How much is Shawn Johnson worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 19, 1992|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson is an American television reality star, entrepreneur, and most notably a former Olympic artistic gymnast. She became famous in the 2000s after she began her career and went on to win multiple awards and achievements throughout her short career.
In 2008, at the annual Olympics, she won a gold medal for balance beam and silver medal for all-around, floor exercise, and team. Her other achievements include five gold medals at the Pan American Games, two team titles from 2007 and 2011, and being a all-around World Champion in 2007.
How Did Shawn Johnson Get So Rich?
Shawn Johnson became rich after her performance at the Olympics. In 2007, she became a senior and continued to improve her skills. That year, she competed at the American Cup, Pan American Games, where she won four gold medals and one silver, and at the Visa US National Championship, where she won the all-around. At the beginning of her career, she also joined the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with Alicia Sacramone, Ivana Hong, Nastia Liukin, and others as part of the U.S. Team. The team was eventually victorious in prelims and Shawn qualified for the all-around, floor, and beam finals.
Thanks to all of her performances in the aforementioned games, Johnson was able to rack up more than $50,000. By the end of 2007, she was able to win four more gold and one silver medals, which made her the fourth American performer to achieve this. In 2008, she continued her momentum and scored wins at the American Cup, US Visa Championships, and Olympic Trials. Later that year, she joined the Summer Olympics, where she won one gold medal in balance beam and there silver medals in all-around, floor, and team. Thanks to her Olympic win, Johnson’s net worth exceeded $1 million by the beginning of the new decade.
Why is she so famous?
The gymnast became famous after she joined the US Senior team in the late 2000s. She was born on January 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa. At the age of three, her parents signed her up for gymnastics class after they noticed her jumping off tables and climbing cabinets. Three years later, she became one of Liang Chow’s first students at the West Des Moines gymnastics school.
During her pre-teen years, while attending the Valley High School, she competed in several Junior Olympics National Championships. Despite not being invited at first to the USA Gymnastics, after discovering her talent, she soon received invitations. In 2005, she qualified for the Junior International Elite from her first attempt. At the US Classic that year, her participation attracted widespread attention and she placed third. The following year, she gained more experience and added several new skills to her arsenal such as Jaeger on bars, full-back out dismount off beam, and double-twisting double-back on the floor.
What Makes Her So Successful?
What makes the Olympic gymnast so successful are her many records during her career. After her fascinating performance at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Johnson took some time off due to injuries. She was planning a comeback in 2012 but instead began working as a trainer and official member of the Senior National Team and Women’s World Championships Team. In June 2012, she announced her retirement from gymnastics due to multiple injuries with her left knee. Shortly after, she received endorsement and multiple honors from the likes of EPSN, AOL, Forbes, Associated Press, and many others.
At the peak of her gymnastics career, Johnson also became a television star. In early 2009, she was announced as one of the celebrity contestants in the eighth season of “Dancing with the Stars”. She partnered with Mark Ballas, a professional dancer, and winner of season six. The two eventually won the show and, at the age of 25, Shawn became the youngest winner of the show at that time. Throughout the 2010s, she continued to have guest appearances in realties and talk shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, and “Entertainment Tonight”. She also appeared on “Miss America”, “The Challenge”, and “Family Feud” among many others.
Shawn Johnson began her career as a gymnast in her pre-adolescent years and in just a few years time, she became an Olympic gold medalist. Ever since her retirement from the gymnastics, she’s been an active entrepreneur and reality star who is followed by millions online and whose net worth is more than $25 million.