Richard Hammond Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wiki, Net Worth, BBC, Salary, Wife, Children, Obituary

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Richard Hammond Biography

Richard Mark Hammond is a famous English journalist, television presenter, mechanic, and writer. Hammond was behind co-hosting the BBC Two car program Top Gear, from 2002 until 2015 with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Later in 2016, Mark began presenting The Grand Tour television series. However,  The Grand Tour shows are co-presented by Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Richard together with  Clarkson and May,  launched the automotive social media website DriveTribe in 2016.

Richard Hammond Age

Mark Hammond was born in the year 1969 on 19th December in Solihull, England. Therefore Hammond is currently 54 years of age.

Richard Hammond Height

How tall is Richard Hammond? Hammond has an average body measurement height of 5 ft 7 inches (1.7m) tall.

Richard Hammond Weight

His body weight approximates 65 kg which is the same as 143 lb.

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Early Life and Education

Mark is the oldest of three boys and is the grandson of workers in the Birmingham car industry. Hammond’s parents are Eileen the mother and father Alan. In addition to that Andrew and Nicholas are his brothers. They therefore as a family moved to the North Yorkshire cathedral city of Ripon.

After all that Mark was taken to Blossomfield Infant School in Solihull’s Sharmans Cross district from the age of 3 to 7.  Originally a pupil of Solihull School, a fee-paying boys’ independent school. Then moved to Ripon Grammar School. After that from 1986 to 1988, Hammond went to the Harrogate College of Art and Technology.

According to an episode of Top Gear  Richard’s first job was shoveling grit into a water filtration plant.

Richard Hammond BBC | Career

After Hammond graduated from the College of Art and Technology, he then worked for several BBC  radio stations. Inclusively  Radio Cleveland, Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, and Radio Newcastle.

During his afternoon program at Radio Lancashire, his regular guests included motoring journalist Zogg Zieglar, who would review a car of the week by being interviewed by Hammond over the phone.

Later  Zieglar as a friend encouraged Richard to enter into motoring reviews on television.  After starting out on satellite TV, he auditioned for Top Gear.

In 2002 Richard became a presenter at  Top Gear when the show began in its revamped format. Hammond also covered high-speed dragster crashes while filming 2006 in September in New York. Mark, therefore, returned in the first episode of series 9 to a hero’s welcome, complete with dancing girls, airplane-style stairs, and fireworks.

In February 2008, Hammond gave an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper in which he described the effects of his brain injuries and the progression of his recovery.

Mark Hammond later became the first presenter of Brainiac: Science Abuse in 2003. Then joined by  Jon Tickle and Charlotte Hudson in series 2.

Hammond presented the Crufts dog show in 2005, the 2004 and 2005 British Parking Awards, and has appeared on School’s Out, a quiz show on BBC One where celebrities answer questions about things they learned at school.


In addition in July 2005, Hammond was voted one of the top 10 British TV talents. Hammond on 2017 10th July crashed a Rimac Concept One while filming for The Grand Tour in Hemberg, Switzerland.

Jeremy Clarkson and James May, fellow presenters on The Grand Tour both thought Mark was dead because they witnessed the crash from afar.

Mark was diagnosed with a tibial plateau fracture in his left knee and a plate and ten screws were surgically inserted. But later he got better

Richard announced on Twitter on 21 June 2021 that he would be making a show with Discovery+ about the restoration of old cars.

Richard Hammond’s Net Worth

Hammond’s good work and the progress that has made in his career, he, however, has a net worth of  $45 million dollars.

Richard Hammond Salary

Richard’s salary approximates $7 million annually.

Richard Hammond’s Wife | Spouse

Hammond is a husband to Mindy Hammond, with whom they have stayed together as a couple from 2002 till to date. Read Also: Sarah Metts NBC2

Richard Hammond Children

Mark has two kids

  1. Willow Hammond
  2. Isabella Hammond

Movies and TV shows

  • The Grand Tour
  • Top Gear
  • The Great Escapists
  • Richard Hammond’s Big
  • Richard Hammond’s Crash Course
  • Total Wipeout
  • Brainiac: Science Abuse
  • Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds
  • The Grand Tour – Season 3 Film
  • Top Gear: Botswana Special
  • Wild Weather With Richard Hammond
  • Top Gear Live
  • Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab
  • Top Gear: US Special
  • Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip
  • The Perfect Road Trip 2
  • Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip
  • Richard Hammond’s Journey to…
  • Top Gear: From A-Z
  • Top Gear: Patagonia Special Television show
  • Polar Special Film Top Gear
  • The Grand Tour – Season 1 Film
  • Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel
  • The Grand Tour – Season 2 Film
  • Planet Earth Live
  • Richard Hammond Patagonia special, pt. 1