How much is Jimmie Johnson worth?
|Net Worth:||$175 Million
|Profession:||Professional Race Car Driver|
|Date of Birth:||September 17, 1975|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson is a popular American stock car racing driver. He began his career in 2001 and since then has become one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time. Throughout his nearly 20 years long career, Jimmie has won a lot of accomplishments. Some of his most major wins are winning the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series from 2006 to 2010, 11 wins at the Dover International Speedway, 9 at the Martinsville Speedway, and 8 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Even in 2020, at the age of 45, Johnson remains active and continues to make history. Just between 2002 and 2017, this history-maker has recorded 83 career race wins, 341 top tens, 222 top fives, 35 pole positions, and 7 championships.
How Did Jimmie Johnson Get So Rich?
The NASCAR superstar became rich in the early 2000s when his career began. During the 2002 and 2003 seasons, he was earning approximately $1,000 from appearances in various series and events. Also that year, he earned his first pole position during the Daytona 500. The year 2006 marked the beginning of his extraordinary championship streak. Thanks to his talent and drive to flourish, Jimmie Johnson received over $5,000 and his name became one of the hottest in NASCAR.
In addition to winning his first of five consecutive championships, also in 2006, he won the award for a Driver of the Year. One year later, he continued his streak and recorded 10 wins. In 2008, Johnson joined Cale Yarborough as the second driver to win three consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championships. After he won the NASCAR series in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2016, he also tied the record for most NASCAR Cup Series Championships with seven. By that time, his net worth grew to $90 million, which now has been exceeded to $120.
Why Is He So Famous?
Johnson became famous right after he began racing for NASCAR. He was born on September 17, 1975, in El Cajon, California. At the age of four, Johnson first began racing motorcycles. During his teen years, he became interested in car racing. He graduated from the Granite Hills High School where he completed off-road series. In the late 1990s, he raced in MTEG (Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group), and SODA (Short-hours Off-rad Drivers Association). Thanks to his outstanding work, he won rookie of the year in all of the series.
In 1998, Jimmie began car racing and moved to the ASA (American Speed Association). He spent the next two years competing in various series including the NASCAR Busch Series (now known as NASCAR Xfinity Series) which would mark his first appearance on the company. In 2001, he began racing full time and recording his first major win at the Chicagoland Speedway. The following year, he joined the Winston Cup Series, which marked his first of many achievements.
What Makes Jimmie Successful?
The main reason why Jimmie Johnson is so successful is because of his love and passion for stock car racing, thanks to which he quickly maintained incredible track records and milestones. Apart from NASCAR, he’s the winningest Cup Series driver of all time in the likes of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, and Auto Club Speedway among any others. At the very peak of his career, in 2004, Johnson also began having sporadic film and television appearances.
His first appearance on television was in the IMAX documentary “NASCAR 3D”. Other television productions that he’s known for appearing in are “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, “Las Vegas”, “24/7”, “Top Gear”, and “Repeat After Me”. Besides television, Jimmie also starred in music videos and video games such as “NASCAR Racing”, “Nascar The Game”, and “Gran Turismo”.
He also graced the covers of magazines such as “Forbes”, “Rolling Stone”, “Sports Illustrated”, and “Men’s Fitness”. Ever since 2000, his name has been highly featured in magazines that highlight the year’s best drivers. Johnson is the recipient of the “Driver of the Year Award” five times (from 2006 to 2010) and was even named the most influential athlete by Forbes magazine both in 2011 and 2012.
Jimmie Johnson has found a ton of success in NASCAR and the stock car racing in general since his debut in the late 1990s. Now, he is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time and an influential figure to not only rising NASCAR stars but also his teammates. Among some of the names that have praised him for his helpfulness and leadership are Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney to name a few.