Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario
An expensive girl
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon estimates he's worth about $48.8 million and earned more than $18 million in 2001, according to an affidavit filed in his divorce.
According to divorce papers, Jeff Gordon earned about $18 million in 2001. Credit: Autostock
Brooke Gordon filed for a divorce in March, citing her husband's "marital misconduct."
Jeff Gordon has countersued his wife for divorce, saying he should not have to equally split the couple's estate because he risked his life to collect it.
The four-time Winston Cup champion filed the affidavit Nov. 21 at the Palm Beach County Courthouse to comply with a Florida law that requires assets amassed during a marriage to be split evenly. He had unsuccessfully asked a judge to require his estranged wife and anyone involved in his divorce be compelled to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The statement shows that Gordon earns about $1.87 million a month -- including a base salary of $29,683, bonuses of $800,000, income from other corporations and partnerships of $579,564 and income from royalties or trusts of $434,540.
After taxes, his net monthly income is $1.1 million, the affidavit shows.
Gordon lists his monthly expenses at $253,123 -- including $51,903 a month to maintain his mansion on Highland Beach. He also said he donates $8,900 a month to charities.
His estranged wife has asked for exclusive use of the Highland Beach mansion, valued at $10.2 million, as well as alimony, two cars and periodic use of their boats and an airplane. She also wants her husband to continue to pay the salaries of their housekeepers, maintenance workers and chef.
Brooke Gordon was a Miss Winston when she met the driver in Victory Lane after a race at Daytona International Speedway.
He should of paid for it by the hour. Time to break out the poison mushrooms.