Tiger Woods‘ net worth is now at least $1 billion, Forbes is reporting. The 46-year old golf champion, who won his first Masters in 1997, has amassed a total of $1.7 billion in salary, endorsements and other income over the course of his 27-year career, more than anyone else the magazine has tracked.
Woods joins an elite list of athlete billionaires – Michael Jordan, who became one 10 years after retiring from basketball, and LeBron James, whose status Forbes announced last week.
Forbes says that less than 10% of Woods’ career earnings and net worth comes from golf winnings. The majority of his fortune is from endorsement deals as well as investments.
He owns a golf design business – TGR Design; a live events production business – TGR Live; a restaurant called The Woods; as well as TGR Ventures which has investments in businesses providing golf training, a family-friendly mini-golf experience location, and a hospitality software startup.
Woods, who topped the Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for ten consecutive years, until 2012, made $68 million in off-course income despite hardly playing the game as he was recovering from an injury. That put him in the 14th position in Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for 2021.
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