Connect with us

Sports

Tiger Woods Joins LeBron James, Michael Jordan On Forbes Athletes’ Billionaire List

Tiger Woods Joins LeBron James, Michael Jordan On Forbes Athletes’ Billionaire ListTiger Woods, a 15-time major golf champion, has joined NBA icons Michael Jordan and LeBron James as athletes with a net worth of $1 billion, Forbes magazine reported on Friday.

Woods, making a comeback at 46 from severe leg injuries suffered in a February 2021 car crash, has made about $1.7 billion in prize money, endorsements and business deals over his 27-year career.

Read Also: ‘I Am So Grateful’ – Tiger Woods Says As He Returns Home From Hospital After Horror Car Crash

Advertisement

The earnings update said that was the most money of any athlete the magazine has tracked, with less than 10% of revenues for Woods coming from his winnings.

Jordan, who won six NBA crowns in the 1990s with the Chicago Bulls, was the first sportsman to reach the milestone; his endorsement pitchman role and Jumpman logo products setting standards for athletes.

Advertisement

Los Angeles Lakers playmaker James, a four-time NBA champion and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, crossed the $1 billion figure only last week, according to the magazine, which said he made $121.1 million gross in the past year.

Read Also: Breaking: Tiger Woods Hospitalised After Car Crash In Los Angeles

Woods, whose 82 career US PGA Tour victories is level with Sam Snead for the all-time record, ended a 14-month injury layoff in April at the Masters, making the cut in a fightback effort where simply walking 72 holes at hilly Augusta National was considered a major effort.

Advertisement

Woods made the cut last month at the PGA Championship; but withdrew before the final round after limping his way over Southern Hills in the third round.

Read Also: Tiger Woods May Be Unable To Walk For Three Months Due To Leg Injuries Sustained In Car Crash

Advertisement

While he will skip next week’s US Open, Woods plans to play in next month’s British Open at St. Andrews.

Greg Norman, the commissioner of the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, said Woods was pitched an offer in the “high nine digits” to join the upstart tour, but Woods said at the PGA Championship he prefers the PGA, built upon the legacy of legends such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Advertisement

Read Also: Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice The Speed Limit Before Car Crash – Report

In addition to endorsement income, Woods owns event staging and course design companies.

Advertisement

Woods made $68 million in off-course income over the past 12 months, Forbes reported; noting that figure alone would rank him 14th on the global world athlete income list.

Via AFP.

Advertisement

Advertisement
UNBELIEVABLE Married woman caught with another man by in-laws
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

X