Who is Jimmie Johnson and what is his net worth 2018? All you need to know about the man who consecutively won five racing championships. Jimmie Johnson is a professional American stock car racer working under Hendrick Motorsports presently. He was born in El Cajon, California in the year 1975. His father was Gary Ernest Johnson and his mother was Catherine Ellen Dunnill. Jimmie was always passionate about speed and cars. His first experience with motor and speed was at the age of 4. After three years, he amazed everyone with his 60 CC class championship winning and he was just a seven years old boy then. Till completing his graduation, Jimmie was an amateur racer and his racing participations before his 20’s were not major.
He officially joined the racing arena after his graduation starting his career with off-road racing. He won the 1998 rookie series. Hendrick motor sports opened their doors for classy drivers commencing the stock car racing where Jimmie was a deserving candidate and he proved his potential by winning another title of rookie of the year.
His next big move was to target the NASCAR Busch Series leaving the old series, which was indeed a smart decision. He came, he performed, he amazed and secured seven proud Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winning positions. Jimmie is married to Chandra Janway and has two children.
Education: Jimmie did his schooling from California only. He completed his graduation from Granite Hills High School in 1993. Apart from racing, Jimmie was also crazy about Water Polo and he participated in many swimming competitions as well as a teen.
The 41 years old racer is damn good with the wheels. He is the winner of consecutive five times NASCAR championships and a total of seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships. For Hendrick Motorsports, he is seen driving the No. 48 Chevrolet SS at present. He is a star racer of the current time with several records and exemplary performances to his name.
Before 1998, he already had the rookie of the year title in his name after finishing a hundred races in the series like SODA, SCORE and MTEG and maintaining the top 3 position every time. This achievement was pretty admirable for a 23 year old racer. Keeping one foot associated with the NASCAR Busch Series, he moved on to American Speed Association.
His career took a big turn when he joined Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time racing driver in 2002. He constantly proved his potential from the beginning of the Sprint Cup Series. In the years 2003 and 2004, Jimmie bagged the second position and in the year 2005, he crashed the fourth position after giving an awe-inspiring performance.
Jimmie Johnson Net Worth
Jimmie Johnson has always been good with wheels, choices and earnings. His Net Worth is $130 Million and his annual earnings are around $23 Million. As per the Forbes reports, Jimmie holds the number 3 position in the list of wealthiest NASCAR drivers. The consecutive 5 wins of Jimmie have marked his name in the NASCAR history and that only added to his career and earnings growth. Jimmie also does endorsements and earns around $6-10 Million every year from that. Till 2016, he has 78 career race wins in his name and one could easily imagine how good and how fast he earns bucks.
He owns a luxury West Village Apartment overlooking Hudson River in New York, which is roomy and worth flaunting.
Jimmie Johnson owns a foundation along with his wife Chandra which is named after him. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation provides support and aid to the underprivileged people. The foundation is associated with Make-a-Wish, Amercian Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity foundations.
Jimmie Johnson has been recently in buzz due to his participation in the third Daytona 500 victory, which is pretty familiar to him but challenging at the same time. The event will be on Sunday and it is considered that the NASCAR champ will go for the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for the event.
Jimmie Johnson is a focused racer and an inspiring family man. He is least involved in the controversies and understands his priorities pretty well.