Kimi Räikkönen's annual salary was more than an entire country's GDP.
In 2007, Kimi Räikkönen was tipped to be Michael Schumacher's successor at Ferrari. They certainly paid him as more than that. He earned $51 million a year at Ferrari, nearly double what Schumacher made per year. He won the F1 Driver's Championship in 2007, repaying Ferrari for their belief in him, but holy sh*t is that a lot of cash. Comparatively, Tuvalu, a Polynesian island nation, has a nominal GDP of $37 million.