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Jeremy Clarkson rakes in a fortune as he sells out to the BBC

By davelee on September 28th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Clarkson has reportedly pocketed £15 million from the sale of his production company to the BBC.

Clarkson owned 30% of the firm Bedder 6 which makes Top Gear and owns the worldwide sales rights. The BBC already owned 50% of the company and the purchase of Clarkson’s share leaves 20% in the hands of Top Gear producer Andy Willman.

It’s also been confirmed that Clarkson and co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond will continue to host the show for at least the next 3 years. Jezza will also continue to make money from the sale of Top Gear products like DVDs and pocket an annual wage of £350,000. Clarkson is quoted by the Sun as saying: “I’ve got the best job in the world. Why would I leave?” Quite.

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