Jeremy Clarkson is an English television presenter, journalist, and writer who has a net worth of $70 million.

He is best known as the host of the internationally acclaimed sports car show "Top Gear," which is consistently one of the most viewed television shows in the world.

Jeremy Clarkson was born on April 11, 1960, in Doncaster, England to Shirley and Edward. His parents put Clarkson's name down years in advance for private school, with no idea of how they were going to afford the tuition. 

 Shortly before he was to begin school, his parents made two Paddington Bear toys for their children. 

They were so popular that they began selling them. However, they were soon served with a cease and desist notice from the legal team of Paddington Bear's creator Michael Bond. 

 Edward Clarkson went to London to meet with Bond's lawyer. He ended up meeting Bond in the elevator on the way to the meeting and the two hit it off. 

Bond awarded the Clarksons the worldwide licensing rights to Paddington Bear. The income from this paid for Jeremy's schooling.

Clarkson has said that he was badly bullied and very unhappy while a student at Repton School. He attended Repton School at the same time as former "Top Gear" Executive Producer Andy Wilman and Formula One engineer Adrian Newey.