But would James May and Richard Hammond be asking their co-star about the £2million he took home last year?
The trio and another colleague met up in London's Notting Hill today for an outdoor coffee session.
Catch-up: Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson meet for coffee at a West London cafe
Cheer up! Clarkson didn't look too happy, despite his bumper year financially
Despite the cool 11 degrees Celsius temperature, the foursome sat outside a cafe so Clarkson, 51, could smoke.
In what looked like a quick catch-up, the men just ordered hot drinks and no food as they chatted away.
Youngest Top Gear host Hammond, 42, certainly looked prepared for the weather in a cosy knitted cardigan.
Drink up: Clarkson enjoyed a wine... and an espresso
Got any ideas for next series? Clarkson chats to his co-host May as they prepare to leave the cafe
Given Clarkson's successful 2011 financially, perhaps he should pick up the tab.
The TV presenter's appearance comes after it was revealed he earned over £2million last year, on top of his £1million BBC salary.
Documents filed at Companies House showed he received nearly £1.8million in dividends and £350,000 in 'payment for services' to his company Bedder 6, of which he owns 30 per cent.
Mothers' meeting: The men stopped to chat to two young mothers out with their children
Bedder 6, created by Clarkson and Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, channels profits from the series, related DVDs, magazines and merchandise.
The six directors of Bedder 6 shared in a dividend payout of £5.95million - with Clarkson taking home £1.79million.
Along with his £350,000 fee, Clarkson earned £2.14million from the company.
Wrapped up warm: Hammond looked cosy in a knitted cardigan
This is over and above his estimated £1million salary from the BBC.
Earlier this week, he caused controversy when he compared synchronised swimming to the deaths of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe.
In a column for The Sun, he said the sport amounted to 'Chinese women in hats, upside down, in a bit of water.'
He added: 'You can see that sort of thing on Morecambe Beach. For free.'