Magic Johnson Net Worth 2024: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Magic Johnson is an American Basketball player who has a net worth of $620 million. He was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021 after playing 13 seasons for the Lakers. In 1996, he was recognized as one of the NBA’s 50 All-Time Great Players. He was named NBA Champion and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He is the former head of the Los Angeles Lakers of NBA basketball operations and a famous point guard.

Magic Johnson’s Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth:$620 Million
Name:Magic Johnson
Profession:NBA Player
Age:65 Years Old
Born:14 August 1959
Country:United States
Salary:$40 Million+ (Annual)
Last Updated2024

Magic Johnson Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$620 Million
Net Worth in 2023$560 Million
Net Worth in 2022$520 Million
Net Worth in 2021$480 Million
Net Worth in 2020$440 Million
Net Worth in 2019$400 Million

Early Life

Born in Lansing, Michigan on August 14, 1959, Magic Earvin was born as one of the seven children of Earvin Sr. and Christine. His father worked at General Motors as an assembly worker and his mother was a janitor.

As a kid, Johnson loved basketball and idolized players like Bill Russell and Earl Monroe. Johnson acquired the finer nuances of the game from his father, who played high school basketball in Mississippi.

Johnson attended Everett High School, where he rapidly became a member of the basketball team. He had a triple-double with 36 points, 18 rebounds, and 16 assists at the age of 15 and led his team to a state championship.

He was one of the best basketball players to emerge from the school and was also titled on the 1977 McDonald’s All-American team. He chose Michigan State University out of many college offers such as UCLA and Indiana.

Magic guided his team to the NCAA championships in 1979, where they played against Indiana State University. Magic and his team had to face one of their best players, Larry Bird.

Their basketball tournament was the most-watched college game ever on television, Michigan State defeated Indiana, and Magic Johnson was awarded The Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Magic Johnson then was chosen for the All-American team for his achievement that season. Magic Johnson then played for 2 years in college before entering the NBA draft.


In 1979, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted Johnson first overall. Johnson had a fantastic season in 1981–82, averaging 18.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and a league-leading 2.7 steals per game.

In the 1984–85 regular season, he scored 18.3 points, 12.6 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals. In the 1988–89 NBA season, he averaged 22.5 points, 12.8 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game.

He continued his stellar play from the previous several years. He was diagnosed with HIV infection after an event in 1991 that turned his life completely. He opted to retire after publicly announcing his diagnosis.

Despite his retirement, he was selected for the US basketball team to compete in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He returned to the NBA ib 1995 as a coach for a brief period. During 1995–96 season, he reemerged as a player and rejoined the Lakers.

In a win over the Atlanta Hawks, he tallied 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists. In 32 games this season, he had an average of 14.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.7 rebounds. After the season, he officially retired.

Magic Johnson Enterprises

Magic Johnson Enterprises, his corporate empire, is now worth over $1 billion, giving him a personal net worth of $600 million. Magic Johnson Enterprises is the parent corporation of Magic Johnson Theaters, a movie studio, and a marketing agency.

Magic purchased a 5% stake in The Lakers for $10 million in 1994, which he marketed to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong in 2010 for a reputed $50-60 million. Johnson also sold his Starbucks network for $75 million in 2010.

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Magic Johnson‘s Biography

Real NameEarvin Johnson Jr
Nick NameMagic
Age65 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  6 Feet 9 Inches
In Meters – 2.06 m
In Centimeters – 206 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 99.8 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
FamilyFather – Earvin Johnson Sr.
Mother – Christine Johnson
Sisters – N/A
Wife Cookie Johnson
Children’s EJ Johnson, Andre Johnson, Elisa Johnson

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HIV Activism

Johnson established the Magic Johnson Foundation to aid in the fight against HIV, but he eventually expanded it to encompass other charitable purposes. He became a member of the National Commission on AIDS.

Personal Life

In 1991, Johnson wedded Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly, and the couple has a son, Earvin III, who is openly gay and a star on the reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. They later adopted a daughter, Elisa in 1995.

Johnson is also the father of a child from a previous relationship. Melissa Mitchell had a son, Andre Johnson, in 1981. Andre was raised by his mother, but he spent every summer with Johnson.


As of 2024, Magic Johnson’s net worth is estimated at around $620 million. Magic made just over $18 million in salaries and millions more in sponsorships during his basketball career. Johnson’s annual income is around $40 million.

In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster, and motivational speaker. Johnson has made a name for himself as a commercial titan and a visionary philanthropist since his retirement.

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