When Arie Luyendyk Jr. was announced as The Bachelor for 2018, fans new and old were definitely shocked, but also immediately wanted to know the athlete's net worth. While it’s been a minute — OK, five years — since we last saw Emily Maynard’s runner up on-screen, you really shouldn't question his qualifications until you hear more about him!
After all, the The Bachelorette Season 8 alum actually has a lot going for him. At 36 years old, he’s more mature than some of his predecessors, with a number of serious relationships and a solid career as a race car driver under his belt — and did we mention he's got a lot of dough?
With his Bachelor season right around the corner — and spoilers already swirling about the outcome, it’s time to explore just how eligible of a bachelor he really is. Read on for a look at his current net worth.
What is Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Arie’s currently worth around $4 million. Not too shabby for a guy under 40!
How did he make his money?
The Arizona native followed in the footsteps of his famous auto racer father, Arie Luyendyk Sr. He’s competed in the Indy Lights Series — finishing second, third, and fourth over the years — and was a test-driver in the A1 Grand Prix. Outside of his work on the track, Arie sells real estate thanks to fellow realtor and Bachelor alum, Courtney Robertson, who helped him get his start in the industry.
What is dad Arie Luyendyk Sr.’s net worth?
The real moneymaker in the Luyendyk family is the Bachelor’s dad. Dutch driver Arie Luyendyk, known as the Flying Dutchman, gained fame in the ‘70s and ‘80s with two Indianapolis 500 wins. No wonder his earnings are listed by Celebrity Net Worth as a whopping $20 million!
How does Arie’s wealth compare to other Bachelors?
Though $4 million is nothing to scoff at, Arie is not the richest Bachelor star — in fact, he’s not even in the top three! Those with greater net worths than the upcoming lead are: Borghese cosmetics heir Prince Lorenzo Borghese ($50 million), Andrew Firestone of the Firestone Tire fortune ($50 million), The Doctors co-host Travis Stork ($8 million), and former NFL player Jesse Palmer ($6 million).