EJ Johnson Net Worth 2022 – How Much is He Worth?
EJ Johnson is quickly catching up to the fame and spotlight of his father, although not in basketball. Young Earvin had other plans and became an actor and a fashion commentator, and he achieved success. Read on to learn more about his private life, career, and net worth.
Earvin Johnson III was born on June 4, 1992 in Beverly Hills, California, to Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Ej Johnson “Cookie” Johnson (née Kelly). He has an older brother, Andre, and a younger sister, Elisa. He was raised in the Pentecostal Christian faith. Johnson attended New York University, studying hospitality with a focus on event planning and design.
Johnson came out as gay to his family at the age of 17 and came out publicly in 2013 after a report by TMZ published pictures of him holding hands with a male friend. He was supported by his family in his decision to come out publicly. After coming out, Johnson left the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, the church in which he grew up, due to their views on homosexuality.
Early Life and Biography
Earvin Johnson was born on June 4, 1992, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. He is the second child of the NBA legend and one of the best basketball players to ever play the game of basketball, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
He has one older brother named Andre, and a younger sister, Elisa. Earvin studied at New York University, where he majored in hospitality. His parents Magic Johnson and Earlitha Kelly raised him as a Pentecostal Christian.
At 17 years of age, EJ came out to his family and revealed he was Ej Johnson of homosexual orientation. Unlike most parents in the modern world, his parents accepted this and did not make any trouble about it. He revealed this publicly in 2013 and had the full support of his family members.
Today, he is quite famous for his feminine look and his style of clothing. In 2015, he underwent gastric sleeve surgery. This procedure drastically changed his appearance and reduced his weight considerably.
At one time, he was thinking about becoming transgender and undergoing another surgery. In the end, he decided against it. The New York Post named him and his closest friends the “Rich Kids of Instagram”. Furthermore, Ej Johnson the New York Times named the same entourage “Snap Pack”. His friends include Tiffany Trump, Kyra Kennedy, Gaia Jacquet-Matisse, and Andrew Warren.
Johnson joined the cast of the E! reality television series Rich Kids of Beverly Hills in 2014 as a recurring cast member on the first season. He became a main cast member for the next three seasons. The show was canceled after four seasons. Johnson then starred in his own spin-off reality series EJNYC, one of the first reality series to profile a young LGBTQ person of color. In 2014 Johnson joined E! News as a news personality and commentator, covering shows for New York Fashion Week as well as having a recurring commentary role on Fashion Police.
He also appeared as a guest commentator on Hello Ross in 2014. He was a guest star during season 4 of Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2016 Johnson was featured in an It Got Better short documentary produced by L/Studio. In 2017 Johnson moderated a panel at BeautyCon called The Gender Revolution. In 2017 Johnson was a guest host on The Real. In an ESPN interview with Kelley L. Carter, Johnson discussed his television experiences and plans to pursue a career in fashion. On May 12, 2021, it was announced that Johnson would voice the character of Michael Collins in the reboot of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, a role played in the original series by Phil LaMarr.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
EJ Johnson started his acting career as an actor on TV in 2014, when he appeared in “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” on the E! channel. He was a recurring cast member during the first season of the show and moved to the main cast for the next three seasons. He also starred in “EJNYC”, which was the first reality TV series that profiled an LGBTQ person of color.
EJ also started to commentate on shows like “New York Fashion Week” and “Fashion Police”, both on E!. In addition to this, he commentated and hosted numerous shows, like “Hello Ross” and “The Real”. Further continuing his TV work, EJ was a guest star in “Real Husbands of Hollywood”, in the 4th season of the show. In a 2017 interview, he revealed that he wishes to pursue a fashion career.
EJ Johnson Net Worth and Earnings
As of this year, the net worth of EJ Johnson is estimated to be $3.5 million. Despite always being rich, he did work hard and made his own fortune, away from his family fortune of around $500 million. He is still young, and thanks to his fame and popularity, he is bound to earn more and become more successful EJ Johnson.