Russell Coutts Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Second Wife, Protest

Russell Coutts net worth

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Russell Coutts is a world champion New Zealand yachtsman.


NameRussell Coutts
Net Worth$10 million
OccupationFormer Yachtsman, CEO
Age59 years
FatherAlan Coutts
First wifeMandy Coutts
Second wifeJenny Coutts
Russell Coutts net worth 2022

Sir Russell Coutts KNZM CBE was born on March 1, 1962 (age 59 years) in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the son of Alan Coutts. Russell was educated at Otago Boys’ High School (1975–1979) and is a Life Member of Paremata Boating Club, where he learned to sail in a P class, and the Ravensbourne Boating Club.

Coutts’ achievements include a gold medal in the Finn Class in the 1984 Olympic Games, winning the America’s Cup five times, the ISAF World Youth Championships, three World Match Racing Championships, numerous international match race wins and IOR, IMS, and One Design World Championship victories.

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As skipper/helmsman in America’s cup racing, he has a perfect record with 15 wins and no losses (1995, 2000, 2003). He was CEO of the Oracle Team when it won America’s Cup twice with 14 wins and 16 losses (2010, 2013, and 2017 each time with James Spithill as skipper/helmsman).

In 2005 Slovenian designer Andrej Justin designed with input from him, a new boat called the RC44; a high-performance one-design racer created for top-level racing in international regattas under strictly controlled Class Rules. The concept and the design features of the RC44 are dedicated to amateur helmsmen racing in fleet racing sailing events.

Russell Coutts was named CEO and Skipper of BMW Oracle Racing in July 2007, sponsored by Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC), the United States Challenger to the 2010 America’s Cup. He was involved in the pre-match litigation between the challengers Golden Gate Yacht Club and Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), in which the court decided that the GGYC was the rightful Challenger of Record. Cup Defender SNG’s team was Alinghi.

Coutts’ yacht USA beat the defending yacht Alinghi 5 by considerable margins in both races. Most observers stated that USA 17’s rigid wing sail had given it a decisive advantage.

He again led the Oracle Team as CEO in the next America’s Cup match against Emirates Team New Zealand. This match took place in the bay of San Francisco in September 2013. Oracle managed to come back from 8 races to 1 by winning the following 8 races and to defend the cup in the longest America’s Cup match ever. Both skipper James Spithill and team owner Larry Ellison praised Coutts’ role in the defense of the oldest trophy in sports history.

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In New Zealand, Russell Coutts has been honored with an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1985 New Year Honours and then elevation to the rank of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

In 2021 Russell Coutts criticized the New Zealand Government’s response to COVID-19, suggesting that the government was acting like a dictatorship by establishing vaccine mandates and enforcing managed isolation. In February 2022 Coutts announced that he would attend the Convoy 2022 New Zealand anti-mandate protest in Wellington.


Russell Coutts is currently married to Jenny Coutts, they had their wedding in the late 2000s. He married his first wife Mandy Coutts in the late 1900s and has three children, and has been married twice. Grayson Coutts is his son. However, he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2000 Queen’s Birthday Honours and redesignated as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in August 2009. He has been named ISAF Sailor of the Year twice.

Russell Coutts net worth

How much is Russell Coutts worth? Russell Coutts net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former yachtsman. Coutts successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential richest yachtmen in New Zealand.