I don't care whether you love him or hate him, you've gotta be wondering by now — what is Chad Johnson's net worth? I know it's been in the back of my mind a whole lot, ever since I saw his smirk pop up in the bumper crop of new suitors trying to win JoJo Fletcher's heart on The Bachelorette this season. I don't know if it was the designation of "Luxury Real Estate Agent" as his job, the jarring way he speaks to JoJo, or the amount of rolled up deli meats that this guy could put away, but something right off the bat got my wheels spinning about exactly how much this dude brings in a year.
Because cleeeeeeearly he thinks he's somebody. The condescension and entitlement rolls off of him in palpable waves that I can feel all the way through my TV, so he's either massive overcompensating, or makes enough money that he's convinced himself it's okay to be a jerk in his reality TV life. So what's the deal? Is this guy a bag of hot air by nature, or is he actually making the kind of cash that we've seen create egos like this in the past?
Well, if I had to guess, it's a little bit of both. He seems pretty far in his trip down Jerk Highway, but, as it turns out, Chad does in fact make a decent amount of money. According to the-net-worth.com, Chad's wealth is estimated at around $800,000. Although his job is Luxury Real Estate Agent, according to his bio, he lives in Oklahoma which isn't exactly boasting San Francisco-level housing prices. Indeed.com estimates that the average salary of a real estate agent in Oklahoma is about $71,000 per year. Of course, Chad labeled himself "luxury" so perhaps he makes more than that. Either way, to make up that reported $800,000 he must have some family money in addition to his salary.
It's a pretty impressive sum for a 28-year-old bachelor to be saving up on his own. So that could be part of why he's looking for love now — someone to share his success with — in addition to helping explain why he's such a firestarter on the show. I feel like when have that amount of money flying around when you're still in your 20s, it can easily go to your head, and it seems like that's happened with Chad.
So while it isn't an excuse, maybe this revelation is a little more of an explanation of where Chad's 'baggery comes from? At the very least, I'm relieved to see that he'll still be able to feed his impressive meat habit even when he no longer has access to free food on The Bachelorette. Phew.
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