One of the best track and field athletes in history, he won four Olympic gold medals and eight more World Championship gold medals.
He was a contestant on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice reality show in 2010.
Only Carl Lewis holds as many gold medals in track & field events.
He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in business.
He had a son, Sebastian, born in 2000 with his wife Kerry Doyen.
- The meaning of the name Johnson: Son Of John