James May is a British television presenter and journalist who is most famous for his time as co-presenter of the BBC motoring TV program "Top Gear."
Top Gear, a British television series about motor vehicles is the most widely watched factual television program in the world, which began in 1977. In 2002, a new format was proposed, which lead to the quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style popular today. In 2003, James May joined the show, and by 2008, Top Gear had become so popular that the waiting list to get tickets for a recording included more than 300,000 names, or 21 years' worth of episodes. May's nickname on the show was "Captain Slow," owing to his careful driving style.
May, along with co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson and an Icelandic support crew, travelled by car to the magnetic North Pole in 2007, using a modified Toyota Hilux. In the words of Clarkson, he was the first person to go there "who didn't want to be there."
This is May's home in Hammersmith, West London where he lives with dance critic Sarah Frater, with whom he has been in a relationship since 2000. His net worth is estimated $13 million.
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