How Rich Is NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Sancya/AP/Shutterstock (12973803h)Jimmie Johnson looks on before the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto race on Belle Isle in DetroitIndyCar Auto Racing, Detroit, United States - 05 Jun 2022.
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Forbes listed Jimmie Johnson as the second-highest-paid NASCAR driver of 2020, with earnings of $17.6 million for the year, with $14.8 million coming from his salary and prize winnings and another $2.8 million for licensing and endorsements.

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Read on to learn more about this wealthy racecar driver.

  • Net worth: $160 million

Jimmie Johnson’s Racing Money

Johnson made the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in the world in 2017 with an income of $21.8 million that year, after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. That event earned Johnson and his team at Hendrick Motorsports a bonus of $1.9 million. In 2008, Johnson and his team earned $7.2 million for the same win, according to Forbes.

From 2017 to 2019, Johnson was ranked as NASCAR’s highest-paid driver, earning $17.5 million in 2019. Johnson is also one of the most popular and well-loved stock car drivers, and his licensing earnings stand at nearly double most of the drivers on Forbes’ highest-paid list for 2020.

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Endorsements and Businesses

Jimmie Johnson is personally sponsored by Ally Invest, and he has endorsed Chevrolet, Gatorade and Bank of America over the course of his career, according to Essentially Sports. He also owns a stake in a Chevrolet dealership bearing his name, Celebrity Net Worth reports.

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Real Estate and Cars

Not surprising for a race car driver and car dealership owner, Johnson owns several classic and antique cars, including a 1949 Stepside Chevy pickup truck, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and a collection of Chevrolet Bel Airs.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, but also has an apartment in New York City and spends time in Aspen, Colorado, Essentially Sports reports.

Charitable Contributions

Johnson and his wife own the Jimmie Johnson Foundation to help children, families and communities in need. The foundation also assists the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts as needed.

Celebrating Retirement

Johnson retired after 18 years of racing and 83 career victories in November 2020. He ranks third as the wealthiest NASCAR driver of all time, behind industry greats Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, according to Essentially Sports.

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Net worth information is sourced from Celebrity Net Worth and accurate as of June 7, 2022.

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Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing specialist who geeks out about finance, e-commerce, technology, and real estate. Her lengthy list of publishing credits include Bankrate, Lending Tree, and Chase Bank. She is the founder and owner of GeekTravelGuide.net, a travel, technology, and entertainment website. She lives on Long Island, New York, with a veritable menagerie that includes 2 cats, a rambunctious kitten, and three lizards of varying sizes and personalities – plus her two kids and husband. Find her on Twitter, @DawnAllcot.
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