Lonnie Johnson Net Worth
Lonnie Johnson net worth: Lonnie Johnson is an American engineer and inventor who has a net worth of $360 million dollars. Lonnie George Johnson was born in Mobile, Alabama in October 1949. He is best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun. The Super Soaker was the best-selling toy in the U.S. in 1991 and 1992 and has made more than $200 million. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering as well as his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, both from Tuskegee University. He worked at Oak Ridge National Library as a research engineer and served as Acting Chief of the Space Nuclear Power Safety Section at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He then worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as Senior Systems Engineer. He has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He has worked on the Mars observer project and the Galileo mission to Jupiter. He is involved with energy technology with his companies Excellatron Solid State and Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems. His company is working on a new generation of rechargeable thin film batteries. His company developed one of the top 10 inventions in 2009 as named by Popular Mechanics, the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System. Lonnie also owns the company Johnson Real Estate Investments, LLC. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Alliance for Children and is a board member of the Hank Aaron "Chasing the Dream" Foundation.