Yesterday, Forbes Magazine released its annual list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities (https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2018/12/18/americas-wealthiest-celebrities-2018-george-lucas-leads-with-5-4-billion-net-worth/#675a7a6e1d8e) where none other than Tiger woods clocked in at 9th at $800 million, an added $50 million from last year. The only other athlete to make the list was Michael Jordan with a net worth of $1.7 billion. However, Lebron James, who is one of the most recognizable names in sports, is estimated to have a net worth of $440 million. No chump change by any means, but nearly half of Tiger Woods’ estimated value.
The popularity of golf in the United States continues to rise. Now more than ever people are tuning into golf to watch Tiger continue his meteoric rise to the top of the golfing world. Tiger has always been good for the game for many reasons, and after a victory at the TOUR Championship last September, he established that he can still compete and beat the best golfers in the world. Being named to this list and adding $50 million helps to prove how good Tiger is for golf and how influential he is in the sports world.
You’re probably thinking “so what? I know Tiger has a big bank account” but let’s step back and look at this from another angle. Other’s on the list include Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Tiger being on the same list as those people above reveals how truly influential Tiger is in our society.