About Richard Hammond
It has been stated that one of the most popular TV personalities Richard Hammond net worth has an estimate of 2.5 million dollars, which makes him one of the millionaires in the British entertainment world. Richard Hammond has accumulated his net worth through being a British broadcaster, journalist and writer. To most of the people, he is known as one of the hosts of the TV show called “Top Gear” where he appears together with his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May. The show is considered to be one of the main sources of Richard Hammond net worth.
Furthermore, Richard Hammond is also known as a presenter of the TV show called “Brainiac: Science Abuse” which is broadcasted on the Sky1 network. In 2009, he also was one of the hosts of the TV show called “Total Wipeout” which was aired on the BBC One channel and where he appeared with Amanda Byram. However, in 2012, the show was canceled. Thus, his career as a TV presenter and host added a lot of revenues to the total amount of Richard Hammond net worth.
Born in England, Richard Hammond’s grandparents were involved into car industry. His father was known to be a businessman in the market field. After he graduated from high school, Richard Hammond was working as a DJ in various radio stations in the United Kingdom before he decided to audition for a presenter’s position of the TV show “Top Gear”, because of which he is known today internationally.
In 2002, he joined the cast of “Top Gear”. It was also the year, when the show was presented in a format, in which it is broadcasted today. Also, the TV show cast started to name him “Hamster” due to his name as well as his height. In addition, imitating his nickname, in one of the episodes of the show Richard Hammond mimicked a hamster while eating a cardboard.
In 2006, Richard Hammond was involved into a high-speed dragster crash. In 2007, when he joined the cast again, he was welcomed proudly with a TV special of dancing girls, fireworks and congratulations from his co-hosts. The show also portrayed several photos of the crash as well as stories told by Richard Hammond himself, which received applauses from the audience. Although the TV presenter asked his co-hosts and audience never to mention the crash in the show again, his co-hosts still mentions it from time to time. Nevertheless, “Top Gear” is known to be one of the main sources of the high Richard Hammond net worth.