At 50-years-old, you’d think that the great Frankie Dettori would be enjoying retirement by now, but on the contrary, the Italian jockey is commanding huge fees and adding to his already considerable lifetime earnings. Dettori has won some of the most lucrative and prestigious events in horse racing and naturally, he’s received fame and wealth as a result. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Frankie Dettori’s net worth is estimated at $18 million as of 2021.
One of the most famous jockeys in the history of the sport, you’ll always find Dettori’s name in tipster columns when he’s got a ride in a big race, and that’s because he’s usually on board the winner. Likewise, Fraankie is also active on Instagram and has over 72.8k followers. Without further delay, let us dig a little bit deeper and see what we know about Frankie Dettori.
Born in Milan, Dettori is one of the most famous personalities in horse racing and certainly one of the most recognisable. At just 14 years old, Dettori left his native Italy to live in Newmarket and apprentice for trainer Luca Cumani.
Dettori quickly showed his aptitude for the saddle and the diminutive Italian become a stable jockey. Just a couple of years into his career, Dettori broke his first significant record in becoming the first teen to win 100 races since the legendary Lester Piggott, and the 5’4’’ jockey soon started to pick up rides in Group 1 races. Known for his acrobatic flying dismount, Dettori is accustomed to winning and has notched up over 3000 winners in Great Britain – more than any other active jockey.
Dettori’s fame in horse racing has elevated him to celebrity across the board and he is best with an MBE in 2000. The elite sportsman has made many media appearances including becoming a captain on A Question of Sport as well as participating in Celebrity Big Brother.
Frankie Dettori’s Net Worth and Earnings
Dettori has an estimated net worth of $18 million currently, and that will increase for every year he continues to race. Dettori earns a reported £2 million per season and even scooped himself a £4.4 million reward for guiding Enable to victory in the 2019 l’Arc de Triomphe for Khalid bin Abdullah. Outside of his own wealth, Dettori has earned his domestic employers almost £80 million, and his international successes have brought in over £60 million. The huge sums Dettori’s performances bring in show why trainers and owners retain the jockey and pay him handsomely to ride for them. Dettori is one of the most successful and top earning jockeys of all time.
As Dettori’s likeability and fame continue to grow, so do the media partners looking to gain appeal from his fans. The face of Sporting Index previously working with McDonalds, Dettori’s global impact is clear and definite.
Famously riding all seven winners at the 1996 Royal Ascot British Champions’ Day to the surprise and wonder of fans and aficionados around the world, Dettori etched himself into the history books. At accumulated odds of 25,091-1, Frankie fans who had backed this would be as ecstatic as the jockey himself.
With multiple winners in significant races such as the 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas, Derby, Oaks and the St Leger, the three-time Champion Jockey is in a class of his own when it comes to the big time. Having ridden some of the most stellar horses in the history of racing such Enable, Stradivarius and Golden Horn, Dettori is trusted to deliver results.
With 40 wins at a 25% win percentage in 2020, Dettori has just enjoyed one of his most dominant seasons as a professional and there’s no reason to expect the Italian maestro to slow down as age doesn’t seem to stop this prolific winner doing what he does best.