Quick Facts of
- First NameJeremy Clarkson
- Net Worth$ 60 million
British TV personality Jeremy Clarkson’s claim to fame is his beloved work alongside co-hosts in the show Top Gear. Known to many as a gear head, he is also a journalist and columnist. He is also popular for his work as a co-host on The Grand Tour.
The controversial presenter is also one of the pioneering motoring journalists in the world, paving the way for a whole new market of entertainment broadcast. He was formerly a writer but made a transition into motor-journalism and TV presenting.
How Much Is Former Top Gear Host Jeremy Clarkson Worth in 2020?
Jeremy Clarkson has a net worth of around $60 million as of March 2020. On the contrary, the Richest claim that his worth is $50 million in 2020.
The bulk of his salary comes from the multimillion-dollar salary that he received while working as the host of Top Gear.
How Much Is His Annual Salary?
As a TV personality, he makes a total of $20 million as his annual salary.
At one point, Jeremy Clarkson was the highest-earning presenter on BBC. In fact, the BBC paid him $891,000 base salary in 2014. Then after Amazon Prime Video released the Grand Tour, he was paid around $12.3 million.
A list of his earnings over some of the past years is given in the list below.
|2011||$10,000,000||Dividends from his company|
|$4,000,000||Salary From Various Shows|
|$13,000,000||Bonuses Received From BBC|
|2012||$15,000,000||Dividends from his company|
|$5,000,000||Salary And Bonuses From Top Gear|
|2013||$21,000,000||Amount paid by BBC for buying all rights of Top Gear|
|2014||$1,660,000||Income from a TV show|
In a similar fashion, Metro reported that he earned around £1 million ($1,281,800) per series. Additionally, his earnings also come from his work as a writer and author who has released multiple books.
He Once Blew Up Two Of His Own Properties To Rebuild Another One
Clarkson bought two properties in Hammersmith, one for £325,000 ($416,531) in 2000 and another one for £310,000 ($397,265) in 2011. He has both the properties demolished in order to build a new bigger house.
After demolishing the properties in 2019, he made floor plans public of his new house that showed the biggest property.
The star once rented a French mansion that he posted a picture of on Twitter, in a post basically dissing A-level result.
Massively Expensive Vehicle Collection
As one of the hosts of the most popular auto show on earth, it is fitting that Jeremy Clarkson owns a lot of expensive cars. The following list contains his car collection along with their estimated prices.
|Ferrari F355||$130,000 (£78,000)|
|Land Rover Range Rover||$3,783.82 to $21,144.88|
|Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder||$209,500|
|Alfa Romeo GTV6||$43,510.55 (approx..)|
|Ford Escort RS Cosworth||($26,296.89) £20,524|
The star also reportedly owned the following cars:
|Lotus Elise 111S||$ 66,999|
|Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black||$144,563|
|Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG||$36,080 – $104,390|
|Honda CRX||$3,300 – $5,170|
|Aston Martin Virage||$214,000|
|Volkswagen Golf GTI||$31,795|
|Volkswagen Scirocco||$31,130 to $42,460|
|Ford Focus||$12,200 to $19,000|
Controversies And Political Stance
Clarkson is an opinionated man who has been heavily loved and criticized for his stance on various issues. He believes that the government binds its people, depriving them of freedom rather than helping them.
Similarly, he has also been involved in various controversies among which he once punched a producer while filming on location; the incident caused the dismissal of Jeremy Clarkson from the hit TV show.
He also once was the center of controversy after he called the Daihatsu Copen as being a bit gay and using a derogatory term for gays.
Clarkson also once called activist Greta Thunberg ‘mad and dangerous.
Jeremy Clarkson was born Jeremy Charles Robert on 11 April 1960 (Aged 59 in March 2020) in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England to Eddie Clarkson and Shirley Clarkson.
He grew up in his hometown and went to Hill House School, Doncaster, and later Repton School. He was not a good student and got C’s and U’s in his A-levels.
The star has been married twice in the past and is currently dating Lisa Hogan as of March 2020. He was first married to Alexandra James, aka Alex Hall. The pair tied the knot in 1989, but she left Clarkson after six months for one of his friends.
Then he got married to Frances Cain in 1993 and had three children before divorcing in 2014. Clarkson was reportedly set to pay a £10 Million to Frances as a divorce settlement.