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James May’s Net Worth 2024: Age, Height, Income, Salary, Earnings

What is James May’s net worth?

$40 million

Quick Bio

Real NameJames Daniel May
Nick NameJames
Who is heJournalist, Television Presenter
Birth Place Bristol, United Kingdom
Birthday 16 January 1963
Age/How old? 61 years old
Height/How tall? 1.82 m
Sun SignCapricorn
Girlfriend/PartnerSarah Frater (2000–)
Info UpdatedJune 2024

Who is James May? Biography, Net Worth, Career

James Daniel May is a 61-year-old English television presenter and journalist. As of this writing in Jan 2024, James May‘s net worth is $40 million.

May is popularly known for co-presenting the motoring program “Top Gear” alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from years 2003 to 2015.

Presently, he is a co-presenter of the TV series ‘The Grand Tour’ on the popular OTT platform “Amazon Prime Video”. His colleagues are the same from “Top Gear” days, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

Besides being on TV, James May has also written several books, some of the popular ones are, ‘Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure’, ‘James May’s 20th Century’, ‘James May’s Toy Stories: Lego House’, and ‘James May: On Board.

James has also written weekly columns for ‘The Daily Telegraph’ from years 2003 to 2011.

But how does all this fame and popularity convert into cold hard cash?

What sort of worth does this popular television presenter make?

 So, let’s dive deep to find out James May’s net worth and how much this celebrity made his fortune.

Early life – James May‘s Age, Birthday & Education 

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

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According to his birthdate, May is 61 years old and his sun sign is Capricorn.

Talking about his education, May has completed his schooling at ‘Endowed Junior School’ in Newport and ‘Oakwood Comprehensive School’ in Rotherham.

During his school days, James used to be a part of a choir group at ‘Whiston Parish Church’.

In terms of professional education, James May has his bachelor’s degree in music from ‘Pendle College’ at Lancaster University.

He has a specialization in piano and harpsichord.

In the year 2010, Lancaster University awarded James May an honorary doctorate.

What is James May’s Net Worth?

James May‘s Annual and Monthly Income

Annual IncomeUSD 3 million
Monthly Income And SalaryUSD 250K +
Weekly EarningsUSD 57K +
Daily incomeUSD 8K +

James May‘s Net Worth Estimates (Last 5 years)

Net Worth YearTotal Income
2023$37 million
2022$34 million
2021$31 million
2020$28 million
2019$25 million

Let us also know about James’s luxurious properties and expensive motor gadgets.

Real Estate:

James May holds residential properties worth 4.25 million pounds.

He owns a 5-bedroom home in Ansty and a ‘super home’ worth 2.5 million pounds in Hammersmith.

Luxury car collection:

James May is a motor freak and owns many new and custom-made cars. His collection includes:

  • 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
  • 1984 Porsche 911
  • BMW i3
  • 2014 Ferrari 458

Airplane: James May holds a light aircraft pilot’s license which he obtained in 2006. Thus he also owns airplanes:

  • Cessna A185E Skywagon
  • Luscombe 8A ‘Silvaire
  • American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon
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How did James May’s Net Worth and wealth Reach $40 Million in 2024?

Now we’ll give insights into the career journey of James May:

What is James May's Net Worth in 2024 and how does he make his money?
James May‘s Net Worth 2024? Age, Height, Girlfriend & Income

Career beginning as a writer:

James May firstly started his career as a writer and as a sub-editor of the magazine ‘The Engineer’ and later worked for ‘Autocar’ magazine.

However, James was fired from ‘Autocar’ for playing a prank and for his non-serious behavior.

Later on, May wrote many columns for many publication outlets, including Top Gear Magazine and The Daily Telegraph.

Work done as a Presenter:

James May did his biggest project when he started with the co-presenting series in 1990. He co-presented the show along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

James drove some awesome vehicles on the show and he also traveled to the North Pole using Toyota Hilux. That travel was a hit and the show gained immense popularity in that period.

James May has also presented many other shows such as, ‘Inside Killer Sharks’, James May’s 20th Century’, ‘James May on Moon’ and many more.

May presented “James May’s Cars of the People” from 2014 to 2016 and “James May: The Reassembler” from 2016 to 2017.

In the year 2020, he also hosted the cooking show “James May: Oh Cook!” and the travel documentary series “James May: Our Man in Japan.”

Right now, James May presents ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon Prime Video.

Personal Life and Children

Is James May married?

James May has never been married and has no children.

Is James May in a relationship?

However, May is currently in a relationship with his long-time partner, dance critic Sarah Frater since the year 2000.

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They live together in Hammersmith in West London.

James May‘s Height, Weight, and Physical Stats

Do you want to know the physical appearance, height, and weight of James May? Have a look below:

Height5 feet 11 inches (1.82 m)
Weight76 kg (167 lbs) (approx.)
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorBlue

James May‘s Social Media Profiles

James is active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Twitter FacebookInstagram
3.1 m followers 1,591,294 1.3 m followers
@MrJamesMay@JamesMay  @jamesmaybloke

Quick Info

Who is James May?

James May is an English television presenter and journalist.

What is James May‘s real name?

James May‘s real name is James Daniel May.

What is James May‘s net worth in 2024?

James May‘s net worth in 2024 is estimated at $40 million.

How old is James May?

The famous British journalist was born on,16 January 1963, as of 2024, James May is 61 years old.

How tall is James May?

James May has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.82 m) tall.

What is James May‘s net worth in 2022?

James May‘s net worth in 2022 was estimated at $35 million.

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