Former Welsh motor racer, Dave Richards has a net worth of $75 million as of May 2012, based on the Sunday Times Rich List. Richards had a short but successful career as a rally co-driver. He partnered the Finnish driver Ari Vatanen from 1979 to 1981, winning both British and world tournaments.
Dave Richards Net Worth $75 Million
The Welsh-born accountant subsequently set up Prodrive, a motorsport-to-automotive engineering consultancy based in Oxfordshire. It ended up running teams for leading auto manufacturers, winning six world rally and five British Touring Car championships. In 1999, Richards, 59, sold a 49% stake in the parent Prodrive Holdings which valued the company at 150 million. Richards ran the Benetton F1 team in 1997 but left after disagreements on strategy. He had more success with the BAR team in 2004. Richards brought in Jenson Button as driver and concluded second that season. In 2007 he led a consortium that took over Aston Martin in a 480 million deal. Richards’ stake and his different company, Hundred Percent Group, with about 13.5 million net assets.