Jimmie Johnson is a well-known professional stock car racing driver from America. He is a former seven-time champion of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In his career, Johnson has raced in various cup series. He is the only driver to win five consecutive championships in the history of NASCAR. He has won a total of 83 career races and has finished 221 times inside the top five. Now let’s have a close look at Jimmie Johnson’s net worth in 2018.
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson was born on September 17, 1975, in El Cajon, California to his parents Gary Ernest Johnson and Catherine Ellen “Cathy” Johnson. He started driving when he was 4 years old.
He went to Granite Hills High School, and in 1993, he completed his graduation.
In 2004, Jimmie Johnson got married to Chandra Janway, after knowing each other for two years. The couple has got two daughters named Genevieve Marie Johnson and Lydia Norriss Johnson.
In 2006, he founded the Jimmie Johnson Foundation for helping children and families in need. In 2007, he opened the Jimmie Johnson’s Victory Lanes. In 2014, he joined the campaign of Ban Bossy for advocating leadership in girls.
At the age of seven, Jimmie Johnson won the 60cc class championship. He won several titles in the 1990s and had his first win at the Chicagoland Speedway in 2001. During that period he was with Herzog Motorsports and left it in 2001.
He became a full-time racer from the 2002 season. His first career win was at the Auto Club Speedway for NAPA Auto Parts 500. In 2003, he won the Pocono Raceway, Kansas Speedway, and Coca-Cola 600. In 2005, Johnson won the Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
In 2006, Johnson won the Daytona 500 and UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. At the 2007 season, he recorded ten wins. Following the 2008 season, he became the first driver for winning 3 consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championships. In the 2009 season, he won his fourth consecutive championship. His fifth consecutive championship came in 2010.
He finished at 14th in the Budweiser Shootout in 2012. This was followed by finishing second at the Samsung Mobile 500. In the same year, Johnson won the Bojangles’ Southern 500. He then went on to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in 2013.
In 2015, he won the Budweiser Duel. His seventh title came in 2016. In 2017, he recorded back-to-back wins at the 2017 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and Food City 500.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR EA cover athlete award. In 1998, he was named as the National Tour Rookie of the Year in ASA. He won the award of AP Male Athlete of the Year in 2009. Johnson has won the Driver of the Year Award five times in his career. He has appeared in Forbes’s “Most Influential Athletes” list in 2011 and 2012. He has won many other achievements.
Net Worth of Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson has an estimated net worth of more than $120 million. He made this fortune by appearing in a number of races in his career. He has also raced in the Race of Champions. His career achievements include 83 titles and 335 top ten finishes with 35 pole positions. Johnson has also appeared in many films and television shows and has also hosted ‘SportsCenter’ for ESPN. He has appeared in music videos, video games, and magazine covers.
Jimmie Johnson is considered one of the most popular stock car racing drivers in the world. He has won 11 Dover International Speedway and 8 Charlotte Motor Speedway. He is the most winning active driver in the modern era of NASCAR. He has donated money to various causes.