Tiger Woods Is Officially A Billionaire
Tiger Woods Is Finally A Billionaire
Tiger Woods is now the newest member of the three comma club.
According to Forbes, Golfer Tiger Woods, 46, is officially a billionaire no thanks to turning down a “high nine digits” Saudi-backed golf tour, but due to his endorsements and real estate over the years.
After a harsh reminder of how much time has passed during the Southern Hills last month’s PGA Championship, Tiger Woods is one of the top-earning athletes in the world, raking in over $1.7 billion in salary over the course of his 27-year career more than anyone else Forbes has tracked. Tiger Woods told reporters he committed to the PGA Tournament:
“I understand different viewpoints, but I believe in legacies; I believe in major championships; I believe in big events, comparisons to historical figures of the past. There’s plenty of money out here. The tour is growing. But it’s just like any other sport. It’s like tennis. You have to go out there and earn it. You’ve got to go out there and play for it. We have opportunity to go ahead and do it. It’s just not guaranteed up front.”
Tiger Woods is now alongside one of three known athlete billionaires, NBA superstars LeBron James, and Michael Jordan.
Not even during his downfall in 2009, car crash, five back surgeries later has derailed his earning power. Tiger collected over $68 million in off-course income, enough to make him the 14th-highest-paid athlete in the world.
Tiger is not done yet despite withdrawing from the final round of last month’s PGA Championship due to his health. He has announced his commitment to play in this summer’s Open Championship at St Andrews.
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