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Shawn Machel Johnson was born on 19th January, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She is a famous gymnast. Shawn Johnson is the winner of the World Championships as well as the medallist of Olympic Games. She has retired from the professional sport in 2012 after spending five years in the USA senior team of gymnasts.
Shawn Johnson Net Worth $9 Million
Shown Johnson is one of those sportswomen who has managed to become a millionaire. As of the latest data, it has been announced that the overall amount of Johnson’s net worth is equal to $9 million, most accumulated from her sporting endeavours, but also from television shows, and two published books.
Shown Johnson was a very agile as a child, and her parents decided that it would be the best for the girl to enter a gymnastics club, so, she began training at the age of three. After a while, gymnastics became her greatest ambition, goal and, eventually, it evolved into a professional career worth millions.
Johnson began her junior career at the age of 12 and became the winner of the Junior Olympics National Championships. In 2006, Shawn managed to win Junior National All-Around Championship scoring higher than even the competitors from the senior elite section. A year later, she began her senior career, and was a member of the USA team which won gold in the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Shawn was the only member of the team who performed in all four events, bars, floor, beam and vault.
The following year she became a multi-Olympic medallist at the Beijing Games, silver medallist of American Cup as well as gold and silver medallist in the Visa Championship. All those victories significantly increased the overall amount of her net worth. Unfortunately, she suffered a left anterior cruciate ligament injury and had to postpone her career because of the surgery and treatment needed. She was planning to come back and participate in the Olympic Games 2012, however, later she announced her retirement.
During her relatively short professional career Shawn Johnson received many awards and honours, among which are the prestigious AAU James E. Sullivan Award, Longines Prize for Elegance, Best Female US Olympian and others. She is an inductee into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Meantime, Shawn participated in the reality TV dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars” and managed to win with partner Mark Ballas, proving that she is not only a perfect sportswoman but also a great dancer. This involvement has also added to her net worth and fame. As a guest, Shawn has appeared in a number of television shows and series like “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Today Show”, “Entertainment Tonight” and others.
Additionally, Shawn has published two books based on her life and sport experiences: “Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile” and “Winning Balance”.
More, Shawn has had advertisement endorsements with many companies including Nestle, Bounty, Circuit City, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and others which have also added to her wealth.
Currently, Shawn Johnson resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a student at Vanderbilt University where she studies sport psychology and nutrition.