Tiger Woods joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James as a billionaire

Tiger Woods

(File) In this file photo taken on May 17, 2022, Tiger Woods catches a ball during a practice round before the start of the 2022 PGA Championship at Tulsa Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America / AFP)

The Billionaire Club is said to have one more member.

Forbes estimates that the total value of Tiger Woods is at least 1 billion, which would allow the 15-time major winner to join Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only athletes at the club.

According to Forbes, Woods has raised $ 1.7 billion in salaries, approvals and other earnings in his career.

Forbes estimates that less than 10 percent of Woods’ total wealth comes from golf course revenue. Woods has sponsorship and endorsement agreements with Nike, Gatorade, Monster Energy and TaylorMade, and also has a golf design business (TGR Design), a live event production company (TGR Live) and a restaurant (The Woods). He also has full swing betting, a golf technology training tool; Heard, a hospitality software startup; And popstroke, a luxurious mini-golf experience.

Woods has reached billionaire status without the benefit of the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

According to the Washington Post, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman called Woods a “mind-blowing (deal); we’re talking high figures.”

Woods, 46, was unwilling to sever ties with the PGA Tour. He has won a total of 82 events, the most time ever with Sam Snead.

Last week, Forbes estimated the total value of James at 1 billion. The Los Angeles Lakers star is the first active NBA player to reach the status quo.

Jordan, whose net worth is estimated at $ 1.7 billion by Forbes, did not reach billionaire status until 11 years after his retirement.

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