Facts of Jeff Gordon
|Full Name||Jeff Gordon|
|Birth Name||Jeffrey Michael Gordon|
|Other Name||Wonder Boy,Rainbow Warrior|
|Profession||NASCAR racer & announcer for Fox NASCAR|
|Birth City||Vallejo, California|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||William Grinnell Gordon|
|Mother Name||Carol Ann Bickford|
|Education||Tri West High School, Annie Pennycook Elementary School, Vallejo Charter School|
|Date of Birth||August 4,1971|
How Much Is Former NASCAR Racer Jeff Gordon's Net Worth?
As of 2019, Jeff Gordon owns the net worth of $200 million, all thanks to his racing career, endorsements & business venture.
Jeff Gordon, a former professional stock car racing driver is the 4-times Sprint Cup Champion. Until the 2015 season, he used to drive the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Currently, he works as an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports.
Till date, Gordon race-record reads 93 wins and more than 445 top tens in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Back in 1998, the American racer was named as the NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers of All-Time by NASCAR.
Jeff Gordon Owns a Net Worth of $200 Million: Income Sources & Earnings
From 1993 to 2015, Jeff drove No. 24 Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He stated that the 2015 season would be his last season as a full-time NASCAR driver, but had ruled out the retirement confirmation.
Reportedly, Jeff made a total of $140 million in prize money from track race winnings. Moreover, in 2009, Gordon became the first-ever NASCAR racer to earn $100 million in a season.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gordon owns the net worth of $200 million as of July 2019. Back in 2017/2018, the American NASCAR driver had the fortune of $150 million as per The Richest.
The major source of his income is the racing career, but also, endorsements & business venture aid the earnings.
For a fact, Jeff is the second-richest NASCAR racer, the wealthiest being Dale Earnhardt Jr. ($300 million).
Currently, Jeff Gordon serves as a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports and as an announcer for Fox NASCAR, where Lindsay Czarniak works as a studio host.
Well, during the 2015 Xfinity Series Season, Jeff served as a guest analyst for Fox Sports alongside other 4 NASCAR drivers: Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, and Danica Patrick.
Brief On Career & Achievements
The 1991 USAC Silver Crown holder Jeff was introduced to NASCAR in 1990 and raced in the Busch Series as a full-time driver in 1991, riding Ford Thunderbirds for Bill Davis Racing.
Later in 1993, Gordon began competing as a full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and won in the Gatorade Twin 125's race in the season opener.
Till date, the American racer has made 93 career wins and is the 4-times Sprint Cup Champion (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001), while the Daytona 500 victory records 3 times (in 1997, 1999 & 2005).
Earnings From Racing
|1992 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$6,285|
|1993 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$623,855|
|1994 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$1,507,010|
|1995 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$2,088,460|
|1996 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$2,387,518|
|1997 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$2,914,138|
|1998 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$5,157,762|
|1999 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$4,099,361|
|2000 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$2,588,455|
|2001 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$6,085,352|
|2002 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$4,899,324|
|2003 NASCAR WINSTON CUP||$4,930,658|
|2004 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP||$6,256,887|
|2005 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP||$6,662,734|
|2006 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP||$5,770,006|
|2007 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP||$7,030,344|
|2008 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$5,772,395|
|2009 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$6,210,614|
|2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$5,525,197|
|2011 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$5,764,348|
|2012 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$6,004,839|
|2013 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$5,754,439|
|2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP||$1,835,345|
Along with racing career, Jeff made massive million dollars fortune from business ventures. Here is the list:
- Owns JG Motorsports and and manages license, earned $112 million in 1998 through Gordon-licensed products
- Owns dealership of Jeff Gordon Chevrolet opened in 1998
- Along with NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt and clothing line Chase Racewear, owned Action Performance Companies, Inc.
- In 2005, formed Jeff Gordon Racing School, a stock car racing experience for fans in partnership with Bob Lutz (later rebranded school as NASCAR Racing Experience)
- Started Briggs & Sons Winemaking, Co., a wine line in January 2005
- Became designer for Canadian Motor Speedway in 2012; it is projected to be the largest speedway in Canada
Endorsements, Instagram Earnings & Charity Works
Surely, as one of the most acclaimed NASCAR figures, Jeff Gordon does enrich himself with massive endorsement deals along with a hefty paycheck.
Initially, he had an endorsement deal with Coca Cola, but later signed a sponsorship deal with Pepsi Co. Moreover, the American racer is endorsed by Kellogg Company, Frito-Lay, Edy's, and Ray-Ban.
Since 2012, Jeff Gordon also endorses DVX Sun and Safety Sunglass through commercials & social media platform. As reported, he earns $5 million per year from endorsements.
As of July 2019, he has over 350K followers on Instagram while the Twitter followers count 1.22 million. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, Gordon's Instagram can earn him $1,043-$1,738 per sponsored post.
Apart from these, Jeff Gordon is also active in charity works. Well, he founded Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation in 1999 which aims to help children with a life-threatening disease.
Supporting the Corvette For A Cure campaign, Gordon started JeffGordon4Cure through his foundation; auctions his personal cars including Chevy for fundraising.
In addition to that, Jeff has associations with many non-profit organizations like American Association of Retired Persons, Joining Forces, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, and Soles4Souls.
As reported, the NASCAR Sprint Cup winner opened Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital at the NorthEast Medical Center on December 16, 2006.
Following a year, in 2007, he founded Athletes for Hope along with famous figures like Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Tony Hawk, and many others.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses
No doubt that Jeff Gordon's massive fortune blesses him with a lavish lifestyle and a collection of jaw-dropping assets. Currently, Gordon along with his wife and children lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sources cite that Jeff's residence is worth millions of dollars. Well, the median house price in North Carolina is $184,200.
Also, he owns a 1,930-acre ranch in Carbondale, Colorado. Back in May 2013, Jeff put the property for sale asking $12.5 million but got a drop to $10.95 million by October 2013 and to $10.5 million in 2015 after failures on sale attempt.
Meanwhile, the ranch is off the market.
Formerly, Gordon owned a condo at Manhattan, NY's 15 Central Park West which he sold in 2013 for $25 million, $5 million less than the asking price; $30 million.
Well, the New York property was bought by Gordon and his wife Ingrid in 2007 for $9.67 million.
Reportedly, in 2003, the American NASCAR driver shed off his 7 bedrooms and 12-and -a-half bathroom mansion in Highland Beach, for an undisclosed amount. Jeff had paid $2.4 million for the house in 1996.
He Owns a Private Jet, Yacht, & Many Luxury Cars
Apart from these, Jeff Gordon's extensive asset collection includes a private jet, Yacht and luxury cars like McLaren, Audi, Ferrari, etc.
Well, his Yacht named 24 Karat, built-in 2007, is 105.97 ft. long with a displacement of 189 ton. Its value is reported to be $5 million.
The multi-millionaire NASCAR racer owns a private jet worth $2 million, a Hawker 800A with registration N24JG.
Check out Gordon's list of cars which he auctioned through Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2019 for cancer charity:
- 2019 Mclaren Senna- Market price is around $1 million
- 1960 Chevy Corvette (custom convertible)
- 1988 Ferrari Testarossa
- 1987 Buick Turbocharged Twin
- 2012 Lexus LFA (one of only 50 ever-built)- Base price starts at $375,000
Expenses & Divorce Alimony
Alongside expenses on expensive mansions & other assets, Gordon's expenditure list includes costly clothes, travels & daily life luxury.
Well, back in 2003, as a divorce settlement, Jeff paid $100 million worth cash & asset to his ex-wife Jennifer.
The settlement included $15.3 million alimony, exclusive rights to the couple’s oceanfront home in Florida, worth $9 million and periodic access to Jeff's private jets and boats
Tax & Insurance
Certainly, Jeff Gordon's massive property empire and whopping income make him liable to huge tax payments. Since he lives and owns a house in Charlotte, North Carolina, the American racer has to pay 1.164% of asset's assessed value as property tax.
In addition to that, it also calls the house insurance premium of $1,075.
On the other hand, Gordon's yearly revenue of $10 million takes away $4.42 million income tax, inclusive of 36.3% Federal tax, 2.41% FICA and 5.49% State tax.
The detail on his body & health insurance is yet to be out.
Jeff Gordon's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Wife & Children
Born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California, the USA, Jeff's birth name is Jeffrey Michael Gordon. His father William Grinnell Gordon and mother Carol Ann Bickford divorced when Jeff Gordon was 6 months old.
After Gordon's mother remarried in the 1970s, he was raised by his step-father John Bickford. He has an elder sister Kim, 4 years older than him.
In 1989, Jeff graduated from Tri-West Hendricks High School in Lizton, Indiana.
Fond of riding & racing since childhood, Gordon had set records of 51 quarter midget race wins by the age of 9. At the age of 15, in early 1986, he began to race sprint cars and even more, won 3. Later, in 1987, Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver to be awarded a USAC license at age 16.
He holds American nationality and has Scots-Irish ancestry. As of July 2019, Jeff Gordon's age is 47 and has a height of 5 ft. 8 inches (173 cm).
Married Twice: Wife & Children
Well, Jeff has been married twice in his life and divorced once. Currently, he lives and enjoys a blissful relationship with his second wife Ingrid Vandebosch, a Belgian model.
The duo met in 2002 through mutual friends at a dinner party at The Hamptons and started dating in 2004. On June 24, 2006, the couple announced their engagement at a croquet event at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, California.
Later, Jeff and Ingrid married on November 7, 2006, in a private wedding ceremony in Mexico.
Even after 12 years of their marriage, they are together without any relationship mishaps.
Furthermore, Jeff and Ingrid share 2 children together: daughter Ella Sofia ( born on June 20, 2007) and son Leo Benjamin Gordon (born on August 9, 2010).
Prior to Ingrid, Gordon was in a marital relationship with his then-wife Jennifer Brooke Sealy. They exchanged vows on November 26, 1994, but Sealy filed for divorce in March 2002.
After a year, their divorce finalized on June 13, 2003, that cost Jeff a whopping $100 million worth cash & liquid assets.