Ian Taylor NZ Net Worth 2021, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents

Ian Taylor NZ net worth

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Sir Ian Lemuel Taylor KNZM was born in 1950 (age 71 years) is a New Zealand businessman and former television presenter based in Dunedin.

Early Life

NameIan Taylor
Net Worth$20 million
ProfessionBusinessman, Former TV presenter,
Age71 years
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Sir Ian Lemuel Taylor KNZM was born in 1950 (age 71 years) in Kaeo, New Zealand. He is the son of a Pākehā father and Māori mother, (of Ngāti Kahungunu and Nga Puhi descent) he grew up in Raupunga and went to a Catholic boarding school in Masterton.


Ian Taylor joined the band The Kal-Q-Lated Risk in c.1967 as lead singer, and later graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Otago.

As a former television presenter (notably for TVNZ children’s programmes Play School, Spot On and New Zealand’s Funniest Home Videos, Taylor founded Taylormade Media in 1989 as a television production company.

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The following year he established Animation Research Limited, which quickly became one of the top computer animation companies in New Zealand and known internationally for its work, particularly in television advertising and sports graphics.

Its sports division/product Virtual Eye is used in various sports such as for ball-tracking in cricket where it assists umpires with their Decision Review System and informs TV commentators and viewers. During the 2010/11 Ashes series, it was known as Eagle Eye.

Ian Taylor was inducted into the New Zealand Technology Hall of Fame in 2009 and was named North & South Magazines 2010 New Zealander of the Year.

He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of IT Professionals (HFIITP) in 2010 (under its former name New Zealand Computer Society), the top honour of the tech sector in New Zealand.

In the 2012 New Year Honours, Ian Taylor was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to television and business. In 2013 Taylor was named Outstanding Maori Business Leader of the Year.

In November 2012, Taylor spoke out against the high salaries being paid to New Zealand chief executives, saying chief executive salaries should be tied to how well they protect jobs and to the salaries of their staff.

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In May 2014, Taylor was part of a team that was awarded a prestigious Sports Emmy under the category “Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Coverage” for the development of an innovative mobile application for the 34th America’s Cup.

On 13 February 2019, Taylor was named Innovator of the Year at the annual New Zealander of the Year Awards. Awards organisers cited Taylor’s business intuition and expertise as an exemplar of innovation in New Zealand.

Sir Ian Taylor was investiture as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by then governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy, at Government House, Wellington, on 4 May 2021.

In the 2021 New Year Honours, Taylor was promoted to Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to broadcasting, business and the community.


Ian Taylor is married to her longtime girlfriend Liz Taylor, they had their wedding in the 1900s. The couple has two children.

Ian Taylor NZ net worth

How much is Ian Taylor NZ worth? Ian Taylor NZ net worth is estimated at around $20 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former television presenter and a businessman. Taylor successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential people in New Zealand.