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The world’s richest athlete

By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Posted: 6 am ET

Tiger Woods, the world's wealthiest golfer, is also the richest athlete still active in his sport, according to research from Wealth-X. Woods has an estimated net worth of $590 million, which is higher than the combined total of the remaining players on the top 10 wealthiest golfers list.

Tiger Woods is the world's wealthiest athlete still active in a sport.

Tiger Woods is the world's wealthiest athlete still active in a sport.

Aside from his prize money, Woods' income is paid by generous sponsorships and bonuses from Rolex and Nike. He also has collected more than $10 million in fees since March from appearances in China, Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Malaysia.

As of July, Woods' net worth totaled more than three times that of the No. 2 golfer on the list of wealthiest duffers, Phil Mickelson, whose wealth is estimated at $190 million. Check out the full list of the five richest golfers.

Other top-notch athletes with incomes to match also trail far behind 37-year-old Woods: NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant has an estimated net worth of $220 million and Swiss tennis player Roger Federer clocks in at an estimated $180 million, according to Wealth-X.

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Dave Svec
February 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

To accomplish what Tiger has takes an internal drive and desire that only a few in golf history have been able to accomplish and not to the level that Tiger has. Keep on swinging Tiger!