The retired American basketball player and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. has the estimated net worth $620 million as of 2022. Magic was selected by the franchise, Los Angeles Lakers as the first-overall player in the NBA draft of year 1979 after his streak of winning basketball titles in high school. In his first season of NBA, he captured both the prestigious NBA Championship and award of Most Valuable Player.
Magic Johnson Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $620 M|
|Full Name Earvin Magic Johnson Jr.|
|Birth Date August 14, 1959|
|Age 63 years|
|Birthplace Lansing, Michigan, US|
|Profession Basketball Player, Coach, Host|
|Wife Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly|
Magic Johnson Early Life
In Lansing, Michigan, on August 14, 1959, Magic Johnson was born to Christine who worked as a school janitor and Earvin Sr. who was an assembly line worker. Johnson studied in the famous Everett High School, where he also soon joined his passion, the basketball team. The moniker “Magic” was given to him by a local sportswriter when, at the age of 15, he recorded a triple-double of 36 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists.
As he was getting famous so received many offers from every prestigious college, but Magic chose Michigan State University. When ISU’s and great player Larry Bird were the opponent in the famous NCAA championship game in year 1979, Magic’s team fought really hard. After Michigan State’s victory over Indiana (Magic’s team victory) Johnson was titled the Final Four’s Most Outstanding-Player.
Magic Johnson Career
Magic was first selected by the franchise of Los Angeles Lakers as the first overall choice in the year 1979 NBA Draft. Magic and his other great colleague like Kareem led the Lakers to the NBA-title in Magic’s first season. With the Lakers in all these years 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988, Earvin aka Magic won five NBA Championships. In these year: 1980, 1982, and 1987, Magic won the NBA Finals MVP award collectively for three times.
Magic’s bright career was ended drastically in year 1991 after he contracted serious HIV infection. Near the completion of the 1993 to 1994 NBA season, he made a comeback as the head coach of Lakers’ on owner request. The Lakers originally performed very well under his guidance, winning five out of their first six games.
Magic Johnson Wife
In a low-key ceremony held in Lansing, Michigan, Johnson wed his long-time love Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly in 1991. Earvin III (EJ), the couple’s first kid who was born in 1992 has publically accepted himself as gay. Johnson and his beautiful wife spend their time between Beverly Hills and Dana Point, California.
Magic Johnson Net Worth
Magic made almost 18 million dollars in salary and also an additional several millions of dollars in many endorsements during his basketball career. After his retirement from sport, he established the “Magic Johnson Enterprises” business empire, which has now the worth of more than 1 billion dollars and has earned Magic a personal net worth of 620 million dollars.
Many big business like Magic Johnson Theaters, a movie studio, and a promotional marketing firm are all owned by the “Magic Johnson Enterprises.”
Magic Johnson Height and Weight
|Eye Color Black|
|Hair Color Bald|