The loss of a family member affects the live a person immensely, and it makes life even more challenging when it's your husband of many years. Teresa Earnhardt is an entrepreneur and the wife and widow of Dale Earnhardt who had to cope with the death of her husband of more than eighteen years in a crash during the race. She is the president and an executive officer of Dale Earnhardt Inc.
A Businesswoman with a NASCAR Career:
Teresa has always had a fascination with the cars and racing as her uncle Tommy Houston was a legendary Busch Series driver. After she met Dale Earnhardt, she actively became involved in the NASCAR career and headed four Busch Series championships in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2005. She also successfully conducted two Craftsman Truck Series championships in 1996 and 1997.
She became the president and CEO of Dale Earnhardt Inc. after the death of her husband has been running the organization on her observation. Her company collaborated with the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to form Earnhardt Ganassi Racing that won the Daytona 500.
Teresa Earnhardt’s Net Worth:
The entrepreneur has been quite successful with the company. She has a reported net worth of $50 million. Although her company has been running quite decently, there have been complaints that she has tarnished her husband’s name and her relationship with stepchildren hasn’t been very good.
She has prevented the first son of Dale from using the name of the family company to promote his home-building business as well as a line of furniture. She even went on to the court to make it official.
How Did She Meet Her Husband?
Dale Earnhardt was already married for two times before she met him for the first time. She met the NASCAR driver at a race in the late 1970s. After some years of relationship and his divorce with the previous wife, the couple finally married on November 14, 1982. She became the third wife of the racer and accompanied him in all of his races.
They lived in a farmhouse near Mooresville, North Carolina which expanded to about 300 acres. She also joined the family organization and headed several of the races. During the 2001 Daytona 500, her team won the race, but she lost her husband to crash during the final lap of the event.
She has a daughter, Taylor Nicole Earnhardt from the marriage. Until now, Teresa has lived the life of a widow since the death of her husband and seems to have focused on continuing his legacy through the company. Although there have been a little fuss and rumors about her dating or getting remarried, there are no confirmed reports on them.
Teresa Earnhardt’s Short Bio:
Teresa Houston Earnhardt currently aged 58 was born on 29th October 29, 1958, in Hickory, North Carolina, U.S. She was born to white parents, and her uncle was a race driver. She was on a basketball team in school and has graduated in commercial art and interior design. The American National belongs to White ethnicity. Although quite old, the smart lady still maintains a healthy body and dons a proper height.