Dustin Johnson’s Net Worth: Earnings & Endorsements

With wins at the 2016 U.S. Open and the 2020 Masters Tournament, Dustin Johnson is one of the most successful golfers ever to play the game. He is one of only three players to win a major tournament in his first thirteen years playing for the PGA. Only Tiger Woods, at fourteen, and Jack Nickolas at seventeen, have longer PGA season win streaks. Yet the PGA is systematically removing him from their records. Fans understand. You can’t erase greatness like Johnson’s smooth and powerful drive.

So, how much is Dustin Johnson’s net worth? Dustin Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $50 million. He’s made more than $74 million in PGA winnings. A few lucrative endorsement deals net him over $10 million annually. He signed a four-year contract with LIV Golf for $125 million on top of a reported yearly salary of $5 million.

It isn’t uncommon to see Dustin Johnson laughing it up on social media with his wife and friends. He plays hard and works hard, with success to show for it. But read on if you want to know more about his financials and personal life.

Dustin Johnson’s Net Worth & Bio 2024

Full Name Dustin Harper Johnson
Birthplace Columbia, SC
Nationality American
Age/Date of Birth 38/June 22, 1984
Nationality/Place of Birth American from Columbia, South Carolina
University/College Coastal Carolina University
Year Turned Pro October 2007
Net Worth $50 million (est.)
Salary LIV pays $5 million yearly
Professional Wins 37
PGA Tour Wins 24
Major Championships 30
Current World Ranking 82 nd.
Career Earnings from PGA $74,982,819
Net Worth $50 million?

You could say Dustin Harper Johnson was born with golden golf club rattles ready to hit the links. He was born on June 22, 1984, to Scott and Kandee Johnson. DJ, as his friends call him, has two siblings, a sister named Laurie and a brother named Austin.

Scott Johnson, Dustin’s dad, was a pro golfer in charge of the Mid Carolina Golf Club. He taught Dustin how to play golf from an early age, taking his young son with him when he practiced at his golf club. By all accounts, the Johnsons lived a traditional family life.

The elder Johnson’s first sports choice was football and was successful enough in high school to consider going to college to play wide receiver. Those dreams never materialized because the elder Johnson accidentally cut his arm open, causing tendon damage. He recovered and adapted to his new non-football life, playing more golf and spending time teaching the young Dustin how to play.

Then one day in the late nineties, Johnson’s parents divorced, and Scott Johnson left golf for good. Dustin Johnson recalls how his family never mentions what happened. But the younger Johnson has a close relationship with both parents even though his parents haven’t spoken in ten years.

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Interesting Facts About Pro Golfer Dustin Johnson


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  • Only two pro golfers have won more money on the PGA than Dustin Johnson: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
  • In an odd move for golf fans, the PGA took Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson off the list, revealing the tension between the PGA and LIV.
  • Few people ever hit a hole-in-one. Johnson has one hole-in-one in his 255 tournament history.
  • Wayne Gretzky reportedly blessed him to marry his daughter after Johnson agreed to improve his life.
  • Founder of Dustin Johnson Golf School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Austin Johnson played college basketball and has been his brother’s caddie since 2013.
  • He loves wearing suits. He once told a reporter he has thirty suits.

Dustin Johnson’s Year-by-Year Career Golf Earnings — 2007 to Present

As a member of the PGA, Johnson’s winnings are publicly available on the PGA’s website.

2007 Played in only one tournament and missed the cut.
2008 1,789,895
2009 2,977,901
2010 4,473,122
2011 4,309,961
2012 3,393,820
2013 2,963,214
2013/14 4,249,180
2014/15 5,509,467
2015/16 9,365,185
2016/17 8,732,193
2017/18 8,457,352
2018/19 5,534,619
2019/20 5,837,26+
2020/21 5,001,136
2021/22 1,617,749
Total Career PGA winnings $74,897,059

Johnson’s winnings from the PGA dropped off in 2022 because he signed a contract with LIV and resigned from the PGA. These developments are still playing out as the PGA and LIV must co-occupy the same golfing space, at least from the public’s perspective.

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Dustin Johnson’s Sponsors & Endorsement Deals

Publicly reported tournament winnings comprise only a part of a pro golfer’s income. But, Johnson has several endorsement deals worth mentioning that boost his net worth.

Endorsement packages are private, but good reporting usually finds details about what they’re worth.

Here are some of Dustin Johnson’s sponsors that were publicly reported:

  • Perfect Practice
  • RBC (dropped in protest of Saudi bankrolling LIV)
  • Adidas (dropped for amicable reasons)
  • TaylorMade
  • BodyArmor
  • Hublot
  • NetJets

Dustin Johnson’s public endorsements account for roughly $11 million in compensation. But these numbers are only a best guess. For example, if we were curious, how much does TaylorMade pay Dustin Johnson? That’s info that’s kept secret. But we can make an estimation.

Dustin Johnson’s College and Amateur Career


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Johnson and his brother Austin were a bit of a local sensation in high school, no doubt spurred on by their parents. While the duo played multiple sports, it was golf that Dustin excelled at, earning him a full-ride scholarship at Coastal Carolina University.

In college, Johnson developed his distinctly smooth stroke that usually drives a golf ball farther than the rest. While he earned a degree in sports management, Johnson’s skills and dedication to the game of golf led him and his university team to their first-ever appearance in an NCAA State Champions tournament.

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Dustin Johnson’s Pro Career: PGA to LIV Golf


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Although Johnson still plays professional golf, an upstart golfing association offered him a lucrative deal to leave the PGA and represent LIV Golf. Perhaps lucrative is too weak of a description. Some reports indicate Johnson earned more in his first five months playing for LIV Golf than in fifteen years in the PGA.

But Dustin Johnson did have some big PGA wins:

Dustin Johnson has won 24 PGA Tour tournaments, including two major championships. His biggest tournament wins are:

  • 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par score of 276
  • 2020 Masters Tournament with a record score of 268, 20-under-par

Johnson has also won six World Golf Championships events, including the WGC-Dell Match Play in 2017. He was the first and only player to win each of the four World Golf Championship events.

Johnson is considered one of the best golfers in the world. He has been ranked number one in the world by the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 68 weeks, including a record-breaking 36 consecutive weeks.

How did Johnson do at the 2024 Masters? He tied for 48th with a $50,760 payday.

But he mostly plays in LIV Golf and he’s the top draw in a golf season where 48 professional golfers compete in regularly scheduled tournaments. The LIV tournaments differ from the PGA because there are no cuts. Players complete their rounds and get ranked among the other 47 players.

In a recent interview, Johnson stated he doesn’t want to wear anything but the logo for his new LIV golf team (4 Aces) on his clothes as he plays. At this point in his career, he is undoubtedly thinking about legacy. The 4 Aces won the inaugural LIV Golf team championships, and Johnson already has two tournament wins since joining LIV.

It’s been a few years since LIV lured top players away from the prestigious PGA to play in their own tournaments. Both the PGA and LIV play tournaments throughout the world. Will LIV evolve into a European-backed Golfing Association?

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Dustin Johnson’s Wife: Paulina Gretzky


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Dustin Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight, as attention follows him everywhere he goes. He has the support of friends and family and still wins tournaments. Like one of his best friends, Wayne Gretzky is now his father-in-law.

Paulina Gretzky met Dustin Johnson in 2009 through her famous father when she was still a singer/model. They’ve been together ever since but only recently tied the knot.

The couple have two children. His wife Paulina and his two kids are often seen cheering him on. Even his brother Austin takes an interest in his brother’s career. After all, Austin Johnson is Dustin Johnson’s professional caddie.

Dustin Johnson’s Personal Life Away From Golf


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Dustin and Paulina call Palm Beach Gardens, FL, home. While they only recently married, Paulina’s been by his side, and he has been beside her for almost twenty years. Indeed, it’s not unheard of to see a family reunion as Johnson smashes long drives off the tee, especially when Austin does his brother’s caddie work.

Dustin and Paulina have two children, River Jones Johnson and Tatum Gretzky Johnson. Off the golf course, Johnson helps run his foundation, The DJ Foundation, which uses the game of golf to teach structure and sportsmanship to at-risk youths. It’s also pretty common to get a notification about something posted on social media, one of the best ways to discover details about famous people.

Final Thoughts

You now know how much Dustin Johnson is worth and have a more full understanding of his professional and personal life.

Dustin Johnson comes from a sporting family. He learned to play golf early and has spent his life improving his game. Most important for fans is his move to LIV Golf for what seems to be a multi-year, multi-million dollar package. The golfing world still smarts from the expansion and losing several championship golfers. While the PGA can erase his name from all the records he set as a golfer, they will never take away his time playing in the PGA. In other words, no one will ever erase Dustin Johnson.

Nick is the founder of GolfSpan and an avid golfer. He's not quite a pro but has over 15 years of experience playing and coaching golfers worldwide. His mission is to bring the golfing community a better experience when it comes to choosing the right golf gear and finding the right setup for your game.

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