Tiger Woods reportedly ranks second when it comes to the highest paid athletes of all time, and his net worth now stands at $1.1 billion.
According to the latest figures released by Sportico, Woods, 48, finds himself second on the all-time list to NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Three golfers make the top five on the list, with four in the top 10.
Of Woods' career net worth, approximately $75 million has come from endorsements.
Woods confirmed on 8 January 2024 that he had left sports giant Nike following a successful 27-year partnership.
He posted an emotional statement.
Woods crashed his luxury Genesis SUV in February 2021 and remarkably it took him a matter of months to return to the course.
His first professional tournament back in action was a major at the 86th Masters.
The 15-time major champion drew enormous crowds for his practice round and he made the cut.
Shortly after that it was revealed by Forbes that Woods was closing in on becoming a billionaire, with an estimated net worth of $800m.
Woods received a further setback in April 2023 when he was forced to withdraw from The Masters ahead of the final round - and he soon confirmed he was having ankle surgery as a result of his car crash in 2021.
The former World No.1 took seven months out of competitive action and then returned to compete in his annual Hero World Challenge.
Woods finished 18th of 20.
He then competed alongside his son Charlie Woods in the PNC Championship, and the Woods duo finished T5 of 20.
Woods revealed at the start of 2024 he was leaving Nike, and he confirmed his first start of the PGA Tour season was going to be at the Genesis Invitational in mid-February, a tournament hosted by his Tiger Woods Foundation.
This update is unconfirmed at the time of publication, however.
In 2024, it is estimated Woods' net worth stands at $1.1 billion
Woods has amassed more than $120 million in PGA Tour career earnings as it stands in 2024.
That is $40 million more than Rory McIlroy.
Woods also draws vast amounts of cash from the PGA Tour's player impact program [PIP], as does McIlroy.
The PIP is essentially seen as a popularity contest and it is no surprise that Woods still draws a huge amount of attention.
Woods and McIlroy are also the founders of TGL.
Their new tech-infused golf league, which will comprise of PGA Tour stars, was due to start in January 2024 but the stadium roof in the SoFi Center collapsed towards the end of 2023.
TGL is expected to start in January 2025.
The bulk of Woods' net worth comes from his sponsors.
- Nike (no longer in 2024)
- TaylorMade / Sunday Red
- Hero Motocorp
- Monster Energy
- Centinel Spine
- Full Swing Simulators
TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES OF ALL TIME (per Sportico)