Richard Hammond Net Worth
Richard Hammond Net Worth: Richard Hammond is an English presenter, writer and journalist who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Born December 19, 1969 in Solihull, Warwisckshire, England, Richard Hammond is most known as the co-host of the car program Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. He is also known for presenting series 1–4 of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1. He formerly co-hosted Total Wipeout with Amanda Byram on BBC One from 2009 until its cancellation in 2012. Hammond also presented Planet Earth Live alongside Julia Bradbury. After graduating college he worked for several radio stations, including Radio Cleveland, Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, Radio Newcastle and Radio Lancashire before auditioning for Top Gear. He is a fan of Porsche cars, in particular the Porsche 911, which he has owned several models of, and claims the Pagani Zonda to be the ultimate supercar. He once owned a 1982 Porsche 911 SC (sold in the mid-2000s) and later purchased a 2006 Porsche 911 (997) Carrera S. In 2004, Hammond purchased a Porsche 928 for the purpose of daily driving. He has also owned some American muscle cars (a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, a 1967 Ford Mustang GT 390 and a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, which was purchased in the U.S. on a Series 12 episode of Top Gear). Hammond also owns a BMW 850Ci, which was used to race against partner Jeremy Clarkson's Mercedes CL600. During series 18 of Top Gear it was revealed that Hammonds also had a Fiat 500 TwinAir and during series 21 of Top Gear it was revealed that he had recently bought a Porsche 911 GT3. Hammond has been married to Amanda "Mindy" Etheridge since May 2002; they have two daughters. Hammond also plays the bass guitar, upon which he accompanied the other Top Gear presenters when they performed alongside Justin Hawkins on Top Gear of the Pops for Comic Relief in 2007. Hammond likes to ride his bicycle in cities, for which he is relentlessly mocked by fellow presenter Jeremy Clarkson.