Jeremy Clarkson Received €4.5 Million from BBC in 2011
The figure places Top Gear’s top man well ahead of the other well-paid BBC starts. This is particularly interesting as the corporation has vowed to reduce the funds allocated to the “talent pay”.
However, it seems that Clarkson is an exception to this rule, but this is debatable, since he is paid for far more activities than presenting the show itself. Clarkson was rewarded for a whole range of activities: presenting Top Gear , as well as exploiting the show (he received dividends from live shows and merchandise).
Via: The Telegraph
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