Jeff Gordon is a professional NASCAR racing driver. The American racer has retired from his professional racing career and is currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He is also an executive for Hendrick Motorsport. Jeff is one of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers and has achieved major success during his career.
Jeff Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California. He is 49 years old. His parents got divorced when he was only 6 months old. Gordon started racing his BMX at the age of five. When he was eight years old he had won 51 races already. He took up waterskiing for some time as he got bored of racing. He reverted towards racing cars and won three races.
Jeff is a successful racing career and has earned more than 90 wins. He made his professional debut from the Busche Series. His full-time racing career began with the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He is one the best NASCAR drivers in the history of the car racing game and has millions of fans that give him support. Gordon announced that he will be retiring from his professional car racing career in 2015. He drove the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Gorden started dating Brooke Sealey in 1993. Brooke was a Miss Winston Cup model and the couple started dating secretly because according to the rules of NASCAR the racers are not allowed to date models. The couple announced their relationship in public soon. They got married on November 26, 1994, and she filed for divorce because Gorden was rumored to be dating another model named Deanna Merryman.
He started dating Ingrid Vandebosch in 2004. The couple got engaged in June 2006 and got married in Mexico. They welcomed their first child, in 2007. They also have a son who was born a year later. Gordon is a philanthropist and he is the founding member of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 1999. The foundation supports people with pediatric cancer foundation and aims to benefit needy families and kids that are suffering from cancer.
Salary Highlights and Net Worth
Jeff Gordon has an estimated net worth is $200 million dollars. Jeff Gordon earned $20 – $30 million during his peak career time from salary and endorsements. He earns almost $20 million from endorsements. Jeff Gordon has received over $160 million from his on-track winnings. He had massive career earnings and his career salary tops $520 million.
Gordon’s net worth is not as much as his fans would expect. His net worth got affected because of Jeff’s divorce from his ex-wife Brooke Gordon. His wife took half of his money in settlement of their divorce. According to reports Jeff paid Brooke over $100 million in the form of cash, property, and assets. Brooke has also given the rights to the oceanfront home to his ex-wife which is estimated to be $9 million.