That's over $1 million per episode for his new show.
Although we’ll have to wait until next year to see the debut of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May’s new car show on Amazon, details of their new paydays are beginning to come to light. According to a new report from the UK’s Telegraph, Clarkson is set to become Britain’s highest paid TV presenter ever, earning nearly $15 million a year (9.6 million pounds). Break that figure down and that works out to over $1 million per episode.
Hammond and May are set to earn a bit less, but we doubt they’ll complain with about $11 million a year in their bank accounts. Compared to what the trio earned at their previous employer, the BBC, these are significant pay increases. Clarkson earned around $1.53 million a year at the BBC. Hammond and May earned half that. Perhaps the lesson here is that sometimes it pays to punch a man in the face and get fired from your job.