James May is an English television presenter and journalist who is best known as a co-presenter of the motoring program ‘Top Gear.’ Till 2016 he is a director of the production company W. Chump & Sons which was found in mid- 2015. May was also well known for his presentation skills which were thrown by him through his television series ‘The Grand Tour.’ Here is a quick summary of James May’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
May was born on January 16, 1963, in Bristol, England. He did his schooling at Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport. He spent his teen almost in South Yorkshire and attended Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham. The astonishing fact is that James May was a choirboy at Whiston Parish Church.
Proceeding that he did his Bachelor studies in music as music was his passion. James currently resides in Hammersmith located in West London with Sarah Frater ( a dance critic). They both are going strong since the year 2000.
May started his career as a sub-editor for ‘The Engineer’ and later for ‘Autocar’ magazine which ended up with a dismissal due to his prank play. He has written a book ‘May on Motors’ in 2006. His works in journalism have taken him to places in authoring and co-authoring books and journals. Post his dismissal from Autocar he entered the media industry and presented many shows like Driven, London Boat Show, James May’s Top Toys, etc.
May rose to fame when he co-presented the popular show To Gear in 1999. It is notable that he earned the name “Captain Slow” based on his driving style which was very careful. The most astonishing fact regarding this show was he drove to the magnetic north pole in 2007 with the support of Icelandic support crew. It is remarkable that in 2008 he traveled around the world in search of implementations for concepts widely considered in science fiction.
Awards & Achievements
May’s one of the greatest achievements is he reached to the magnetic north pole using a modified Toyota Hilux. He has also driven a 1.3 liter Suzuki SJ413 along Death Road and over the Andes to the Pacific Ocean in Chile. James entered the Guinness World Records as the first person to get lapped in rallycross which was driven with Volkswagen Polo. He flew in a Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon at a speed of around 1320 mph (2124 km/h) for his television program, James May’s 20th Century.
Net worth of James May
The estimated net worth of James May is $25 million. This is being accumulated with his fantabulous and changing career in all the fields being an author, presenter, implementations with science, working as a columnist, etc. His earnings through his works for video games introduction is huge with his tantalizing voice overs across the gaming movements.
He created his own Youtube channel as well which also dwelled on being one of the major sources of revenue for him since 2015. He owned many cars including Rolls Royce Phantom.
James May is a wonderful outspoken person who has good knowledge in almost all the fields like science & technology, history, and current affairs, etc. His positive attitude in getting to know new things and exploration is the major factor for his success in all the fields in which he stepped into.