Former American gymnast Shawn Johnson shone at the 2008 Summer Olympics seeking gold for the balance beam. Additionally, she won three silver medals on floor, all-around, and team. Johnson had enjoyed exponential success in her gymnastics career, having started training at the age of 3. Her breakthrough year was 2007, when she became a member of the USA senior team. She then had the best rookie season in American gymnastics history. Shawn Johnson has won five gold medals at the Pan American Games and three at the World Championships. Unfortunately, an injury to his ACL cut short his career, forcing him to retire just before the 2012 Olympics.
Johnson was born as Shawn Machel Johnson on January 19, 1992, Des Moines, Iowa, to Doug and Teri Johnson. She is an only child. As a child, Shawn had an unusual habit of climbing over cupboards and tables. As a result, her parents enrolled her in gym classes when she was 3 years old. Three years later, she would begin training at Liang Chow’s new gymnastics school in West Des Moines.
Her parents were right about her gymnastic abilities as Johnson improved quickly with training. She was training 25 hours a week instead of the recommended 40 hours. Nonetheless, with less than normal time spent on training, Johnson still managed to beat his peers.
In 2007, the year she turned professional, Johnson was awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance. She attended Valley High School but had to finish high school through home tutoring. In 2013, she was admitted to Vanderbilt University but withdrew before classes began.
At 4ft 11in tall, Shawn Johnson isn’t your tallest human being. However, the height was perfect for fate as a famous gymnast.
Shawn Johnson’s net worth
Shawn Johnson was undoubtedly one of the most successful gymnasts of his time. Showcasing an incredible rookie year and medals as he progressed. Her peak was at the 2007 Olympics, then in 2008 she became the first gymnast to win the Teen Choice Award for Best Female Athlete of the Year.
Johnson has received money for several medals, but as with most gymnasts, the bulk of Johnson’s income comes from his endorsement deals. Her immediate success and popularity made her a highly regarded candidate. She directed a television commercial for the Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee, which is headquartered in West Des Moines, her hometown. She also appeared in commercials for Ortega and McDonald’s. Other big names in Johnson’s endorsement portfolio include Longines Watch, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Cover Girl, Nestlé, Secret air freshener, Circuit City, Eukanuba and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Johnson has also banked with the Salivre product, “Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile,” which was released in 2008. She has also published at least two other books. In 2009, Johnson became the winner of season eight of Dancing with the Stars.
After retirement, Johnson continues to be busy with her television appearances and her Shawn Johnson East YouTube channel, which she runs with her husband, NFL player Andrew East. She has more than 500,000 subscribers.
That being said, Shawn Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $10 million .
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Who is Shawn Johnson’s husband
Shawn Johnson married NFL player AndrewEst on April 16, 2016. Their wedding was intimate and took place outdoors at a private farm in Tennessee. Shawn and Andrew met in 2013 after being met by East’s brother, who is also an athlete.
Two years after meeting, East in July 2015 offered Shawn a trip to Wrigley Field just before a Chicago Cubs baseball game.
Andrew East was born on September 17, 1991 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is just a year older than Johnson. He attended North Central Indianapolis (IN) where he started playing football. After graduating, Andrew enrolled at Vanderbilt College where he played American football as a lifelong player. After earning his undergraduate degree, East also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the same school.
He started his pro football career with the Kansas City Chiefs on May 11, 2015. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders in April 2016 but was waived four months later. After being signed and waived by the Los Angeles Rams, East returned to the Oakland Raiders. In January 2018, it was reported that the snapper player had signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders.
Luckily Andrew is well educated, should his football career ever take shape.
The couple reside in Nashville, Tennessee.