Christian Horner has become one of the most recognisable figures in Formula 1, spearheading the Red Bull team since its debut in 2005.
A former driver himself, Horner opted to pursue a different career when the Milton Keynes-based outfit came knocking and offered him the chance to become the youngest-ever F1 team principal at the age of 31.
Since then, Horner has overseen a farily meteoric rise through the F1 ranks as Red Bull defied the odds to capture both world championships for four successive seasons from 2010 to 2013.
The team suffered at the beginning of the turbo hybrid era in 2014, mainly due to the performance deficit of the Renault engine compared to its rivals.
However, after a seven-year drought, Red Bull returned to the summit of the sport when Max Verstappen clinched the 2021 drivers’ championship, albeit in highly controversial circumstances.
The 2021 season was also notable for the feud between Horner and his opposite number on the Mercedes pitwall, Toto Wolff.
The pair became embroiled in a year-long war of words that grabbed almost as many headlines as the on-track action.
More success would follow in 2022 when Red Bull proved the dominant force as F1 entered a new era of ground-effect aerodynamics that were designed to level the playing field.
Verstappen clinched his second world title and Red Bull added the constructors’ championship to make it five doubles in the team’s relatively short history.
While Horner‘s salary pales in significance to that of his star driver, the Englishman is rewarded handsomely for his efforts.
According to a report in Autosport in December 2021, Horner is contracted to Red Bull until at least 2026 when the next generation of power units are introduced and the team’s partnership with Ford begins.
It has also been reported by various sources that Horner will earn around €8.2 million a year as part of his new deal.
Christian Horner net worth 2023
It’s not entirely clear exactly what Horner‘s net worth stands at, although it is believed to be in the region of €50m, well shy of the wealth already amassed by Verstappen.
However, that figure is obviously expected to rise as he extends his career at Red Bull and likely achieves even more success.
At the age of 49, it’s also not unreasonable to assume Horner will remain in F1 beyond the end of his current contract.