When it comes to the financial situation of Phil Mickelson, net worth figures reach a staggering 295 million dollars, an impressive number even among professional golfers, known to make a lot of money.
Phil Mickelson Net Worth - $295 Million
Birth Name - Philip Alfred Mickelson
Date of birth - June 16, 1970
Zodiac Sign - Gemini
Birth Place - San Diego, California, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 3″
Profession - Author, Golfer
Mickelson, known to his fans from all over the world as Lefty for his left handed swing (even though he is known to be otherwise right handed, he swings with his left because as a kid he learned how to play by standing opposite his father, mirroring his movements) has been ranked among the most successful golfers the Professional Golf Association has ever had since as far back in time as 1992.
Lefty started golfing before he even went to school, learning from his father. He continued playing golf and went to Arizona State University on a golf scholarship. His fame rose quickly. He won the PGA Northern Telecom Open in 1991 as an amateur player and upgraded to pro in 1992, having won more than 40 events on the PGA and four major tournaments, including the NEC World Series of Golf – Mickelson is actually one out of the sixteen world-class professional golf players to have won a minimum of three out of the four tournaments. In 2000 he played at and won the Buick Invitational Tour, his victory ending the Tiger Wood’ series of six consecutive victories of the tournament.
His ranking went down a bit during recent years, but he is still on the top. In 2012 he became featured in the World Golf Hall of Fame and in 2013 he won his fifth major tournament at the year’s Open Championship.
Mickelson has been ranked the second best-paid player on the PGA, but golfing is far from being his only source of income. In 2011 he was not only one of the highest paid golfers in the world, but also the second highest paid professional athlete in the U.S. His income that year reached 62 million dollars, out of which only 9 million came from golfing, the rest coming in from endorsement.
He currently makes more than 30 million a year from these endorsement activities and his partners include financial institutions, oil companies, pharmaceutical companies (he started endorsing the drug he was treated with for his psoriatic arthritis when he was diagnosed in 2010) and global companies in the auto industry as well. His salary never fell under 40 million since 2006 – in fact, it reached its highest last year when Phil Mickelson earned an annual salary of almost 48 million dollars.