Last Updated: May 21, 2023
Info
Category:
Richest AthletesRace Car Drivers
Net Worth:
$200 Million
Date of Birth:
Aug 4, 1971 (52 years old)
Place of Birth:
Vallejo
Gender:
Male
Height:
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:
Voice Actor, Race car driver, Actor
Nationality:
United States of America
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Jeff Gordon is a retired American professional NASCAR racing driver, team executive and current TV announcer who has a net worth of $200 million. Jeff Gordon is one of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers of all time, having earned over $500 million in winnings and endorsements during his career.

Jeff Gordon is widely considered one of the most influential drivers in NASCAR history. Gordon began his racing career in the sprint car circuit before making his NASCAR debut in 1991. Over the course of his illustrious 24-year career, he won 93 Cup series races, ranking him third on the all-time wins list. His accomplishments include four NASCAR Cup Series championships (1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001) and three Daytona 500 victories (1997, 1999, and 2005). Gordon was known for his fierce rivalry with Dale Earnhardt Sr., which greatly increased the popularity of the sport. He retired from full-time racing in 2015 but remained involved with the sport, taking on a broadcasting role and becoming a part-owner of Hendrick Motorsports. In 2019, his significant contributions to the sport were recognized with an induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Early Life

Jeff Gordon was born on August 4, 1971,  in Vallejo, California to parents Carol Ann and William. He has an older sister named Kim. Gordon's mother and father divorced when he was six months old. His mother remarried in the 1970s to a man named John Bickford. Gordon started racing his BMX bike he received from his stepfather when he was five years old. By the time he was the ripe old age of six, he had won 35 main events and set five track records. In 1979, when he was eight, he won 51 races. When he was 11, he won all 25 races he entered. Then he got bored with that and took up waterskiing. That only lasted a year and in 1986, he started racing sprint cars and won three races. Gordon graduated from Tri-West Hendricks High School in Indiana in 1989. He was on the high school cross country team.

Career

Jeff won the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) Championship in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeff has over 90 wins and more than 445 top tens. In the Nationwide Series, he has more than five wins with 32 top-ten finishes. Gordon got his start in professional racing in the Busche Series. He started full time racing in the 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He won the Daytona 500 in 1997, 1999, and 2005. His 93 career wins land him at third on the all-time Winston Cup wins list, which is the most in NASCAR's modern era from 1972 to the present. His 81 pole positions make him the leader of all active drivers. He holds a NASCAR record with at least one pole position in 23 consecutive seasons. He is considered to be one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time by a number of outlets and fans of the sport.

Jeff endorses Gillette, Pepsi, DuPont, Sunoco, and many other brands. Jeff also has an equity stake in his racing team and is the first driver ever to earn over $100 million in earnings from the Cup series. Gordon announced that 2015 would be his last season as a full-time driver although he did not rule out retiring from the sport altogether. He served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016. In 2017 he was the overall winner at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

He formerly drove the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015, and served as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in select races during the 2016 season.

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Personal Life

In 1993 Gorden met Brooke Sealey, a Miss Winston Cup model at the Daytona Speedway after he won two qualifying races for the Daytona 500 that year. They had to date secretly because there are rules in NASCAR against drivers dating the models. Sealey finished her reign as Miss Winston Cup at the end of the 1993 season. The couple then went public with their relationship. A year to the day from their meeting, Gordon proposed to her. They married on November 26, 1994. About five and a half years later, Sealey filed for divorce and alleged that Gordon had taken place in marital misconduct, specifically his relationship with another model named Deanna Merryman. Gordon and Sealey's divorce was final in June 2003.

In 2004, he started dating Ingrid Vandebosch. They got engaged in June 2006 and married in a private ceremony in Mexico on November 7, 2006. Vandebosch gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Ella Sofia in June 2007.  In August 2010, she had the couple's son, Leo Benjamin.

Gordon is a born again Christian. He keeps Bible verses taped to the steering wheel of his race car.

Gordon is a major philanthropist. He set up the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation in 1999. The foundation is a pediatric cancer foundation benefiting families and kids with cancer. In December 2006, he opened the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, North Carolina. Gordon also was instrumental in the founding of Athletes For Hope, a charitable organization founded by a number of professional athletes including Andre Agassi, Cal Ripken Jr, and Tony Hawk to help pro athletes get involved in charitable causes.

Salary Highlights

Jeff Gordon earns an estimated $20 – $30 million every year from salary and endorsements. Of that income, roughly $20 million comes from endorsements. During his career to date, Jeff Gordon has earned over $160 million in on-track winnings. His total career earnings all-sources included tops $520 million.

Gordon's net worth is probably lower than many of his fans might expect. This can be attributed to Jeff's divorce from ex-wife Brooke Gordon. As a settlement, Jeff reportedly paid Brooke over $100 million worth of cash, property, and assets. Brooke was given exclusive rights to the couple's oceanfront home which is valued at $9 million. She will also receive alimony and has unlimited access to Jeff's private jets and boats for many years to come.

Real Estate

Jeff Gordon, his wife, and kids live in the South Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. The home features a billiards room, a bar, a wine cellar, and a pool. There's even a nearly life-sized playhouse for Gordon's daughter.

In 2013, Gordon sold his 3,454-square-foot New York City apartment overlooking Central Park for $30 million.

In 1997 Jeff paid $2.4 million for a 1-acre property in Boca Raton, Florida. Two years later he completed construction on a 16,500 square-foot palatial mansion. He sold the home in 2003 for $13.3 million. In March 2022 the home was sold for $36 million:

Jeff Gordon Earnings

  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $1.8 Million
  • 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $5.8 Million
  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $6 Million
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $5.8 Million
  • 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $5.5 Million
  • 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $6.2 Million
  • 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup
    $5.8 Million
  • 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup
    $7 Million
  • 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup
    $5.8 Million
  • 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup
    $6.7 Million
  • 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup
    $6.3 Million
  • 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $4.9 Million
  • 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $4.9 Million
  • 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $6.1 Million
  • 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $2.6 Million
  • 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $4.1 Million
  • 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $5.2 Million
  • 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $2.9 Million
  • 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $2.4 Million
  • 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $2.1 Million
  • 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $1.5 Million
  • 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $623.9 Thousand
  • 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup
    $6.3 Thousand
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