Tiger Woods becomes the first $1bn sportsman



2015-06-26 11:41:11

Tiger Woods becomes the first $1bn sportsman

His increasing popularity adds to his pay packet... and the value of his memorabilia

It will surprise many that Tiger Woods has been a golf pro for just 13 years.

He seems to have been at the top of the golfing world for as long as anyone can remember.

In fact he has been the highest earning sportsman for some time surpassing F1's Michael Schumacher back in 2002.

It's earning a $10m bonus for winning the FedEx Cup which has allowed him to ascend the last step into the billionaire's arena, according to Forbes magazine.

Woods is thought to have earned $8m per year - about $100m total - on the golf course.

However most of his money doesn't come directly from playing golf.

He has huge advertising and sponsorship deals: $5m from Tag Heuer watches, video games giant Electronic Arts pay him $8m, Gatorade $10m, Gilette $15m, Accenture consultants $20m and a whopping $30m from Nike.

The golf maestro is an advertiser's dream: young, clean living, and phenomenally successful.

Hehas also branched out into designing golf courses generating himself $30m in fees so far.

In fact despite taking eight months off through injury after his US Open win in Junelast yearhe still earned over $100m in 2008, and is set to earn even more by the end of this year.

Tiger is also acknowledged to be the world's second rarest living signature, so if you have the opportunity to purchase a little piece if Tiger history, snap it up.

With millions of golf fans worldwide, the demand far outweighs the supply.

Paul Fraser Collectiblescurrently have a singlea piece of Tiger memorabilia available.

It's very special and probably doesn't cost as much as you think. Click here for more information.

Photo: Keith Allison at Flickr

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