Jeremy Clarkson Net Worth
Jeremy Clarkson is an English journalist, broadcaster and writer. He is worth roughly $70 million in net worth. Jeremy has specialized in motoring, popularly known for hosting the BBC TV show “Top Gear” with James May and Richard Hammond. He also does weekly writing for The Sunday Times and The Sun.
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson was born on April 11, 1960 in Doncaster, England. His parents Shirley and Edward with no idea how they were going to afford his tuition fee put his name down for private school years in advance. His parents made two Paddington Bear toys for their children which became a commercial business until the legal team of Michael Bond the creator served them with notice to stop. Jeremy’s father while in an elevator to meet the lawyers of Bond, met with Michael Bond who handed the Clarksons the worldwide licensing rights to Paddington Bear. The revenue made paid for Jeremy’s schooling. While attending Repton School, he recounts been badly bullied as well as very unhappy times. He was in Repton School the same time as “Top Gear” Executive Producer Andy Wilman and Formula One engineer Adrian Newey. Jeremy was later expelled for breaching a number of school rules.
Before his rise to fame as the host of the internationally acclaimed sports car show “Top Gear”, he was a salesman for his parents’ Paddington Bear business. Jeremy worked as a journalist for several newspapers including Rotherham Advertiser, Rochdale Observer, Wolverhampton Express and Star as well as Shropshire Star.
He had the opportunity whiles at Shropshire to write about cars. The motors-man began by writing on brands such as Peugeots and Fiats before graduating to Range Rover and Ford Granadas. Jeremy had the chance to drive seven years on. He drove an Aston Martin Lagonda, before allowed to drive a Lamborghini 10 years on.
In 1984, he formed the Motoring Press Agency (MPA). Together with fellow journalist Jonathan Gill, they conducted road worthy tests for newspapers and car magazines. Jeremy has been regular with Top Gear Magazine since 1993.
He also writes for The Sun, The Sunday Times, and the Toronto Star on cars and allied subjects. He made his debut television appearance as the presenter/host of Top Gear from October 1988 to February 2000 as well as from October 2002 to March 2015. He is credited with hosting the first UK version of “Robot Wars”. In 2007, Jeremy and co-host James May became the first people to reach the North Pole by road as shown on “Top Gear: Polar Special”.
In March 2015 he was suspended by the BBC from “Top Gear” as a result of a squabble with one of the show’s producers. The BBC froze the airing of the next episode.
Jeremy got married to Alex Hall in 1989. The marriage ended when Jeremy was switched for one of his friends six months later. Jeremy got married to Frances Cain his manager in 1993. The couple had three children together. Cain filed for divorce in 2014. He is a fan of the rock band Genesis attending the band’s 2007 reunion concert at London’d Twickenham Stadium.