Who Is Valentino Rossi? Everything To Know About The Racer

Valentino Rossi lives happily with his parents in his hometown, and they are very proud of his achievement.

Valentino Rossi, also nicknamed ‘The Doctor,’ is a former Italian professional motorcycle road racer with nine Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing World Champions, seven of which were in the premier 500cc/MotoGP class.

He is widely considered one of the greatest and finest motorcycle racers of all time, being the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix.

This is why some of his friends nicknamed him ‘GOAT’ (Greatest Of All Time).

This Italian racer is quite competitive, with opponents sharing fierce rivalry.

Even though being above 40 years, Rossi still competes in MotoGP with the same hunger for success as before.

Valentino Rossi Parents: Who Are His Dad And Mom?

Valentino Rossi was born to his parents in Tavullia, Italy. He is one of the best riders in the 250cc Graziano who have won three GPs and is also 1970 World Champion of 500cc.

His mother’s name is Stefania. His parents divorced when he was young. His mother remarried and had a second son, Luca Marini. 

He has been a great supporter of his half-brother, and Marini won the 2020 Moto2 season opener in Jerez fair and square under the guidance of Rossi.

Rossi’s father once said Valentino Rossi and Luca Marini got their racing talent from their mother and sense of humor, probably from their father.

Valentino Rossi Girlfriend: Who Is He Dating?

Valentino Rossi has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Italian model Francesca Sofia for four years.

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Sofia once stated that having a relationship with such an important figure like Rossi has opened many opportunities for her career.

His past relationship was with model and TV presenter Linda Morselli for four years. There was a rumor about them starting a family and even children.

Their relation failed, and the duo separated in 2016. Soon after their break-up, Linda started dating Fernando Alonso. 

Valentino Rossi Net Worth Exposed

As of 2021, the net worth of Valentino Rossi is estimated to be $160 million.

The furious motorcycle racer Rossi is one of the highest-paid sportsmen in the world. In 2009, he was ranked as 9th world’s highest-paid sportsperson. The annual salary of Valentino Rossi is estimated to be $34 million.

Italian tax authorities investigated him for suspected tax evasion, and he paid 35 million to close the case.

Rossi is also a businessman who owns a small empire such as merchandise, apparel, and many other things with the VR46 brand.

Is Valentino Rossi Sick?

Valentino Rossi was sick when he tested coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2020.

He said he felt ill when he woke up and had boneache and a slight fever. After performing PCR, the result came positive. He soon recovered from COVID-19. 

42-years-old Magnificant racer Valentino Rossi said goodbye to racing, in Misano the last race in Italy in November 2021.

He took this decision due to his growing age and his health condition. Due to continuous racing, he was suffering from back problems.

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