Who is Jeremy Clarkson and what is his net worth 2018? Jeremy Clarkson is an English journalist and broadcaster who have hosted the show ‘Top Gear’ on BBC TV. He co-presents the show with James May and Richard Hammond. He is also a writer and contributes columns to ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Sunday Times’. He began his career as a local journalist and then started appearing on British TV.
He is also the co-owner of the production company called W. Chump & Sons. Clarkson is known for his humorous writing and presentation skills. He owns a number of luxury cars and is also passionate about engineering and military.
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson was born on 11 April 1960 in Doncaster, England. He was born to parents Edward Grenville Clarkson and Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson. His father was a travelling salesman and his mother was a teacher. His parents also used to sell tea cozies. He was sent to Hill House School in Doncaster and later went to Repton School. He attended Repton alongside Adrian Newey and Andy Wilman. He played the role of Atkinson in the ‘Children’s Hour’ on BBC radio.
In 1989, Jeremy Clarkson married Alexandra James but got separated after six months. In 1993, he married Frances Cain, who was his manager and also the daughter of Robert Henry Cain. The couple has three children together. It has been reported that Cain has filed for divorce in 2014. He is a supporter of Chelsea F.C. which is a Premier League football club. He is also a fan of ‘Genesis’ rock band.
Jeremy Clarkson first began his career as a salesman in parents business Paddington Bear toys. He then started to write for Rochdale Observer, Shropshire Star, Wolverhampton Express and Star, the Associated Kent Newspapers, and Lincolnshire Life. In 1984, he formed the MPA (Motoring Press Agency) where he used to conduct tests for automotive magazines and local newspapers.
In 1993, he began to write for ‘Top Gear’ magazine. He has also written articles about Amstrad CPC game reviews for Amstrad Computer User. He has written for ‘The Sun’, The Sunday Times’, and ‘Toronto Star’. His articles are also published in ‘The Weekend Australian’ newspaper.
In 1988, he appeared in the TV show ‘Top Gear’. The show has been telecasted in over 100 countries across the world. He has also presented the UK version of ‘Robot Wars’. He then went on to appear in shows like ‘What Not to Wear’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, ‘Room 101’, ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’, and ‘Parkinson’. In 2002, he became the regular guest host of ‘Have I Got News for You’. In 2016, he hosted a new show called ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon Video with James May and Richard Hammond.
Jeremy Clarkson has been nominated three times for the BAFTA Awards. In 2007, he was conferred with the National Television Awards (UK). In 1998, he won the Royal Television Society Award (UK) as Best Presenter for ‘Top Gear’. In 2003, The Brunel University awarded him with an honorary degree. He was ranked at #49 in the ‘Power List for 2011’ by Motor Trend magazine.
Jeremy Clarkson Net Worth
Jeremy Clarkson has found quite a success both as a writer and as a television presenter. His articles have regularly featured in in the United Kingdom as well as in Australia. By doing so, he has gone on to inherit god wealth for himself. Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth is an estimated $65 million.
Part of this wealth also comes by hosting ‘Top Gear’ and also by appearing in other TV shows. He owns a number of luxury cars including Lamborghini Gallardo, Volkswagen Scirocco 2, McLaren 675LT, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, and BMW M3 CSL. He has appeared in a total of 186 episodes of ‘Top Gear’. He has also written several books in his career.
Jeremy Clarkson does not support ‘Brexit’ and has been critical of the special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005, Oxford Brookes University conferred him with an honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree. He has interests in the British Armed Forces and has presented a show for the recipients of the Victoria Cross.