About Tiger Woods
According to the richest people list in Forbes, Tiger Woods net worth is around 500 million dollars, as it was announced in September, 2010. Tiger Woods, whose real name is Eldrick Tont Woods, is a professional American golfer and is a first sportsman who earned more than a billion dollars in his
career in the whole world, much money to this sum was added after Tiger Woods win in FedEx Cup, when he received 10 million dollars bonus.
In 2009, Forbes announced that Tiger Woods net worth was around 600 million dollars and it made him to be the second richest African American person. The leader’s position belonged to Oprah Winfrey at that time. Since 1996, Tiger Woods is said to have earned over 130 million dollars in prize money in his career and over 900 million dollars from all of his endorsements, appearances and golf course design business.
However, his assets were made smaller after he divorced with his wife Elin Nordegren because some half of his money went to her. Moreover, he lost some of his money with the transference of it to his agents and taxes. Thus, at some point it seemed that Tiger Woods net worth was slightly reduced. According to the divorce contract, Tiger Woods had to give back his ex-wife around 100 million dollars. On the other hand, it does not seem hard to him to get all that money back if he continues to set records, play brilliantly and his sponsors will return.
Tiger Woods net worth was out of the balance in November 2009 when he got involved into a car accident and his infidelity scandal. At that time he failed to sign deals with a lot of sponsors and his career started not to go as well as it used to before. On the other hand, even with these two reasons, Tiger Woods still seems to be in the top of the richest men list and this is mainly due to his appearances in overseas and his two loyal sponsors “Nike” and “Electronic Arts”, which continue to work with him after the car accident and infidelity scandal.
Now his annual salary reaches around 85 million dollars which still makes him one of the richest sportsmen in the last years. Tiger Woods has participated in 14 major tournaments, 71 PGA Tour events and he was crowned as the PGA player of the year 9 times. Thus, it is obvious that Tiger Woods net worth is not only because he makes great deals with his sponsors but also because he has a really great talent, which brings him a lot of success.