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How much money has Jeff Gordon made?

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How much money has Jeff Gordon made? Photo/ Motorsport.com.
  • With his popularity and success in the racing world, there is no doubt that Jeff Gordon boasts a massive net worth. 
  • The former driver, who is now the chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, raced full-time from 1993 up to 2015. 
  • Jeff’s career earnings in the last decades have been phenomenal, with the NASCAR Hall of Famer taking home millions of dollars annually. 

With his popularity and success in the racing world, there is no doubt that Jeff Gordon boasts a massive net worth. He is the second richest professional NASCAR driver as of 2023.  

Jeff Gordon is widely regarded as one of the most influential NASCAR drivers in history. He played a significant role in helping the sport rise to mainstream success.

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon. Photo/ Motorsport.com.

The former driver, who is now the chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, raced full-time from 1993 up to 2015. 

At the age of 24, Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver in history to win a NASCAR title. The 51-year-old is a four-time Cup Series champion and a three-time Daytona 500 winner. 

Jeff Gordon has made a lot of money in the racing world but before finding out his net worth, let’s first look at his career. 

Career 

Jeff Gordon performed laps in a makeshift racetrack for the first time when he was only five years old. He won his first Quarter Midget Championship when he was eight years old. 

Gordon used to attend school during the weekdays and participate in Quarter Midget Championships during the weekends. He won four class championships in Go-Karting in the early 80s. 

Before turning 18, he had already won short-track races and received the USAC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year award. He became the youngest driver in America to win the USAC Silver Crown and the season championship at the age of 20. 

Jeff Gordon participated in the first Busch Race on October 20, 1990, finishing 39th. The following year, he competed in the Busch Series, driving Ford Thunderbirds. The American set a NASCAR record in 1993 and also made his Winston Cup debut that year.

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon. Photo/ Sportscasting.

During the 1993 Winston Cup season, Jeff began driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. He was one of the youngest participants, and many had doubts that he would compete in NASCAR. The talented driver ended up surprising many as he recorded his win at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

Jeff recorded his first NASCAR Winston Cup win in 1995 by defeating Dale Earnhardt, who was a big name in the game. 

In 1997, Jeff became the youngest driver in history to win the Daytona 500. He also won the Winston Million and the Coca Cola 600 that year. In 1998, he won the Winston Cup for the third consecutive time, setting a record. 

The American international experienced career highs and lows between 2002 and 2009. Some of his biggest wins within that period include winning the Sharpie 500 night race at Bristol, becoming the first NASCAR driver to record four Brickyard victories and winning the Texas Motor Speedway Championship. 

Between 2010 and 2013, Jeff was a runner-up in the Subway Fresh Fit 600. His 2013 season began with a crash at the Sprint Unlimited, but he ended up qualifying second for the Daytona 500. 

On January 22, 2015, the legendary driver announced that 2015 would be his last season as a full-time driver. He claimed his first and only win of the year in November, winning his ninth career Martinsville race. 

Besides racing, Jeff also participated in other off-track events, such as IROC at the Daytona International Speedway and Race of the Champions. 

What is Jeff Gordon’s net worth? 

As mentioned above, Jeff Gordon is the second richest professional NASCAR driver as of 2023. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Jeff Gordon has an estimated net worth of $200 million. 

He has made his fortune from his racing career. The legendary driver earned a lot of money while at the peak of his career. 

Jeff’s career earnings in the last decades have been phenomenal, with the NASCAR Hall of Famer taking home millions of dollars annually.

Besides his career earnings, Jeff Gordon net worth has skyrocketed because of brand endorsements and ongoing business ventures. His fortune continues to grow to this day because of other activities, such as broadcasting, which bring in high annual salaries.

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon’s growth continues to this day. Photo/ Hendrick Motorsports.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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