Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Real Name/Full Name James William Johnson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jimmy Johnson
Birth Place: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 July 1943
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Granite Hills High School
College: University of Arkansas
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Linda Kay Cooper (1963-1990), Rhonda Rookmaaker (m. July 1999)
Kids/Children Name: Chad Johnson and Brent Johnson
Profession: Football broadcaster, former player, coach, and executive
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Old age is not enough reason to stop doing what you love the most. For Jimmy Johnson, he loved football, and he knew that this is what he wanted to do. The fact that e is old didn’t mean that he would stop his involvement in football. This is the reason why he decided to choose a career that would fit in even in his old age. He first worked as a coach and through him, many talents have been discovered and have been transformed into professional footballers. Today, he is known as a great broadcaster and although he is 77 years of age, he is still very good at what he does.

Well, how well do you know about Jimmy Johnson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jimmy Johnson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jimmy Johnson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jimmy Johnson was born on 16th of July in 1943 in Port Arthur Texas in the United States of America. There is however very little information about his early life. It is not clear who his parents is and whether he has any siblings. He loved football and he started playing the game when he was still very young and his professional career started at high school.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jimmy Johnson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jimmy Johnson’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 16 July 1943. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


The fact that he loved being in the field doesn’t mean that he didn’t go to school. He actually got great mentorship in school. He studied at Jefferson High School which is currently known as Memorial High School. The school is located in Port Arthur, in Texas. In school, he was in the same class with Janis Jopin who is the Rock and Roll of Famer. After graduating from high school, Johnson joined University of Arkansas.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jimmy Johnson With Wife Rhonda Rookmaaker
Jimmy Johnson With Wife Rhonda Rookmaaker

Johnson has been married twice in his life. His first wife was named Linda Kay Cooper. After dating for some time, they decided to tie the knot and they did so on 12th of July in 1963 and together they have two sons. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t work so well as they decided to divorce after being together for 27 years in January of 1990.

After being alone for almost 9 years, he decided to try his luck in love once again. He therefore started dating Rhonda Rookmaaker and on 18th July in 1999, they officiated their union. The couple lives in Islamorada which is located in the Floriday Keys. The two are happy together and there are no rumors of their divorce or separation.

Is Jimmy Johnson Gay?

Jimmy is a straight guy as far as his sexual orientation is concerned. Although his first marriage didn’t work out after 27 years, he got married to his current wife and they have been together for more than 20 years now. This is enough to prove that he has no interest in men.

Professional Career

When he joined University of Arkansas he was immediately offered a place in the football team. The team was very proud of his achievements and expertise in the team and he also won various games for the team. Within a very short time, Johnson became an all-Southwest Conference defensive lineman. There were several people who joined the Razorbacks which include Jerry Jones.

He later joined several football teams and through the team Razorbacks, he was named a national champion. He was an important part of the team, and he was given the nickname “Jimmy Jumpup”. His coaching career began at Louisiana Tech University as an assistant coach in 1965. He later joined the University of Oklahoma as the defensive line head coach.

After his coaching career was done, he easily transitioned in the entertainment world. He joined Fox Sports as an analyst and currently, he contributes to Fox NFL Sunday.


Jimmy Johnson has been able to transition from one career to another. Over the years, he has won many titles and awards. One of the awards he received was The Walter Camp Coach of the Year in 1986. In 1990, he won the National Football League Coach of the Year Award just to mention a few.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jimmy Johnson in 2024

Jimmy Johnson Net Worth
Jimmy Johnson Net Worth

Jimmy Johnson might not be very comfortable revealing the information of his income to the public but at least he has revealed his current net worth. As of 2024, his net worth is $50 million. All his wealth has been earned through his career involvement in different stages from a player, a coach and now a broadcaster.

Not many people are as strong as Jimmy Johnson is. He loved being in football and even when he realized he couldn’t play anymore, he decided to become a part. When it was not in his age to continue coaching, he looked for a much lighter responsibility and settled to being a broadcaster.


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