Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $560 Million

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is currently the number one ranked professional golf player in the world, not to mention that he’s also the highest paid athlete overall according to Forbes. And even though Woods divorce from the former Swedish model Elin Nordegren cost him more than $100 million dollars he’s still the richest golfer/athlete on the planet, not even Floyd Mayweather has more money than this guy, and I’m sure that he never will.

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Eldrick Tont is an extremely talented athlete who has been dominating the golf scene for nearly 20 years, he has established several records, and he’s won the PGA Tour more times than any other active player in the world today. In fact, he’s currently second on the list of golfers with most PGA Tour wins in history, and I’m positively sure that he will become number one someday.

Woods started playing golf when he was just 2 years old, apparently he was born with a golf club in his hands, because he was instantly considered a prodigy, in fact, in 1978 he appeared on the Mike Douglas Show and putted against Bob Hope, in 1979 at the age of 3 he shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress (CA), and in 1981 when he was only 5 years old Eldrick Tont was featured on ABC’s popular show “That’s Incredible” and he also appeared in Golf Digest magazine.

Tiger Woods had a great amateur career, he held the record of being the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion for almost twenty years, he’s the only person to win the U.S. Amateur Championship three times, and he even won the NCAA individual golf championship while attending at Stanford University.

In 1996 Woods decided to go pro as a golfer and started shattering records right off the bat. For example, after becoming a professional golf player he instantly landed multi-million endorsement contracts with huge companies such as Nike and Titleist, he also became the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, he won the Masters Tournament in 1997 and became the youngest ever winner, that same year he climbed up the rankings all the way up to the number one spot and set a new record for the world’s fastest ascent to the No. 1 position. I could go on for hours listing and talking about all the championships won and all the records set by Woods, but to sum it up, he has won 79 official PGA Tour events, 40 European Tour events, 2 Japan Golf Tour events, 1 Asian Tour event, 1 PGA Tour of Australasia event, and 21 Amateur events in total. You can check out the full list of career achievements with details here.

Tiger has earned his wealth playing golf, well not all his income comes from prize money, but his ability to play the game has allowed him to earn hundreds of millions of dollars by way of big juicy endorsement contracts from the world’s top brands such as American Express, General Mills, General Motors, Electronic Arts (EA), Gatorade, Rolex, and many many more. According to Forbes, Woods is the first and only athlete to ever make more than a billion dollars in his career. The best part is that for a golf player Eldrick is still very young, he could easily play 20 or 30 more years and still make a killing, I’ve heard of players like Sam Snead for example, who was able to finish in the top 10 in a PGA tournament when he was 63 years old.

I’m sure Eldrick Tont will never have to worry about money even if he stops playing golf, because he has other businesses that are also very lucrative such as the Tiger Woods Foundation, Tiger Woods Design, and he’s also a published author and columnist, so he could easily write for a living after retirement.

But, how much is Tiger Woods really worth? Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines he currently has an estimated net worth of $500 million. However, those numbers seem to be a little bit off, in fact, that information is definitely out of date, because he’s back on track and he’s already making millions of dollars every single month. After making our own calculations and taking into account the most recent information about his career, salary, and earnings we have come to the conclusion that he has a total fortune of $560 million dollars approximately.

Forbes Magazine currently ranks Woods at #15 on their 100 Richest Celebrities list, and #1 on the The World’s Highest Paid Athletes list with estimated earnings of $78 million dollars as of June 2014.

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