Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond
Real Name/Full Name Richard Mark Hammond
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Richard Hammond
Birth Place: Solihull, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 December 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 149.914 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Alen Hammond
Mother – Eileen Hammond
Siblings: Andrew Hammond, Nicholas Hammond
School: Solihull School Ripon Grammar School
College: Harrogate College of Art and Technology
Religion: N/A
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mindy Hammond (m. 2002)
Kids/Children Name: Willow Hammond, Isabella Hammond
Profession: Presenter, writer, and journalist
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Richard Hammond works for the British Broadcasting Cooperation. By profession, he is an Englishman journalist and a writer. He is famous for his excellent hosting in the show named top Gear. He has hosted Top Gear in 2002 and 2015 with his co-stars James May and Jeremy Clarkson.

Well, how well do you know about Richard Hammond? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Richard Hammond’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 Richard Hammond to date.

Biography and Early Life

Richard Hammond took birth on 19 December 1969. His born name was Richard Mark Hammond. He took birth in a place named Solihull, Warwickshire, which is located in England. His mother’s name is Eileen Hammond, and his father’s name is Alan Hammond. He also has two brothers named Andrew and Nicholas. His brother Andrew by profession, is a Crypt Series writer. Hammond’s father had his business in North Yorkshire. So, the whole family decided to move into North Yorkshire in the 1980s.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Hammond in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Hammond’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 19 December 1969. Though, he is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 149.914 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


Initially, Richard has started his schooling at Blossomfield Infant School, which is located in Shirley. He was three years old when he has joined this school. Then at the age of seven, he went to Solihull School. This was a private boys’ independent school. In 1986 he finished his studies at Ripon Grammar School. After completing his schooling, he has joined Harrogate College of Art and Technology for his graduation and completed his graduation from the same.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Richard Hammond With Wife Mindy Hammond
Richard Hammond With Wife Mindy Hammond

Richard Hammond has tied his knot with Amanda Hammond. Amanda Hammond is a columnist for a newspaper named Daily Express. She has been a part of Daily Express since 2002. She took birth on 6 July 1965. They both have two daughters. He also loves cattle, and this made him built his own cattle farm. He is the owner of the massive cattle herd farm.

Is Richard Hammond Gay?

Richard Hammond has married Amanda Hammond, and they both have two daughters named Willow Hammond, Isabella Hammond. They all live a happy life. So, we can say that Richard Hammond is straight by his sexual orientation.

Professional Career

Richard has completed his graduation in the year 1988, and now he has to look for a job to work. Then he got a job with the British Broadcasting cooperation systems. He has been a part of it and has worked in different radio stations like Radio York, Radio Leeds and Radio Cleveland. He has also been a part of Radio Cumbria and Radio New Castle as well. Surprisingly he was a part of Radio Lancashire for a short term period.

But soon, he found a vacancy in top gear and has left radio stations for the auditions in top gear. He got a job there and earned a lot of name and fame. He was named “The Hamster” by the audience. From series 7 to series 9 of top gear, he was unable to film himself and took a break. But when he returned, people welcomed him as a hero in many different styles. Hammond was the first presenter of Brainiac.

John Tickle and Charlotte Hudson followed him. He has also made many shows where he tells about concerning lifestyle and motoring. He has also been a part of Motor Week on Men & motor show. In the show of British Parking Award, he has presented the Crufts dog, which was programmed in 2004 and 2005. He is also a part of the charitable trust named The Children’s Trust Tadworth. He is also the brand ambassador of the same in the United Kingdom.


Richard Hammond has been the winner of the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards three times. He won it in consecutive years i.e., 2005, 2006, and 2007. He has also been the winner of the BAFTA Children’s Award in the year 2009.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Hammond in 2024

Richard Hammond Net Worth
Richard Hammond Net Worth

Richard Hammond has a whooping net worth of around $50 million as of 2024. His primary source of income was from the journalism career. He has been a radio jockey also, which is also his source of income. In addition to these all things, he is also a writer and has written many books which were sold worldwide, which is also his source of income.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is also a writer and has written many books such as On The Edge of My Story and Car Science.
  • He owns a cattle herd farm of his own.
  • He was once expelled from Rippon High School when he was only 15 years old.
  • He has been involved in multiple car crashes, but luckily he survived every time.

Richard Hammond was very much focused on his career and has never been deviated from his way. He has been able to grab success in his life, and today he has earned a lot of name and fame. Richard has also been an excellent writer. He is very fond of cattle and owns a farm too which shows his love towards animals.


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