He has made multiple Forbes lists, coming in No. 26 in Celebrity 100 (2020) and No.8 in The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2020. He has also amassed $1.5 billion from endorsements, appearances and course design fees since 1996.
Now, we take a look and calculate exactly how much is Tiger Woods' net worth this 2021. Given that, at the time of this writing, we're relatively early into the year, expect this number to change. It's also important to remember that many of these numbers will be similar to 2020, as it's often near-impossible to get new information so soon into any new calendar year.
Moreover, and unfortunately, the recent crash involving Tiger will obviously his ability to earn on the course. Hopefully, and more importantly, he makes a full recovery.
Tiger Woods' net worth in 2021: $800 million
As reported by Forbes at the time, Woods' salary in 2020 was only $2.3 million. However, similar to dominant athletes such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James, the bulk of his wealth actually comes from his endorsements with a whopping $60 million.
His plethora of sponsors include Bridgestone, Discovery Communications, Inc., Hero Motocorp, Monster Energy, Nike, Rolex, TaylorMade, Upper Deck. This list of people supporting Tiger — and, by extension, increasing Tigers Woods net worth in 2021 — is forever growing and fluid. Heck, by the time you're done reading that sentence, five more sponsors might've already scooped him up and/or a few more dropped him.
Adding it altogether, his net worth using just his sponsors and some of his endorsements happens to be greater than several high-profile athletes, musicians, and movie stars. In a rare instance, Tiger is truly one of the few athletes in the history of sports who truly transcends the game in which they play. People might claim So-and-So is a household name, but so few truly are. Tiger is that in sincerity. He's so famous, in fact, most people know of him by simply his first name.
For comparison, he's making more than pop artist Post Malone, celebrity Kim Kardashian, and UFC athlete Conor McGregor.
Notably, back in 2009, Forbes also proclaimed that Woods is the world’s first athlete to earn over a billion dollars in one's playing career.
Nevertheless, his infidelity scandal back in the day cost him $100 million worth of assets, including cash and real estate. Not only that, but his relationships with sponsors also suffered, costing him approximately $22 million in potential earnings.
Luckily, his longtime lucrative partnership with Nike remained intact and supplied him with cash flow when everyone else bailed. Moreover, he has also mended his relationship with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, as co-parents and friends.
Ever since then, Woods has impressively bounced back in the game and his net worth now sits at an estimated $800 million this 2020, per reports.
He averages around $50-60 million per year when it comes to his salary, winnings and endorsement deals. This easily makes him the highest-paid golfer of all time. Again, a lot of the “winnings” aspects to this becomes a bit more difficult to discuss moving forward. Well, that's at least until we get clarity on his health. While “playing golf” is certainly low on the priority list for Woods, it will change how we calculate his projected average earnings.
He also owns a vast amount of assets such as a $25 million yacht, a $20 million PGA tour Pension plan, a $53 million Gulfstream G550 private jet, a $55 million 12-acre ocean-front property in Florida and more.
All in all, Woods has been one of the most compelling turnaround stories in sports. Despite all the controversies he has faced, his sizable bankroll and strategic investments definitely sets him up for life once he chooses to retire from the sport he loves the most.
In a life that's been full of highs, lows, scandals, glory, and just about everything in the middle, Tiger has plenty of life left to join the exclusive billionaire person club. No one really knows if that's a goal of his or not, but for many, they are rooting for him to get there.
Nevertheless, were you at all surprised by Tiger Woods' net worth in 2021? It's still, from a semantics viewpoint, nearly the same as last year's, but that's only due to the fact we're only a few months into the 2021. It can, obviously, go up or down — in cycles even — as 2021 gets a bit longer in the tooth.