|Chad Javon Johnson a.k.a Chad Ochocinco
|45 (born January 9, 1978)
|Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Ex-wife Evelyn Lozada
|Source of Wealth
|NFL, soccer, endorsements, investments
|$46.678 million over 11 seasons
|Reebok, GoDaddy and Unilever’s Degree Men deodorant
Born in Miami, Florida on January 9, 1978, Chad Javon Johnson is a free agent wide receiver in the National Football League. He currently has a net worth of $15 million. He graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997 and then went to Langston University. He transferred to Santa Monica College in California. then to Oregon State University in 2000.
The six-time Pro-bowl winner played 11 seasons in the NFL, starting with the Cincinnati Bengals who drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
After completing a decade with the team and setting a franchise record for receiving yards (1,355), he was traded to the New England Patriots for a three-year contract term in 2011. However, he was released by the team in just a year due to his poor performance. Just days later, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins, only to be released a month later due to his arrest for domestic abuse.
In 2014, he signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and played five seasons. In 2015, his absence from mandatory training led to his suspension, and eventually to the termination of his contract.
In 2017, “Ochocinco” returned to the field for Mexican team Monterrey Fundidores of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional and led the team to a 14-6 win against the Saltillo Dinos.
Despite being one of the NFL’s most well promising wide receivers, with nearly every Bengals receiving record, and the “Most Influential Athlete In Social Media” in 2011, Johnson’s career suffered due to his antics, both on the field and off-field too.
Chad Johnson’s Net Worth in 2023
Despite a career full of ups and downs, Chad Johnson managed a net worth of $15 million over his 11-year run with the NFL. Endorsements, reality TV appearances, and other short-lived endeavors contributed to the athletes' net worth. He earned approximately $46.678 million from playing in the NFL. HIs latest earning through sports was an income of around $1 million for a boxing match with Brian Maxwell.
Chad Johnson’s Salary
Johnson’s last income from the NFL was $925,000 from his 2011 contract with the New England Patriots. His contract with the Miami Dolphins ended prematurely and he did not receive any payment as a result. He amassed $46.678 million through his 11 seasons as a wide receiver.
Chad Johnson’s Endorsements
Chad Johnson endorsed major brands like Reebok, GoDaddy, Unilever’s Degree Men deodorant, and a national pistachio commercial. In February 2016, Johnson endorsed Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He lost several endorsement deals, such as with drink company Zico, due to his arrest in 2012 on charges of domestic battery.
Chad Johnson’s Other Sources of Income
Johnson designed and released an iPhone game called Mad Chad in partnership with RockLive in 2010. The sportsman also made numerous appearances on TV shows, including his own segment “Child, Please” on Sports Soup, talk show “The T. Ocho Show” on Versus with teammate Terrel Owens and a dating show “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” on VHS.
Johnson is also a skilled soccer player and signed with the National Premier Soccer League side Boca Raton FC in October 2018 as a forward. The following year, he resigned from the team for the 2019 Spring UPSL season and led the team to win the South Florida Championship.
Chad Johnson’s House and Car
Johnson bought a six-bedroom four-bathroom 3,410 sq. ft. home in Miami Gardens Property with a $150,000 loan, which he failed to pay back, resulting in the foreclosure of the property. The mansion is worth $1.1 million today.
Instead of splurging on exotic cars, Johnson bought and re-designed a SmartCar. The original vehicle is worth $18,000, but Chad gave his own touches to it, giving the car a makeover.
Chad Johnson’s Charity Work
In the 2005 NFL season, Johnson prepared a checklist of the defensive backs that covered him. The list, titled “Who Covered 85 in’05”, was recreated online by Degree and Yahoo in 2007. Fans voted for the NFL quarterback that Johnson would most likely play with and each vote raised money for Chad’s charity project, Feed the Children. He also foot-raced a thoroughbred racehorse with a 100m head start for charity in 2007.
How much did Chad Johnson make in his career?
Chad Johnson has earned just short of $49 million over an 11 season career in the NFL.
How much does Chad Johnson make a year?
During the time he was employed as a wide receiver, Chad Johnson earned $925,000 from his contract with the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
What does Chad Johnson do for a living now?
Chad Johnson is a retired NFL wide receiver. He has been a free agent since 2013. Chad Johnson is now a reality TV star and appears in the reality TV show ‘Selling Tampa’ on Netflix. He has previously appeared on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on TV in 2010. After becoming a free agent in the NFL and finally retiring, Chad Johnson also had short career stints as a soccer player, bull rider and even a boxer. He is also a streamer on Twitch and specializes in playing ‘FIFA’.
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