Shawn Johnson is a retired American gymnast who was introduced to gymnast at the age of Three. At the age of 12, she started to compete for the National Junior Events and also won many titles.

Shawn Johnson
Shawn Johnson

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Shawn also held the title of US all-around championship by winning it once as a junior and twice as a senior gymnast and held the position of 4th women to win World Championship title. She ruled the world of gymnastic by winning the gold in Balance Beem Event in 2008 just at the age of 16.

Early Life, Childhood, and Education

The only daughter of Doug and Teri Johnson, Shawn Johnson’s full name is Shawn Machel Johnson, at a very small age of 3 she was introduced to Gymnastic because of her naughty behavior of climbing cabinets and jumping off tables.

Shawn went to Gymnastic School at the age of six where Liang-chow was her first tutor. Shawn went to Valley High School to start her education and was very fond of Nutritioamiliar with football and Dances. Shawn apart from her studies and interests maintained 25 hours of gymnastic classes every week.

Later on, Shawn and her mother shifted to Los Angeles and she leaves that public school and has to finish her education with a private tutor. On 2013, Shawn started studying Sports Psychology.

Career, Salary, and Net worth

Junior Olympic National Championship is the first championship from where Shawn started her career, she was 12 years old then. Tyson American Cup was her first game as senior gymnast where she grabbed the all-around title.

She also debuted at World Artistic Gymnastics Championship helping US team winning the gold, becoming the only gymnast to participate in all four events. Lastly in 2012, due to the continuous problem in her knees which was injured in 2010 while skiing she retired herself from gymnastics.

After leaving the gymnastic she participated in Dancing with the Stars Season 15 and was also announced as a runner-up. Talking about her successful life she was honored by various awards like Longines Prize for Elegance, Germany in 2007, Teen Choice Award as Female Athlete in 2008, American Most-Liked Sports Figure in 2009, Most Famous Living Sports Figure by Des Moines Register in 2010 and much more.

Now coming to her income her salary tremendously got increased year by year from $572,337 on 2011-2012 and now on the year 2015-2016 she was greeted by the salary of 1,217,647 which makes her net worth of around 9 million as calculated on 2016.

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Rumors, controversy

Shawn Johnson was always on the light by her eating disorder till 2008 Olympics, she resisted eating even a singloodle of soup, she only ate 700 calories a day.

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