Lewis Hamilton, a renowned driver for Mercedes, admitted that the stark gap between the affluent and the people with low income is something that really upsets him.
According to information from The Sunday Times Rich List, the Mercedes driver was the nation’s ‘richest active sportsman’ in 2022, with an estimated net worth of an astounding £300 million.
Lewis Hamilton underlined the need of understanding and appreciate how fortunate he is in his everyday existence.
Also, Lewis Hamilton provided his viewpoint on the legislation he would want to see changed while speaking on Jay Shetty’s podcast.
He remarked: “One of the things I battle with on a daily basis is the extreme income discrepancy, which has existed for thousands of years and is just the way life is. There are still a lot of people living on the streets as you drive around Los Angeles.”
Lewis Hamilton continued by saying that in order to guarantee “equality,” there must be a “limit” on how much money somebody may own.
He remarked: “I suppose you shouldn’t be able to amass billions. There ought to be a cap on the amount you may consume because there is enough for everyone. Therefore, enacting legislation that promotes more equality and universal access.”
Lewis Hamilton talks about his “most traumatic” experience
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Lewis Hamilton frankly discussed his early experiences with bullying and isolation in his podcast discussion with Jay Shetty. The only black driver to have participated in Formula One is the seven-time world champion, who spent a significant portion of his early years dealing with bigotry as a youngster of colour.
Lewis Hamilton described his difficulties while in school by saying: “I believe that the most traumatic and challenging time in my life was in school. At the age of six, I was already a victim of bullying. I believe that I was one of three students of colour at that specific school at the time, and larger, meaner bullies often threw me around.”
Lewis Hamilton said, highlighting the agony of the verbal abuse he has endured over the years: “I was never picked first or even chosen at all. even if I were superior to someone else. And then there are the continual barbs, the things that are thrown at you like bananas or people who would casually use the N-word, people calling you “half-caste,” and you know, truly just not knowing where to belong in.”
In 2020, Lewis Hamilton talked about a time when he assisted a young person who was being bullied and called it the “highlight” of his school years.