Andreas Nikolaus Lauda professionally or better known as Niki Lauda was an aviation entrepreneur and Austrian Formula One racer. He won in 1975, 1977, and 1984 being an F1 World Drivers’ Champion for three-time and he made history after being the champion for Ferrari and McLaren.
He was one of the greatest F1 racers but sadly on May 20, 2019, he passed away at University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. Fans are now eager to learn and know more about his personal life and as his first son is Lukas Lauda fans are now wanting to learn about him too.
So in this piece of article, we will look into Lukas’s personal life, his early life, his education, his career, and other few things related to him.
Short Biography of Lukas Lauda
As mentioned above Lukas is the firstborn son of Niki Lauda and he was born on April 5, 1979. Lukas’ mother Marlene Knaus is a former model, interior designer, and photographer. There are people who claim that Lukas was born in South Africa and there are also people who claim that Lukas was born in Salzburg a city in Austria.
Niki had a friend named Luca Montezemolo and his first two years at Ferrari were spent working with Luca, as he was Sporting Director, and Lukas was named after Niki’s friend Luca.
Lukas also has one sibling named Mathias Lauda who was born on January 30, 1981, and just like his father Mathias is also an F1 racer but he is not as great as his father was.
Besides having a sibling, Lukas also has three half-siblings from his father Niki’s second wife and an extramarital affair. In the 1980s Niki cheated his wife Marlene with an unknown woman and she gave birth to his son Christoph Lauda.
In 2008 Niki married a woman named Birgit Wetzinger and with her Niki share twin daughters named Mia and Max Lauda. Both of them are now 12 years old as they were born in 2009 and as per the reports, Niki’s second wife Birgit used to be an air hostess and she is thirty years younger than Niki.
Lukas’ Parents Got Divorced
Lukas’ parents Niki Lauda and Marlene Knaus first met at a party of Curd Jurgens in 1976 and they both were attracted to each other after meeting and soon after that, they started dating until finally, they had a secret marriage or wedding on March 11, 1976.
As we know they share two children together, the first one is Lukas, and the other is Mathias. Everything was going well for them but few years after their marriage they started having problems with their relationship and (In my opinion, this also concerns Niki cheating Marlene with another woman but I may be wrong) and the couple decided to separate in the 1990s.
After being separated for some time they started feeling that their relationship will not be the same and they felt that they could not live together so nearly twenty years after their marriage in 1996 the couple got divorced.
Lukas’ Father Niki Died in 2019
As mentioned Niki was one of the greatest F1 racers and has won the F1 world driver’s champion three times and has also achieved many great things in his life. During his race, he was injured several times and he also had a serious life-threatening car crash once.
As per the reports he also had to transplant a kidney, in 1997 his brother Florian Lauda and second wife Birgit Wetzinger donated him their kidney. There is no official statement from the family on how Niki died but according to Wikipedia Niki Lauda was University Hospital of Zürich where he was for dialysis therapy for his kidney difficulty.
According to his family, he died peacefully on On 20 May 2019, at the hospital, he was 70 years old when he died. Even though he is dead and gone he lives on through his children and all of the F1 racing fans still remember him as he was one of the greatest F1 racers of all time.
What Does Lukas Do for Living?
As mentioned Lukas’ brother Mathias is also an F1 racer just like his father and even though Lukas has no interest in racing, he is or used to be a manager of his brother. There are reports that states that Lukas used to be his brother Mathias’ manager until their father Niki’s death.
There are also few reports that say Lukas is now a manager of a soccer team in Austria but it is not clear if he’s still manager of his brother or manager of a soccer team as there is no proof of him being a soccer team manager.
Is Lukas Married?
Unlike his brother, Lukas wants a normal life and stays away from all the media and limelight so we don’t have much information about his personal life and he is not on much social media as well. He only has an Instagram account but it is also kept in private and in his profile picture we can see him with a child and many believe that it’s his children but it is unclear if that is his own child.
How Much Does He Earn? (His Net Worth)
As mentioned above Lukas keeps his personal very private so we don’t really know much about his personal or private life hence we also don’t know how much he earns since we are also not sure what he does for a living. What we know is that after the demise of his father he inherited a million-worth fortune.
As we know his father Niki Lauda was one of the greatest F1 race drivers of all time and he has earned millions of dollars from his racing career. According to few reports, Niki Lauda was worth $200 million during his death and it also says that in 1978 his salary was $1 million and if we think about it that $1 million is worth $4 or maybe $5 million today.
Not only that but Niki also possessed few airline companies such as Lauda Air and we can already guess that he also earned huge amount of money from his airline companies.