Tiger Woods has joined Michael Jordan and LeBron James in a choose group of athletes with a internet value of no less than $1 billion, Forbes enterprise journal reported.
The 15-times main winner, who returned to competitors on the Masters in April 14 months after practically shedding his proper leg in a automotive crash, has remodeled $1.7 billion in prize cash, endorsements and different ventures, based on Forbes.
By triumph, damage, scandal and failure, the 46-year-old Woods has maintained his supremacy as one of many top-earning athletes on the planet, raking in over $1.7 billion in wage, endorsements and different earnings over the course of his 27-year profession—greater than anybody else Forbes reported.
Woods is tied with Sam Snead for essentially the most wins on the PGA Tour with 82, however Forbes stated his winnings from golf account for lower than 10% of his profession earnings, with the majority of his internet value attributed to endorsements with manufacturers like Nike and Rolex.
Woods reportedly turned down a “excessive 9 digits” deal to play on the brand new Saudi-backed golf tour, however due to endorsements and actual property, he’s a billionaire anyway.
Earlier this month, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman instructed the Washington Put up that Woods had turned down a proposal that was “mind-blowingly monumental” within the excessive 9 figures.
Six-times NBA champion Jordan was the primary athlete to succeed in the milestone, and was joined by four-times NBA champion LeBron James simply final week, after the journal estimated the Los Angeles Lakers participant’s value at $1 billion.