Jimmy Johnson is a famous football broadcaster and retired coach, a player as well as an executive. He was the coach of the University of Miami for four years, from 1984-1988. Earlier in 1979-1983, he was the head coach of ‘Stillwater’ at the University of Oklahoma State. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Jimmy Johnson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
James William Johnson was born in 1963, 16th July in Port Arthur, Texas, the U.S. He is a graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School and was a classmate to G.W Bailey who is an actor and Janis Joplin, a rock icon.
For his college education, he attended Arkansas University. While at the university, he played for ‘Razorbacks’ football team under coach Frank Broyles. The team was recognised in 1964 as a national champion after an undefeated record. The Football Writers Association of America recognised them.
Jimmy got married in July 1963 to Linda Kay Cooper. They divorced in 1999, but they had two sons together. In 1999, the month of July, he married Rhonda Rookmaaker. It is not reported if the two have any children yet.
Johnson is also a businessman as he owns a restaurant in Miami. The restaurant is called ‘Three Rings,’ he also owns a bar and restaurant in Florida. apart from all that, he owns a fishing boat by the name of ‘Three Rings.’
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Johnson began by playing for the Razorbacks football team during his college years. In 1965, he landed his first assistant coach job at the Louisiana University. Later, he joined Picayune Memorial High School as an assistant coach in 1966. Other places he served as the associate coach are Wichita State University, Lowa State University, Big Eight Conference school.
Jimmy became the head coach of Oklahoma State in 1979. He coached the team for five years and later went to the University of Miami as the head coach. The team had a 52-9 record and went ahead to win a national championship in 1987. They had many undefeated wins under Jimmy’s leadership. Other teams, he coached were Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys.
His Television career kicked off after he left the Dolphins in 1999. He started working for Fox Sports as a Tv studio analyst. He currently a member of staff at Fox NFL Sunday show and is also the analyst for Bowl Championship Series.
As an actor, he appeared in films like ‘The Waterboy,’ ‘The Shield,’ and the ‘Coach.’ He has also appeared in several commercials. Following the success of his career, he won the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 1986. He also got the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award in 1990. In 2012 he was inducted into the coaches College Football Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
The much-celebrated coach has managed to accumulate wealth estimated to be of great value. His net worth is approximately $50 million. His work as a coach brought most of his fortune. Other sources are his broadcaster job, commercials as well as his businesses. They have given him a very luxurious life with his family.
Jimmy Johnson made it to the list of the wealthiest people in the world. He started from the bottom, and within the time he rose to the top of his career. His excellent work as a coach can never be forgotten. Jimmy earned every penny through hard work over the years.