Cookie Johnson is a popular American entrepreneur and writer from Alabama. Cookie Johnson is also best known as the wife of former NBA player Earvin Magic Johnson.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Cookie Johnson was born on January 20, 1959, and her age is currently 63 years old. Her real full birth name is Earleatha Cookie Johnson. Her birthplace is Alabama, United States, Cookie and she holds American nationality. Likewise, she follows Christianity and her birth sign is Capricorn.
Talking about her family, Cookie Johnson was born to her father Earl Kelly, and her mother Cara Kelly. Similarly, she has an elder sister named Pat Kelly and a younger brother named Harold Kelly. She lived with her extended family in Huntsville. Soon, the family shifted to Detroit, Michigan. According to her, she used to face racial discrimination in her childhood. After that, she came out with a stronger personality.
Moving towards her educational details, Cookie Johnson did her schooling at Council Training School. Later, she joined Michigan State University and completed her graduation with a degree in clothing and Textile.
Professional Life and Career
After completing her graduation, Cookie opened her own clothing line called “CJ by Cookie”. The line is focused on average-sized women. According to Cookie, she had a very hard time finding proper clothes for women with a figure like hers. She couldn’t find jeans that fit her body type. Therefore, she became frustrated and got inspired to create her own brand and clothing line. In fact, the brand currently has more than 500 stores all over the United States. Cookie Johnson also travels around different cities in America to inspire people to meet her and asks them to advise her than selling jeans.
In 2016, she wrote and published a book named “Believing in Magic” based on her family’s battle against HIV. The book turned out to as the best seller in America. Moving on, Ms. Johnson is also the secretary of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Actually, the foundation is based on community programs related to education and health.
Cookie Johnson has earned a satisfactory amount of money throughout her career. According to online resources, she has an estimated net worth of $50 million US dollars as of 2022. She earned this huge about of money as a businesswoman. At present, she is enjoying her self-earned wealth with her family.
Cookie Johnson is married to Earvin Magic Johnson. Magic is a former NBA player. The couple first met each other at Michigan State University. Later, they got married in September 1991 in a small ceremony in Lansing, Michigan. Magic revealed his HIV infection to the world just after two months of their marriage. The pair has two children together: a son named Earvin Johnson II (born in 1992) and a daughter named Elisa Johnson. In fact, they adopted Elisa in 1995. In addition, Magic also has a son named Andre from his previous marriage with Melissa.
Enhancing her physical statistics, Cookie Johnson stands 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters tall and has a bodyweight of 60 kg or 132 pounds. Likewise, her bra size is 32B and she wears shoes of 6 inches. Her actual body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size are 33 inches, 27 inches, and 35 inches respectively. In addition, Cookie has black hair and eyes of the same color.
When it comes to her social media accounts, the famous writer is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has a Facebook page where she has over 410k followers Likewise, her @thecookiej Instagram account has a huge 344k followers. To date, she has over 2.8k posts that include pictures and videos related to her lifestyle. Furthermore, Cookie joined Twitter in April 2009 and has gained more than 23.1k followers.