Forbes recently unveiled that golf icon Tiger Woods is officially a billionaire!
Woods holds the title of striking it rich with Michael Jordan and LeBron James, both high-profile basketball players. His net worth equates to at least $1 billion. Yet, over the years, he’s racked in $121M from prize money.
Mr. T was named one of the highest-paid athletes for ten years straight until 2012. The athlete’s prize fund is considered the highest amount any golfer has earned. Furthermore, 10% of his earnings come from winning golf games. The rest is from endorsement deals with Nike, Gatorade, Rolex, and Monster Energy.
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Unafraid to put his money where his mouth is, Woods also has a golf course design and live production business. He’s even investing in an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company called Nexus Luxury Collection. But, his hustle tactics don’t stop there. The prolific golfer has stakes in a top-shelf mini-golf experience and a hospital software startup business. The golf experience has multiple locations in Florida.
In Woods’ entire career, he’s won 15 major championships. The athletic figure comes in second place with Jack Nicklaus, who’s won 18. Other achievements in Woods’ career include winning games on the PGA Tour 81 times. He’s also earned a second ranking in all of golf’s history.
Tiger Woods is making a solid return to golf after being in a car accident in January 2021. The tragic occurrence almost cost Woods a leg (literally). On Tuesday, he withdrew from the U.S Open. He also stepped away from the Masters and the PGA Championship at the beginning of 2022.
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“I previously informed the USGA that I will not be competing in the U.S. Open as my body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf,” Woods penned on Twitter. “I do hope and plan to be ready to play … at The Open next month. I’m excited to get out there soon!”