Christian Horner’s Net Worth Is Surprisingly Modest
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— Updated on 16 January 2024

Christian Horner’s Net Worth Is Surprisingly Modest

— Updated on 16 January 2024
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Net worth aside, Christian Horner has definitely won the game of life.

Not dissimilarly from rival Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff, he’d attempted to launch a professional racing career of his own, earning recognition by securing a Formula Renault scholarship in 1991. But eventually, the man realised he was missing the all-important “it” factor and existential commitment — incidentally during a track session behind future seven-time F1 grand prix winner Juan Pablo Montoya.

So, following brief stints in the British Formula Renault Championship with Manor Motorsport; British Formula Three with P1 Motorsport, Fortec, ADR, and then TOM’s Team; plus another run at Formula 3000 with a team he established himself known as Arden Motorsports, Horner decided to retire from piloting high-performance cars at the ripe age of 25 to try his luck at being a team manager.

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What followed was what can only be described as dynastic success in Formula 1. When Red Bull purchased the Jaguar team to form what we now know as Red Bull Racing, Horner was tapped for the top job, thereby becoming the youngest team principal at the time. A year later, the rise and rise was supercharged when he played a key role in securing/enlisting the services of race engineering GOAT Adrian Newey.

Christian Horner would also become the youngest team principal to ever win a constructors championship, leading Red Bull Racing to season victories in four consecutive years from 2010 through to 2013; thanks in no small part to the oftentimes tense (yet incredibly successful) partnership between motorsport prodigy Sebastian Vettel and Australia’s own Mark Webber. Vettel cemented his status as world’s youngest double champion during this period.

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Christian Horner Net Worth (2023)
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With the exception of 2015, every year since that legendary era of Red Bull’s history yielded no less than a third-place finish by the time the season was over; with the Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez-fronted outfit now imposing yet another run of enviable dominance upon the grid that’s currently continued weekend after weekend relatively unchallenged.

To date, under the leadership of Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing has tallied:

  • 358 races (with 357 starts)
  • five constructors championships
  • six drivers championships
  • 102 race victories
  • 249 podums
  • 6,799 points

And yes… there’s also the marriage to former Spice Girl Gerri Halliwell (AKA Ginger Spice).

Like we said, he’s all about winning.

**Note: All $$$ referenced = USD; not adjusted for inflation

Christian Horner Overview

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Name: Christian Edward Johnston Horner
Age: 49
Date of Birth: November 16, 1973
Nationality: British (born in Leamington Spa, United Kingdom)
Residence: United Kingdom
Profession: Team Principal of Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team
Estimated Net Worth: $50 million
Social Media Accounts: N/A
Family:
Geri Halliwell (wife), Bluebell Madonna (stepdaughter), Olivia Horner (daughter; previous marriage), Montague Horner (son; current marriage)

Christian Horner Net Worth

Unlike racer turned venture capitalist turned Formula 1 power player, Toto Wolff, Christian Horner is not a billionaire. Although he does have a moderately impressive estimated net worth of $50 million.

Certainly nothing to flinch at, especially in the context of us ordinary folk. But a paltry sum when compared to his Mercedes counterpart.

Still, second place in the unofficial team principal fortune rankings isn’t a bad place to be.

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Christian Horner Salary

Christian Horner Salary (2023)
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As Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner’s salary reportedly comes to $10 million per year (along with undisclosed performance bonuses).

One can imagine the annual figure has steadily increased ever since he won that second constructors championship.

For reference, Toto Wolff reportedly commands $26 million annually and, despite being a part-owner, is also eligible for a cheeky performance bonus or two.

Car Collection

While this portion of his assets aren’t as well documented as other grid personalities, we know Christian Horner owns the following:

  • a pair of Infinity Q50s
  • Aston Martin DB11
  • Aston Martin DB5
  • 1968 Shelby Cobra 289

Real Estate

Christian Horner splits his time between two exceedingly tasteful English countryside estates. One in Oxfordshire and another in Hertfordshire.

The Oxfordshire property, which you’ll find in the idyllic market town of Banbury, has occasionally been spotlighted in the hit Netflix series Drive To Survive; featuring its own farm complete with horses, miniature donkeys, and chickens.

“Restoring the farm has been my hobby — the way I put racing out of my mind,” the Red Bull Team Principal told Luxury London back in 2019 (via Express UK).

“The main house is finished but now the barns are being converted.”

Comparing Christian Horner’s net worth to other F1 Team Principals

Here’s how the Red Bull Racing boss stacks up against the competition (source: Planet F1).

  1. Toto Wolff (Mercedes) — $1.1 billion
  2. Christian Horner (Red Bull) — $50 million
  3. Guenther Steiner (Haas) — $5 million
  4. Otmar Szafnauer (Alpine) — $5 million
  5. Franz Tost (AlphaTauri) — $5 million
  6. Alessandro Alunni Bravi (Alfa Romeo) — $5 million
  7. James Vowles (Williams) — $5 million
  8. Fred Vasseur (Ferrari) — $3 million
  9. Andrea Stella (McLaren) — $1.5 million
  10. Mike Krack (Aston Martin) — $1.5 million

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