Net worth: $740 million (as of February 2017)
- Year of birth: 1975
- Education: Stanford University
How Tiger Woods' net worth was built
Tiger Woods began his golf career in the public eye at age 2, when he appeared on TV to putt with Bob Hope. And he's remained in the public eye ever since. Born in 1975, Woods turned pro in 1996 and has become one of the golf world's most famous players. In addition to his golf winnings, he's landed several high-paying endorsement deals, including ones with MusclePharm and Hero Motorcycles. In fact, Woods' endorsement deals now account for the majority of his annual earnings. He saw $50 million from endorsements in 2014 and $600,000 in prize money from golf, according to Forbes.
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What he's up to now
Woods has had some tough times playing golf in the past several years, mostly because of back and neck injuries. But he has been able to remain an active part of the golf world by designing golf courses in Cabo San Lucas and Houston, as well as in other parts of the world. His endorsement deals also keep him busy. And he has established the Tiger Woods Foundation, whose goal is to provide low-income students with support and opportunities that will enable them to succeed in school, college and life.
Accolades and awards
Widely recognized as one of the greatest golfers of all time, Woods has won a staggering 14 major golf championships and 79 PGA tours. In 2009, he became the first athlete to reach $1 billion in career earnings, according to Forbes.
His golf career may be on the decline, but with plenty of endorsement deals, Woods' net worth is certainly moving up.