Jimmy Johnson (Coach) Net Worth

Jimmy Johnson (Coach) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wiki Biography

James “Jimmy” William Johnson was born on the 16th July 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, and is a retired American football player, and coach of franchises such as the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. He retired from coaching after the 1999 season, but soon after has found his place as an NFL analyst and commentator, working for Fox NFL Sunday, which has also added to his overall net worth.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Jimmy Johnson? It has been estimated that Johnson’s net worth is over $40 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount being his career as a professional football coach, analyst and commentator. Another source is coming from selling his autobiographical book. Other than that, Johnson is the owner of the restaurant chain “Three Rings”, and the bar “JJ’s Big Chill” in Florida.

James William Johnson $40 Million

Jimmy Johnson attended Thomas Jefferson High School (now Memorial High School), and then continued his education at the University of Arkansas, where he started playing football, for the Arkansas Razorbacks as a defensive lineman, and was even named as the all-Southwest Conference defensive lineman. In 1964, Jimmy and his team won the national championship without losing a single game during the whole season.

The same year, Jimmy finished his education, and the next year his coaching career began to take-off. His first position was as the assistant coach of the Louisiana Tech under head coach Joe Alliet. He left the next year, and was appointed as assistant coach of the Picayune Memorial High School team. Before he signed his first contract as a head coach, he served as an assistant coach of the Wichita State University team (1967), Iowa State (1968-1969), Pittsburgh (1977-1978), and also worked as a defensive co-ordinator for teams of Oklahoma University (1970-1972), and Arkansas (1972-1973). They contributed steadily to his net worth.

His first job as a head coach came in 1979, when he was offered a contract with Oklahoma State University. He stayed with the team until 1983, and his skills came to show, as he turned around an inconsistent franchise to a winning one. Thanks to his skills, after his contract ended with Oklahoma, he received an offer from the University of Miami, which of course he accepted. He spent five years at Miami, winning his first national championship as a coach in 1987, and also reaching semi-finals, but his team lost to Penn State. After Miami, in 1989 Jimmy was offered the head coach job at NFL franchise the Dallas Cowboys, which increased his net worth to a large margin, as he accepted the contract offer. He stayed with the Cowboys until the end of the 1993 season, winning two Super Bowl rings with the team, in 1992 and 1993 season, both times defeating Buffalo Bills.

After his contract ended, Jimmy decided to leave coaching for a while, finding a job as an analyst with Fox Sports, until he joined the Miami Dolphins in 1996 as a replacement for Don Shula, who had retired at the end of the previous season.

However, his success with the Miami Dolphins was nowhere near that with the Dallas Cowboys, and three years later he decided to leave football for good.

Thanks to his successful career as a football coach, he was voted by the ESPN as the 13th best overall NFL coach; as a coach, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012. With ghostwriter Ed Hinton, he penned “Turning the Thing Around: My Life in Football” in 1993.

Apart from his work at the Fox Sports, his other TV appearances include participation in the reality show “Survivor: Nicaragua”, which also added to his overall net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Jimmy Johnson married Linda Kay Cooper in 1963; the couple has two sons, but divorced in 1990. In 1999 he married Rhonda Rookmaaker, and they live in Florida, form where he manages his restaurant and bar in Key Largo.

Net Worth$40 million
Salary$40 million
Date Of Birth16 July 1943
Weight75 kg
ProfessionAmerican Football coach, Commentator, Actor, American football player, Businessperson, American Football coach, Commentator, Actor, American football player, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of Arkansas, Memorial High School, University of Arkansas, Memorial High School
NationalityAmerican, American
SpouseRhonda Rookmaaker (m. 1999), Linda Kay Cooper (m. 1963–1990), Rhonda Rookmaaker (m. 1999), Linda Kay Cooper (m. 1963–1990)
ChildrenGenevieve Marie Johnson, Lydia Norriss Johnson
ParentsGary Ernest Johnson, Catherine Ellen Dunnill
SiblingsJarit Johnson, Jessie Johnson
AwardsNFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year, Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award, Best Driver ESPY Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Music GroupsThe Gentrys
NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
MoviesFunny People, Funny People
TV ShowsFox NFL, Fox NFL Sunday, Inside the NFL, BCS Selection Show, Fox NFL, Fox NFL Sunday, Inside the NFL, BCS Selection Show
1Co-host, with Erica Shaffer, of an infomercial for "Better Trades". Also appearing are Annika Kielland and Freddie Ricks. [2009]
2Spokesman for ExtenZe [February 2010].
3Served as head football coach at Oklahoma State (1979-1983); University of Miami (1984-1988); Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993) and Miami Dolphins (1996-1999).
4Served as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech (1965); Picayune (1966); Wichita State (1967); Iowa State (1968-1969); Oklamoma (1970-1972); Arkansas (1973-1976) and Pittsburgh (1977-1978).
5Interviewed for the head coaching job at Arkansas when Lou Holtz left after the 1983 season, only to find out later that fellow classmate and former teammate Ken Hatfield had already been hired. Was upset that Frank Broyles didn't say anything about this during the interview and has had very little to do with his alma mater ever since.
6Played linebacker at Arkansas from 1962 to 1964, where he was named all-SWC in 1964. Member of the 1964 national champion squad. Graduated in 1965.
7Coached the Miami Hurricanes to a national championship in 1987. Is one of only two coaches to win both a Super Bowl and a collegiate national championship, the other being Barry Switzer.
8Attended high school with Janis Joplin [Port Arthur, Texas]; was even in a class with her.
9Retired from coaching after getting embarrassed in the playoffs 62-7 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999. This was viewed by some Notre Dame fans as poetic justice or, "What goes around, comes around", after his 1985 Miami squad had humiliated Notre Dame, 58-7 in Gerry Faust's last game as head coach of the Irish.
10Refused to allow the University of Miami to retire Bernie Kosar's uniform number 20, citing that "Bernie didn't finish the program here", meaning that Kosar didn't play all five years of his college eligibility. Kosar had just led the Hurricanes to the national championship in 1983 (before Johnson became coach) as a redshirt freshman and was on his way to graduating from Miami a year ahead of his class with a dual major in finance and economics. In contrast, Vinny Testaverde's number 14 was retired, even though he never led the Hurricanes to a championship and never even came close to graduating.
11At the University of Miami, he had coached future pro quarterbacks Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde and Steve Walsh. Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy in 1986, while Walsh would go on to play for Johnson with the Dallas Cowboys.
12He and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones were college football teammates at the University of Arkansas.
13Divorced his first wife shortly after being hired by the Dallas Cowboys, telling reporters she no longer fits "into my game plan."
14(1979-1983) Head Coach, Oklahoma State
15High school classmate of G.W. Bailey and Janis Joplin in Port Arthur, Texas.
16(1984-1988) Head Coach, University of Miami


Funny People2009Jimmy Johnson
The Shield2006TV SeriesJ.J.
New York Daze1995TV Series
Coach1994TV SeriesFake Cop


The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family & Football2017Documentary post-productionHimself
A Football Life2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Fox NFL Sunday1994-2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Analyst / Himself - Studio Analyst
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals2016TV SeriesHimself
Emeril's Florida2016TV SeriesHimself
Undeniable with Joe Buck2015TV SeriesHimself
The Bo You Don't Know2015Documentary short
Mike & Mike2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - FOX NFL Analyst / Himself - Former NFL Head Coach
Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
The Rebels2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Survivor2010TV SeriesHimself - Espada Tribe / Himself / Himself - 8 Days - Espada Tribe
Pardon the Interruption2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Cubed2010TV SeriesHimself
Brothers2009TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself - Heach Coach, 1984-1988
2009 NFC Conference Championship2009TV MovieHimself - Halftime Show Analyst
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
2005 NFC Championship Game2006TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 22003VideoHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1991-1999TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1989-1998TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The Waterboy1998Himself
Arli$$1998TV SeriesHimself
TNT Sunday Night Football1991-1997TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on NBC1991-1997TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach / Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
NFL on FOX1995-1996TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himnself - Color Commentator
1995 NFC Championship Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Coach1995TV SeriesHimself
1994 NFC Championship Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXVIII1994TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1993 NFC Championship Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Power Plays1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXVII1993TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1992 NFC Championship Game1993TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on CBS1989-1992TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1989 Federal Express Orange Bowl1989TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1987 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl1987TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1986 Sugar Bowl1986TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1985 Fiesta Bowl1985TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1981 Independence Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma St. Cowboys Head Coach
Inside the NFL1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (segment "Jerry's World") / Himself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
1996EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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