Teresa Earnhardt is the CEO and President of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. The company owns a showroom where the fans and followers can visit and buy memorabilia and other stuff. She is the widow of the professional auto racing driver Dale Earnhardt and the biological mother of Taylor Nicole Earnhardt. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Teresa Earnhardt in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Teresa Earnhardt was born on October 29, 1958, in Hickory, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Hal Houston and iconic Busch Series driver Tommy Houston is her uncle.
She went to the Bunker Hill High School which is located in Claremont, North Carolina. She played basketball in her school’s basketball team. She also has a degree in commercial art.
In the late 1970s, she met professional NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. The couple married in November 1982 and lived in Mooresville, North Carolina in their 300-acre farm.
The couple has a child Taylor Nicole Earnhardt who was born in the year 1988. Her husband died in 2001 while racing in the Daytona 500.
Careers, Awards & Nominations:
Teresa is the owner of a NASCAR team which won the first Daytona 500 when Michael Waltrip won the race in the year 2001 by driving the #15 Chevrolet.
In the same race, her husband died during the last lap. Her stepson officially returned to the company for the 2008 season of the NASCAR.
She wanted to expand the company into the entertainment industry, and hence she hired Mas Seigel as the new President of Global Operations in late 2006. In 2007 her company DEI bought the new NASCAR team “Ginn Racing”.
She was unable to hold the sponsorship of Budweiser because of the exit of Earnhardt Jr. Due to this Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates merged with each other and formed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
Along with Jamie McMurray, the team won the Daytona 500 in the year 2010.
In 2014, Ganassi took the ownership of Teresa from the EGR team. She sued her stepson Kerry Earnhardt in the year 2016 for using her husband’s surname in his business venture.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Teresa Earnhardt is more than $60 million. She made this huge fortune through her entrepreneur skills which helped her company Dale Earnhardt Inc to gain massive profits. In her ownership, the company’s racing team won many championships including the Daytona 500. Her business skills are impeccable which has brought endless fortune to the company as well for her bank. She also earns money from the company’s showroom which sells collectable items for the fans and followers.
Teresa Earnhardt is considered as one of the most influential businesswomen in the world. Her life has been filled with ups and down, but she has faced all the difficulties with courage and has become successful. She continues to enhance the legacy of her deceased husband by her work and managing the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.