Kimi Raikkonen

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About Kimi Raikkonen Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (Finnish pronunciation: ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikːønen; born October 17, 1979 in Espoo), nicknamed Iceman, is a Finnish racing and rally driver. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which he took the 2007 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, he will now take part in the World Rally Championship for the Citroën Junior Team in 2010.Räikkönen entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001. Having previously only raced in very junior open-wheel categories, he was given his Super Licence from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) after a performance delivery promise from his team boss, Peter Sauber. He joined McLaren Mercedes in 2002, and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the 2003 and 2005 championships to Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso, respectively. Switching to Ferrari in 2007, Räikkönen became the highest paid driver in motor sport with an estimated wage of $51 million per year, in part because the previous highest paid driver Michael Schumacher had retired. In turn his move to Ferrari saw him secure his first Formula One World Drivers' Championship, beating McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by one point. After two more years with Ferrari, he was dropped in favour of Alonso and will take a sabbatical for the 2010 season. Räikkönen is known to be very calm, cool, and calculating in his race strategy—prompting the nickname "Iceman", which is subtly written on the side of his current helmet design. His other nicknames include Kimppa, Räikkä and Kimster (used by his mechanics). In Finland Räikkönen is sometimes humorously nicknamed Räkä (snot in English), a reference to Mika Häkkinen's moniker Häkä (carbon monoxide in English). In 2008, Räikkönen is one among the two Formula One drivers who made it into the Forbes magazine's The Celebrity 100 list, the other being Fernando Alonso. He is 36th on Forbes magazine's The Celebrity 100 list of 2008, and 41st on the previous year. On the same list, as of 2008, he is listed as the 26th highest paid celebrity overall and the 5th highest paid sportsman behind Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Michael Jordan and Phil Mickelson. In 2009, Räikkönen was listed as the 2nd highest paid athlete in the world, still behind Woods.

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1. Kimi Raikkonen 3788
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63. İpek Şenoğlu 3365
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