Ernie Johnson Jr is an American sportscaster who has a net worth of $16 million dollars and annual salary of $5 million. 

Ernie Johnson Jr. is a sportscaster for Turner Sports who serves as a studio host on TBS for Major League Baseball coverage. 

Additionally, he hosts "Inside the NBA" on TNT and NBA TV, and contributes to NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament coverage on CBS Sports. Beyond basketball, Johnson does play-by-play coverage for the PGA Tour.

Ernie Johnson Jr. was born in 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father was Ernie Johnson Sr., an MLB pitcher who later became a play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves.

Following his father's retirement from professional baseball in 1959, Johnson moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia. 

He went to the private Catholic school Marist School in Brookhaven, graduating in 1974.

Subsequently, he attended the University of Georgia, where he was first baseman on the baseball team during his freshman year. Johnson graduated summa cum laude in 1978 with his bachelor's degree.

Johnson began his career as a news anchor and reporter at a variety of local news outlets. While still in college, he landed his first sportscasting gig at the WAGQ-FM radio station in Athens, Georgia, serving as the news and sports director.