Jeremy Clarkson Biography
|Popular Name:||Jeremy Clarkson|
|Birth Name:||Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson|
|Birth Date:||11 April 1960|
|Birth Place:||Doncaster, United Kingdom|
Frances Cain (m. 1993–2014)
Alexandra James (m. 1989–1990)
|Children:||3 — Emily Clarkson, Katya Clarkson, and Finlo Clarkson|
|Profession:||Singer, Broadcaster, Journalist, and Writer|
|Years active:||1988 till date|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
A greater percentage of Jeremy Clarkson net worth 2020 has come from his over three-decades long professional career as a journalist, Broadcaster, and writer from Doncaster, England, who currently writes weekly for the popular magazines “The Sun” and “The Sunday Tímes”. He is also a specialist in motoring and is best-known for co-hosting the motoring shows “The Grand Tour” and “Top Gear”.
Jeremy Clarkson’s Early Life
Jeremy Clarkson whose full name is Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson was born to Edward Clarkson and Shirley Clarkson in Doncaster, England, on April 11, 1960. When he was 13 years old, Jeremy’s parents made Paddington Bear stuffed toys for all of their children. The bear became so popular around that the family began to sell them.
Moving forward, Jeremy Clarkson attended Hill House School in Doncaster, and later Repton School, where he was deeply unhappy, saying that he felt like a ‘suicidal wreck’ having experienced extreme bullying. He experienced severe levels of beatings, cutting up of his clothes and damages to his property.
Jeremy Clarkson’s Career
Jeremy Clarkson started his career life as a worker for “Amstrad Computer User”, where he wrote reviews for game. As he amassed more experience in his line of duty, his popularity grew, he found his chance to write for popular magazines like “The Sunday Times” and “The Sun”, and his paychecks from these employers was enough to lay the stepping stone for Jeremy Clarkson net worth. His big break happened in the year 1988 when he became a television presenter for “Top Gear”, a British motoring program. His profound style of being sarcastic with his reviews in the program brought him wide mainstream fame.
In 1997, the television show host appeared on a comedy show “Room 101”, which then influenced his celebrity status. He added to his tally by appearing in a number of other shows such as “Parkinson” and ‘‘Friday night with Jonathan Ross”. He eventually attained a high point of his career with the launch of his own talk show ‘Clarkson’ whose 27 episodes ran for 30 minutes and aired for two years from 1998 to 2000. He also got acquainted with multiple non-motoring ventures, like producing documentaries on engineering and history.
In 2002, BBC presented a new format of “Top Gear‘’ where Jeremy and two other host colleagues made the show one of the most-watched programs of all time. Extending his career, Clarkson established a company called ‘Bedder 6’ which specialized in international distribution and merchandising of the television show ‘Top Gear’. However, In 2014, BBC acquired his merchandising company, which led him to earn over £14 million that year.
In 2018, Jeremy Clarkson began to host the popular television game “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
Jeremy Clarkson’s TV Shows
As a broadcaster and television show host, Jeremy Clarkson is known for
- The Grand Tour (2016–)
- Top Gear (2002–15)
- Top Gear (1988–98)
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (2018–)
- Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld
- Jeremy Clarkson’s Extreme Machines
- Clarkson’s Car Years
Awards & Achievements
Jeremy Clarkson, due to his remarkable on-screen performances has been nominated for awards like “Royal Television Society, UK”, “National Television Awards”, and “BAFTA Awards”. He has also won several awards like the “Royal Television Awards”, and “Television Awards, UK”.
Personal Life & Family
Jeremy Clarkson got married for the first time in the year 1989 to Alexandra James. However, their marriage ended just six months later, when she dumped him for one of his friends. He began to date his manager Frances Cain, and later married her in May 1993. However, they divorced in 2014. Together, they had three children.
When Jeremy Clarkson fell critically ill in August 2017, he was hospitalized and was later diagnosed with pneumonia. However, he recovered soon.
Jeremy Clarkson is 194cm tall, and his weight is 105kg. His hair is dark brown in color, just like his eyes.
Jeremy Clarkson Net Worth
A greater percentage of Jeremy Clarkson net worth has come from his over three-decades long professional career as a journalist, Broadcaster, and writer from Doncaster, England, who currently writes weekly for the popular magazines “The Sun” and “The Sunday Tímes”. He is also a specialist in motoring and is best-known for co-hosting the motoring shows “The Grand Tour” and “Top Gear”. Extending his journalist career, Clarkson established his own company called ‘Bedder 6’ which specialized in international distribution and merchandising of the television show ‘Top Gear’. However, In 2014, BBC acquired his merchandising company, which led him to earn over £14 million that year, further boosting Jeremy Clarkson net worth.
For his assets, the English man is known for his numerous costly properties which includes his fleet of expensive cars. According to Wiki, Clarkson owns or has owned:
- Volvo XC90
- Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE
- Lotus Elise 111S
- Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
- Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
- Mercedes-Benz CL 600
- Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
- Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black
- BMW 3.0L CSL
- Honda CR-X
- Ferrari F355
- Aston Martin V8 Vantage
- Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6
- Ford GT
- Ford Focus
- Ford Cortina
- Ford Escort RS Cosworth
- Jaguar XJR
- Jeep Wrangler
- Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Volkswagen Scirocco 1
- Volkswagen Scirocco 2
- Toyota Land Cruiser
He reportedly owns a five-bedroom cottage in the Cotswolds valued at $5.5 million.
Jeremy Clarkson net worth 2020 is approximately $60 million.