilliams$70mRetired
8David CoulthardRed Bull$70mRetired
9Sebastian VettelFerrari$45mActive
10Nico RosbergMercedes$30mActive