Richard Hammond :: Biography
Richard Mark Hammond is an English broadcaster, writer and journalist having net worth of $15 million. Hammond is best known for his co-hosting job in the car program called “Top Gear” with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. 44 years old Hammond is also writer as for his side profession. As for his biography detail apart from wiki, he is well built person with perfect height of 5 feet 7 inches and weight along with follows Christian religion and is a married guy. Every time he appears on TV for his interview he never forgets to mention about his passion for cars. He has been subjected for various controversies for his affairs even at the age of 44.
Born on December 19, 1969 in Solihull, West Midlands, England, Richard Hammond has British nationality and belongs to white Ethnicity. He has graduated from College of Art & Technology and jumped in to several radio stations including Radio Cleveland, Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, Radio Newcastle and also Radio Lancashire. These are the workstations of Richard before he joined to Top Gear.
Hammond had joined Top Gear in 2002 as presenter. He is also referred to as The Hamster by his fans. He has presented the 1-4 series of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1. He has also co-hosted Total Wipeout where Amanda Byram used to be his co-host. Additional to his experience he has also presented Planet Earth Live along with Julia Bradbury. His passion for cars and motors is so high that he has been known as best TV presenter of Top gear. Current estimation has shown his net worth to be of $15 million, which has made him one of the richest TV celebrities of Hollywood.
Professionally he is very enthusiastic about motors, due to which he is the best TV presenter on the matter of motoring. He had a great dream regarding to his job as a TV presenter. His dream got fulfilled after he was signed by Top Gear in 2002. In September 2006, he was involved in a 288 mph jet car crash which left him with minor injuries and was out of media for a year. Even after the year he made great comeback in his profession with remarkable recovery. Although he is still affected by it as the incident had caused swelling of his brain. Ever since he got an accident he feels quite nervous on making any stunts in his life after that.
Talking about personal life of such courageous TV personality, Richard Hammond is a well built man with height of 1.7a1 m and perfect weight. He follows Christian religion and goes to church regularly. Medium built person has great passion for cars in his off screen life too. He has also been selling off his cars, and has traded his black Lamborghini for a pink camper van. Talking about his addictions, smoking is the one he has been addicted to besides of his motor passion. He has stated that being addicted to alcohols and cigarettes is not his choice as he had dry January in order to decrease his addiction. He seemed very happy to extend his one month without smoking and drinking into 3 months. Then he had also mentioned the fact saying he looks healthier without smoking and drinking.
Saying about his personal life, he was married to his wife, Amanda Etheridge on 2002 and still the couple is sharing happiness of life with two daughters, Isabella and Willow. The couple is spending life in happiness without any complains for each other. There is no any sign of them having plan of separation, till the date they are happy and enjoying life along with successful profession. He is also available in twitter and other social sites.