Tiger Woods Joins Michael Jordan and LeBron James as a Billionaire Athlete

Tiger Woods is in the club with Nicklaus, Snead, and Palmer as one of the greatest golfers of all time. This week, he entered another exclusive group, joining Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only athlete billionaires.

Just days after turning down a rumored high-nine figure offer from the Saudi-backed LIV Tour, Tiger Woods hit the ten figure mark on his own, with the 46-year-old valued at $1.8 billion according to Forbes.

The golf legend has put together one of the greatest careers the PGA Tour has ever seen, racking up 82 career wins and 15 major victories. Despite his track record, Forbes reports less than 10% of Woods’ earnings have come from the golf course.

Woods has won $120 million from his various PGA tour wins, with the majority of his income coming from his numerous and illustrious endorsement deals.

Most notably, Gatorade, Bridgestone, and Nike have been longtime sponsors. Other big names paying Woods include TaylorMade and Monster Energy which are featured on his golf bag.

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SOURCE: New York Post, David Scott