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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is a well-known singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and former professional surfer from the United States. Jack Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic pop genres.

Early Life and Childhood

Jack Johnson was born on the 18th of May 1975, in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, in the United States of America. His age is 47 years old as of 2022 and he holds American nationality. In addition, he has a horoscope of Taurus and has his belief in Christianity. Similarly, he belongs to the White Caucasian ethnicity.

Coming to his parents, he is the son of Jeff Johnson (father) and Patti Johson (mother). His father is a communication specialist and journalist while his mother is a VP Treasurer and Chief Tax officer by profession.

In addition, he grew up with his two brothers whose names are Trent Johnson and Pete Johnson. At the age of 5, he began surfing and used to surf for 4-5 hours a day as he was very passionate about surfing.

His elder brother Trent was a member of a music band due to which he began to grow his interest in music too. When he was just 8 years old, he learned to play guitar and began his songwriting at the age of 12.


Regarding his academic career, he went to Kahuku High School in Oahu. During the same time, while he was still studying, he had become a professional surfer.

Sadly, he met with a surfing accident at the age of 17 which changed his whole life completely. In 1997, he completed his graduation from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies.

Professional Career

Initially, Jack Johnson began his career as a surfer. When he was just 17 years old, he made history when he became the youngest surfer to reach the finals of ‘Pipeline Masters,’ Oahu.

Due to a surfing accident, he could not hold the title and had to quit surfing. After this, he began focusing on music. He wrote and provided vocals in the 1999 song “Rodeo Clowns” and got his breakthrough in G. Love’s album “Philadelphia.”

Other albums and acting career

Moreover, he made his acting debut in the same year in the movie called “Nice Guys Sleep Alone.” He played himself in his debut documentary film “Thicker Than Water” in the year 2000.

The next year, he released his debut album “Brushfire Fairytales” which was a super hit worldwide and he gained more popularity. In 2002, he directed another documentary film “The September Session” where he played the lead role as himself.

He launched his recording studio ‘Brushfire Records’ at the end of 2003. That same year on 6th May, he released his second studio album “On and On.” His third documentary film “A Brokedown Melody” was released in the year 2004.

Jack Johnson

Caption: Jack Johnson clicking a photo in the concert (Source: Hawaii News Now)

Meanwhile, he released his third album “In Between Dreams” on the 1st of March 2005. For the film ‘Curious George’ he released a soundtrack album “Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies” on the 7th of February 2006. This album became the number one selling children’s album topping the US Billboard 200 music chart.

On the 1st of February of 2008, he released his fourth album “Sleep Through the Static.” Later, it was followed by a world tour. He released a live album and DVD of Johnson’s 2008 world tour, “En Concert” on the 27th of October 2009.

Later, he released his fifth studio album “Man of the World” on the 9th of February 2010. The first single from ‘To the Sea’: “You and Your Heart” was released on the 6th of April 2010. It reached number one on ‘US Billboard Triple-A.’

Recent Works

He released his sixth album “From Here to Now to You” on the 17th of September 2013, with his band which created critical applause. Later, he released his seventh studio album “All the Light Above It Too” on the 8th of September 2017. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard chart’s “Artists 100.”

He released his greatest hit album “Jack Johnson: The Essentials” in Japan only in the year of July 2018. In addition, he was featured on Milky Chance’s new single “Don’t Let Me Down.”

He released his new single named “The Captain Is Drunk” on the 4th of December 2020. Moreover, he released his eighth studio album, “Meet the Moonlight,” on the 24th of June 2022. This album is his first full-length record in five years.

Jack Johnson – Awards

In his career, he has won a total of 8 awards and 14 nominations. Johnson won the two ESPN Action, Sports & Music Awards in 2001 and 2001. He won the Adobe Highlight Award at the 2000 ESPN Film Festival and the same year, he won the 2000 Video of the Year Award from Surfer Magazine.

Coming to his musical awards, he won the 20006 Brit Award for International Breakthrough Artist. Similarly, he won the 2010 Billboard Touring Award for Humanitarian Award.

In 2003, he won the ASCAP Pop Music Award for the ASCAP College Vanguard Award category. He has also won the 2012 National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) National Conservation Achievement Award in Communications.

Net Worth 2024

This multi-talent singer has earned a huge sum of money through his profession. He makes money through singing and songwriting, as well as from a filmmaker and a record producer. His net worth is around $23 million as of 2023 and his salary and income are yet to be disclosed.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Jack Johnson with his family (Source: Pinterest)

On the 22nd of July 200, Jack Johnson married Kim Johnson (teacher) whom he had met in his college days. The couple dated for over 3-4 years before getting married. With the marriage, the couple has three kids, two sons and one girl whose names are unknown.

Johnson established the Kokua Hawaii Foundation’ in 2003 and then started another foundation with his wife ‘The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation,’ in 2008 which creates awareness about the environment and spreads education in music and art worldwide.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Jack Johnson surfing in the sea (Source: Just Jared)

This American singer stands 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 77kg. Moreover, he has brown curly hair with brown eyes color and his body measurement measures 41-14.5-32 inches.

Jack Johnson – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@jackjohnson’ there are over 957k followers. Likewise, there are over 324.9k followers on his Twitter page ‘@jackjohnson’ and over 5.3 million followers on his Facebook. Moreover, he has a YouTube channel ‘@jackjohnsonmusic’ and there are over 759k subscribers.