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Chris Harris Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Top Gear, Motor Racing, and Acquisitions

Chris Harris Biography

A native of the United Kingdom, Chris Harris is a British automotive journalist and television presenter, and racing driver. He has worked as an editor, writer, and reviewer for many automotive magazines, including Autocar, Jalopnik, and Evo. He has contributed to multiple YouTube series and television through DRIVE and NBCSN.

Chris Harris Age

Harris is 47 years old as of 2022. He was born on 27 January 1975 in the United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 27 January every year.

Chris Harris Height

Harris stands at a height of  5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighs 98 kg (198 lbs).

Chris Harris Education

Harris went to Clifton College, Bristol.

Chris Harris Family

Harris was born and raised in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to Angela Wilding and Ian Harris. His mother is a Cypriot autocross racer while his father was an accountant.

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Chris Harris Wife

Harris is married with three kids. He has however not shared any information regarding his wife and children, not even their names. He presently resides in Monmouthshire with his wife and three kids.

Chris Harris Net Worth

Harris has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars.

Chris Harris Top Gear

Harris officially joined the new cast of Top Gear In February 2016. He operated as a frequent presenter for the television show in 2016 but was upgraded to the main presenter following the concession of Chris Evans. From the twenty-fourth series, he presented the series alongside co-hosts Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc. As of the twenty-seventh series, he hosts the show alongside Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff.

Chris Harris Career

Harris started his career in the automotive industry working for Autocar. He was thereafter elevated to an official road-test editor position within Autocar. He earned distinction and credibility as a correspondent by writing many automotive reviews, as well as a regular opinion column.

Working for Autocar, he acquired the nickname of “Monkey”, a reference to an unseen character “Monkey” Harris in Only Fools and Horses. He left Autocar magazine in 2008 to co-found a new web-based digital platform called the Driver Republic. One year later the enterprise ceased operations. In a statement, Drivers Republic explained the abrupt termination was due to “differences in our vision about future priorities”.

Just after the shutdown, he joined Evo as a reviewer and writer, publicizing his first article there on 12 October 2009. His features for Evo were published every few months until 21 December 2011, and he resumed writing for Evo regularly on 10 April 2015.

He created an opinion and review YouTube series in partnership with /DRIVE. /DRIVE aired weekly (starting in early 2012) on /DRIVE’s YouTube channel, called /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS. Each episode featured a different car, either owned by him or loaned to /DRIVE temporarily by the manufacturer. After two years of hosting automotive videos, he left the network in 2014 to create his own YouTube channel.

He began his YouTube channel, Chris Harris in CarsonOctober27,2014. He partnered with Neil Carey, cameraman, and editor. Neil still shoots all Chris Harris on Cars (commonly abbreviated “CHOC”) independently. On 6 November 2014, he started writing for Jalopnik. Jalopnik is an online automotive blog administrated by Kinja. He is also partnered with d now appears on that channel, reviewing cars and taking part in automotive-related activities with other hosts, on a regular basis.

Chris Harris Motor Racing

Harris has had an ample racing career.He won his first race in a Formula Palmer Audi in 2000. Some of the racing cars he has driven include a Renault Sport R.S. 01, Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Rover SD1, Porsche 911 Cup, Van Diemen FF1600, and a Jaguar E-Type.

He has also raced in perseverance races like the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2010 and 2015. He was on the Glickenhaus team for 2016, but their car crashed during a practice session. He frequently makes videos about the races he is attempting: occasionally teaching basic race techniques and other times just sharing his experiences.

Chris Harris Acquisitions

While Harris has owned several unknown cars, such as a Ferrari FF, most of the cars he reviews are loaned to him by manufacturers. Manufacturers often give automotive journalists press cars, in the hope that a reviewer will give the new car a positive review that boosts the car’s sales.

He acquires many press cars, occasionally for extended periods of time. He has even acquired cars for up to six months, such as an Audi RS 6. He is often characterized as passionate and funny in his reviews of press cars, saying in one review of the Audi RS 6: “life is incomplete without you”.

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