The great success of the British journalist came with his sports car show “Top Gear”, which is one of the most watched shows in the world. Now, and after helping other people get rich with his show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” many might wonder what his own net worth is.
Jeremy Clarkson, 61, is a well-known British animator, farmer and author.
His career began as a local journalist in the north of England, but he quickly became a successful presenter after his internationally acclaimed ‘Top Gear’ sports car show in 1988.
“Top Gear” has been considered the most watched show on BBC Two for over two decades. After that, Clarkson has contributed to Top Gear magazine since its release in 1993.
In 2015, he hosted Amazon Prime’s “The Grand Tour” with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, which spanned four seasons.
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In 2018, he replaced former host Chris Tarrant and became the host of the ITV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
He is also a columnist for several publications and has written numerous titles, mainly books on cars and automobiles.
Interestingly, his very first job had nothing to do with television as he started working as a salesperson for the family business Paddington Bears.
This year, Amazon released its new series “Clarkson’s Farm” filmed at its Costwolds property.
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After much criticism, Amazon decided to cancel the series after just one season.
He confirmed on social media that the farm show’s second series was not in production and asked fans to “write to Amazon.”
“Can you confirm if the rumors are true that they are filming Series 2 ?!” asked one fan to which he replied, “No. We are not. Write to Amazon, it is their decision.”
However, and since the release, the farm has become a very tourist attraction.
He recently decided to open a boutique off the farm, which has attracted thousands of fans. In recent days, traffic jams of over two hours have been reported as fans drove to the farm.
In 2021, Jeremy Clarkson was reported to have an estimated net worth of £ 48.4million. But how did he get so rich?
For his hit series “Top Gear” he had a salary of £ 2.9million per year, which, considering the series’ success, was not much.
However, Clarkson owned 30% of the rights to Top Gear, which means he would get around £ 5-9million a year in dividends. Additionally, in 2013 the BBC bought the show for £ 15million.
It was also reported that Jeremy signed a £ 160million deal to launch “The Grand Tour” on Amazon Prime, officially becoming a millionaire.
The broadcaster also owns an impressive property in the Cotswolds worth £ 6million. He named the property “Diddly Squat Farm”, where he lives with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan.
As an automobile enthusiast, and thanks to his fortune, Clarkson has owned many expensive cars over the years.
According to CarKeys, he owned Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE, Ferrari F355, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or Aston Martin Virage. However, and according to Jeremy, the Lexus LFA is the best car he has ever driven.