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Richard Childress was born on the 21st September 1945, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, and he is best known from having been a professional race car driver in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), and is now widely known as the owner of Richard Childress Racing (RCR), a professional stock car racing team. Richard is an active member of the business industry as well.
Have you ever wondered how rich Richard Childress is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall amount of Richard Childress’ net worth is now over $200 million, making him one of the richest men in North Carolina. The main source of his fortune has come from his career as a professional racing driver, and through owning the racing team RCR. Additional to his working as an owner of the team, he is active in business as an entrepreneur including being the owner of a vineyard, which has added to his fortune as well.
Richard Childress Net Worth $200 Million
Richard Childress was raised in Winston-Salem. When he was only five years old his father died, so he very quickly matured, living with his mother very modestly. When he started attending school, from the first grade he cleaned the lunchroom and the hallways to earn his school lunch. He worked other small jobs to earn money and help his mother, so he didn’t have enough time to finish high school.
His racing career began in the end of 1969, as a replacement during a driver’s strike, however he managed to break through by the 1971 to compete on a full-time professional level. However, he never managed to achieve any noteworthy results, but in 1978 he finished the season as third on the list. Before he retired as a driver in 1981, he had recorded six top-5, and seventy-six top-10 finishes.
After he retired, he started Richard Childress Racing, which over the years became the main source of his net worth, since the team became one of the most successful in the history of NASCAR. Though the years, RCR had drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, who won several championships for the team. At the present time, RCR comprises such racers as Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, Jeff Burton, Joey Coulter, and Ty Dillon among others.
As the owner of a racing team, Childress has won six Winston Cup trophies, four Busch series, and two Camping World Truck series, which have increased his net worth by a large degree.
When it comes to his personal life, Richard Childress is married to Judy, with whom he has a daughter, Tina. Richard’s son-in-law, Mike Dillon, works as the general manager of RCR, and whose sons Austin and Ty are NASCAR drivers. Richard is also known for founding The Richard Childress Racing Museum. With wife he also founded The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, which helps children younger than 18 years with problems. Richard with his wife resides in Davidson Country, North Carolina.
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Richard Childress Quick Facts
|Birth date:||September 21, 1945|
|Birth place:||Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States|
|Profession:||Former NASCAR driver, Owner of Richard Childress Racing, Business entrepreneur|
|Awards:||NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee (2017), Winston Cup Series Champion car owner (6 times), Busch Series Champion car owner (2001 (2001), 2003, 2006, 2007), Camping World Truck Series Champion truck owner (1995 (1995), 2011), ARCA Racing Series Champion car owner (2011)|
|Nominations:||Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Best finish: 5th (1975), NASCAR Grand National East Series - Best finish: 9th (1972)|
Richard Childress Interesting Facts
|1||Grandfather of Austin Dillon.|
|2||Won 6 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Championships, as a car owner with legendary driver Dale Earnhardt.|
Richard Childress Filmography
|I Am Dale Earnhardt||2015||Documentary special thanks|
|Yellow Mountain Road: The James Hylton Story||2007||TV Movie special thanks|
|I Am Dale Earnhardt||2015||Documentary||Richard Childress|
|Yellow Mountain Road: The James Hylton Story||2007||TV Movie||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|CMT Insider||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Daytona 500||1979||TV Movie||Himself|