Jeremy Clarkson - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 29, 2022

Jeremy Clarkson
Nick Name: Jezza
Profession: TV host, Journalist, Writer
Best Known For: Top Gear (TV show)
Salary: $20 million
Net Worth: $70 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 11, 1960 (age 63)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson
Birth Place: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Edward Grenville Clarkson
Mother's Name: Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson
Siblings: 1

Joanna Clarkson (sister)

High School: Hill House School
University: Repton School
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Lisa Hogan

Alexandra James (1989-1989)
Frances Cain(May (1993-2014)

Children: 3

Katya Clarkson (daughter)
Emily Clarkson (daughter)
Finlo Clarkson (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.96 meter (6 feet 5 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown, Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jeremy Clarkson?

Jeremy Clarkson is a well-known face on British TV. By profession, he is an English broadcaster, TV presenter motoring journalist, and writer. Most of all he is known for his work as a presenter on Top Gear.

Source: Variety (Jeremy Clarkson)

Jeremy Clarkson – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jeremy Clarkson was born on 11 April 1960 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. His birth name/ full name is Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson. His father’s name is Edward Grenville Clarkson, a traveling salesman and his mother’s name is Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson, a teacher. He also has a sibling, a sister named Joanna Clarkson.

Despite the fact his parents were financially limited, they put Jeremy Clarkson’s name down in advance for private schools. When he was 13 years old, Edward and Shirley made two Paddington Bear stuffed toys for Jeremy Clarkson and Joanna Clarkson. Unexpectedly, the toys became famous and turned into a successful business.

Education, Ethnicity, Bullying

Soon his parents were able to send Jeremy to Hill House School, Doncaster. Later they sent Clarkson to Repton School in Repton, Derbyshire, England.

During his time at the Repton School, Clarkson has shared that he faced extreme bullying and was a "suicidal wreck" there. The bullies had thrown him into a cold pool, beat him at night, forced him to Lick lavatories, defecated in his tuck box, cut up in clothes, and damaged his belongings.

Later he was expelled from the school for "drinking, smoking and generally making a nuisance of himself."

His ethnicity is English.

Jeremy Clarkson – Wife, Divorce, Children, Girlfriend

He was married to Alexandra James. They had married in 1989 but only after 6 months of marriage, James left him for one of his friends.

In May 1993, he tied the knot with Frances Cain who is also his manager after years of dating.  They have 3 children together- daughters Katya Clarkson (born November 24, 2000), Emily Clarkson (born July 1994), and son Finlo Clarkson (born March 14, 1997). Jeremy Clarkson and Frances Cain divorced in 2014. 

Currently, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan.

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Source: (Jeremy Clarkson and girlfriend Lisa Hogan)

Jeremy Clarkson – Rumors, Affair

There were rumors that he had an affair with his first wife Alexandra James. In September 2010, he was granted a privacy injunction against Alexandra preventing her from publishing claims that they were sexually involved, celebrating anniversaries after Clarkson got married to Cain, his second wife.

A year later in October 2011 he voluntarily lifted his privacy injunction, saying "Injunctions don’t work. You take out an injunction against somebody or some organization and immediately news of that injunction and the people involved and the story behind the injunction is in a legal-free world on Twitter and the Internet. It’s pointless."

The rumors were indeed true! James had said that she still was in love with Clarkson and their affair did not count as adultery because they were once married.

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Jeremy Clarkson – Career

Early Days

His career started helping his parents make Paddington Bear. He later trained as a journalist with the Rotherham Advertiser followed by writing for the Rochdale Observer, Wolverhampton Express and Star, Lincolnshire Life, Shropshire Star, and the Associated Kent Newspapers.

In 1984, along with journalist Jonathan Gill, he formed a motoring agency, Motoring Press Agency.  Soon he was hired to write pieces for Performance Car. His talents for Journalism were soon noticed and he was offered to write columns for The Sun, Toronto Star, and Sunday Times.

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Source: Variety (Jeremy Clarkson)

TV shows

Over the years he has presented shows such as Robot Wars, Clarkson, Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld, Jeremy Clarkson's Car Years, Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (2018).

On 27th October 1988, Jeremy Clarkson was given an opportunity to present the British motoring program Top Gear along with co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond. He took a break from the show in 2000 and continued in 2002. The show became one of the most viewed shows!

But in March 2015, Clarkson was suspended from the show when the incident where he punched a producer of the show emerged. On 19th March he was in a humorous verbal onslaught against BBC studio bosses saying "The BBC have f***** themselves" which he later said was meant in jest.

On 25 March 2015, BBC released the statement that due to Jeremy Clarkson’s past behavior with the BBC, they will not renew their contract with him.

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Source: Variety (Jeremy Clarkson with Richard Hammond and James May)


He is currently signed up by Amazon to launch a new TV series Grand Tour along with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

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Jeremy Clarkson – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Clarkson are estimated to be around $70 million and $20 million respectively.

Jeremy Clarkson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jeremy Clarkson is followed by millions of followers and counting.

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