Jimmie Johnson is a famous American professional race car driver. Jimmie Johnson is most renowned for his 7-time championship in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Currently, Jimmie is no. 48 in Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports. Continue reading to find the net worth of Jimmie Johnson as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Jimmie Johnson was born as Jimmie Kenneth Johnson on 17th September 1975 in El Cajon, California, the US. Jimmie Johnson was raised in a working-class home. His father earned his income from two jobs while his mother was a bus driver. Jimmie Johnson was the oldest of three brothers. Often, the family went on camping trips where Jimmie Johnson enjoyed dirt biking.
In 2006, Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra Janway established ‘The Jimmie Johnson Foundation.’ This organization provides aids to children, families, and communities in need. In 2007, he opened ‘Jimmie Johnson’s Victory Lanes’ in Randleman, North Carolina. This 4-lane bowling alley has annual tournaments for competitors. Over $8 million made from the tournaments are used for funding charities run with others. Some of the charities include: Habitat for Humanity, Hendrick Marrow Program, and Make-A-Wish Foundation
Career, Awards & Nominations:
The 4-year-old Jimmie Johnson started racing 50 CC bikes. Within four years, Jimmie won 60 CC Championships. Jimmie and his father traveled across the US for Jimmie to participate in motocross events. In 1992, Jimmie Johnson won his very first 3-straight stadium motocross championship. Herb Fisel (GM Racing) noticed Jimmie Johnson’s talent. He sponsored Jimmie in track racing and an off-road buggy. As a teenager, Jimmie Johnson was one of the top drivers on two well-known series. One was Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association or SODA, and the other was the SCORE Desert.
Jimmie Johnson became a member of American Speed Association Grand National Circuit (1998). The same year, he received the title ‘Rookie of the year.’ Jimmie Johnson participated in Busch series (2000) yet, he won his first Busch series in 2001. Following, Jimmie Johnson positioned himself well in several events. Since 2002, Jimmie Johnson began racing professionally in NASCAR. In 2006, Jimmie Johnson finished that season as no.1 race car driver. He remained in the same no.1 position all through 2007 to 2008. He made a fortune and fame as a race car driver. This led to acquiring many endorsement deals.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Jimmie Johnson is $135 million. Most of his wealth of over $130 million comes from his career as a racing car driver. In the list of highest paid drivers of NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson is at rank no. 2. Jimmie Johnson earned $19.2 million in 2017. Jimmie Johnson’s total career earning is over $160 million considering his awards.
Jimmie Johnson annually earns $10 million from his endorsements. Jimmie Johnson had signed for 2-years as an ambassador for Seiko (2015). Again, Jimmie signed a multi-year deal with Seiko in 2017. With endorsement deals from Gatorade and Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson earned $7 million (2012). Jimmie earned $6.7 million as collective deal revenue (2013), and $6.5 million both in 2014 and 2015.
Jimmie Johnson owns a house in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jimmie Johnson lives there with his wife, Chandra Janway and his two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia. In 2013, Jimmie Johnson bought the 3,234 square foot apartment in New York for $14.25 million. Jimmie Johnson owns a 1967 Camaro, 1971 Chevy Corvette, Chevy SS, and Ford Fusion. His collection of cars is worth thousands of dollars.
Jimmie Johnson earns millions of dollars from his various endorsement deals with famous brands. These include ‘Blue Bunny,’ ‘Chevrolet,’ ‘Gatorade,’ and ‘Seiko Watch Corporation.’ Jimmie Johnson, Earnhardt and Richard Petty made the record-tying victory of 7 Cup Series (2002-2017). Also, Jimmie Johnson has won 83 career races, 221 top 5s, 342 top 10s, 35 pole positions.