About Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson is a singer, songwriter, filmmaker and surfer born in Hawaii. He is best known for work in acoustic and soft rock genres. Johnson ascended to stardom in the early 2000s, as his album Brushfire Fairytales has reached the stores. Since then this musician has recorded four CD’s: On and On, In Between Dreams, Sleep to the Static and Through the Sea. His sixth studio album, entitled From Here to Now to You, is supposed to be released by the end of this year. John is also known as the organizer of an annual fest, known as Kokua Festival. His greatest songs include “Upside Down”, “better Together” and “You and Your Heart”. Jack Johnson net worth is currently estimated at $16 million.
Jack was born in Oahu, Hawaii. His father, Jeff Johnson, was a prominent surfer. Since his childhood Jack has showed determination to follow his father’s footsteps. He started surfing at the age of 5 and by the time he was 17 Johnson was admitted to be the youngest surfer that has ever made it to the finals at Pipeline Masters competition. Unfortunately, his surfing career ended the same year, as Jack experienced nearly fatal accident that removed a couple of his front teeth and put some 150 stitches in his head.
After graduating from Kahuku High School, the future millionaire enrolled at the University of California, where he studied music and film production. He started practicing singing and playing guitar at the age 8. These skills later played a crucial role in boosting Jack Johnson net worth. In one of his recent interviews the singer has revealed that as a teenager he was influenced by the music of Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Ben Harper, The Beatles, Sublime, G. Love and Special Sauce, A Tribe Called Quest, Neil Young and Bob Marley.
Jack Jackson net worth started to grow in 2001, as his debut album, entitled Brushfire Fairytales, reached the stores. It spawned two international hits: “Flake” and “Drink the Water”. According to the musician, this later song was inspired by the surfing accident he experienced as a teenager. The album enjoyed greater commercial success than it was generally expected. It sold 70 thousand copies in Australia, 50 thousand in Canada as well as United Kingdom and received Platinum certificate from the Recording Industries Association of America. His second studio album On and On was even more popular. Fueled by the success of such songs as “The Horizon Has Been Defeated” and “Taylor”, it hit Billboard 200 at No. 3 and went on to sell over one million units in the United States alone. It also received a considerable attention in Canada, Brazil, Australia and Britain, adding a solid sum to Jack Johnson net worth.