Richard Hammond Biography: Age, Instagram, Height, Net Worth, Books, Wife, Movie

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Richard Hammond is an English-born journalist, television presenter, mechanic, and writer.

He is best known for co-hosting the popular BBC Two motoring program Top Gear from 2002 to 2015 alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

Hammond has also presented other successful shows, including Brainiac: Science Abuse, Total Wipeout, and Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab.


  • Full Name: Richard Mark Hammond
  • Date of Birth: December 19, 1969
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Solihull, West Midlands, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Journalist, Television Presenter, Mechanic, Writer
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  • Parents: Eileen Hammond, Alan Hammond
  • Siblings: Andrew Hammond, Nicholas Hammond
  • Spouse: Mindy Hammond
  • Children: Isabella Hammond, Willow Hammond
  • Net Worth: $30 million

Early Life & Education

Richard Mark Hammond, now 54, was born on December 19, 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands, England. He grew up in a family with a background in the Birmingham car industry.

His father was Alan Hammond, and his mother was Eileen Hammond. In his teens, Richard moved with his family to Ripon, a cathedral city in North Yorkshire.

He attended Blossomfield Infant School in Solihull before transferring to Ripon Grammar School. After completing his education there, he attended Harrogate College of Art and Technology from 1986 to 1988.

Personal Life

Hammond is married to Mindy Hammond, a columnist for the Daily Express.

The couple gave birth to two daughters, one named Isabella and the other named Willow. They have been together since their marriage in May 2002.


After completing his education, Hammond began his career as a radio presenter for various BBC stations. He gained popularity as a presenter on Radio Lancashire, where he interviewed motoring journalist Zogg Ziegler.

This led to his entry into television presenting, eventually landing him a role on Top Gear in 2002. Hammond became known as “The Hamster” among fans and co-presenters due to his name and relatively small stature.

During his time on Top Gear, Hammond became a household name and garnered a massive fan following. His witty banter and entertaining personality made him a favorite among viewers.

In addition to Top Gear, Hammond hosted several other successful shows, including Brainiac: Science Abuse, Total Wipeout and Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab.

Net Worth

Richard Hammond’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @richardhammond
  • Twitter handle: @RichardHammond


  • Top Gear
  • Brainiac: Science Abuse
  • Total Wipeout
  • Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab
  • The Grand Tour


  • What Not To Drive
  • Richard Hammond’s Car Confidential
  • Richard Hammond’s Caravan Confidential
  • A Short History of the Motorcycle

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