James May Net Worth: Biography, Career, Assets, Income, Car Collection, and More


James May Net Worth
James May Net Worth: Biography, Career, Assets, Income, Car Collection, and More
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Introduction

James May, born on 16 January 1963, is a British television presenter, author, columnist, as well as a journalist, with a net worth of $40 Million. He is known widely as a co-presenter of Top Gear, a motoring television series, which he starred on in the year 1999 and later again from 2003 to 2015, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Moreover, he is also a co-presenter of the television series The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime Video, alongside his former Top Gear colleagues, Clarkson and Hammond, and Top Gear’s former producer Andy Wilman. Furthermore, May has also presented multiple other TV series, such as “James May’s Top Toys” (2005), “Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure” (2006–2007), “James May’s Big Ideas” (2008), and “James May’s Toy Stories” (2009–2014)

James May Pic
James May Pic

May has written a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph‘s motoring section from the year 2003 to the year 2011 and has written and published more than 15 books. The books published by him are “May on Motors: On the Road with James May” (2006), “James May’s Car Fever” (2009), “James May’s Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness” (2011), and “James May: Oh Cook!” (2002), to name a few.

In the year 2007, May got nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for Best Presenter for “Top Gear“, and in the year 2019, had the honor of winning an International Motor Film Award for Best Journalism Film for “Motown Funk.

Name James Daniel May
Other Names Captain Slow
Age 59
Birth Date 16 January 1963
Birth Place Bristol, England
Alma Mater Lancaster University
Net Worth $40 Million
Occupation Television presenter, Author, Columnist, Journalist
Employer Amazon Prime Video
Former Employers ·       W. Chump & Sons

·       BBC

·       Channel 4

·       ITV

·       Sky

·       Autocar (magazine)

·       The Daily Telegraph

Known For Driven (1998)

Top Gear (1977 Series) (1999)

Top Gear (2002 Series) (2003–2015)

Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure (2006–2007)

Oz and James Drink to Britain (2009)

James May’s Top Toys (2005)

James May’s Toy Stories (2009, 2011–2014)

James May’s 20th Century (2007)

James May’s Big Ideas (2008)

James May’s Man Lab (2010–2013)

James May: The Reassembler (2016–2017)

The Grand Tour (2016–)

James May: Our Man in Japan (2020)

James May: Oh Cook! (2020)

Height 6 ft
Gender Male
Partner(s) Sarah Frater (2000–present)
Children None

James May Early Life

James Daniel May was born on January 16, 1963, in Bristol, England. He grew up with Kathleen, his mother; James, his father, who was an aluminum factory manager; a brother; plus two sisters. May attended Newport’s Caerleon Endowed Junior School and Rotherham’s Oakwood Comprehensive School. He was also a member of the choir at Whiston Parish Church. James, in order to learn music, enrolled himself at the Lancaster University’s Pendle College, where he learned to play the piano as well as the flute. After graduating, he took up a job as a records officer at a hospital in Chelsea. In 2010, James May was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lancaster University, where he had enrolled in order to study music. James May owns a Doctor of Letters degree.

James May Personal Life

James began his relationship with the art critic Sarah Frater in 2000, and currently, they live together in Hammersmith, West London. Not much is known about James May’s personal life since the pair prefer to keep their relationship out of the public eye, and hence are rarely photographed together. May mostly attends events by himself or with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

James May Image
James May Image

James May Writing Career

May began working as a sub-editor in the early 1980s, for “The Engineer” and “Autocar” magazines. However, in the year 1992, he was fired from “Autocar”  for adding a hidden message in the “Road Test Yearbook” supplement that spelled out “So you think it’s really good, yeah? You should try making the bloody thing up; it’s a real pain in the arse.” He has written for many other publications such as “Top Gear” magazine and “Car Magazine.” In addition to that, in 2006, he published a collection of his articles, titled “May on Motors.” The exact year he also co-authored the book “Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure” with Oz Clarke; and went to release yet another book with him in 2009, titled “Oz and James Drink to Britain.” May has written and published more than 15 books since then. The books published by him are “May on Motors: On the Road with James May” (2006), “James May’s Car Fever” (2009), “James May’s Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness” (2011), and “James May: Oh Cook!” (2002), to name a few.

James May writing Career
James May writing Career

James May Television Career

May presented the television documentary “Driven,” in the year 1998, and in the year 1999, was a co-presenter during the original run of “Top Gear.” He joined the revival of “Top Gear” during its season two but left the show in the year 2015. James’ careful driving style earned him the nickname “Captain Slow” on the series. He presented the 11-episode documentary “James May’s Road Trip (2006 – 2007),” and went on to present “James May’s 20th Century,” a six-episode documentary series, as well as the documentary “Inside Killer Sharks,” in the year 2007. In 2008, May presented “James May’s Big Ideas”  and in 2009, “James May at the Edge of Space.” Next, he presented “James May’s Things You Need to Know” from 2011 to 2012, and in 2013, narrated “To Space & Back.” In 2020, he hosted “James May: Oh Cook!” – a cooking show; and the travel documentary series “James May: Our Man in Japan.”

James May Filmography

Year Title Role
1998 Driven  
1999 Top Gear (original run)  
2003 – 2005, 2021 Top Gear  
2005 James May’s Top Toys  
2006 – 2007 Oz and James’ Big Wine Adventure  
2007 ·       Top Gear of the Pops

·       James Mays’ 20th Century

·       James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys

 

 

2008 ·       Top Ground Gear Force

·       James May’s Big Ideas

Presenter
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 James May’s Man Lab  
2011 – 2012 James May’s Things You Need to Know Presenter
2014 – 2016 James May’s Cars of the People  
2014 Phineas and Ferb Ian
2015 Building Cars Live  
2016 – 2017 James May: The Reassembler  
2016 – present The Grand Tour Presenter
2019 ·       James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain

·       AI Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz

 
Guest
2020 ·       James May: Our Man in Japan

·       James May: Oh Cook!

Presenter

 

James May Assets

Vehicles– James has owned a Cessna A185E Skywagon, Luscombe 8A ‘Silvaire,’ and American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon. May is also a luxury car collector and has been in possession of plenty of expensive automobiles such as a Saab 9-5 Aero, a Bentley T2, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Triumph 2000, a Rover P6, an Alfa Romeo 164, a Rolls-Royce Corniche, a Jaguar XJS, a Range Rover Classic Vogue, a Fiat Panda, a Datsun 120Y, a Porsche 911 Carrera S, a Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster S, a BMW i3, as well as a Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Estate- May paid £770,000 for a home in Ansty, in 2015. He also bought a home in Hammersmith in the year 2000 for £325,000, as well as purchased an adjacent property for £310,000 in the year 2013. However, he demolished both homes and began construction on “super home” in 2019.

James May property
James May property

 

FAQs

 

  1. Who is James May?

James May is a British television presenter, author, columnist, as well as a journalist.

  1. How old is James May?

Born on 16 January 1963, James May is currently 59 years old.

  1. What is James May’s net worth?

The net worth of James May is $40 Million as of 2022.

  1. Is James May married?

No, James May is unmarried. However, he has been in a relationship with the art critic Sarah Frater since 2000.

  1. Why was James May fired from “Autocar”?

In 1992, James was fired from “Autocar”  for adding a hidden message in the “Road Test Yearbook” supplement that spelled out “So you think it’s really good, yeah? You should try making the bloody thing up; it’s a real pain in the arse.”

  1. How tall is James May?

James May is 6 ft tall.

  1. Why is James May also known as “Captain Slow”?

James’ careful driving style earned him the nickname “Captain Slow” on the series “Top Gear.”

  1. Where was James May born?

James May was born on 16 January 1963, in Bristol, England.

  1. Does James May have any siblings?

Yes, James May has a brother as well as two sisters, however, their names are not known.

  1. Does James May have children?

No, James May does not have any children.

Conclusion

James May, born on 16 January 1963, is a British television presenter, author, columnist, as well as a journalist, with a net worth of $40 Million. He is known widely as a co-presenter of Top Gear, a motoring television series, which he starred on in the year 1999 and later again from 2003 to 2015, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. James began his relationship with the art critic Sarah Frater in 2000, and currently, they live together in Hammersmith, West London, and the pair prefer to keep their relationship out of the public eye, and hence are rarely photographed together.

 

 

 

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