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James Stewart Jr. Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
James Stewart, Jr., was born on 21st December 1985, in Bartow, Florida USA. Also known as Bubba Stewart, he is a professional motocross racer and the first African-American who has had success at the highest levels of any motorsports associations.
So just how rich is James Stewart? Sources estimate that his net worth is $20 million, all money having been made from motocross racing and endorsements. Specific sources are extensive: His winning percentage is an average 64%, and he has been making between $12,000 and $100,000 for each competition he has won, but this is just the small part of his income.
James Stewart Jr. Net Worth $20 Million
Around 2009, James Stewart was making about $5 million a year, according to Forbes. Now, the media is writing about Bubba’s impressive endorsement deals, which bring him about $10 million a year. He also has developed his own brand, called James Stewart Entertainment, and has launched his own motocross video game, which grossed $10 million. James Stewart has a collection of cars which includes a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, an Audi R8, an Escalade EXT, a Ferrari F430, and 2 Camaros. The athlete has bought a $3 million house in Orange County, California, and also owns a mansion in Haines City, Florida.
Bubba Stewart started practicing this sport at the age of 3 and at 4 years old he entered his first motocross race. As he started motor racing as a child, James Stewart had his first important sponsorship deal with Oakely the age of seven. Before he was 16, the athlete had won 84 national titles as an amateur and, in 2002, he debuted as pro.
In his first pro year, he was named Rookie of the Year, and a year later Teen People included him among the “20 Teens Who Will Change the World”. He has the second highest winning percentage in outdoor nationals in AMA Motocross history and he had one perfect season winning all 24 races in the 450 Class, in 2009. He also raced 31 times in 125cc Nationals and won 28 times, which is better than any other racer in the history of the championship. During his career, he has suffered several serious injuries, but has continued to race after every recovery. He was ranked number 5 on the Monster Energy 30 Greatest AMA Motocrossers by journalists. James Stewart has his own jumping technique, which was called the “Bubba Scrub”.
He has had sponsorship contracts with Yamaha, Nike, Oakley, Suzuki, Answer Racing, Red Bull, Gatorade, San Manuel, Bell Helmets, Kawasaki, and MX vs. ATV Reflex.
In 2011, James Stewart signed a contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and entered NASCAR stock car races, but after just one year, the driver decided to focus on the motocross and left the car races.
James Stewart adds money to his net worth from entertainment. He had his own reality show, “Bubba’s World”, which was aired on Fuel TV. The television show had 2 seasons, in 2010 and 2011.
The motocross racer likes to keep his private life away from the media. However, some things can’t be kept quiet, and in 2014, Bubba Stewart failed a drug test, after being found positive for a type of amphetamine, but he could still race in some competitions organized by MX Sports Pro Racing, but he is effectively ruled out of major competitions until 2016.