The three former Top Gear presenters will receive a salary of 250 million dollars for the next three years for their new show on Amazon Prime.
Shortly after the official confirmation of a new show presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, began to surface new details about the contract signed by the three Englishmen with Amazon. According to the Financial Times, the three former Top Gear presenters of the BBC will receive 250 million dollars over the three-year contract signed. A non-compete clause that three contracts had in the old BBC will not allow the broadcast of a show car in 2016, but next year will bring the trio devoted to the public in a new formula. Amazon Prime is broadcast solution, a web television service giant in Internet commerce.
The contract signed by the three British presence is for 36 episodes and over three years. This means that each year the public could bring 12 episodes with the three presenters. Andy Wilman, Top Gear former producer of the BBC, and he will be part of the broadcast team that will be coated with former stars of the UK public broadcaster. So, although they will not be allowed to use the most popular format in the world auto programs, shows, the three Englishmen will have, besides the humor that has made them and their former programs manufacturer.
Under the new agreement, the three presenters will receive a total of 226 million euros from Amazon, not specified salary of each member of the trio ex-Top Gear. However, a simple calculation shows that each of the three Britons will receive slightly more than two million per month in the three-year contract with Amazon.
The three British celebrities have had to face several proposals, among which were counted and online services Netflix and ITV.