Richard Hammond net worth and salary: Richard Hammond is a British television host and journalist who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Richard Hammond is most widely recognized for his work on two British television programs; "Top Gear" and "Brainiac: Science Abuse". He began his career as a radio host before moving to television, and joined the cast of "Top Gear" in 2002. Hammond was born December 19, 1969. He married Amanda Etheridge in 2002 and they now have two daughters together.