Teresa Earnhardt is the widow of Dale Earnhardt. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of her husband’s company, Dale Earnhardt Inc.
Teresa Earnhardt Wiki: Age, early life and education details
Teresa Earnhardt was born on October 29, 1958, in Hickory, North Carolina. Her birth name is Teresa Houston. She is Hal Houston’s daughter and her uncle is Tommy Houston, who is a legendary Busch Series driver. Teresa graduated from Bunker Hill High School and has a degree in commercial art and interior design.
Teresa Earnhardt shares a daughter with late husband
Teresa Earnhardt met Dale Earnhardt in late 1970s at a race. Dale Earnhardt is a NASCAR driver. Teresa tied the knot with Dale on November 14, 1982. The couple lived near Mooresville, North Carolina on a 300 plus acre. Teresa Earnhardt is Dale’s third wife. The couple was blessed with a baby girl on December 20, 1988, and they named her Taylor Nicole Earnhardt.
Dale has three more children from his previous marriages, Kerry Earnhardt with his first wife Latane Brown, and Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr., aka, Dale Earnhardt Jr. with his second wife Brenda Gee.
Dale Earnhardt died on February 18, 2001, while racing for Daytona 500. He was taken to Halifax Medical Center after the accident and he died there. It has been 16 years since he died.
Teresa Earnhardt‘s net worth and feud with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
After the death of husband Dale Earnhardt, Teresa took over the company Dale Earnhardt Inc. and had a feud with stepson Dale Earnhardt Jr. As he was one of the drivers of the company, Dale Jr. wanted the ownership rights after his contract expired but Teresa refused to give him the ownership rights.
Dale Jr. later signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports. He did not even get the right to own his name but after negotiating for three years, he finally won the rights.
Being a businesswoman, Teresa has a net worth of $50 million. She has abstained herself from the racing scene after her husband’s death.
She removed Earnhardt name from a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. Teresa was last seen in Dale’s 2010 hall of fame induction. Teresa gave a three minutes speech reminiscing the memories of her husband during the ceremony. The speech was closed after the four children presented their speech with a quote from Dale.