Richard Hammond is a British Journalist, Mechanic, writer, and TV presenter. Richard is most popular for co-hosting Top Gear on BBC from 2002 to 2015 along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson. Richard Hammond Net Worth is $45 million.
Apart from Top Gear Hammond also presented other series including Brainiac, Total Wipeout, and Planet Eart Live. Hammond also launched a social media for petrolheads called DriveTribe.
In this article, we will go through what is the net worth of Richard Hammond, his early life, career, FAQ, and more.
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Richard Hammond Biography
Richard Mark Hammond was born in Solihull, England on December 19, 1969. He is the eldest of three sons. His parents are Alan and Eileen. When Richard was 11 years old, his family moved to Ripon, North Yorkshire. Richard’s brothers are Andrew and Nicholas.
Richard did his primary schooling at Blossomfiled Infant School in Solihull and later at Ripon Grammar School. After completing school studies, Richard attended Harrogate College of Art and Technology from 1986 to 1988.
|Richard Mark Hammond
|December 19, 1969
|Solihull, West Midlands, England
|Tv Presenter, Journalist
After graduation, Richard worked for several radio stations including Radio Lancashire, Radio Cleveland, Radio New Castle, etc. One of his regular guests in the program was Zogg Ziegler. Zogg was a car reviewer and Hammond would interview him over the phone. Zogg was the one who encouraged Hammond to enter into car and motoring reviews on Television.
Richard joined TopGear in 2002 as a presenter when the show started in its revamped format. He was called “The Hampster” in the show by his co-presenters and became so popular. In 2006, while filming TopGear Hammond met with a high-speed dragster crash. He returned to the series in 2007 and was given a Hero’s welcome by the team with dancing girls, fireworks, and all.
Other Television Works
Apart from Top Gear Hammond was also part of some other series. In 2003, he was the first presenter of the series Brainiac: Science Abuse. The show was co-hosted by Jon Tickle and Charlotte Hudson in the upcoming series.
Some of the other works which Richard The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend, Richard Hammond’s 5 O’Clock Show, Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections on National Geographic channel, etc. There are many more series, reviews, and interviews that Richard was part of including but not limited to Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest, The Grand Tour, etc.
Richard Hammond Net Worth
Richard Hammond’s is calculated to be around $45 million. The majority of his wealth comes from being the presenter and co-host of different shows. It is reported that he has a salary of $7 million from Amazon Studios. Apart from the TV shows Hammond was also involved in writing, Business, broadcasting business, and Journalism which all involved in him becoming a millionaire.
Richard Hammond Family
Richard married Amanda in May 2002. Amanda was a columnist for Daily Express. The couple has two daughters named Isabella and Willow. In his personal life, Richard is a guitarist as well. Richard also owns a large Farm including animals like sheep, dogs, cats, chickens, etc. Richard adopted TG which was the official dog of TopGear. The dog died in 2017.
Richard Hammond Car Collection
Richard holds a good collection of old and new cars. The cars that he owns currently are:
1929 Ford Model A
1933 Riley Alpine Tourer
1934 Morgan 3-Wheeler
1942 Ford GPW
1956 Land Rover Series 1
1958 Jaguar XK150
1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Mk1
1963 Opel Kadett
1968 Ford Mustang GT 390
1971 Buick Riviera
1972 MGB GT
1979 MG Midget
1979 Ford Escort RS2000 MkI
1987 Land Rover Defender-110
1999 Jaguar XJR
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX STI V Limited Edition
2012 Land Rover Defender
2016 Ford Mustang convertible
2021 Ford Ranger
Land Rover 110 Station Wagon
Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE
Now let us check out some of the most frequently asked questions about the petrolhead Richard Hammond:
How Much Does Richard Hammond Earn?
Richard Hammond reportedly earned $7 million/£5.6 million as a salary from Amazon Studios after he moved in 2016.
How much is Richard Hammond worth in Pounds?
Richar Hammond’s net worth is £36 million.
How tall is Richard Hammond?
Richard Hammond stands at 5 ft 7/1.70 m/170 cm