Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a popular American auto racing driver. He is best known for competing in the Indy Lights Series where he was ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th over a number of years. He has participated in several sports-car series including the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Arie Luyendyk Jr. in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Arie Luyendyk Jr. was born on 18 September 1981 in The Netherlands to his parents Mieke and Arie Luyendyk. His father is a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. When Luyendyk was three years of old his family shifted to the United States and later settled in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He has two younger twin brother Luca, Alec and a sister whose name is Maida.
Luyendyk is currently engaged to Lauren Burnham who was the runner-up of the television series “The Bachelor”. She has moved to Scottsdale to be with him.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Luyendyk started racing karts in the year 1992. At the age of sixteen, he joined the Sports Car Club of America to participate in the Formula Ford competition. Later Luyendyk competed in a number of American junior formulae including the U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Championship where he was among the top five.
At the 2001 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, he finished at number third. Luyendyk won the SCCA Southern Pacific divisional title as well as the Formula Dodge series.
He participated in the first three seasons of the “Indy Racing League’s Indy Pro Series”. In his entire Indy Racing League, Luyendyk has 1 win, 4 pole positions, and 24 top-five finishes. In the 2002 Firestone Indy Lights Championship, he finished second. He qualified for the “2006 Indianapolis 500” in a car which was owned by his father.
In 2007 A1 Grand Prix Luyendyk drove for A1 Team Netherlands as the team’s rookie driver. In 2010, he competed in the Freedom 100 for the racing team Andersen Racing. Luyendyk also competed at the “Stadium Super Trucks series” in the year 2013 and finished seventh in points.
Apart from racing he also appeared on various television shows including the reality television series “Hell’s Kitchen”. Luyendyk participated on the eighth season of the reality show “The Bachelorette”. He was also the part of the 22nd season of reality television show “The Bachelor”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Arie Luyendyk Jr. has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as an auto racing driver and television personality. In 2009 Luyendyk signed a multi-year deal with the NBCSN network to work as a driver analyst for the Indy Lights races. He currently works as a real estate broker for the multinational real estate company “RE/MAX” in Arizona.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. is one of the most renowned auto racing drivers in the world. He started his career at a very young age and had worked hard with complete dedication to become successful.