Armine Shamiryan' Husband Michael Johnson's Net worth: Know His Salary, Career And Awards

News by Saburo Published on 15 Aug,2017 Updated on 27 Aug,2018

Michael Johnson believes “Life is compared to a marathon, but it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by short moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best”.   

Following this quote in regular life and career, Johnson, an American athlete, and field sprinter extended his net worth by taking home four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals.   

Besides, Michael earned name and fame for being eight times world champion. Want to know how rich Dallas Texas-born sprinter, Michael Johnson is? Then let's jump right in.

How Much Is Michael Johnson’s Net Worth? His Sources OF Income And Achievements

The World Famous Athlete, Michael Johnson's net worth is $7 million. Michael’s was raised by a homemaker mother and a truck driver father. Nobody talked about being rich but the objective of his family was to have a comfortable lifestyle.

Michael Johnson grew up in a working class family, but his splendid athlete career made him wealthy.   

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson 


His first paid job was working for Toys RUs in the Christmas Break. In terms of fame and fortune, Michael Johnson’s first job was a $3-an half hour shift in a toy shop.

However, he moved on to earn appearance fees of $500,000 now. Remarkably, Johnson has been paid $500,000 for a single race in Canada. In addition to that, Johnson entered the Olympic finals putting-on a custom-designed pair of golden colored Nike racing spikes made with Zytel-for that he was called “The Man With The Golden Shoes”.

For instance, Michael’s Olympic success earned him a healthy endorsement portfolio with sponsorship deals with companies like Samsung and Nike. Michael started his professional career in 1990 and his first earnings were from a Grand Prix race. The fee and winnings apparently came in between $30,000 and $40, 000.

Michael Johnson’s Luxurious Lifestyle

Michael spends his money in buying expensive designer brands and indulges brand such as Apple and Nike. 

Michael is fond of traveling and vacationing in Santorini, Greek Island, and Cabo San Lucas beach. He is an adventurous person. On 18th July 2017, Michael shared a Tweet:

“No need for the pool to play water polo. Just use the Adriatic Sea! View from my hotel in Dubrovnik”.

Similarly, Michael owed $4.500-square foot San Rafael home that was later put on sale for $3.2 million. His Marin home is located in the pricey Dominican University area nearby Country Club. The home made in 2001, consisting the single-level gated estate has 10-foot ceilings, a three-car garage, and Mount Tam views.

Michael still resides in Marin County, California with his chef wife Armine and a son. Michael Johnson drives Silver Mercedes SLR Mclaren and Porsche 911. McLaren is a costly engine model which cost $485,000 in 2005. 

Following the retirement, Michael is now involved in training athletes and develop training programs. He has operations in the UK and the U.S, working with Premier League teams as well as Olympic Federations and individual athletes.

Michael Johnson-Quick Facts

  • Michael Johnson began his athletic career since 1992 with Olympics.
  • He studied architecture at Baylor University.
  • Michael started his professional career at the age of 22.
  • He won many NCAA titles in indoor and outdoor sprints and relays with help of Clyde Hart.
  • He won the 200-meter and 400-meter gold medals at a single Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta.
  • Michael Johnson was previously married to entertainment reporter, Kerry D’Oyen.
  • Michael Johnson now lives with Armine Shamiryan, and a son Sebastian.