- Date of Birth
- Age 50 Years Old
- Famous Name Jeff Gordon
- Country United States US
- Birth Name Jeffery Michael Gordon
- Birth Place Vallejo, California
- Famous Name Jeff Gordon
- Father William Grinnell Gordon
- Mother Carol Ann Bickford Houston
- Net Worth $200 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Ingrid Vandebosch (m. 2006)
- Divorce Brooke Sealey (m. 1994–2003)
- Children Leo Benjamin Gordon, Ella Sofia Gordon
Jeffery Michael Gordon Better Known as Jeff Gordon is a former American professional stock car racing driver. He started his career in the Busch Series with Hugh Connerty Racing. He started racing full time for Hendrick Motorsports in 1993 and continued giving his full-time service to the organization till 2015.
Jeff Gordon has won four-time Sprint Cup Champion and has won the Daytona 500 three times. With 93 career wins, the most in NASCAR's modern era, he is third on the list of all-time cup wins. He is considered one of the greatest drivers in the NASCAR history and was named in the 50 Great Driver list by NASCAR in 1998.
Jeff Gordon Net Worth in 2019; How much is his Salary?
The net worth of the 47 years old former NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is estimated around $200 million. He is the first driver in NASCAR history to pass $100 million in career winnings which he did in the 2009 season.
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In 2014, Gordon was one of the highest paid athletes in the world with a salary of $13.7 million. He also has the ownership stake in Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car, which captured five straight Cup championships between 2006 and 2010. He has been endorsed by big company names like Pepsi in the past which have all added to his net worth.
Jeff Gordon Personal life; Who is he Married to?
Jeff Gordon married the former Miss Winston Brooke Sealey in the year 1994. Before their marriage, rumors were speculating Gordon to be gay which turned out to be false since the two were in a secret relationship and Gordon had not declared Sealey to be his girlfriend.
The two were together for eight years as husband and wife. Their relationship was followed by a public and ugly divorce in 2003. In the divorce settlement, Gordon had to pay $15.3 million to Sealey.
Gordon remarried again in 2006 to a Belgian model Ingrid Vandebosch. The couple got married in Mexico in a private wedding ceremony. They have two children in their marriage; daughter Ella Sophia and son Leo Benjamin.
The married couple is still together to this day and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with their two children.
Jeff Gordon Early Life
Born on August 4, 1971, to father William Grinnell Gordon and mother Carol Ann Bickford, Jeffery Gordon is of Scotch-Irish descent. He was born in Vallejo, California. His parents divorced when he was six months old and his mother remarried John Bickford in 1970s.
He has an older sister named Kim who is older by four years. For his education, Gordon attended Tri-West Hendricks High School in Lizton, Indiana. He graduated high school in 1989.
Jeff Gordon Career
Gordon began racing sprint cars in 1986 and won three races. The following year, he received his USAC license and was only 16 at the time making him the youngest driver to achieve the license. He was awarded Midget Car Racing Rooking of the Year in 1989. The following year, he won USAC national Midget title, the Hut Hundred, and the Belleville Midget Nationals.
Gordon's first career debut in Busch race came on October 20, 1990, at North Carolina Motor Speedway. He was working with Hugh Connerty and was driving the No. 67 Outback Steakhouse Pontiac. During the qualifying, he ran the second fastest lap. However, his car got in a wreck on lap 33 which caused him to end up a 39th-place finish. Following his debut, he began racing full time in the Busch series for Ford Thunderbirds for Bill Davis Racing in 1991.
Gordon signed with Hendrick in 1992 after Rick Hendrick saw the young driver's performance and approached him. Hendrick was the man to sign future Nascar stars like Dale Earnhardt, Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson He made his first career debut in the Winston Cup Series in November of that year. That was the final season of Richard Petty's final NASCAR race.
The name of Jeff Gordon would soon rise to fame following his debut as he was named the rookie of the year in 1993. He won his first series championship in 1995. Gordon was starting to become the face of the sport due to his polished look which made him approachable to the camera. He helped to shape the racing into a mainstream sport.
In 1997, Gordon became the youngest driver to win Daytona 500 and also won the series championship as well. He won the series championship in the following year of 1998 as well. In 2001, he once again won a championship making it his fourth championship. He did not win any more sprint championship after that. He did win his third Daytona 500 in 2005.
Gordon announced that he would give up his full-time as a NASCAR driver in January of 2015. Over the course of his career, he has won four Sprint Cup Championship, and three Daytona 500 championship. He has 93 career wins and has a NASCAR record of at least one pole in 23 consecutive seasons.
After giving up his full-time job as a NASCAR racer, he made his next career jump to a broadcaster. His start in broadcasting was on Fox Sports 1 on April 10, 2011. He became a full-time analyst for Fox Sports for the cup series events in 2015.