Richard Childress is a famous American owner of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR). He is the most renowned wealthiest entrepreneur who has his vineyard in Yadkin Valley in North Carolina. Also, Richard is the well-known former NASCAR driver. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Richard Childress as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Richard Childress was born on 21st September 1945 in Winston-Salem in North Carolina in the US. There are many car racers in Richard’s family. His son-in-law, Mike Dillon is the general manager of RCR. Mike made one Sprint Cup in 1998s California 500 in the RCR car. Mike’s sons and Richard’s grandsons, Austin and Ty Dillon are also NASCAR drivers.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Richard Childress began his profession as a racing car driver for NASCAR. He was an average diver finishing in 3rd position (1978). Richard Childress along with Ricky Rudd won in the NASCAR (1983). Thus, Richard Childress made a name in car racing profession in NASCAR. Following, Richard Childress created his Company called ‘Richard Childress Racing’ (RCR). Over the years, Richard Childress proved to be an excellent manager.
For his Company RCR, Richard Childress recruited several competitive drivers. One such driver was Dale Earnhardt who won multiple championships in NASCAR. Other famous car-racing drivers joined RCR and participated in NASCAR. These renowned drivers include Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard, and Sprint Cup Drivers. Others notable drivers include Austin Dillon (Nationwide Series driver), Joey Coulter (Camping World Truck driver) and Tim George, Jr. and Ty Dillon (Arca Re/Max Series drivers).
In addition to his RCR that took part in NASCAR, Richard Childress opened his Racing Museum. Around 2003-2004, Richard Childress established his vineyard called ‘Childress Vineyard in the Yadkin Valley. This is considered an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in North Carolina.
Richard Childress was promoted from Second Vice President to First Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in 2017. As per traditions of NRA, Richard Childress was to serve as the President from 2019 to 2021. However, Oliver North became the President of NRA in 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Richard Childress is $280 million. Most of Richard’s wealth came from his winnings as the NASCAR driver. After retirement, Richard owns the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and vineyard that adds to his net worth.
The section of Interstate 85 between exit 96 and exit 102 is referred to as Richard Childress Freeway. Presently, Richard lives in a huge mansion in north-western Davidson County in North Carolina. Also, Richard owns a home in Spruce Creek Fly-In, Port Orange, Florida.
Richard Childress Racing Museum along with maintenance shops is situated near Lexington. His famous Childress Vineyards winery is present a few miles south of Lexington at US 52/US 64 interchange.
Richard Childress actively raises funds to support his local candidates for office. Since 2008, Richard and his wife, Judy launched ‘The Childress Institute for Paediatric Trauma’ with the objective to save nationwide children under 18 years. This institution focuses on raising funds for medical treatment and research.