When talking about sportscaster in United States, Ernie Johnson is one of names who come to our mind. He is really popular and is one of the biggest sport figures in the United States and many even in global. As one of the popular sportscasters, everyone has been wondering about his net worth. This post will unveil about his net worth as well as some other information about him.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the American sportscaster named Ernie Johnson has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2021. His wealth is the result of his hard work in the field of sports and sportscasting. Every year, he earns $5 million from his job.
Earnie Johnson started his career while he was still in the university. He used to work for a radio show as the news director and sports. The radio show was aired at the station named WAGQ-FM, the one located in Athens, Georgia. He worked there for more than a year. After he graduated, he decided to leave his position to moved to Macon, the one in the same area. Then, he began a broadcasting career at the channel called WMAZ-TV.
Aside from that, Earnie Johnson also worked at another popular channel named SWPA-TV. His position was a news reporter. Then, the man was hired by Turner Sports. His nickname was E.J. because he covered the studio shows for the coverage of NBA games by TNT. Pregame shows, postgame show, and halftime show inside the NBA are the shows included. It has been always like this for Ernie since the early 1990.
Vitaminwater and Geico are the ones who have sponsored his section of the show. Sometimes, some famous ones like Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Dennis Scott, and Charles Barkley join the show. Plus, the sportscaster is also the host for the Tuesday Fan Night aired on NBA TV and is a moderator as well as a host of Open Court that airs on the same TV station. There are a total of seven panelists, including Ernie Johnson. In addition, he also works for the PGA tour as a play by play announcer.
Ernie Johnson has collected a few awards. He came as the winner of the Sports Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Sports personality as a Studio again for the category of Best Studio Host. Not only that, he also won the Emmy Award, which he dedicated it to the daughters Stuart Scott. In addition, the man has a sportscaster for video games, including NBA Live 98, NBA 2K15, and NBA 2K18.
- Full Name: Ernest Thorwald Johnson Jr.
- Nick Name: Ernie Johnson
- Gender: Male
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- Date of Birth: August 7, 1956
- Age: 64 years old
- Zodiac: Leo
- Nationality: American
- Region: Christian
- Height: 185 cm or 6’ 1” inches
- Weight: 80 kg or 176 lbs
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Brown
- Marist School
- College: University of Georgia
- Occupation: Sportcaster for Turner Sports and CBS Sports
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Cheryl Johnson (married in 1982)
- Children: Carmen Johnson, Maggie Johnson, Allison Johnson, Michael Johnson, Eric Johnson, Ashley Johnson
- Father: Ernie Johnson Sr.
- Mother: Lois Denhard
Ernie Johnson was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the United States on August 7, 1956 to Ernie Johnson Sr. and Lois Denhard. His father used to play the part of a play by play announcer while his mother was a former pitcher in major league basketball. His original name was actually Ernest Thorwald Johnson. After the retirement of his father, the whole family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Just like most of children in the world, Ernie Johnson studied at school. He went to high school at Marist High School, the one that refers to a private catholic school located in Brookhaven, Georgia. After graduating, he enrolled in the University of Georgia to pursue journalism. While he was studying, he worked for the radio station known as WAGQ-FM in Athens, Georgia as a news and sports director. In the end, he graduated from Georgia with Bachelor of Arts.
Ernie Johnson is currently married to a professional counselor named Cheryl Johnson. From this marriage, they have two biological children named Eric Johnson and Maggie Johnson. Apart from the biological children, they also adopted four more ones named Michael Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Ashley Johnson, and Allison Johnson. All of them are treated equally and the family has such a happy life.
Ernie Johnson has been diagnosed with cancer and he has been undergoing chemotherapy since then. During this hard time, his family is always by his side, giving support so that he can battle the cancer. Right now, he is still overcoming it.
Richest Sportscasters in The World
Sport can be advantageous and some people can even consider it as a gold mine. Professional athletes are not the only ones that can collect bucks but the ones who cover them like sportscasters have the same chance to earn a lot.
While no one can doubt the popularity of Ernie Johnson and it is true that he has earned a lot from his job as a sportscaster, he is not the richest. For those who are curious about the richest sportscaster in the world, here are some of the names in no particular order.
- Jim Rome ($75 million)
- Thierry Henry ($60 million)
- Troy Aikman ($25 million)
- Bob Costas ($45 million)
- Dan Patrick ($25 million)
- Skip Bayless ($13 million)
- Stephen A. Smith ($10 million)
- Al Michaels ($20 million)
- Max Kellerman ($6 million)
- Tony Romo ($70 million)
A job as a sportscaster is promising. A lot of athletes who have retired decided to become sportscasters. Aside from some of the names above, some other ones include Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Cris Collinsworth, Bill Walton, Steve Kerr, Ron Darling, Grant Hill, Doris Burke, Chris Webber, Dan Fouts, Bob Uecker, Dan Dierdorf, Jay Bilas, John McEnroe, and so on.