Shawn Johnson Parents and Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Shawn Johnson Parents and Net Worth – Shawn Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast who has a net worth of $9 million. Shawn Johnson built her net worth as an artistic gymnast earning Olympic gold and silver medals. Shawn was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 19, 1992 as the only child of Doug and Teri Johnson.
Her parents enrolled three-year-old Shawn in a gymnastics class to prevent her from climbing cabinets and jumping off tables, but soon the sport will become her passion and life. At six she was already a student of Chow and Li of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance in West Des Moines and started competing in the field at the age of 7.
As a part of the Junior International Elite, Shawn won the 2006 U.S. Junior National All-Around Championship with such an amazing score which was incredibly higher than any of her senior elite contestants.
Once she became a member of the U.S. senior team a year later, she ended up being the 2007 individual all-around World Champion and 2007 World Champion on floor exercise. It seemed like the sky was this girl’s limit as she came to be the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist.
But irrespective of her winning career, Johnson decided to withdraw from the sport for good announcing her retirement from gymnastics on June 3, 2012. In addition to scoring big as a gymnast, she also turned out the winner of the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009, and is also one of the cast members on the 2015 season of Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.
Who are Shawn Johnson Parents?
Teri Johnson (mother)
It seems that after Shawn Johnson birth, her mother forgot about her own life, because the only thing she is talking about in her interviews is her daughter Shawn and gymnastic classes.
But it’s known that Teri Johnson spent the most part of her life in Des Moines, IA. Her mother cared about their big house. In addition, she spent a lot of time with her daughter. Teri was shocked, when she noticed that her little daughter started to walk, being 9 months old. After that little Shawn couldn’t stay at one place for more than a couple of minutes. To channel her energy to the right direction, Teri took her daughter to gymnastic classes, when the girl had just crossed 3 year old age mark.
Teri knew that gymnastics is the main part of Shawn’s life, but not the only one. That’s why she taught her daughter to do everything about the house – the future Olympic Games champion cleaned her room, washed the dishes and cooked dinner. In addition, she coped with a school program with a tutor, which Teri hired for her. Nowadays the sports star Shawn Johnson is grateful to her mother for comparatively normal childhood.
Doug Johnson (father)
Shawn Johnson’s father worked at a farm. Each morning he took his daughter Shawn and they both rode the lawnmower and watched horses and cows in the fields. Later the family moved from the house, because a huge mall was built behind their fence.
Till now Shawn is very close with her father. She tells that he forbade her to spend her free time in gym after her retirement. He wanted his daughter to enjoy a simple life and to go to college. He advised his kid to enter Stanford University. But Shawn met her future husband and entered Vanderbilt University, Andrew East’s Alma Mater. She quit it after a few months of studying.