His family did not have much money and for a person of that age, it was tough to see people in Vienna have things that he could not afford.
He did not do well in school and admitted that he was not the best racing driver either.
He then became an instructor with Formula Ford.
Wolff was very good at finance and so started investing his money in a company and kept growing from there.
But it was still difficult.
In his time trying to become a racing driver he admitted that he had to work jobs that he did not like.
He said, “When I tried to make it as a racing driver, pre-Christmas in the busiest zone of an Austrian city, I had to wear a golden cap, I painted my face gold and I had to give away leaflets for the local electronics shops.
“It was so embarrassing because people recognised me.
“I remember that was really bad, but I pushed through, I really needed the money.”
After many years, finally the opportunity to invest in a Formula One team came, and he invested in Williams first.
From there he went on to make it to Mercedes and run one of the best Formula One teams in history that dominated the sport for eight years consecutively now.
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