Matt Wright Wiki-Bio shows charges against him. His net worth, wife, and kids.

While many people believe that crocodiles need to be shot, Matt has a different belief system. A professional wrangler, Matt Wright often relocates the Crocs into a safe environment. Over the years, Matt’s work has been the subject of a few TV series including, Outback Wrangler and Monster Croc Wrangler. While Matt is renowned as a wrangler, he doesn’t like people drawing up comparisons between himself and the late Steve Irwin. Matt defines himself based on the work he does and doesn’t like being compared to anyone else. As the man puts it, “Jesus, I’m Matt Wright, I’m going to do my own shit.” It is easy to say the man has garnered immense fame in his line of work however he is getting more news coverage in media and outlets for an entirely different reason as of late in 2023. He has been charged in relation to a fatal helicopter crash that happened in February 2022. The crash killed his friend and co-star Chris Wilson, who was collecting crocodile eggs in a remote area of west Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Wright was not on board the helicopter at the time of the crash. In this article, we will take a closer look at everything concerning his biography.

Matt Wright is an Australian television personality, wildlife expert,  and crocodile wrangler who is best known for his work on the National Geography show “Outback Wrangler” and Netflix’s “Wild Croc Territory” reality show. He is an expert in the field of crocodile conservation and management. He has an estimated net worth of USD $3 Million as of 2023.

Matt Wright
Monster Croc Wrangler Matt Wright

Early Life:

Matt Wright was born on August 29, 1979, on the south coast of South Australia. He is from a sheep-rearing family as his father worked as a wool classer and his mother is a generational sheep farmer. Both his parents were interested in the outdoor way of life as a result, Matt was raised in the wilds of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback. From a young age, he would spend a lot of time in the outdoors and become comfortable around wildlife, including poisonous snakes and deadly spiders. In addition to learning the ways of the wilds, Matt pursued formal education. He enrolled at Willunga High School and graduated there. Matt was also interested in flying and took chopper lessons. He gained a helicopter pilot license at the age of 21.

Professional Career:

It is not yet known how and where Matt got into wrangling. From the time he burst into the scene, Matt had already spent time as an outback musterer (horse wrangler), oil rig worker, a soldier in the Australian Army, crocodile egg collector, and professional chopper pilot and instructor. Backed by varied experiences, Matt devoted his full time to wrangling and is one of the best in the business. Over the years, Matt’s fame continued to grow and he was invited by the National Geographic Channel to work on a brand new series, Outback Wrangler.

Monster Crocodile wrangler Matt Wright

Outback Wrangler first began airing in 2011 and revolved around the exploits of Matt as he relocated some of the most dangerous animals on the planet. The series continued for four seasons before stopping production. Matt is also the leading cast member in the reality TV series, Monster Croc Wrangler. Centered around Australia’s Northern Territory, the series revolved around the growing crocodile population in the saltwater.

In 2022, Matt starred in the Netflix series “Wild Croc Territory,” the show follows Matt and his fearless team of crocodile wranglers who catch and relocate some of the world’s most ferocious reptiles in Australia’s Outback.

Apart from his love for wildlife, Matt also loves getting on his chopper and is a certified pilot. He also runs local tours including heli-fishing, deep-sea fishing, and one-day or overnight safaris.

Helicopter Crash and Charges against Matt:

Matt Wright’s friend Chris Wilson, also known as Willow dided at the age of 34 in a helicopter crash. He was a cast member of the Netflix reality show Wild Croc Territory and worked closely with Wright to relocate crocodiles from populated areas to remote locations. The crash occurred   in Feburary 2022 in the remote area of West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, where he was collecting crocodile eggs while attached to line and a harness. He died at the scene while the pilot, Sebastian Robinson, was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital. Matt was not on board the helicopter at the time of the crash. He flew to the scene of the crash on the day of the incident with businessman Mick Burns and former senior police officer Neil Mellon. Matt is facing several charges in relation to the crash including Attempting to pervert the course of justice, destruction of evidence, fabricating evidence, interfering with witnesses, two counts of unlawful entry. He has denied any wrongdoing and his lawyers are seeking more information about the case.  A letter sent by Wright’s lawyer to the prosecution and tendered as evidence in Darwin local court on revealed that a toxicology report for Robinson taken after the crash contained trace elements of “cocaine derivatives”. 

Social Media Presence:

Matt Wright has a significant social media presence. He has an Instagram account with more than 547K followers, where he posts photos and videos of his adventures with crocodiles and other wildlife. He also has a Facebook page with more than 239K followers, where he shares similar content and updates on his TV shows. He also has a YouTube channel with more than 105,000 subscribers, where he uploads clips from his shows and other footage.

Wright’s social media accounts have been a source of promotion for his reality TV shows, Outback Wrangler and Wild Croc Territory, which have been aired on National Geographic, Channel 9 and Netflix. His posts have also attracted sponsorship deals from various brands, such as Great Northern beer, Yokohama tyres, G-Shock and Ariat. He has also been an ambassador for Tourism Australia.

However, Wright’s social media presence has also been affected by the helicopter crash that killed his friend and co-star Chris Wilson in February 2022. In the days after the crash, Wright shared a heartfelt tribute on social media to the man he called a “brother”. He also posted a video of himself arriving in Darwin after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Since then, he has been relatively quiet on his accounts, only posting occasionally about his shows or wildlife encounters.

Personal Life

Wife and kids:

Matt Wright is married to Kaia Wright who is a model and a writer. The pair met each other in 2014  on Rottnest Island , which retells a bizarre experience. Kaia had been single for a while and when her friends wanted her to get back into the dating game, Kaia declared  “I’ll just hope an angel will fall from the sky.” So when Matt landed a helicopter in front of Kaia, she could not believe the coincidence. The pair dated after a while and got engaged on the 6th of November, 2016.  A year later on November 10, 2017, the pair tied the knot with a beautiful wedding on November 10, 2017 at the Empire Spa Retreat in Yallingup, Australia. The venue was surrounded by nature and close to some of the best surf beaches in Western Australia. Kaia wore a stunning lace gown by Pallas Couture and Matt looked handsome in a blue suit. They exchanged vows in front of their friends and family and celebrated their love with joy and happiness.

Matt Wright wife and son
Matt Wright alongside his wife Kaia and son

Matt Wright and Kaia Wright have been married for over four years and have a child together. They gave birth to a boy, Banjo Elliott Wright on August 13, 2019. Besides parenting and taking care of their baby boy, the couple raises some unusual pets. Matt has a pet crocodile by the name of Tripod, and some eight snakes in an enclosure in his bedroom.

Physical traits:

Matt Wright is a tall and muscular man with dark brown hair and blue eyes. He has a beard and a tan complexion. He often wears a cowboy hat, sunglasses, a khaki shirt, jeans and boots. He also wears a watch and a necklace with a crocodile tooth pendant.

Wiki/Bio Facts

NameMatt Wright
Age43 years old
BirthdateAugust 29, 1979
BirthplaceSouth Australia
ParentsMarie Wrangler
SiblingsNot known
EducationWillunga High School
CareerTelevision personality, Pilot, Animal expert, Crocodile Wrangler
Net worthUSD $3 Million
WifeKaia Wright
ChildrenBanjo Elliott Wright
Hair ColorDark Brown
Social Media HandleFacebookInstagram

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