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Full NameJeff Gordon
First NameJeffrey
Middle NameMichael
Last NameGordon
Birth NameJeffrey Michael Gordon
Other NameWonder Boy,Rainbow Warrior
ProfessionNASCAR racer & announcer for Fox NASCAR
Birth CityVallejo, California
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameWilliam Grinnell Gordon
Mother NameCarol Ann Bickford
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Date of BirthAugust 4,1971
Age48 years

How Much Is Former NASCAR Racer Jeff Gordon's Net Worth?

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.

As of 2019, Jeff Gordon owns the net worth of $200 million, all thanks to his racing career, endorsements & business venture.

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.

Net Worth Details: 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.

American NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon owns the net worth of $200 million
American NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon owns the net worth of $200 million

The major source of his income is the racing career, but also, endorsements & business venture aid the earnings.

In comparison, Gordon's fortune is equal of Hollywood celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Simpson; both own $200 million.

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

Participation/ Cup Earnings
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

Business Venture

Along with racing career, Jeff made massive million dollars fortune from business ventures. Here is the list:

  1. Owns JG Motorsports and and manages license, earned $112 million in 1998 through Gordon-licensed products
  2. Owns dealership of Jeff Gordon Chevrolet opened in 1998
  3. Along with NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt and clothing line Chase Racewear, owned Action Performance Companies, Inc.
  4. 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)
  5. Started Briggs & Sons Winemaking, Co., a wine line in January 2005
  6. 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.

Jeff Gordon has endorsement deal with Pepsi
Jeff Gordon has an endorsement deal with Pepsi

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.

Jeff Gordon's house in Charlotte, North Carolina
Jeff Gordon's house in Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

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.

Jeff Gordon's Yacht 24 Karat
Jeff Gordon's Yacht 24 Karat

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:

  1. 2019 Mclaren Senna- Market price is around $1 million
  2. 1960 Chevy Corvette (custom convertible)
  3. 1988 Ferrari Testarossa
  4. 1987 Buick Turbocharged Twin
  5. 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.

Jeff Gordon and his mother
Jeff Gordon and his mother

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.

Updated On Tue Jul 09 2019 Published On Tue Jul 09 2019 By