Carroll Shelby Net Worth

They have the most money, they own the fanciest cars and houses and everything about them seems posh and luxurious. However, there are a lot of things that hide behind closed doors, especially the hard work that Carroll Shelby had to put in order to achieve this level of success and recognition. A famous American Race car driver, Entrepreneur, Designer, Technical advisor to the Ford GT project, graduated Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High School, US Army Air Corps. Born in unknown on a very special day unknown Carroll Shelby has a family of Eloise and Warren Hall Shelby Anne Shelby Ellison, Anne Shelby Ellison Patrick Shelby, Michael Hall Shelby, Sharon Anne Shelby Lena Dahl Shelby (1991-1997), Jan Harrison (1962-1962), Jeanne Fields (1943-1960), Cleo Shelby (1997-2012, his death). Dividing personal time and that which should be allocated to business is nonetheless challenging but Carroll Shelby still manages to maintain success on a global scale. The net worth of this person is estimated to be a huge $40 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Carroll Shelby
  • Net Worth: $40 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 11, 1923, Leesburg, Texas, United States
  • Died: May 10, 2012, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Leesburg, Texas
  • Profession: Race car driver, Entrepreneur, Designer, Technical advisor to the Ford GT project
  • Education: Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High School, US Army Air Corps
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Lena Dahl Shelby (1991-1997), Jan Harrison (1962-1962), Jeanne Fields (1943-1960), Cleo Shelby (1997-2012, his death)
  • Children: Patrick Shelby, Michael Hall Shelby, Sharon Anne Shelby
  • Parents: Eloise and Warren Hall Shelby
  • Siblings: Anne Shelby Ellison, Anne Shelby Ellison
  • Nicknames: Carrol Shelby , Carol Shelby
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790961
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/carroll-shelby-mn0001934927
  • Awards: 1958 French Grand Prix (First entruy), 1959 Italian Grand Prix (Last Entry), Completed in competed in Formula One (1958, 1959)
  • Nominations: Automotive Hall of Fame, International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Driver of the year (Sports Illustrated’s 1956, 1957)

Facts

  • Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1992.
  • Son of Warren Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and car enthusiast. He made his rounds in a 1928 Whippet. He served as a flight instructor in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He then worked in the Texas oil fields and became a chicken farmer.
  • He entered his first auto race in 1952, driving in a quarter-mile drag meet, then won road races in the Southwest. He wore striped bib coveralls because he didn’t have time to change. It became his signature outfit.
  • He drove for the Aston-Martin team in 1954 at the race in Sebring, Florida. In November 1957 he won the 100-mile race at Riverside, California, in a one-seat Maserati.
  • The Shelby-American team’s Ford GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. They broke Ferrari’s winning streak. He teamed with Roy Salvadori of Britain to win in their Aston-Martin.
  • He marketed a chili mix in 1969 and spent time in Africa in the 1970s hunting big game and organizing expeditions.
  • He founded a wheel company and an automobile club. He returned to sports car design in 1982. When Lee Iacocca was Chairman of Chrysler, he hired Shelby and they designed special-edition performance models of the Dodge Charger and other cars.
  • In 2003 he teamed with Ford in a partnership that included a new Mustang design. In 2005 he built the first Shelby Mustang Concept CSM:00001, with this car, he proved to Ford he can still built great cars. Then in 2007 he went to the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center to introduce the Ford GT500KR. Since 2005 there has been a whole line of Shelby cars til present day!.
  • He is survived by his wife, Cleo; his children, Patrick Shelby, Michael Shelby, and Sharon Shelby; and a sister Anne Shelby Ellison.
  • He had homes in the Bel Air hills of Los Angeles, CA; in Las Vegas, NV; and owned a ranch in Pittsburg, TX, where he raised miniature horses and African cattle while designing cars in his later years. He owned small vintage planes and numerous cars including his original Cobra.
  • In 1959 he was the second American-born driver to win the 24 hours of Le Mans in France. A heart ailment forced him to quit driving professionally in 1962. He founded Shelby American in 1962 to build his Cobra cars.
  • He partnered with Lee Iacocca of Ford in 1964 to create a high-performance Mustang version for racing. In January 1965 the first Shelby Mustang made its debut.
  • Developer of the Ford Mustang Shelby and Cobra.
  • Had a heart transplant in 1990. After after seeing two children die because they didn’t get needed organs, he formed the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation, which helps get needed organs for children.
  • Racecar driver on the Grand Prix circuit.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
John Q 2002 Heart Transplant Patient (uncredited)
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
Grand Prix 1966 technical advisor
Self
Title Year Status Character
Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project 2014 Documentary
Drive 2005 TV Series Himself (2005)
AutoRox Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Motor Trend Television 1995 TV Series Himself (1997-2000)
The Car’s the Star 1994 TV Series documentary Himself – Shelby Motors
Speed Week 1957 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Grand Tour 2016 TV Series Himself
The 24 Hour War 2016 Documentary Himself
Dan Gurney: Motorsports Legend 2014 Short Himself
Modern Marvels 2002 TV Series documentary Himself

Pictures

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