James May is a popular British journalist and television presenter. He has achieved a big amount of Net Worth in a very short time. Even though he has done a lot of work but his voice over for the series ‘Top Gear’ is still remembered. During this project he paired up with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Apart from that he has also present many other popular series including Top Toys (2005), Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure (2006–2007) and Big Ideas. Apart from that he has received several awards for his work as he is loved by the critics too. Here are more details regarding James May:
Early Life & Bio
James May was born as James Daniel May on January 16, 1963. He grew up in Bristol, England with his mother Kathleen and father James. His father worked as a manager in the aluminum factory while he has got one brother and two sisters too. As he was a bright student he got admission in Caerleon Endowed Junior School and Rotherham’s Oakwood Comprehensive School.
He became a member of the choir team and also showed interest in learning music. At a young age he started to learn piano and flute. Once his graduation was complete he started a job as the record officer at a hospital in Chelsea. In 2010 he got an honorary doctorate at the Lancaster University. James is 54 years old currently.
In 1980 James started working for “The Engineer” and “Autocar” magazine as a sub editor. He started writing many interesting publications and impressed readers. It was in 1992 when he released a hidden message inside the “Road Test Yearbook. His writing career started flourishing even more as he was writing for many publications. In 2006 he compiled the collection of his publications in “May on Motors.” During the same year he released Oz and James Drink to Britain.
The television career of James has also been a success. He became the co-presenter of Driven and original Top gear in 1999. The top gear was revived during the second season. It featured around 170 episodes. He has a careful driving style and that’s why given the nickname of ‘captain slow’. Some of his other prominent work for television includes the following:
- James May’s Road Trip
- James May’s 20th Century
- Inside Killer Sharks
- James May’s Big Ideas
- James May on the Moon
- James May at the Edge of Space
Personal Life and Relationships
James has been in a serious relationship with an art critic. Her name is Sarah Frater and they are together since 200. The couple currently resides in Hammersmith, West London. He was having an issue with his liver for some time so they decided to have a liver detox. They are leading a lavish life and have got many cars at their disposal.
Real Estate and Net Worth
In 2015 James purchased £770,000 worth home in Ansty. The house has around five bedrooms. After that he purchased another home in Hammersmith for around £325, 000. James is a popular journalist, presenter, writer and author. His total net worth is estimated to be $40 million.