Tiger Woods: BiographyEldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is a professional golfer born on December 30th, 1975 in Cypress, California, United States.
His parents are Earl Woods and Kultida Woods. He has three siblings namely; Earl Woods Jr, Kevin Dale Woods and Royce Renee Woods.
Woods became a professional golfer at the age of 20 in the year 1996. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and has since been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
He bagged his first PGA Tour win in five years at the 2008 Tour Championship and added a fifth green jacket at the 2019 Masters according to Forbes.
Wood also ranks second in men’s major championships and has numerous golf records.
He was the dominant force in golf throughout the first decade of the 21st century and was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004. That was an exemplary performance for 264 consecutive weeks and again from June 2005 to October 2010, 281 consecutive weeks.
During that period, Woods won 13 of golf’s major championships.
Woods has held numerous golf records. He has been the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer in history. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times.
Woods, unfortunately, got involved in a single-car collision on February 23, 2021, and thus was hospitalized. He underwent emergency surgery to repair compound fractures sustained in each leg and a shattered ankle.
Tiger Woods: Net worth
Woods is one of the highest-paid athletes and thus ranked at the 26th on the Forbes Magazine List of the world’s 100 richest athletes.
His net worth is approximately $800 million as of 2021. According to Forbes, Woods earned a whopping $800 million in 2020.
Tiger Woods: Salary
A big talent like Tiger is definitely worth a heavy salary. He reportedly earned a salary of $2.3 million in the year 2020 similar to dominant athletes such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Tiger Woods: Endorsements
Woods is one of the biggest selling brands and thus huge endorsements in which he bags approximately $60 million.
“Since he turned pro in 1996, Woods has earned $1.5 billion from endorsements, appearances and course design fees.”
He had collaborated with several sponsors namely; Bridgerstone, Discovery Communications, Inc., Hero Motocorp, Monster Energy, Nike, Rolex, TaylorMade and Upper Deck.
Tiger Woods: Business Ventures
Woods together with his sponsor joined efforts and released their first co-created set of irons in the year 2019, which was reportedly the first signature club for Woods.
He also designed the first public golf course, which is his latest project in 2020. The project is dubbed Payne’s Valley and was opened in Missouri the same year.
Tiger Woods: Foundation and Charity Work
Tiger is on the list of those who believe in giving back to society and thus has a charity named TGR Foundation whose aim is to empower students to pursue their passion through education.
“Founded in 1996, TGR Foundation equips young people with the tools and support they need to discover their interests, enhance their knowledge and build their own path to personal and professional success.”
Tiger Woods: FamilyWoods married Elin Nordegren in the year 2004 and they were blessed with two children namely; Charlie Axel Woods and Sam Alexis Woods. The two later divorced in 2010 following Woods’ infidelity scandal.
However, Woods reportedly reconciled with Elin and they are now co-parents and friends.
Tiger Woods: Assets and Lifestyle
Tiger lives a lavish lifestyle and owns expensive assets such as a $25 million yacht, a $20 million PGA tour Pension plan, a $53 million Gulfstream G550 private jet, a $55 million 12-acre ocean-front property in Florida and more.
“After giving away his Orlando home to ex-wife, Tiger Woods is staying all alone in his sprawling 10-acre oceanfront estate in Florida, complete with its own backyard golf course. The house was planned and half-built with the help of his now ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. He has spent $54.5 million in building this grand mansion.”
Tiger Woods: Social Media Followers
Woods has garnered a good number of followers on his social media followers. He has 2.6 million followers on Instagram and 6.6 million on Twitter.