Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson
Celebrated Name: Shawn Johnson
Real Name/Full Name: Shawn Machel Johnson East
Gender: Female
Age: 32 years old
Birth Date: 19 January 1992
Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, U. S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.5m
Weight: 45kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Andrew East (m. 2016)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 1 (Drew Hazel East)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Shawn Johnson Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Former artistic gymnast
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Shawn Johnson is a former artistic gymnast of the American origin. She is a five-time Pan American Games medalist. In the 2008 Olympic, she won a gold medal in a balance beam and team and a silver medal in all-around and floor exercise. Shawn emerged the winner of the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars competition in May 2009.

Maybe you know about Shawn Johnson very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Shawn Johnson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

She was born Shawn Machel Johnson, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Teri and Doug Johnson. When she was little, she started to climb the cabinets and jump off the table, and this prompted her parents to enroll her in a gymnastics class at the age of three. The famous coach Liang Chow opened a gymnastics school in West Des Moines, and Shawn was among his first students at the age of six. Chow became her coach for almost two decades in her career as a competitive gymnast.

She attended Valley High School, and she had a more balanced lifestyle, training for only 25 hours as opposed to 40 hours. Together with her mother, they relocated to Los Angeles, and this forced her to leave public school and get into private tuition, finishing her high school education in 2010.

Personal Life

Johnson got engaged to her current husband, Andrew East, in July 2015, and they got married in April 2016. Andrew is a professional American football player and a former Washington Redskins player. They welcomed their child, Drew Hazel East, on 29 October 2019.

Shawn revealed in 2015 that she once suffered from an eating disorder, where she could have an intake of about half of the recommended calories to a person her age. In October 2017, through her YouTube channel, she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 January 1992, Shawn Johnson is 32 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 1.5m tall, and her weight is 45 kg.


At the age of 12, Johnson competed in the Junior Olympics, and she finished fourth in the all-round, second on floor, and first on beam. She was not invited to the national team as a youngster, but in 2005, her coach Liang Chow sent a video of her performances to the National Team Coordinator, and later, Shawn was invited to the national team training camp.

Her senior career began in 2007, and her debut competition was at the American cup. She as well competed at the 2007 Pan American Games, where she won four gold medals and a silver medal on floor. In 2007 she was part of the American team at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, with her teammates being Samantha Peszek, Ivana Hong, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone, and Shyla Worley.

In the 2008 Olympics, she won a silver medal as a team and an individual silver medal in the all-around competition. She broke her knee in January 2010 while skiing, and she had to go for reconstructive surgery. She had to stay out of the training camp for a while, and she made a comeback in November 2010.

She re-joined the American national team in February 2011, and she was named into the Pan American Games Team in October the same year. She won a gold medal in the team as well as a silver medal on uneven bars. On June 3, 2012, Shawn announced her retirement due to her knee problem.

In 2009 Shawn was a competitor in the celebrity show Dancing with the Stars season eight, where she emerged the winner together with her partner Mark Ballas. She returned during season 15 in the show’s all-star edition. Her other television appearances were in The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Oprah Winfrey Show, just to mention but a few. Shawn has released three books titled Stories Behind the Smile, Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith and Living Your Dreams, and The Flip Side.

Awards & Achievements

Through the career of Johnson, she has won several medals in different championships. Some of the awards that Shawn has won are the James E. Sullivan Award in 2008, Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete ESPY Award, and the Young Hollywood Athlete Award in 2009. In 2011, 2009, and 2008, she was the winner of the Teens Choice Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Shawn Johnson in 2024

Shawn Johnson Net Worth
Shawn Johnson Net Worth

Being a gymnast has been very beneficial to Shawn as she has a net worth of $10 million as of July 2024. Her career lasted for nearly two decades, and during that time, she made a name as a gymnast. She has also appeared on reality shows and even won Dancing with the Star competition, and it added to her wealth.

Shawn’s parents enrolled her for gymnastics classes when she was only three years old after noticing her behaviors. Looking back, we can say they made the right choice as she became a professional gymnast. Her success brought her not only fame but also wealth.


  1. Just for the record from me, Ioana Haitchi, a big fan of Shawn Johnson East:

    Shawn Johnson was one of the best female gymnast in the world, due to her Olympic, Mondial, Pan American Games and American Cup medals.

    2008 Olympic Games – Beijing – 1 Gold medal: Balance beam; 3 Silver medals: Team, All-around, Floor exercise.

    2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship – Stuttgart – 3 Gold medals: Team, All-around, Floor exercise.

    2007 Pan American Games – Rio de Janeiro – 4 Gold medals: Team, All-around, Uneven bars, Balance beam; 1 Silver medal: Floor exercise.
    2011 Pan American Games – Guadalajara – 1 Gold medal: Team; 1 Silver medal: Uneven Bars.

    2007 American Cup – Jacksonville – 1 Gold medal: All-around.
    2008 American Cup – New York – 1 Silver medal: All-around.

    Awards: Longines Prize for Elegance (2007), ESPY for Best US Female Olympian (2009)

    She never won a bronze medal in a big competition, only gold and silver, and for that she is unique too. Nowadays she is a great mother for her children and perfect wife for Andrew.
    A wonderful generous person!


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