James May Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

James May Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.

James May Net Worth 2020 – James May is an English journalist and television presenter who is popular for co-presenting the motoring program ‘Top Gear’ alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015.


James May Net Worth

He currently owns his own company ‘W. Chump & Sons’ and also presents the television series ‘Grand Tour’ for Amazon Video as an exclusive for Amazon Prime customers with his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues.


James Daniel May was born in Bristol, England on January 16, 1963. He has a brother and two sisters.

James May lives with his long-term partner, dance critic Sarah Frater, in Hammersmith in west London. The duo has been together for over 16 years now.

He is a motor freak and has owned over a dozen new and custom-made cars over the years. His collection includes a 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Triumph 2000, Rover P6, Bentley T2,, Alfa Romeo 164, 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche,.

Jaguar XJS, , Fiat Panda, Datsun 120Y, 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S facelift, 2005 Porsche Boxster S, and 1984 Porsche 911. Currently, he has a BMW i3 and a 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale in his garage.

He also holds a light aircraft pilot’s license which he obtained in 2006.


During his childhood, he attended Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport and later in his teenage years he went to Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham. He was a choirboy at Whiston Parish Church.

James was passionate about music in his younger days and did his bachelor’s degree in music. He graduated from the Pendle College, Lancaster University, specializing in harpsichord and piano. He is a keen flautist and saxophonist apart from his expertise in piano and harpsichord.


He is best known for being a presenter of the television series Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. May has presented other TV series about toys, science and technology, and wine among others.

He writes a daily column for the motoring section of The Daily Telegraph. He started off working as a sub-editor for The Engineer and then for Autocar magazine.

He wrote the book May on Motors in 2006 and co-authored Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure the same year. May was a presenter on the TV series Top Gear in 1999 and then again from 2003 to 2015.

He has also presented the TV series James May’s Top Toys, Top Gear of the Pops, James May’s 20th Century, James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys, Top Ground Gear Force, James May’s Big Ideas, Oz and James Drink to Britain.

James May on the Moon, James May at the Edge of Space, James May’s Toy Stories, James May’s Man Lab, James May’s Things You Need to Know, and James May’s Cars of the People.

Beginning in 2016 he hosted and wrote for the television series James May: The Reassembler. May began hosting the Amazon television series The Grand Tour in 2016.

In 2016 he became a director for the production company W. Chump & Sons. May was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for Best Presenter for Top Gear in 2007. He has authored 15+ books over the years.

Net Worth 2020

James May is a British journalist and television presenter who has a net worth of $25 million.

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