Sir Bill Gammell Net Worth

Business executive Bill Gammell played rugby for the Scottish national team from 1976 to 1978. After an injury ended his career, he launched an oil exploration company in 1981, which has been able to make him quite wealthy. His estimated net worth is $50 million. In this article, we are going to learn about Bill Gammell’s net worth, salary, earnings, biography, wife, and more.

About Sir Bill Gammell

Businessman Sir William Benjamin Bowring Gammell, FRSE, played rugby union for Scotland’s national side in the past. He was born on December 29, 1952. His rugby career was cut short by an inevitable accident. Still, ever since he began his business career, in 1981, he founded an oil exploration company that has been able to make him very rich. 

Early Life

Gammell was born in Edinburgh and is the son of an investment banker. He was given the opportunity to join Edinburgh’s Ivory & Sime at a young age when the British Assets Trust was first established.

Gammell went to Fettes College, an independent institution in Edinburgh, where he met future British Prime Minister Tony Blair and debated with him. They continue to be good friends. After Fettes, Gammell enrolled at the University of Stirling and earned a BA in Economics and Accountancy there.


He received five international caps while playing for the Scottish National Rugby Team. An injury ended his rugby career early. After that, Bill Gammell joined his father in business and used venture capital to launch Cairn Energy.

The corporation had some success with an oilfield in Pennsylvania, but it truly made money when it was discovered that an oilfield owned by Cairn had more than a billion barrels of oil. Through their shared interest in oil, George H.W. Bush and Bill Gammell’s father developed a close friendship.

Sir Bill Gammell’s Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2023, the Scottish rugby player Bill Gammell has a net worth of $50 million. Though having a short career in rugby, the Scottish man earned the most from the oil and gas industry. He is one of the richest rugby players in the world.


Gammell had a yearly salary of £552,000 for his position as Cairn Energy’s chief executive. Gammell started serving as non-executive chairman on July 1, 2011.


As of 2023 Gammell is retired and does not possess any endorsements, but during his career in rugby, he made the most portion of his net worth from endorsement deals from various famous companies.

Quick Facts

Full Name William Benjamin Bowring Gammell
Nickname William
Born 29 December 1952
Debut 1977
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Age 70 years old
Birthplace Edinburgh, Scotland
Religion Christian
Nationality scottish
Net Worth 50 million dollars
Marital Status Married
Father name James Gammel
Mother name N/A


The former Scotland rugby player wed Janice Fotheringham, a fundraiser since 1983.


Gammell was born on 29 December 1951 and as of 2023, he is 70 years old.

Height and Weight

His height and weight are unknown as of this writing, along with other physical measurements. If we learn more about this, we’ll let you know. Please check it out shortly.

Faqs About Sir Bill Gammell

When did he retire?

Gammell stepped down from his position as non-executive chairman of the firm on May 15, 2014, with effect.

What else did Gammell do other than rugby?

He had a short career in rugby due to an unavoidable injury, after that he started doing business in the oil and gas industry.

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