Make some room in the B Club, cause Tiger Woods officially has a billion!
Forbes is now reporting that Woods hit $1.7 billion over the course of his pro career with less than 10% of that coming from prize money.
The bulk comes from being the face of Gatorade, Nike and Rolex which has resulted to lucrative TV deals increasing prize money on the PGA Tour. Woods has always remained one of the top-earning athletes each year, and that comes on the heels of a "high nine figure" offer to play for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour.
Woods now one of three billionaire athletes in America, joining LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
LeBron James became the first active NBA player to become a billionaire!
The 4-time champ made $121.2 million in 2021, joining Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only other players to check into the B club, after making more than $387 million on the court, and the remainder from the business side.
His SpringHill Entertainment is worth around $300 million, his stake in Fenway Sports Group is worth $90 million and his shares of Blaze Pizza has blown up to $30 million. Throw in the contract with Nike and he his the B mark with a smile.
Congrats Bron, welcome to the club!