Kyle Busch's Net Worth: How Much Money Does The Racer Really Have?

NASCAR champion Kyle Busch had his first racing lesson at the tender age of six and was obviously a bit of a race car prodigy, as he's been racing cars since he was 13, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This led to an impressive 65 wins in Legends car racing before starting racing with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at 16. As reported by Success Story, in 2005 he became the youngest person to win the NASCAR racing cup at just 20. Per NASCAR, he was the 2015 and 2019 NASCAR Cup champion and made the Championship 4 between 2015 and 2019. He has 57 Cup wins under his belt, making him the third highest all-time winner among active race drivers, and the 10th highest of all time. He holds his own records for most wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with a total of 97, as well as most wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with a total of 59. To top it all off, he has won Best Driver at the prestigious ESPY Awards twice, once in 2016 and again in 2019. 

Kyle Busch is one rich Candyman

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kyle Busch is worth $80 million. His net worth has nearly doubled over the last six years, with SportsKeeda reporting that his 2014 net worth was $40 million; it increased to $50 million by 2019 and just kept going up. In 2018, he was the third highest paid NASCAR driver, with earnings of $14.7 million, not to mention his North Carolina house reportedly worth $7.5 million. 

Of course, athletes can make ridiculous amounts of money beyond their regular salaries via corporate partnerships and endorsements, and this is absolutely the case for Busch. One of his nicknames, Candyman, comes from his long association with Mars, Incorporated, as evidenced by his trademark M&M's racing suit, helmet, and car, known as the No. 18 M&M'S Toyota, per NASCAR. The racing organization further notes that Mars, Incorporated's relationship with Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing has "pioneer[ed] the use of driver and team star power through savvy social and digital marketing techniques to strengthen the relationship with NASCAR fans, while also expanding into new audiences."

Busch's other lucrative partnerships, as seen on his racing suit as well as on his website, include Interstate Batteries, Textron Aviation, Skittles, Pedigree pet food, and SportClips haircuts.