|Net Worth||$800 Million|
|Born||December 30, 1975|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Golf Player|
What is Tiger Woods’ net worth? Here’s what we know. Born Eldrick Tont Woods in Cypress, California, on December 30, 1975, Tiger Woods was the only child of an African-American Army officer father and a Thai mother. When Woods was a kid, his father started calling him “Tiger” in honor of a fellow soldier and friend who went by the same name.
Like LeBron James and Stephen Curry, Woods’ family took a heavy focus on his sport. Woods started golfing at a young age, thanks to his father who acted as his teacher and mentor. By the time Woods turned eight, he was a golf prodigy and even made an appearance on Good Morning America to show off his skills.
He went to college at Stanford University and won numerous amateur U.S. golf titles before turning professional in 1996.
Just one year later in 1997, Woods got his first real taste of fame after winning the U.S. Masters at Augusta. He had a record score of 270 at the young age of 21. He was the youngest person to win the title and the first African-American to claim the top prize. In the following years, Woods absolutely dominated the game, winning four U.S. PGA titles, three U.S. Opens, and three U.S. Masters. Needless to say, Tiger Woods’ net worth was ballooning.
In 2003/2004 his game diminished slightly as he focused more on his personal life, marrying his longtime girlfriend Elin Nordegren. He returned to the game in 2005, won six championships and was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the seventh time in nine years.
After dealing with the tragic death of his father in 2006, Woods bounced back in 2007 in both his personal and professional life. His wife gave birth to their first child, Sam Alexis Woods, and Woods won the PGA Championship just a few months later in August.
After suffering an injury in 2008, Woods tried to make a comeback in 2009, but it didn’t exactly go as planned and he finished the year without a major win for the first time since 2004. And while his game suffered on the golf course, his home life was starting to crumble.
He was caught having an affair on his wife, and on November 27, a domestic incident went down at his home. Woods’ wife reportedly smashed the window of his SUV with a golf club in order to get him out of the locked vehicle.
He would later admit to cheating on his wife and apologized to his fans. Woods and wife divorced in 2010 and she reportedly got a $750 million settlement in exchange for complete silence on his infidelity. Tiger Woods’ net worth declined slightly, but it did not put a dent in his overall earnings.
After struggling for several years in his personal and professional life, Woods finally saw his game come back to life in 2018 and he’s now just three spots away from cracking the Top 10 rankings once again. Even after the $750 million settlement with his wife, Woods’ net worth is an estimated $800 million in 2019.
He’s made a record-setting $116 million in career prize money on tour throughout his career and has landed several endorsements. His net worth was $750 million in 2017, so the future is looking even brighter for Woods. He will remain in the millionaires club with Jay Z, Jerry Seinfeld, and Michael Jordan.