|Celebrated Name:||Jeff Gordon|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Jeffery Michael Gordon|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||4 August 1971|
|Birth Place:||Vallejo, California, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Ingrid Vandebosch (m. 2006), Brooke Sealey (m. 1994–2003)|
|Children:||Yes (Leo Benjamin Gordon, Ella Sofia Gordon)|
|Profession:||American former professional stock car racing driver|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$230 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Jeff Gordon is a famous American NASCAR racing driver who has won four championships. Currently, he is the executive of motorsport and a pundit for the channel ‘Fox NASCAR’. Even today, he is considered to be one of the best drivers.
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Jeffery Michael “Jeff” Gordon, commonly known as Jeff Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California. He was born to his father, William Grinnell Gordon, and mother, Carol Ann Bickford. He was raised by his mother and his step-father, John Bickford as his parents got divorced when Gordon was just six months old.
Right from childhood, Gordon was interested in racing and loved all the outdoor adventures. His step-father was very supportive of him and took an interest in his likings. It was his step-father who helped him to make his dreams come true of becoming a race driver by gifting dirt bike at a very young age. He began racing in the competitions at the age of five. At a very young age of six, he had already won several races, breaking few track records.
Gordon then took a break from the racing for a while and began waterskiing before switching back to driving one year later. Gordon was the youngest driver who was awarded USAC license at the of sixteen. Gordon did his high schooling from Tri-West Hendricks High school in Lizton, Indiana. He kept his schedule very busy as, during the weekdays, he used to attend school, and on the weekends he participated in races.
Gordon met his wife Brooke Sealey, a Miss Winston Cup model, after a Busch race. The couple dated for a while and got married. The couple was married for eight years, and they got separated due to a personal reason. Soon, he was introduced to Ingrid Vandebosch. The duo got married after a couple of months of dating and are blessed with two kids.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 4 August 1971, Jeff Gordon is 49 years old as of today’s date 17th May 2021. His height is 1.73 m tall, and weight is 68 kg.
It was the co-owner of the Hooters restaurant who helped Gordon participate in his first Busch race in a stock car. After a year, he began Busch races in a Ford Thunderbirds, with which he won the ‘Rookie of the Year’. The year later, he set the NASCAR record and won his Winston Cup debut.
It was a debut at Winston Cup season, and Gordon was very young who was doubted by many that he wouldn’t be able to compete in NASCAR. But he proved everyone wrong and tasted his first victory at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. That season he finished eighth in the overall ranking driving his DuPont Chevrolet. At last, his hard work paid off, and three years later, Gordon grabbed his first-ever Winston Cup victory by defeating one of the most significant NASCAR drivers at the time.
When Gordon won his first Daytona 500, he became the youngest driver in the history to do so. He also won the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte that year grabbing some of the prestigious awards in the world of racing. As the time passed by, he witnessed a series of highs and lows in his career but won a series of races including Sharpie 500 night race at Bristol.
Gordon had a very successful career in racing and had impressive statistics. He also took part in several off-track events.
Awards & Achievement
The list of Gordon’s achievements in the sport of racing is quite big, and the guy has been honoured with numerous awards for his incredible success. Gordon’s contribution to the world of NASCAR stunned the planet which earned him a place in ‘NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers’. Also, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Silver Buffalo Award’.
Net Worth & Salary of Jeff Gordon in 2021
As of May 2021, The estimated net worth of Jeff Gordon is approximately is $230 million. His main source of income has been his contribution to the world of racing.
It was Jeff Gordon’s destiny to become one of the most significant drivers in the history of NASCAR, and he achieved his goal by sheer dedication to the sports and hard work. He had his ups and downs in his professional career and also in his personal life, but Gordon never lost hope and continued to work towards his bright future.