Richard Hammond, born 19 December 1969 is an English broadcaster writer and journalist, he has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million (£1.6M) He is most widely known for co-hosting the BBC TV car programme Top Gear along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. He has also presented four series of Brainiac : science abuse on Sky 1 and since 2009 he has co-hosted Total Wipeout, he also presented planet Earth live alongside Julia Bradbury.
Q: How Much is Richard Hammond Worth ?
A: An estimated $2.5 Million (£1.6M)
Richard Hammond became a presenter on Top Gear in 2002 when the show began its present format. He is often known as the hamster by fans and his co-presenters on top gear due to his name and also his short stature.
Although he is seen as the nice guy of the three presenters on top gear, on one episode he suggested that no one would ever want to own a Mexican car, since cars are supposed to reflect national characteristics and that a Mexican car would be a “lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight oaf”. He finished with the remark “I’m sorry, but can you imagine waking up and remembering your Mexican?!”. After complaints were received, the BBC defended the broadcaster on the grounds that such national stereotyping was a “robust part” of traditional British humour.
Richard Hammond also recorded an interview with the famed American stuntman evil Knievel, this turned out to be Knievel’s last interview before his death on 30th November 2007.
During filming of one of the shows in September 2006 the was involved in a high-speed dragster crash when the front tyre of the jet powered dragster blew out at 288 mph. Although he suffered some brain injury during the crash, the quick actions of the air ambulance in getting him to Leeds General infirmary saved him from further serious injury.
In an interview he gave to the Sunday Times in February 2008 in which he described the effects of brain injuries and his recovery, they reported suffering memory loss and depression and difficulties with emotional experiences which led to him consulting a psychiatrist. He also talked about his recovery when he was interviewed by Sir Stirling Moss during a 2010 TV programme in which they discussed the brain injuries they are both received as a result of car crashes.