Forbes: Tiger Woods Becomes World’s Third Billionaire Athlete

The legendary golfer joins LeBron James and Michael Jordan in the nine zeros club.

Tiger Woods has built an empire off of his golf game and major endorsements with brands like Nike, Buick, and more, so it’s no surprise that he would eventually hit the nine zeros club.

According to Forbes, it’s estimated that the 46-year-old’s net worth is at least $1 billion, which would make him one of only three athlete billionaires in the world. He joins Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the other two athletes, the latter of which was estimated to be worth over a billion bucks just last week.

Forbes reports that less than 10 percent of Woods’ net worth actually comes from his PGA earnings. His sponsorship and endorsement deals through Nike, TaylorMade, Gatorade, Buick and Monster Energy have all largely contributed.

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In addition to winnings and endorsements, Woods has gotten into ownership as well as course design. TGR Design, TGR Live (an event company) and TGR Ventures are all part of Woods’ portfolio, according to Forbes.

While Tiger has played in only The Masters and PGA Championship over the past few months and did not participate in any tournaments during the 2021 calendar year, that figure alone would make him the 14th-highest-paid athlete in the world.

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