James May
James May
Real Name/Full Name James Daniel May
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James May
Birth Place: Bristol, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 January 1963
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’0’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 93 Kg
In Pounds – 205 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray
Parents Name: Father – James May
Mother –Kathleen May
Siblings: Sisters- Sarah May, Jane May
One Brother
School: Caerleon Endowed Junior School
Oakwood Comprehensive School
College: Lancaster University
Thomas Rotherham College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Sarah Frater
Wife/Spouse Name: No
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: English television presenter and journalist
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: May 2024

James Daniel May is an England-born author, columnist, journalist, and television presenter who is best known for the lead role in “Top Gear” and Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. Other than “Top Gear,” he has portrayed himself in numerous TV shows such as “James May’s Top Toys,” “James May’s Man Lab,” “Oz and James,” “James May’s 20th century,” and many more.

In 2016, he was assigned as the director of the W.Chump & Sons, which was a production company in 2015. Currently, he also the co-presenter of “The Grand Tour” for Amazon Video with his colleagues Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and “Top Gear” producer Andy Wilman.

Well, how well do you know about James May? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James May’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James May to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Daniel May was born to Kathleen May and James May on 16 January 1963 in the small city of Bristol in England. His father worked in an aluminum factory as a manager while his mother stayed at home, took care of the house, and fulfilled her family’s basic needs as a homemaker. His father wanted him to be named after him, and hence he got this name. He has two sisters, Sarah and Jane May, and one brother whose name has not yet been revealed to the media.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James May in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James May’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 16 January 1963. Though, he is 6’0’’ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205 lbs in Pound and 93kg in Kilograms.


He has done his initial schooling in Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport. He then later shifted to Oakwood Comprehensive School, where he completed his rest of the education. He also became a choir boy at the Whiston Parish Church.

He at first studied music at Pendle College, Lancaster University. There he was trained to play the flute and piano. As he completed his graduation, he moved forward to work in a hospital as a record officer in Chelsea. He also worked at the civil service for a brief period.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

May is currently residing with his life partner Sarah Frater in West London. Their relationship started in 2000. In July 2010, Lancaster University awarded him an honorary doctorate. He has also earned the Doctor of Letters degree. May bought a pub in Swallowcliffe Wiltshire named The Royal Oak, formed in the early 18th century and is Grade II listed.

Is James May Gay?

No, James May is not gay. We can say this with confidence as we have received positive information about his relationship status. He is in a live-in relationship with his long-term dated girlfriend, Sarah Frater, in West London. They have not yet announced their marriage, but that does not mean Mr. May has second thoughts about his sexuality. We can conclude with a positive note that Mr. May’s sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

In the 1980s, he worked for “The Engineer” and then “Autocar” magazine. But later, in 1992, he was ordered to leave “Autocar” magazine because of the prank he pulled against the organization. He was supposed to address and issue; instead, he placed a word puzzle in the issue column. This made the board of directors mad, and hence he had to quit the job. He writes a book based on his published articles, named “May on Motors” (2006). She also co-authored “Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure” (2006), based on the TV series under the same name.

He kick-started his TV career in the year 1988 with a famous TV show named “Driven”. This show generally used to be held on Channel 4. Within few years, he became a well-known personality and had a multi-year contract with the BBC, and earned more than $50,000 every year. From that onwards, he started getting contracts for numerous advertisements like “The Tank Museum” and “London Pride” and also for video games like “Gran Turismo 6”, “The Grand Tour Game” and many more.

Recently, he has started his own YouTube channel named “JM’s unemployment tube”, a television channel named “Head Squeeze” and a website named “DriveTribe” with Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson for the motoring fans.

In the early 2000s, his fans called him “Captain Slow” while co-presenting the second revived season of “Top Gear”. Throughout the next few years starred as a guest as well as a presenter in various television shows.

He was not only a media sensation personality but also an author and columnist. Mr. May has written over sixteen books that went on to become New York Times bestsellers. Several movies and Tv series were created based on the books he had published.


May has managed to achieve quite a lot in his life. He started walking the success path when he experienced the magnetic Nothern Poles with his modified Toyota Hilux. He also drove a Suzuki and reached the Pacific Ocean by traveling through the Andes road. He also made it to the Guinness World Records as he was the first person to complete the Rallycross.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James May in 2024

James May Net Worth
James May Net Worth

James May is expected to have a net worth of $50 million as of 2024. This is accompanied by his fabulous and evolving career in all fields as an author, presenter, implementer, columnist, and many more talents are seen every day as he is growing his career. Mr. May has managed to earn an enormous amount from his works for introducing computer games. He also does laughable voice-overs and funny gestures in his video games.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

James May owns a vast collection of cars since 2005, which includes Bentley T2, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Triumph 2000, Rover P6, 1992 Range Rover Classic Vogue, Datsun 120Y, a 2019 Tesla Model S 100D, a 2018 Alpine A110 are of few of his collections.

He could not pass his first driving test, so he went on to give his second best. When he passed in driving test after the second time, he justified this by saying, “All the best people pass the second time”.

May also has a light aircraft pilot’s license, obtained in October 2006 after training in White Waltham Airfield. Mr. May even owned a Luscombe 8A’ Silvaire’, a Cessna 185E Skywagon, and an American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon, VW Beach Buggy in the “The Grand Tour” special episode named “The Beach Buggy Boys.” He also uses his Brompton folding cycle for his daily traveling purposes.

For the last three decades, he has earned millions of hearts (money as well). He has taken part in various radio shows, television series, documentaries also newspapers. In the early 2000s, his fans called him “Captain Slow” while co-presenting the second revived season of “Top Gear”. Throughout the next few years starred as a guest as well as a presenter in various television shows. He is a well-known superstar who has achieved a milestone in his career by putting his sweat off.


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