James May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million (£2M). He is probably best known as one of the co-presenters of the BBC TV top gear motoring show alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
Q: How Much is James May Worth ?
A: An estimated net worth of $3 million (£2M)
On Top Gear, James May has the nickname of “Captain Slow” because of his careful driving style and a liking for small underpowered cars, getting lost and distracted whilst driving. He lives up to his reputation of being a nerd and engineering perfectionist on the show to the Mickey taking of his co-presenters. He has also presented a variety of other programs mostly around the theme of science and technology, toys, wine culture and the plight of manliness in the modern world.
James May first co-presented top gear in 1999 before it was axed by the BBC for poor viewing figures. He rejoined the show in its new format to co-host it alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in 2003.
Although his nickname is “Captain slow”, in Top Gear he took a Bugati Veyron to its top speed of 253 mph and later taking a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 super sport edition to 260 mph. He has driven a 1.3 L Suzuki SJ 413 through the Bolivian jungle and along the road of death, over the Andes to the Pacific ocean in Chile and he also drove a modified Toyota HiLux up the side of an erupting volcano in Iceland to pick up lumps of glowing red hot lava in a bucket with a shovel on a stick.
May has also presented programmes around science and documentaries like inside killer sharks, James May’s 20th-century, James May on the moon, and James May at the age of space.
In 2009 he presented a six part TV series showing the favourite toys of the past and whether they would be suitable in the modern day. The toys featured were Airfix, Plasticine, Meccano, Scalextric, Lego and Hornby. In each of the shows he attempted to take the toys to the limits and also fulfilling his boyhood dreams in the process. In one of the shows he built a full-size house out of Lego and for another he recreated the banked track at Brooklands using Scalextric track. In the Hornby program he attempted to build the world’s longest working model railway although the attempts were failed due to stolen batteries and vandals putting coins on the track causing short-circuits.
In 2010 he received an honorary Dr of letters degree from Lancaster University.