Ben Ainslie Net Worth (2024) – First Wife-Olympics

Ben Ainslie Net Worth

What is Ben Ainslie Net Worth? Ben Ainslie, a British sailor owns a net worth of £4,700,000.

Full Name

Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie

Net Worth


Date of Birth

5 February 1977


46 Years


British Sailor


United Kingdom



Ben Ainslie, whose full name is Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie, was born on February 5, 1977, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. Ben holds multiple leadership roles in the sailing world. He is the Team Principal, CEO, Skipper of INEOS Britannia, and the CEO and Driver of the Great Britain SailGP Team.

He is among a trio of athletes who have achieved the remarkable feat of winning medals in five distinct Olympic Games in sailing. He is the third individual to secure five Olympic medals in this discipline and the second to earn four gold medals, following in the footsteps of Paul Elvstrøm.

Ainslie holds the record for being the most accomplished sailor in the history of the Olympic Games. He achieved a remarkable feat by earning medals in five consecutive Olympic Games starting from 1996, with a notable accomplishment of winning gold in four straight Games held between 2000 and 2012.

Early Life

He has an older sister named Fleur, who is married to Jerome Pels, the former secretary-general of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Ainslie completed his secondary education at two esteemed independent institutions: the Terra Nova School, situated in the city of Truro, Cornwall, and situated in a rural vicinity close to the village of Holmes Chapel in Cheshire, northwest England. He subsequently registered at Peter Symonds Sixth Form, which is located in Winchester, Hampshire.

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Sailing Career

He commenced his sailing endeavors at the tender age of eight and made his inaugural foray into competitive sailing at the age of ten. He participated in his inaugural international tournament at twelve, specifically the 1989 Optimist global championships in Japan, where he ranked 73rd.

Ainslie acquired the sailing skill at Restronguet Creek near Falmouth, Cornwall.

In January 2014, Ainslie announced his participation in the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series to prepare for the America’s Cup. He will participate in an octet of races, navigating a 40-foot (12 m) multi-hull vessel.


Ainslie became the inaugural torchbearer for the Olympic torch in the United Kingdom on May 19, 2012. Commencing the 70-day expedition across the United Kingdom from Land’s End, he held the distinction of being the inaugural torchbearer among a total of 8,000, individuals. On August 11, 2012, he was chosen to bear the flag for the Great Britain team during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Ainslie achieved a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games and a gold medal in the Laser class at 2000 Summer Olympics. He experienced a weight gain of approximately 18 kilograms and transitioned to competed in the larger Finn class during the 2004 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal. He replicated this feat with triumph in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. His gold medal-winning Laser and Finn dinghies are currently on display at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Who is Ben Ainslie’s Wife?

Ainslie wedded Georgie Thompson, on December 20, 2014, who was a former broadcaster of Sky Sports News. The couple has a daughter named Bellatrix, who was born in 2016. Additionally, a son named Fox was born in 2021.

Ainslie resides with his family in Seaview, a town on the Isle of Wight.

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