Jacques Villeneuve, is a Canadian professional auto racing driver along with being an amateur musician. The son of F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve, is also the namesake of his uncle, who was also a racer.
As of 2019, no other Canadian has won the Indianapolis 500 or the F1 Drivers' title.
He started with driving for the Williams team, going to driving for British American Racing, Renault, and then Sauber.
Villeneuve has taken on several new careers; in sportscar racing, racing for Peugeot in the 2007 and 2008, 24 Hours of Le Mans, jumping to NASCAR in August 2007 and racing as an invited driver in the Argentinean Top Race V6 series, and Australian-based International V8 Supercars Championship.
As a musician, he has released an album called ‘Private Paradise’
Jacques Villeneuve's Salary & Endorsements
He was also inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998. Jacques Villeneuve net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.
While his salary then is not clearly known, it is believed that he had two homes, which are now both up for sale. The house in Westmount was a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion (with two powder rooms) and was listed for $7.2 million. The other property, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom log house, was listed for $3.9 million. The house came with 244 hectares of land, including a lake – Lac Sèmillon – and 1.7 kilometers of the shoreline of the Rivière Rouge. It also included a gatehouse and a sugar shack.
He released his first song in 2006, called “Accepterais-tu”, a French song, and followed it by releasing his first album in 2007, unfortunately he had sold only 836 CDs in North America until December 31, 2007.
He also appeared in several TV commercials for Honda when he was driving for the BAR Team. In 2006, when he was driving for BMW Sauber, he appeared in television campaigns for Intel's Centrino laptop campaign. He also appeared in a Canadian commercial alongside Olympic gold-medal winning sprinter and countryman Donovan Bailey. In 1997, he also appeared in a Volkswagen advert on Quebec television. In 2001, he also briefly appeared in ‘Driven', a Sylvester Stallone movie, as himself.