|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Born:||April 11, 1960|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Journalist|
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English journalist, broadcaster and writer from Doncaster. Clarkson specializes in motoring and is best known for being the host on the BBC TV show ‘Top Gear’ alongside James May and Richard Hammond. He currently also writes weekly for the magazines ‘The Sunday Times’ and ‘The Sun’.
As of 2019, Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $60 million dollars.
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson was born in Doncaster and is the son of Shirley Clarkson and Edward Clarkson. His parents, who ran a business selling tea cozies, put their son’s name down in advance for private school.
When Clarkson was 13 years old, his parents made two Paddington Bear stuffed toys for each of their children. The bear proved so popular that the family began to sell them.
Clarkson attended Hill House School Doncaster, and later Repton School.
He was deeply unhappy at Repton School, saying that he had been a “suicidal wreck” having experienced extreme bullying. He experienced nigh time beatings, cutting up of his clothing and, routine damage to his property.
Jeremy Clarkson began his career by working for ‘Amstrad Computer User’ where he wrote game reviews. As his popularity grew, he started to write for magazines ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Sunday Times’. In 1988, he had his big breakthrough when he became a TV presenter for the British motoring program ‘Top Gear’.
His signature style of being sarcastic in his reviews brought him wide mainstream fame. In 1997, Clarkson appeared on the comedy show ‘Room 101’ which made him a celebrity. After that, he appeared on shows such as ‘Friday night with Jonathan Ross’ and ‘Parkinson’.
Clarkson reached a high point of his career with his very own talk show ‘Clarkson’ which consisted 27 episodes that ran for 30 minutes and aired from 1998 to 2000. He also kept himself busy with multiple non-motoring ventures, such as producing documentaries on history and engineering.
In 2002, BBC presented ‘Top Gear’ in a new format, where the host trio made the show one of the most watched programs of all time. Clarkson later established a company known as ‘Bedder 6’ which dealt in merchandising and international distribution of ‘Top Gear’.
As of 2018, Clarkson made an announcement stated that he was going to host a revamped version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’.
Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million dollars, as of 2018.
Here are some of the best highlights of Jeremy Clarkson’s career:
- Robot Wars (TV-Show, 1998)
- Top Gear (TV-Show, 2002-2015)
- The Sunday Times (Newspaper)
- The Sun (Newspaper)
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire (2018)
Favorite Quotes from Jeremy Clarkson
Boredom means you start to read not only mail-order catalogs but also the advertising inserts that fall on the floor. Boredom gives you half a mind to get a gun and go berserk in the local shopping center, and you know where this is going. Eventually, boredom means you will take up golf.” – Jeremy Clarkson
“These people go on to tell us that mobile phones will cook our children’s ears, that long-haul flights will fill our legs with thrombosis and that meat is murder. They want an end to all deaths – and it doesn’t stop there. They don’t even see why anyone should have to suffer from a spot of light bruising.” – Jeremy Clarkson
“It’s like making a hardcore adult film, and then editing it so that it can be shown in British hotels. You’d just end up with a sort of half hour close up of some bloke’s sweaty face.” – Jeremy Clarkson
“I wore a groove in the kitchen floor with endless trips to the fridge, hoping against hope that I had somehow missed a plateful of cold sausages on the previous 4,000 excursions. Then, for no obvious reason, I decided to buy a footstool.” – Jeremy Clarkson
“Like every big organization these days, the BBC is obsessed with the wellbeing of those who set foot on its premises. Studios must display warning notices if there is real glass on the set, and the other day I was presented with a booklet explaining how to use a door. I am not kidding.” – Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson is mostly known as the host of the internationally acclaimed sports cars show ‘Top Gear’ which is considered to be one of the most viewed television show in the world. He is also a journalist for the magazines ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Sunday Times’.
As of 2019, Jeremy Clarkson’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million dollars.