JEREMY Clarkson is a household name, most famous for presenting Top Gear from 2002 to 2015 and The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime.
But who is the presenter, and what's his net worth?
What's Jeremy Clarkson's net worth?
Clarkson is estimated to have a net worth of £48.4 million, making him much richer than his The Grand Tour and former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond (£28.2 million) and James May (£20.1 million).
The trio, along with former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, run TV company W Chump & Sons – which made more than £8m in profits following the first season of The Grand Tour.
W Chump & Sons is a combination of all their names. The company employs roughly 20 staff.
Clarkson, Hammond and May had reportedly signed a £160 million three-series deal with the eCommerce giant.
How old is Jeremy Clarkson?
Jeremy was born on April 11, 1960, in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire. That makes him 60.
His mum, Shirley, was a teacher and his dad, Edward, was a travelling salesman.
Jeremy didn't grow up overly wealthy. Although his parents put their son's name down in advance for private schools, they had no way of actually paying the tuition fees.
They managed to raise the funds for Jeremy's schooling by selling Paddington Bear stuffed toys through their tea cosy business.
However, Jeremy hated school and has previously said it made him a "suicidal wreck".
He says he was expelled for "drinking, smoking and generally making a nuisance of himself".
Who's his partner Lisa Hogan?
Jeremy is currently with girlfriend Lisa Hogan, 48.
It is Clarkson's first relationship since his marriage to second wife Frances Cain ended in divorce in 2014.
Clarkson has three children from his marriage to Frances, and Lisa is mum to three kids with her former husband, Baron Steven Bentinck.
Lisa – who separated from her former husband in 2005 – had a near-death experience while on her way to film at Pinewood Studios in 1996. The Learjet she was travelling in overshot the runway at RAF Northolt.
What car does Jeremy Clarkson drive?
As you'd expect, Jeremy has owned several different cars over the years.
This isn't an exhaustive list, but, according to CarKeys, some of the cars Jeremy's owned are:
- Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE
- Ford Escort RS Cosworth
- Ferrari F355
- Volvo XC90
- Ford GT
- Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
- Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser
- Alfa Romeo GTV6
- Aston Martin Virage
Jeremy considers the Lexus LFA as the best car he has ever driven, and he dislikes the British car brand Rover, the last major British owned and built car manufacturer.
He has also expressed disdain for the Vauxhall Vectra: "One of my least favourite cars in the world. I've always hated it because I've always felt it was designed in a coffee break by people who couldn't care less about cars."
What shows has Jeremy Clarkson hosted?
The Grand Tour scored Amazon's most-watched premiere episode ever when it launched to much acclaim in November 2016.
The second series is now available to watch on Amazon Prime.
In 2018, he began hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, replacing Chris Tarrant.
Tonight (December 25), he will feature on It's Clarkson on TV. The show airs at 9.55pm on ITV.
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