Peter Burling Net Worth 2021, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Height, Family, Parents, Brother, Records

Peter Burling net worth

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Peter Burling is a New Zealand sailor. He was the 2021 America’s Cup-winning skipper and helmsman, and the 2017 America’s Cup-winning helmsman of Team New Zealand, and won an Olympic gold medal in the 49er class at the 2016 games and silver medals in the 2012 and 2020 Olympics.

Burling is a founder of Live Ocean – a registered New Zealand charity that supports and invests in promising marine science, innovation, technology and marine conservation projects.

He was named as male World Sailor of the Year at the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards in 2017. He and his 49er partner Blair Tuke also won the award in 2015 and were finalists in 2014 and 2016.

Peter Burling was awarded the Magnus Olsson prize for 2020 “for an indelible contribution to the world of sailing.” He has won six 49er World Championships, two 420 class World Championships and the 2015 Moth World Championships.

Burling sailed as watch captain and helmsman with Team Brunel on the Round-the-World 2017–18 Volvo Ocean Race finishing 3rd overall in the closest finish in the history of the race, with the top 3 boats going into the final leg effectively tied on points and finishing just 25 minutes apart. Team Brunel won 3 of the final 5 legs, including the leg from Auckland to Brazil, which the organisers say was the hardest leg in the history of the race. Together with Blair Tuke, he is the joint CEO of the New Zealand SailGP team.

Early life

NamePeter Burling
Net Worth$5 million
Age30 years
Peter Burling net worth 2021

Peter Burling was born on January 1, 1991 (age 30 years) in Tauranga, New Zealand. He is the son of Richard Burling and Heather Burling and has a younger brother Scott Burling. His education began at Welcome Bay School and Tauranga Intermediate School.

Burling started sailing at the age of six in the Welcome Bay estuary near his home in Tauranga, in an old wooden Optimist called Jellytip. At the age of eight, he joined Tauranga Yacht Club and started competing. He attended high school at Tauranga Boys’ College, also attended at the time by cricketer Kane Williamson.

He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland where he completed half of his 4-year degree.


Peter Burling sailed in his first Optimist nationals at age 9. At the age of 11 in 2002, Burling finished 2nd in the New Zealand Optimist Nationals (under-16). He competed in the 2002 Optimist World Championships in Texas at the age of 11.

In 2003 at the age of 12, Burling won the New Zealand Optimist Nationals and competed in the 2003 Optimist Worlds in the Canary Islands where he finished 40th. He stopped sailing the Optimist at age 12.

He was 2nd in the New Zealand P class Nationals (under 17) at age 13. He won the NZ Starling nationals (under 19) – (winning both the Fleet racing and match racing titles) twice – at age 14 and 15.

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At the age of fifteen Burling and Carl Evans won the 2006 420 Class Worlds in the Canary Islands – the youngest sailors ever to do so. They also won the under-16 and under-18 world championships.

At 16 years old Burling successfully defended his 420 titles to win the 420 Class Worlds sailed in Auckland. He also won the under-18 world championship. Burling finished 6th in the 2007 470 Europeans – his first international 470 regattas and had his best world ranking in the 470 of 5th in 2008.

Peter Burling was skipper and helmsman for Emirates Team New Zealand’s 2021 America’s Cup campaign. Emirates Team New Zealand won the 2021 America’s Cup event in Auckland on 17 March 2021. Emirates Team New Zealand won the 2020 America’s Cup World Series event in Auckland in December 2020.

Burling was the helmsman for Emirates Team New Zealand’s 2017 America’s Cup campaign, which was raced in Bermuda. On 27 June 2017, he became the youngest winning helmsman in the history of America’s Cup, when at age 26 he and his team won the 35th competition for the cup.

He skippered the New Zealand Sailing Team entry to victory in the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco in September 2013. He helmed for Team Korea’s White Tiger Challenge, in the 2011–13 America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco in 2012.

Olympic classes

Peter Burling with Blair Tuke were Olympic flag bearers for New Zealand at the 2016 Olympics. They were just the 4th New Zealand flagbearers to win a gold medal at the same Olympics.

At age 25, Burling was the youngest ever 49er Olympic gold medal skipper. He and Tuke won the 2016 Olympics with two races to spare and by an overall 43 point margin – winning by the most points of any sailing class in the Olympics in over 50 years.

Burling and Tuke won silver at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics – missing the gold medal on countback. At the 2012 London Olympics, Burling (then aged 21) was the youngest 49er sailor. He won the silver medal as the helm in the 49er class alongside Blair Tuke. His silver medal was, jointly, New Zealand’s 100th Olympic medal.

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Peter Burling and Tuke are the first sailors to win six 49er class World Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020). They won all 28 of the major regattas in the 49er between the London Olympics (2012) and the Rio Olympics (2016). The only regatta they did not win in this time was when they finished 3rd in a short 2-day regatta prior to the Olympics. In all the major regattas (Olympics, Worlds, Europeans, World Cup) in 2015 and 2016, they led into the medal races by over 20 points – effectively winning the regattas before the medal race.

Burling finished 11th in the 470 class at the 2008 Olympics. At 17 years old (still at school), he was the youngest sailor ever to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games.


Is Peter Burling married? Peter Burling is currently single. His wife or girlfriend is unknown to the general people. However, Burling was the youngest sailing competitor at the 2008 Olympics and the youngest member of the 2008 New Zealand Olympic team.

Peter Burling net worth

How much is Peter Burling worth? Peter Burling net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a professional sailor. Burling successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential sailors in New Zealand.