Nicholas Patrick Hayden is a renowned name in professional motorcycle racing. He was from the United States. He was popular as “The Kentucky Kid”. Hayden’s parents were dirt track racers. Hayden followed the path of their parents and became passionate about racing. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Nicky Hayden in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Nicky Hayden took birth on 30th July 1981 in Owensboro, Kentucky. His father’s name is Earl Hayden. His mother’s name is Rose Hayden. Nicky has two brothers Roger Lee and Tommy. Jenny and Kathleen are his two sisters. He was born in a Catholic family. On 17th May 2017, he was hit by a car when he was riding a bicycle. He succumbed to his multiple injuries 5 days later on 22nd May 2017. He was 35.
Nicky Hayden got engaged to Jackie Marin. They got engaged in May 2016. Nicky’s father used to joke about his jersey number 69. His father used to say his son’s jersey number gives a hint about his favourite position. Nicky was very close to his family. Even after becoming so rich and famous he used to live in an apartment above his family.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hayden was into ‘AMA Racing’. He started racing for Honda. He won ‘Grand National Championship Race’ and became ‘Rookie of the year’ in 1999. In 2002, Nicky won the ‘Daytona 200’, and he became youngest ‘AMA Superbike Champion’. Hayden got promoted to the ‘Moto GP’ championship with the premier team ‘Repsol Honda’. 2003 was the first year of his ‘Moto GP’ racing. Hayden was ranked 5th in this championship; he was riding RC211V from Honda.
Hayden registered his first ever win at Laguna Seca in 2005. In the same year, Hayden fulfilled his dream by winning the ‘Moto GP’ world championship against Valentino Rossi. For 2007 ‘Moto GP’ season, Hayden’s racing number was changed to 1, before that it was 69. Hayden finished his 10 long fruitful year’s relationship with ‘Honda’ on 15th September 2008. He joined ‘Ducati Marlboro Team’ for 2009 ‘Moto GP’ season. In this season Hayden was ranked 13th. In seven years of racing career, this was his worst result.
In 2014, Hayden made a comeback to ‘Honda’. In the following year, he returned to the ‘Superbike World Championship’. In November 2015, before the Valencian Grand tournament, the FIM named Hayden a legend. He won his first ‘World Superbike Race’ in 2016. The ‘AMA Horizon Award’ was renamed after the name of Nicky Hayden.
Net Worth & Earnings
Nicky Hayden has earned good amount from his professional racing career. He was one of the richest motorcycle racers. He won many championships as well. Nicky Hayden’s estimated net worth is $20 million at the time of his death.
Nicky Hayden was known as ‘The Nicest Guy’ on the racing track. He was one of the great racers. Hayden was very kind-hearted, cheerful person. He could have gone on to become a legend in racing if he was alive.