Richard Hammond is a famous British journalist who works as an actor, voice actor, stunt performer, presenter, radio personality, television producer, screenwriter, and writer. Along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond is renowned for co-hosting the television series called ‘Top Gear.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Richard Hammond as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Richard Hammond was born as Richard Mark Hammond on 19th December 1969 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England. He studied at Solihull School, Ripon Grammar School and Harrogate College of Art and Technology.
Richard Hammond drove his BMW 850Ci to race against Mercedes CL600 belonging to Jeremy Clarkson. On the 18th series of ‘Top Gear,’ Richard Hammond exposed his Fiat 500 Twin-Air, and during the 21st Top Gear, Richard showed his Porsche 911 GT3.
Richard Hammond plays bass guitar. He performed with Just Hawkins for the comic relief of Top Gear around 2007. Jeremy Clarkson, his co-host of ‘Top Gear,’ makes fun of Richard because he prefers to ride his bicycle in cities. Ever since May 2002, Richard Hammond and Amanda “Mindy” Etheridge have been married. The couple has two beautiful daughters, Willow and Isabella.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After graduating college, Richard Hammond worked for numerous radio stations. These included Radio Cleveland, Radio Cumbria, Radio Lancashire, Radio Leeds, Radio Newcastle and Radio York.
Richard Hammond hosted 1-4 television series, ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1’. Before this, Richard and Amanda Byram co-hosted ‘Total Wipeout’ on BBC One (2009-2012). Richard and Julia Bradbury hosted ‘Planet Earth Live.’ Other television shows in which Richard Hammond has appeared include ‘Crufts’, ‘Men & Motors’, ‘Petrolheads’, ‘Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab’, ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course’, ‘School’s Out’, ‘Should I Worry About…?’, ‘The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend’, ‘Time Commanders’, and ‘Total Wipeout’.
Richard Hammond made his name after co-hosting ‘Top Gear’ with James May and Jeremy Clarkson. In ‘Top Gear,’ Richard Hammond showed his enjoyment in driving the Porsche 911. Richard Hammond owned 2000s model 1982 Porsche 911 SC and around 2006s he bought Porsche 911 997 Carrera S. Prior to this, around 2004; he had purchased the Porsche 928 for his daily driving. According to Richard Hammond, the most superior car is the Pagani Zonda.
Richard Hammond purchased and owned American cars namely 1969s Dodge Charger R/T, 1067s Ford Mustang GT 390, and 2008s Dodge Challenger SRT-8. These vehicles he bought to co-host the 12 episodes of ‘Top Gun’ for the American television series.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Richard Hammond is $40 Million. The majority of Richard Hammond’s wealth was earned from his work as an English presenter, journalist, and writer. In 2014, Richard Hammond earned $25K for every episode of ‘Top Gear’ that has 21 seasons and 7 episodes worth $293,000.
Around October 2012, Richard bought Bollitree Castle located near Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye. In 2013, this property was estimated worth $3,350,000. In his Bollitree farm, Richard Hammond family owns various animals including cats, chickens, dogs, ducks, horses, sheep, and a peacock. Later, Richard Hammonds purchased a 6-bedroom house in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire that was estimated worth $1,500,000 in 2014.
Richard Hammond was always interested in possessing various vehicles that include cars, motorcycles, van, and helicopter. Over the years, he purchased a long list of cars of many models of various brands that he revealed on his show, ‘Top Gear.’ Richard Hammond enjoyed riding motorcycles for the past thirty years.
He purchased different models of various well-known brands for his personal use. Richard Hammond had a van that he always painted pink color to please his daughters. Richard Hammond passed his helicopter license (B206 LST) in March 2012. Following, Richard owned his private R44 Raven II helicopter.
As an ambassador of UK children’s brain injury charity, Richard Hammond donates to the Children’s Trust, ‘Tadworth’ for several years. Richard Hammond has appeared in many shows and would continue to do so in future.