What’s Richard Hammond’s net worth, how tall is he, who’s his wife Amanda ‘Mindy’ Etheridge and what cars does the Grand Tour presenter own?
Who is Richard Hammond and how tall is he?
Richard Mark Hammond was born December 19, 1969, and is a British presenter, writer, and journalist.
He also has the nickname “Hamster” and is 5ft 5″ tall.
He is best known for hosting Top Gear (from 2002 to 2015), and now the Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
He has also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2006), Total Wipeout (2009–2012) and Planet Earth Live (2012).
What is Richard Hammond’s net worth?
Richard has amassed a fortune of nearly £20million.
This is largely from his previous salary for presenting Top Gear, and his current wage for co-hosting The Grand Tour.
Richard and his co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and James May are known for their lavish lifestyles.
Richard even has his own helicopter that he uses to commute to London from his £2.5million Herefordshire castle.
What vehicles does Richard Hammond own?
The list is very long – it is more a case of what hasn’t he owned!
As well as a vast car collection Richard is also an avid motorcycle fan and also owns his own tractor.
Cars he’s owned include;
- 1931 Lagonda 2-litre Superchards
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390
- Land Rover Defender
- Lotus Esprit 350 Sport
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- Bentley S1
Is Richard Hammond married?
Richard Hammond’s wife is Amanda “Mindy” Etheridge, who is a columnist for the Daily Express.
They have been married since May 2002.
They have two daughters, Isabella and Willow.
How many car crashes has Richard Hammond had?
Richard has cheated death TWICE after having TWO horror crashes.
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On September 20, 2006, Richard suffered serious head injuries after a jet-powered car spun out of control at 288mph while filming extra footage for Top Gear.
He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary’s neurological unit where he remained in a coma for two weeks.
It was touch and go on whether he would survive.
Richard revealed that because of his brain injury he has suffered memory loss, depression and sometimes finds it hard to “connect emotionally”.
On June 10, 2017, Richard had to be airlifted to hospital after cheating death AGAIN in another crash in Switzerland while filming The Grand Tour.
He was driving a supercar worth £2million for the Amazon show when he lost control before it flipped and then burst into flames.
This time he fractured his knee.
In September 2015, Richard and wife Mindy were gassed and robbed in their holiday villa in the South of France.
Raiders KO’d the Grand Tour star with anaesthetic gas before stealing from him and his 15 guests in the San Tropez beauty spot.
Jewellery was stolen from the family and their friends.
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