Tiger Woods was born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California on December 30, 1975 to parents Kultida and Earl Woods. Tiger Woods has a net worth of $640 million. He is a successful golfer who dominated the PGA tour in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Tiger Woods Net Worth - $640 Million
Birth Name - Eldrick Tont Woods
Date of birth - December 30, 1975
Zodiac Sign - Capricorn
Birth Place - Cypress, California
Nationality - American
Height - 6' 1"
Profession - Author, Golfer
He is a golf prodigy, winning the Junior World Golf Championships 9-10 division in 1984. He would win this championship six times, including four straight from 1988 until 1991. He broke 80 at the age of eight and 70 at the age of 12. When he was 13, he lost to John Daly by one stroke, losing the a national junior tournament. He is also the only three time winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Tiger Woods became a member of the PGA Tour in 1996 at the age of 20, this after a successful college career and amateur career in golf. Woods would go on to win the PGA Tour's rookie of the year award. He has managed to rack up 106 professional wins. Woods has won a total of 14 major championships, placing him second all time, after Jack Nicklaus. He's won the Masters Tournament four times, the U.S. Open three times, The Open Championship three times, and the PGA Championship four times. He won his first major when he was only 21 years of age, by a record twelve strokes and he won $486,000 in prize money.
Woods spent a total of 545 nonconsecutive weeks as the world's number one golfer from August of 1999 to October 2010, which is a PGA record. Woods would regain the number one spot in 2013 and held it for another year. He holds the record for most PGA Player of the Year award, winning it ten times. He's also won three grand slam awards, that's winning all four of the PGA Tour's major championships in the same year.
After all of his accomplishments in golf, it is no surprise that most of his money has been made either winning tournaments but he's made some of his money from sponsorships and endorsements. From tournament wins alone, he has made $110.061 million. He has been the PGA Tour's leading money winner ten years, including from 1997-2002 and 2005-2007. His total earnings for golf is $92.8 million after 239 PGA starts in his career. He has also had endorsements with Nike, Inc. and Titleist. When he signed with them in 1996, they were the most lucrative contracts in the history of golf; combined, the two contracts were for a total of $60 million.
The endorsement deals are where the largest chunk of his earnings have been made. Other companies that he has deals with are: General Mills, Golf Digest, Gillette, Ashahi, Gatorade, Tag Heuer, American Express, AT&T, EA Sports, Buick, TLC Laser Eye Centers, NetJets, and Upper Deck.
He was married to Elin Nordegren from 2004 until their divorce in 2010 was finalized. They had two kids together while married, Sam and Charlie. It was said by Forbes, that he was the first athlete to make over a billion dollars before taxes.