Learn about Shawn Johnson East's net worth and personal life details here

Learn about Shawn Johnson East's net worth and personal life details here

Steve Njuguna
updated at December 14, 2023 at 1:48 PM

Shawn Johnson East is a retired American gymnast and media personality. She gained global fame after winning several medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This article delves into her personal life, career achievements and net worth.

Shawn Johnson East
Shawn Johnson competes during the 2008 Olympic trials. Photo by Nick Laham
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In a mid-2000s Team USA roster filled with gymnastic talent, Shawn stood out as the most impressive due to her poise, agility and calm demeanour. She further endeared herself to fans after winning a famous reality TV dance competition, 'Dancing with the Stars'.

Shawn Johnson East's profile summary


Shawn Machel Johnson East

Date of birth

January 19, 1992

Place of birth

Des Moines, Iowa


'America's Sweetheart'

Height in feet

4 ft 11 in

Height in centimetres

150 cm


Gymnast, Dancer, Podcaster

Marital status



Andrew East



Place of residence

Nashville, Tennessee

Hair colour


Year inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame


Year of retirement from gymnastics


Political affiliation



Shawn Johnson: Olympic Champion: Stories Behind the Smile, Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams, The Flip Side

Zodiac sign


Social media

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter



Net worth

$9 million

How old is Shawn Johnson East?

Shawn Johnson East (aged 31 as of December 2023) was born on January 19, 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She often credits being born and raised in a small town as a reason why she is so grounded and humble.

What is Shawn Johnson East's net worth?

According to Celebritynetworth.com, Shawn is worth $9 million. This amount comes from her career in gymnastics, her TV and movie career, book sales and her various brand endorsements. She also won $300,000 as prize money for winning the reality TV show, 'Dancing with the Stars'. Her husband, Andrew East, has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This comes from his

Shawn Johnson East Net worth
Shawn during a visit to the Empire State Building. Photo by Ben Gabbe
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Shawn Johnson East's career in Gymnastics

Shawn Johnson began her gymnastics career at a young age and quickly progressed through the ranks. She gained widespread recognition during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won four medals, including a gold medal in the balance beam and silver medals in the individual all-around, floor exercise, and team competition. Her efforts led Team USA to be the best at gymnastics in Beijing despite fierce competition from hosts China and Russia.

In addition to her Olympic success, Shawn Johnson is a multiple-time U.S. national champion and a World Champion in gymnastics. She retired in 2012 due to repeated struggles with knee injuries.

Frequently asked questions

Due to her public personality and common appearances in the media, fans constantly want to know more about Shawn and her personal life. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about her:

What is Shawn Johnson East's height?

Johnson's listed height is 4 ft 11 in. Her short stature allows her to be flexible and stable while attempting artistic gymnastic moves.

Who is Shawn Johnson East's husband?

Shawn Johnson married Andrew East, a former professional football player, in April 2016. Andrew East is a former professional football player and a long snapper. Born on September 17, 1991, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrew played college football at Vanderbilt University. After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and later played for other NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders.

The couple has been active on social media, sharing insights into their lives, including their experiences as new parents. They currently have three kids together.

Andrew East
Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, at a celebrity softball game in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Terry Wyatt
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Who does Shawn Johnson East support in American politics?

Shawn Johnson East has previously declared support for the Democrats. In 2008, she led the loyalty pledge at the Democratic National Convention.

What is Shawn Johnson East's podcast about?

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew have a podcast named 'Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew'. They discuss marriage and its issues as well as daily happenings in their lives. She also promotes her podcast and other works on her Instagram handle @shawnjohnson.

Final word

Shawn Johnson East embodies the resilience of a true champion, not just in the world of gymnastics but also in the broader scope of life. Her journey from an Olympic gold medalist to an accomplished individual outside the gym reflects a profound ability to adapt, grow, and inspire.

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Steve Njuguna is a media professional with close to a decade of experience in the sports media industry. He has previously worked as a sports journalist with Bamba Sports TV, Vybez Radio and The Nairobian newspaper.