James May Net Worth 2024 – Biography, Wiki, Career & Facts

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One of the well-known Hollywood TV journalist and broadcaster is James May. The world acknowledges him as the co-host of the “Top Gear” program. He was the executive manager of production firm W. Chumps and Sons from 2015 to 2016.

Additionally, James is famous for his performance in The Grand Tour show. So, keep reading to check out more main events of his life to get an idea of how he got such fame and earned net worth.

James May Childhood


James Daniel May was born to the family of James and Kathleen in Bristol, South West England, on January 16, 1963. He got his primary education from Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport.

May went to Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham. He almost spent his teenage in South Yorkshire. A surprising reality is that May was a folk singer at Whiston Parish Church. He was so enthusiastic regarding music that he continued his further bachelor studies in music.

Personal Life

May is in a relationship since 2000 with an art critic Sarah Frater. They both live in Hammersmith, West London. May was presented with an honorary doctorate in music in July 2010 by Lancaster University. He has a Doctor of Letters degree in music.

James was considered among the 200 public celebrities who signed a letter to ‘The Guardian’ in August 2014. He was trying to express their hope that Scotland will vote in contradiction of self-government from the United Kingdom on September’s referendum.

James May

Professional Life

James started his professional life as an assistant editor of ‘The Engineer’ and ‘Autocar’ journal. In 2006, he wrote a book ‘May on Motors.’ Many books and journals are authored and co-authored by James due to his journalism career.

He joined the media industry after expulsion from ‘Autocar’ and staged famous shows like the London Boat Show, James May’s Top Toys and Driven, and many more. He touched the height of his career in 1999 when he co-hosted the ‘Top Gear’ show.

The notable point about the ‘Top Gear Show’ was that with the help of the crew, he drove to the North Pole in 2007. Due to his careful driving, he was awarded the name ‘Captain Slow.’

It is noteworthy that in search of science fiction implementation concepts, he toured around the globe in 2008.

Awards and Achievements

One of the remarkable achievements of James is that he drove to the North pole in a Toyota Hilux. He also drove Suzuki SJ413 by the Death Road and above the Andes to the Pacific Ocean in Chile.

He was enlisted in the Guinness Book of World Record to be gobbled in a track racing owned by Volkswagen Polo. In his TV show ‘James May’s 20th century,’ he glided a Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon at a speed of 2124 km/h.

Income Highlights and Net worth

James May Net Worth

James May has made a $50 mіllіоn as of Jan 2024. From a remarkable career in all disciplines working as a host, author, and journalist, May collected all this net worth. James has many cars, including a Rolls Royce Phantom.

He earns a massive amount from video game introductions with his tempting voiceovers in gaming movements. In 2015, he started a YouTube channel which is also one of his significant sources of revenue for him.


To conclude, May is a straightforward person who almost has the know-how of all disciplines such as history, science and technology, and current affairs.

The significant contribution to James’ success in all fields is his confident approach to exploring and knowing up-to-the-minute facts.

Latest Update: January 1, 2024

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