There’s no denying that Rory Mcllroy is one wealthy man. The only room for speculation on the subject is how much he actually makes and how does he stack up to the richest of the bunch. After all, it’s no easy feat to rank on Forbes as #44 in Celebrity 100, 2020, #14 in The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, 2020, and 30 Under 30 – Europe – Hollywood & Entertainment, 2016. McIlroy is one of the PGA Tour’s most marketable players with only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson earning more off the course, which is no easy feat.
As a matter of fact, by the age of 22, he was the youngest player to earn $1 million on the European Tour, by 2012, he was the youngest player to earn $10 million on the PGA Tour, and in 2013, SportsPro dubbed him the “third most marketable athlete in the world.” Here, we take a deeper look into his bank account and calculate how much Rory Mcllroy’s net worth in 2020.
Rory McIlroy’s net worth in 2020 (estimate): $150 million
Mcllroy follows a similar trajectory to dominant athletes such as LeBron James and Tiger Woods by earning the bulk of their wealth through endorsements. In Mcllroy’s case, he has earned $30 million worth of endorsements just this year alone. His endorsements include Nike, Omega, TaylorMade, UnitedHealth Group, and Upper Deck. In addition, he also teamed up with NBC Sports to launch GolfPass, a digital subscription service aimed at helping golfers improve their game which also brings in tons of revenue as well. This puts his total earnings this year to $52 million. To put it into perspective, he managed to edge out rapper Drake, fighter Conor McGregor, basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo, pop artist Rihanna, and actor Will Smith. It’s safe to say that Mcllroy has done more than just earning a spot be in the ranks of the world’s richest celebrities and athletes as he beats out even the biggest names in the industry.
As for his spending habits, McIlroy owns a mansion in Florida, another mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, and a recently purchased house in Dubai. He also owns a few sweet cars which include a Lamborghini Aventador, a Bugatti Veyron, an Audi RS6, and a Bentley. Lastly, he also owns a private jet which is called the Bombardier Challenger 605 jet valued at about $33 million. He’s also more than willing to share the pie as he has been known to play for charity. Particularly he founded the McIlroy Foundation, through which he provides financial support for children charities and he has recently contributed to Coronavirus relief efforts as well.
He hasn’t slowed down in recent years too as he officially signed a deal with TaylorMade worth $100 million for over 10 years purely as an equipment endorsement in 2017. In addition, he scored his biggest payday on the course just in 2019 with a $15 million check for winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup. This is an indication that his trajectory of wealth is still heading upwards with no signs of slowing down.
Adding it all up, he earns $40-50 million on average per year from winnings and endorsements, his total earnings so far this year are exactly at $52 million, and his net worth this 2020 sits at $150 million per Celebrity Net Worth. This lands him a spot as the eighth-highest earning golfer of all time.
The bottom line here is that with the early career success he’s already achieved combined with having plenty of time left to win more tournaments, he will continue to keep earning a lot of money for the years to come. Whether he earns a bulk of his wealth from winnings, endorsements, or real estate, Mcllroy’s bank account is poised to grow exponentially. Look to him to dominate on and off the golf course.