Here’s how much the Grand Tour trio is actually worth
How much have the guys made from their careers?
There's no doubting that Clarkson, Hammond and May are the world's most famous car journalists. And despite the fact that the motoring industry is a very niche area, Top Gear and The Grand Tour have smashed into the public consciousness and have propelled the trio firmly into stardom.
Not only are Clarkson, Hammond and May well-known as a group for their car-based antics, they have each found their own success with different TV shows. Jeremy has made countless appearances on BBC shows such as ‘QI’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’ and has recently become the host of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’.
James has probably been the most adventurous of the lot with his different shows such as ‘Man Lab’, ‘Toy Stories’ and is currently filming his latest solo Amazon series called ‘Our Man in Japan’. The latter will see May travel around the land of the rising sun talking about anything and everything. He has also created more car-based content with ‘Car of the People’.
Alongside Top Gear and the Grand Tour, Richard is probably best known for his role as host of ‘Total Wipeout’, a show very similar to his main motoring program, in some ways. Although more obscure, Richard’s best credit has to be his role of team captain on BBC panel show ‘Petrolheads’.
What is their individual net worth?
It’s fair to say our very own three wise men have been around the content production block once or twice. And having spent nearly 20 years in the spotlight, they have also raked in the cash. However, despite all playing their part in the bigger shows, they haven’t been paid equally over the years.
Since the trio came together in 2003, Clarkson has well and truly been the main man. This was shown through simple things like having his own seat on Top Gear to bigger details like being the only one of the three to interview celebrities.
This leadership role came with its perks as he was reportedly earning an impressive £1 million per season of Top Gear. Along with the earnings from his books and other TV appearances, Jeremy has made money faster than a top-level racing Greyhound. In fact, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he is estimated to be worth £46 million.
Despite creating a wide array of different shows, James May hasn’t been quite as lucky with his earnings. Both he and Richard Hammond have held supporting roles to the massive personality that is Jeremy Clarkson.
Furthermore, being the junior of the team having joined a year later than Hammond, May is said to be worth less than half what Clarkson is at ‘just’ £20.6 million.
Richard falls victim of the same issue James had in the early Top Gear days, Jeremy holding the position of circus master. However, the hamster has been able to surpass his older colleague’s worth with a reported £28.9 million.