Who is Jeff Gordon and what is his net worth 2018? Jeff Gordon is a former racing driver who has won 93 career titles which is the most in the modern era of NASCAR. Gordon has won the Sprint Cup Championship four times. He used to drive the No. 24 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 1993 to 2015. He is also placed third with the most career wins in the all-time winner’s list. He was named as the ’50 Greatest Drivers’ by NASCAR in 1998. Also, in 2008, he was placed at No. 10 by Terry Blount of ESPN. In 1999, he became the owner of the Busch Series team.
Jeffery Michael “Jeff” Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California. His parents are William Grinnell Gordon and Carol Ann Bickford. When he six months old his parents separated and his mother married John Bickford. He also has an elder sister named Kim. He went to the Tri-West Hendricks High School and was a part of a cross country team in his school. He graduated from his school in the year 1989.
His stepfather bought him a BMX bike and he rode it at the age of four years. When he was five, he started racing in quarter midgets. His first ever race that he competed was the Roy Hayer Memorial Race Track. By the age of six, he already won 35 events and created five records. At the age of 11, he won all the races in which he participated. Gordon started racing sprint cars in 1986 and won three of them. At the age of 16, he became the youngest driver to get the USAC license.
In November 1994, Jeff Gordon married Brooke Sealey after dating her over a year. Their divorce was sealed in June 2003. He married Ingrid Vandebosch in November 2006 and has got 2 children with her, Ella Sofia and Leo Benjamin Gordon.
In 1989, Jeff Gordon won the ‘Night Before the 500’ race and in 1991 he became the youngest driver to win ‘USAC Silver Crown’. In 1990, he raced in his first Busch race. He created the NASCAR record in 1992 by seizing 11 poles in a single season. In 1994, he won the Coca-Cola 600 and this was followed by Brickyard 400. He won his first cup series in 1995 and later won four poles of the season. He had 10 wins in 1996 and also won his second Winston Cup in 1997.
Gordon won his second title of Daytona 500 in 1999 and in 2000 he signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports. He won his 50th career title by winning the Talladega race. He won the inaugural Outback Steakhouse 200 in 1999 and this was followed by his second victory in 2000. He won three races in 2002 and 2003 and in 2004 he won 5 titles. In 2011, he had his 85th career win by a win in Atlanta. He finished 6th in his last race as a competitor in the 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400.
Jeff Gordon has made many accomplishments in his life. In 1992, he won the Pat O’Connor Award. In his career, he has won over 30 awards. In 1997, People magazine named him in the 50 Most Beautiful People list. He was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award in 2009. He was given the Chevrolet Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Jeff Gordon Net Worth
Jeff Gordon is only the third person in the open era to win 93 career titles in racing. By doing so, the former racer has accumulated a good fortune. Jeff Gordon’s net worth is an estimated $220 million. His income comes from his career titles that he has won and also by endorsing his products. He also had good success in his broadcasting career. He has been sponsored both by Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Jeff Gordon is also the owner of JG Motorsports and is also the designer of Canadian Motor Speedway. In his career, he has created several records and holds the record of most cup series.
Jeff Gordon has made many consecutive streaks in his career. The former racer is also a passionate philanthropist. He started the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 1999 and in 2006 he inaugurated the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital. He is also the founder member of Athletes for Hope.