Eddie Irvine has been a shrewd operator for most of his adult life. He carefully maneuvered himself into the second seat at Ferrari and kept it for four years—no mean feat in itself—where he developed just the right blend of acquiescence and competitiveness to create a positive working relationship with the team’s huge star, Michael Schumacher, who had things very much his own way at Maranello. And, especially since leaving motor racing, Eddie has become a multi-millionaire property investor, an executive film producer, a TV star and was involved in a brawl in a nightclub in 2014 with the son of Milan’s mayor, Gabriele Moratti!
In fact, Eddie was a property investment millionaire before he ever became an F1 racer, and developed that into interests in around 40 properties. A few years ago, with investments across the world, he was said to be worth £160 million!