Tiger Woods has joined an exclusive club after becoming one of just three athletes to have a net worth of over $1 billion.
Forbes announced on Friday that the 46-year-old golfer had amassed an estimated $1.7 billion over a 26-year professional career spanning back to 1996.
Woods hit the impressive figure despite having recently turned down an offer in the “high nine digits” to play in a Saudi-backed golf tour.
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While he has 82 PGA tour wins under his belt, his golf earnings comprise less than 10% of his overall net worth.
Instead, endorsement deals with brands such as Nike, Gatorade, TaylorMade, Rolex and Monster Energy are credited for the bulk of his wealth.
Woods also embarked on several of his own business ventures over the years, getting involved in course design under TGR Design, opening “The Woods” restaurant and investing in the luxury property management company Nexus Luxury Collection.
Despite a series of scandals and near-fatal car accidents, it appears that Woods’ unmatched business acumen has enabled him to join the “3 comma club” alongside fellow athletes and NBA stars Michael Jordan and Lebron James.
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