Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods, an American professional golfer, was born on December 30, 1975. He ranks second in men’s major championships, is tied for the lead in PGA Tour victories, and owns several golfing records.
One of the most well-known athletes in contemporary history, Woods is recognized as one of the all-time golf greats. He was honored with a World Golf Hall of Fame induction. Woods turned professional in 1996 at 20 after having a stellar junior, collegiate, and amateur golfing career.
He won three PGA Tour competitions by the end of April 1997 in addition to his first major, the 1997 Masters, which he won by a record-breaking 12 shots. Less than a year after going pro, in June 1997, he initially ranked one in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Woods dominated golf for the first ten years of the twenty-first century. From August 1999 to September 2004 (264 consecutive weeks), then again from June 2005 to October 2010, he was the world’s top-ranked golfer (281 consecutive weeks). He achieved this by winning 13 major golf tournaments.
How Much is Tiger Woods Net Worth?
American professional golfer Tiger Woods has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion USD. Tiger makes $50–60 million annually. For instance, he made $63 million from his many efforts between June 2019 and June 2020. Tiger has earned more than $1.7 billion since going pro in 1996.
His career earnings easily surpass $2 billion after accounting for inflation. He is the highest-paid golfer in history and once held the title of the highest-paid personality on earth.
There are too many honors for him to mention all, but a few standouts are five Masters victories, 81 PGA Tour victories, 81 wins on the PGA Tour, and 15 professional major event victories.
He has held the top spot more often than any other player for a straight week. He has the all-time lowest scoring average. He has won the PGA Player of the Year award 11 times, Sportsman of the Year from Sports Illustrated twice, and AP Male Athlete four times.
One of the best golfers of all time, Woods is also one of the most well-known athletes in history. In 2021, he will be admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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How Many Years Did it Take Tiger Woods to Earn $100 Million?
On August 29, 1996, Tiger began playing golf professionally. On April 13, 1997, 228 days later, he took home The Masters. The 21-year-old signed 5-year, $40 million contracts with Nike and 5-year, $20 million contracts with Titleist after winning The Masters.
Tiger inked a 5-year $30 million deal with American Express on May 20, 1997, one day after winning the Byron Nelson Classic (the first competition he played in after becoming the youngest player to win The Masters). This was around a month later.
His career earnings reached $100 million due to the American Express partnership, and his Nike, Titleist, and tournament victories. In other words, it only took Tiger 8 months (264 days) to reach $100 million after going pro.
LeBron James’ initial contract with Nike, inked in 2003, was worth $90 million over seven years. Tiger agreed to his second Nike sponsorship agreement in September 2000. A $100 million, five-year arrangement was made (at $20 million annually).
In other words, Tiger alone brought in $140 million from Nike between 1997 and 2005. He made over $200 million with all his transactions over those seven years.