Who Is Richard Hammond and what is his net worth 2018? Richard Hammond is an English television presenter, journalist and writer. Richard did not get a luxurious life in childhood but he is now one among the wealthiest television presenters in Britain. He was so talented that the industry accepted him and loved him a lot.
Richard Mark Hammond was born on 19 December 1969 in Solihull, Warwickshire. Richard with his family moved to North Yorkshire cathedral city of Ripon in 1980. In this city, his father Alan ran a business in market square. Richard did not get a luxurious childhood but now he is living a happy life with his wife Amanda Mindy Etheridge and their two daughters. Amanda is a columnist for the newspaper named as Daily Express since the year 2002. Richard is a big animal lover, he is known for owning many animals in Bollitree farm including horses, chickens, sheep, dogs, peacock, ducks and cats. Hammond and his family also adopted a Top Gear dog when it became apparent that the labradoodle was afraid of cars which died in the year 2017.
Richard started his career by working on radio stations like Radio York, Radio Leeds, Radio Cumbria and Radio Lancashire. Then, he worked on the Crufts Dog Show in the year 2005 and he presented British Parking Awards in the year 2004 and 2005. He has also hosted many shows like UK version of Total Wipe Out, Sports Relief in the year 2008 and his own show named as Richard Hammond’s Crash Course. He also hosted the special show 50 years of bond cars in which he interviewed Diamonds are Forever, Guy Hamilton who is the director of The Man with the Golden Gun, Live and Let Die, the actors Sir Roger Moore and Daniel Craig who played the role of James Bond in several movies.
He also interviewed Stig Ben Collins who stunt doubled for the movie Quantum of Solace and was amazed to know that he taught Bond baddie actor Ola Rapace on how to drive the Audi in the beginning of movie Sky fall and he visited the Istanbul set. Richard Hammond has been part of many famous TV shows like Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab, Men & Motors, Time Commanders, Crufts, School’s Out, Should I Worry About…?, The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend, Petrol heads, Total Wipe out and Richard Hammond’s Crash Course.
In 2014, Hammond participated in several promotions for BBC America in which he was looking handsome in beard and mustache. In these promotions he reflected on the many places where he had been in Series 21. In 2015, Richard rejected to renew his contract with BBC of Top Gear for all new line up which is still not announced by BBC. In 2017, Richard started his official show The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. This show got controversy when Richard stated that men who eat ice creams are homosexuals.
Richard got his first award as a New TV Talent in the year 2005. Then, he got TRIC Award as Satellite/ Digital Personality in the year 2006 and 2007. Later he also got BAFTA Children’s Award of Best Presenter in the year 2009 for Blast Lab. He has been nominated for many awards and is still working really well so we are hoping his name in other famous award shows in future.
Richard Hammond Net Worth
Richard has made a huge net worth of $28 million with his various talents. His most of the income is through his show Top Gear and The Grand Tour. He is owner of a helicopter which is used by him when he wants to travel to London from his Herefordshire castle which is worth $3.25 million.
Richard Hammond is an English man who is well known as a journalist, broadcaster, writer, actor and philanthropist. He does not belong to a very rich family still he has made a huge income of $28 million with his hard work and talent.