Famous Journalist Richard Hammond Net Worth

Richard Hammond is known as a famous author, writer, journalist, screenwriter, TV producer stunt performer, and radio personality. He is famous for hosting the top gear show along with Jeremy Clarkson as well as James May. This show starts in 2002, ends in 2015, and become a top-rated show. Because of its popularity, this goes to a long period.

Fans of top gear are interested to know about the net worth of their favorite co-host Richard Hammond. In this article, we will briefly update you about Richard Hammond Net Worth in 2023, and how he earns so well from journalism.

The Early Life Of Richard Hammond

English journalist Richard Hammond was born on 19 December 1969 in Solihull. Then along with his family including two younger brothers and parents, he moved to North Yorkshire. He joins school Ripon Grammar School and after completing his school education, he then moved to college for graduation.

He graduate from Harrogate College of Art and Technology and after graduation, he then enters to his practical life where he started a job at various radio stations in the UK. When he worked for Radio Lancashire, he interviewed Zogg Ziegler about cars.  Zogg Ziegler insists to start his television career, so he finally starts his television career from satellite television.

Richard Hammond Net worth

After discussing all his career and television projects, now let’s talk about Richard Hammond Net Worth that’s recently updated in 2023. Because of his successful career, a famous journalist and TV presenter Richard Hammond’s net worth is $ 50 million dollar which shows him as a wealthy man.

Top Gear

Richard Hammond gives auditioned for the top gear show and first time appeared on this show in 2002, his contract ends in 2015 when he quit this show. During this show, he adopted the nickname of ‘The Hamster’ and fans love him for his specific stature in the show.

He carried this image in many seasons and even in season 7 when he ate the cardboard and present it in the same as hamster behavior. In 2006, a major crash happened in the show when Hammond drove a vampire dragster at the speed of 288 mph, at its final round its front tire failed, and the dragster crashed and it flipped into the grass.

After the crash, Hammond was found unconscious in the car and immediately rushed to the hospital for medical help. He give his first appearance on the BBC show ‘Friday night with Jonathan Ross’ after this incident where he revealed what actually he faces in this tragic incident.

He revealed that he was in a severe coma and faces post-traumatic amnesia and short-term memory loss. In addition, the memory loss goes on that in 2011 he admitted that he would not remember his Jonathan Ross interview, there is no memory left about that interview in his mind.

Richard Hammond Other Television Works

Richard Hammond’s Net Worth shows that he is only famous for top gear but that’s wrong because he has done many other successful television projects that made him popular and a famous journalist. For instance, it’s true that he received fame from this popular show and was recognized by that.

He gave many years of his life to this show and during this show; a dark tragedy happened to him that he lost his memory in a car crash. He presented many other popular series on television that becomes popular and fans love them.

In 2003, he presented the series ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse’ and then quit this series after four successful seasons. He co-hosted a show by his own name Hammond’s 5 O’clock Show’ along with his co-host Mel Giedroyc.

Two years after this show he presented another series by his own name on the national geographic channel Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections,’. He presents many series in the field of engineering, science, and motoring such as ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course,’ ‘Science of Stupid,’ ‘Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds,’ and ‘Planet Earth.’

Out of these fields he hosted many other shows that vary from his typical series such as ’ Total Wipeout’ and ‘Time Commanders.’ These two are game shows that gain positive feedback from the viewers. He also presents a game show for children related to the science field named ‘Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab.’

In 2016 he again co-hosted a show named ‘The Grand Tour,’ along with co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Andy Willman. Not only in shows he also comes for advertisement, in between 2008 to 2009 he advertises Morrison’s supermarkets.

He also appeared in the advertisement for a Dutch leasing company named Lease Plan. Not only this he also give the guest appearance in many shows such as ‘The Jonathan Ross Show,’ ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ ‘Take Two with Phineas and Ferb,’ and ‘Would I Lie to you?’

For instance, he becomes a voiceover man and gives his voice to four video games. In 2019, he gives voice to his own character in the game name ‘The Grand Tour Game.’ He became a presenter in Forza Motorsport 4 in 2011, Forza Motorsport 5 in 2012, and Forza Motorsport 6 in 2013.

Now, Hammond continues to serve himself for ‘the grand tour game’.  He is starring in the Amazon exclusive series ‘The Great Escapists’ along with Tory Belleci. This series is the same as top gear, and Hammond presents his fictionalized version in this series.

In this series, the duo of Hammond and tory is somewhere on the island and survive by using mechanical machinery, you can see this in this series briefly. Some upcoming projects of Richard are in pipeline, in his interview, he gives a clue about his upcoming project about car restoration for the discovery channel, no doubt it will also be a masterpiece.

Richard Hammond Other Projects Except For Television

Apart from his television career, he had done many other projects that surely indicate Richard Hammond’s net worth. he writes eleven books in his life yet, out 4 are non-fictional that is, What Not to Drive,’ ‘Richard Hammond’s Car Confidential,’ Richard Hammond’s Caravan Confidential,’ and ‘A Short History of the Motorcycle.’

He wrote four biographies named ‘On the Edge: My Story,’ ‘As You Do: Adventures with Evel, Oliver, and the Vice-President of Botswana,’ ‘On the Road: Growing Up in Eight Journeys,’ and ‘Or Is That Just Me?’ 

He write three books for children and published them in different years his first book was ‘Can You Feel the Force Putting the Fizz Back into Physics,’ published in 2006. His second book name Car Science’ was published in 2008. The third one is published in 2009 and titled Blast Lab: More Than 30 Mind-Blasting Experiments!’. In 2016, Hammond, Clarkson, and May started an automotive social media website and called it a drive tribe.

Hammond continuously provides content for the website and calls his fans Hammond’s Fob Jockeys.’ He responds back to his fans and definitely, and his fans love him a lot.

Hammond Car Collection

Hammond is fond of cars and has a large collection of cars that he owns; he is fond of Porsche cars, and he owns several models of Porsche cars like the 1982 Porsche 911 SC he owns it and sold it later in the 2000s. After selling it, he purchased a 2006 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera S. For daily driving purposes, he buys Porsche 928.

He considers Pagani Zonda as an ultimate supercar, he owned some American muscle cars a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, a 1967 Ford Mustang GT 390, and a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8. That was also used in top gear 12 episodes

For racing, he owns BMW 850Ci against his partner Jeremy Clarkson’s Mercedes CL600. In season 18 of top gear, it was revealed that Hammond owned a Fiat 500 Twin Air, and during series 21 of top gear, it is revealed that he also owned a Porsche 911 GT3. In 2012, he passed his helicopter license and now owned a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter.


Hammond family is living in Herefordshire, in a mock castle. For instance, he has an apartment in London as well as a villa in Saint-Tropez. In addition, he spent a huge amount of money almost 2 million pounds on Bollitree Castle in October 2012.


Richard Hammond, a famous journalist, co-host, TV presenter, and writer is now considered the wealthiest man because of his successful career and life achievements. We try to discuss all the possible ways through which he earns.

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