The Herald reports:
Jeremy Clarkson will earn more than $23 million a year for his new Amazon car show, with James May, Richard Hammond and producer Andy Wilman close behind.
The former Top Gear host, unceremoniously sacked from the BBC show this year, will reportedly pocket $70m from the streaming service over a three-year period.
The rumoured fee means the 55-year-old would be paid nearly $2m per episode, making him Britain’s highest paid TV host.
Boy he’s really hurting being sacked from the BBC. His income has increased around five fold.
Amazon Prime apparently spent $380m signing up the trio, making it Amazon’s biggest single investment in original content to date. With 36 episodes in the pipeline, each individual episode will have a reported $10m budget.
In contrast, the budget for Top Gear was just over $2.3m, including the presenter costs.
Can’t wait to see it.