Joe Marcus Johnson was born June 29, 1981, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Johnson was a high school basketball star who was named Mr. Arkansas in 1999. He played collegiately for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Johnson has one son, Gavin, who was born in 2007.
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2. Income & Salary
After playing two years of college basketball, Johnson declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA draft. He was picked tenth overall in the first round of the draft by the Boston Celtics. He only played for about half a season with the Celtics before a trade sent him to Phoenix Suns. His career began to blossom in Phoenix, but he became one of the league‰Ûªs elite players after a move to the Atlanta Hawks. Johnson made a name for himself in Atlanta before signing a blockbuster deal to play for the Nets. In his career, he has played in seven all-star games and was chosen a member of the US National Team.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Joe Johnson is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. His current contract with the Brooklyn Nets pays him over $20 million a season; over the course of the six year contract he will earn just over $123 million. Johnson also has endorsement deals that pay him over $1 million a year. In 2013, Johnson made about $22 million and in 2014 he made about $24 million. Johnson‰Ûªs net worth is conservatively estimated to be over $60 million, but is likely much higher.
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