Eddie Jordan Net Worth:
Eddie Jordan, an Irish ex-racing driver and business guru, has a net worth in excess of $600million. His net worth was derived from his role as the founder and owner the Jordan Grand Prix. He is the current lead analyst for F1 coverage at the BBC.Early life: Born Edmund Patrick Jordan, March 30, 1948, in Dublin, Ireland. He became Formula One’s most charismatic team leader. He is the son of Eileen Jordan and Paddy Jordan. He has one older sibling, Helen. Jordan was ten months old when he developed pink disease. His family was advised to move from Dublin, Ireland to Bray by doctors. He grew up in County Wicklow, between Dartry and south Dublin, where he spent the majority of his childhood. He developed a close relationship with his aunt Lilian and would often travel to visit her after school.
Jordan’s childhood nickname was Flash because his last name rhymed well with Gordon. Jordan spent 11 years at Synge Street Christian Brother School. He and his classmates were reportedly regularly beat if they didn’t study hard enough. Jordan considered becoming a priest at age 15, but he ended up enrolling in a six-week course in accountancy at the College of Commerce in Dublin. After that, he began work at the Bank of Ireland as a clerk in their Mullingar branch. After four years, he moved to the Camden Street branch in Dublin. He spent the summer in Jersey, during the 1970 banking strike in Dublin. He was an accountant at an electricity company during the day and a bartender at night. He discovered kart racing during this time. After returning from Ireland, he bought his own kart and began racing. He won his first season of the 1971 Irish Kart Championship. He moved up to Formula Ford in 1974. In 1975, he was promoted to Formula Three. However, he had to withdraw from the 1976 season because he broke his left leg in a crash at Mallory Park. After his injuries had healed, he switched to Formula Atlantic and won three races in 1977. In 1978, he won the Irish Formula Atlantic Championship. Under the name Team Ireland, Jordan raced alongside Stefan Johansson at British Formula Three in 1979. Jordan also participated in one Formula Two race that year.
Although he loved racing, he decided to give up the thrill of managing other drivers’ careers through his own team. Jordan was the one who helped to build a number of future Grand Prix drivers like Damon Hill or Martin Brundle. At the end of 1979, Jordan started Eddie Jordan Racing, his first team. In 1981, this team had drivers David Leslie (and David Sears) at various events around Great Britain. James Weaver was his primary driver in 1982. Weaver was again a participant in European F3 in 1983. The team hired Johnny Herbert in 1987 to compete in European Formula 3. Jordan was also a Formula 3000 driver, and Herbert and Martin Donnelly were their first winners in 1988. Jordan’s F3000 team won the 1989 season, and Jean Alesi was the champion. Jordan moved to Formula One in the latter half of the 1980s. Jordan Grand Prix was founded by him in 1991. The team gained respect quickly and won a lot of competitions during their maiden season. He allowed Michael Schumacher to drive his first race, even though he had lost his contract dispute with Benetton. Schumacher was taken away by Bennetton after only one race. The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix was the year that the team had its best ever result. Ralf Schumacher and Damon Hill finished first and second, respectively. Jordan reached its F1 peak when Heinz-Harald Frentzen was a leading contender for the championship. He finished third, which was the highest placing of any Jordanian driver. He also won two races. Frentzen was due to lead the European Grand Prix, but he had to withdraw early in the race because of electrical problems. He would have been within one point of the championship lead if he had won, but he only had two rounds left.
Eddie Jordan’s team was at its peak in the 2000s when it was winning races and picking up podium finishes. Eddie had to sell his team due to legal and financial problems in January 2005. Although the team survived under Force India, Eddie was forced to sell his team in January 2005. Since 2009 Eddie has been one of three presenters for the BBC’s Grand Prix coverage. He is joined by Jake Humphrey (Jake Humphrey) and David Coulthard (David Coulthard). He is also involved in several investment companies and other ventures. He was named one of the
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presenters in 2016. Jordan holds honorary doctorates from both the University of Ulster (DITC) and the University of Texas (U.S.). In recognition of his contributions to motorsport in Ireland, he was awarded the James Joyce Award by the University of College Dublin. Jordan was awarded the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage by the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin. This honors his contributions to motor racing and his charitable work over the years. In March 2012, Jordan was awarded an honorary OBE in recognition of his services to motor racing and charity.
Jordan and Marie McCarthy are married. Marie McCarthy was a former basketball player for Ireland. They have four children and have been married since 1979. They have a main base in Ireland, where he keeps a private helicopter, but they also have homes at Wentworth, South Kensington and London. He also keeps his yacht in Monaco. )