Jimmie Johnson is an American Nascar driver with a net worth estimate of $40 million. Johnson earns over $7 million a year in winnings and salary, he makes an additional $10 million in endorsements. He was born on September 17th, 1975 in El Cajon, California. He grew up in a working class home with his father Gary working two jobs and his mother being a bus driver. He was the oldest of the family with two younger brothers. His family would often go on camping trips where the young Johnson would often enjoy of the thrills of dirt biking.By the age of four he began racing 50 CC bikes. In four years he would win the 60 cc Championships. Jimmie and Gary would travel cross country so that Jimmie could make a name for himself in many motocross events. His biggest accomplishment yet would come in 1992 when Jimmie would win his firs of three-straight stadium motocross championships. Soon Johnson came to the attention of Herb Fisel (GM Racing) who offered to sponsor him in track racing and off-road buggy. While still in his teens Jimmie soon became one of the top drivers on the Short Course Off-Road Drivers Association (SODA) Series and the SCORE Desert Series.
In 1998 Johnson became part of the American Speed Association Grand National Circuit. He was named Rookie of the year. Jimmie lived up to the name and would continue to win events. He took part in the Busch series in 2000. He won his first Busch series just a year later. He continued to place well in many events but it was in 2006 when his career took off. It was the season that he finished as #1. He would continue to remain number one through 2007 also. 2008 began with the question: "Could Jimmie hold onto his #1 spot"? And he did. Jimmie was on fire. His fire would burn out at the start of 2009. The fire reignited towards the end when Jimmie would once again come out on top. Who knows what 2010 holds for him.