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Jimmie Kenneth Johnson was born on 17th September 1975, in El Cajon, California USA. He is a racing driver who has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship six times. The driver of Hendrick Motorsports team races a Chevrolet SS under the 48th number. Jimmie has been named the Most Influential Athlete in 2011 and 2012, the only racing driver to win this honour. He has been racing in The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing events since 2001 and it is the significant source of Jimmie Johnson’s net worth.
So just how rich is Jimmie Johnson? Sources report that the net worth of Jimmie Johnson is as much as $120 million. It has been estimated that the racing driver earned more than $16.2 million as a salary in 2014 alone, plus receiving over $6.5 million from various endorsement deals.
Jimmie Johnson Net Worth $120 Million
To begin with, dirt biking was Jimmie’s first major interest as a child. Being only four, he began racing on 50 CC bikes, and won his first championship racing 60 CC bikes when just eight years old. Consequently, Jimmie’s father decided to support his son’s abilities in motocross, and travelled with him across USA participating in various events. The first significant victory, which added the first sums to the net worth of Jimmie Johnson as well as let the world know his name, was the three straight stadium motocross championship in 1992. Jimmie Johnson was certainly a very successful driver, and over the period of five years racing in MTEG, SCORE and SODA series he managed to make 100 top three finishes, win 25 races, and six championships, plus the title of Rookie of The Year in all three leagues. Of course, these successes added considerably to Jimmie’s net worth.
Jimmie Johnson was a very promising racing driver, who entered the American Speed Association Grand National Circuit in 1998. There he was also one of the leaders who wanted to achieve more, and as a result entered Busch series in 2000 in which he also was very successful. In 2001, he entered NASCAR events, to be precise he pursued a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Over the period of 15 years to mid-2015, he has participated in 487 races, winning championships in seasons 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 seasons. The latest race Jimmie won was The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks race in 2015. In fact, participation in various NASCAR racing series including the previously mentioned, Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series, and successes have added significantly to the net worth of the race driver Jimmie Johnson. During his NASCAR career he has managed to win a number of trophies as well as the awards including the Driver of the Year (five times), Prelude to the Dream Winner and many others which added not only to the wealth of the driver but also to his fame.
Being such a famous racing star, inevitably he is seen on television screens as well as cinema. In regard to shows and feature films related to racing sports, he landed the roles in the television series “Las Vegas” (2005), “24/7” (2008), “Repeat After Me” (2015) and voiced the lobster in the animated series “Bubble Guppies” (2015). This not only added sums to Jimmie Johnson’s net worth but also proved that he is not only a talented driver but also a gifted actor.
Finally, in the private life of the racer, Jimmie Johnson married Chandra Janway in 2004; they have two children and live in Charleston, North Carolina.