James May Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Education, Career, Family, Net worth, Wife, Pub, Tv shows, Books

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James May Biography

James Daniel May is a famous English television presenter and journalist. Currently, serving as a co-presenter of the motoring program Top Gear. Serves alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 until 2015. Basically, the program is what he is famous for even though he initially was a director in a company. Unfortunately, production company W. Chump & Sons has since ceased operating.

 James May Nick Name

Captain Slow

James May Age

Born in Bristol, England in the year 1963 on the 16th of January. Presently, is at the age of 59 years old.

James May Height

He stands at a height of 6 ft (1.83 m) tall this is as of 2022.

James May Weight

The weight is 93 kg. We have put the latest value of his weight here though it can change at any time.

James May Family

The father James was the manager of the aluminum factory. According to our reliable sources, he was one of four children; he has two sisters and a brother. Basically, that is his family’s whereabouts but we will update more as soon as possible.


So during his childhood, he attended  Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport. However, he spent most of his teenage years in South Yorkshire. Therefore attended  Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham and was a choirboy at Whiston Parish Church.

May studied music at Pendle College, Lancaster University, where he learned to play the flute and piano. After graduating, May briefly worked at a hospital in Chelsea as a records officer and had a short stint in the civil service.


In the 1980s was when he started his career job after working as a records officer and had a short stint in the civil service in a hospital in Chelsea. So later worked as a sub-editor for The Engineer and later Autocar magazine, from which he was dismissed for performing a prank.

In addition to that, he has since written for several publications, including the regular column for England Made Me in Car Magazine, articles for Top Gear magazine, and a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph. Through those, he has made a tremendous change to the world with his books and the ones he has co-authored.

Furthermore, did not give up on his career because he started presenting  Driven on Channel 4 in 1998, narrating an eight-part BBC One series called Road Rage School, and co-hosting the ITV1 coverage of the 2006 London Boat Show.

 Our man in Japan

In January 2020, he hosted a travel documentary named James May: Our Man in Japan, the 6-episode series was released on Amazon Prime Video and follows May’s journey from the north end of Japan to its south. Basically, that is the summary of his career.

Net worth

As of 2022, The estimated net worth of  May is $40 million. This is being accumulated with his fantabulous and changing career in his various fields.

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Currently,  lives in West London with his partner Sarah Frater. The couple has been together since 2000. There is very scanty information available online to do with Sarah Frater.


Although he and with long-term partner Sarah Frater for twenty years. The couple, who do not have children, live together in Hammersmith.

Tv Shows


1998: Driven Presenter
1999: Top Gear (original run)
2003–2015, 2021: Top Gear
2005: James May’s Top Toys
2006–2007: Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure
2007: Top Gear of the Pops
James May’s 20th Century
James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys
2008: Top Ground Gear Force
James May’s Big Ideas
2009: Oz and James Drink to Britain
James May on the Moon
James May at the Edge of Space
2009–2014: James May’s Toy Stories
2010: Shooting Stars Guest
2010–2013: Man Lab Presenter
2011–2012: Things You Need to Know
2014–2016: Cars of the People
2014: Phineas and Ferb Ian
2015: Building Cars Live Presenter
2016–2017 :The Reassembler[59][60][61]
2016–present The Grand Tour
2019 James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain
Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz Guest
2020 James May: Our Man in Japan Presenter
James May: Oh Cook!


Last year, James became co-owner of The Royal Oak pub near Tisbury alongside landlord Chris Boyett. During his interview with Charlotte Hawkins Ben Shephard, the 58-year-old presenter pleaded to ITV viewers “not to abandon” pubs, in light of the new COVID-19 rules.