Tiger Woods Joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James in Billionaire Club, Forbes Reports

June 11, 2022Updated: June 11, 2022

Tiger Woods has joined Michael Jordan and LeBron James in a select group of elite athletes with a net worth of at least $1 billion, business magazine Forbes reported.

Michael Jordan takes part in a ceremony honoring the 2020 NBA All-Star game at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 17, 2019. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The 15-times major winner, who returned to competition at the Masters in April 14 months after nearly losing his right leg in a car crash, has made over $1.7 billion in prize money, endorsements, and other ventures, according to Forbes.

Woods is tied with Sam Snead for the most wins on the PGA Tour with 82, but Forbes said his winnings from golf account for less than 10 percent of his career earnings, with the bulk of his net worth attributed to endorsements with brands like Nike and Rolex.

Tiger Woods during practice.
Tiger Woods during practice at the Open Championship in Carnoustie, Britain, on July 18, 2018. (Paul Childs/Reuters)

The 46-year-old has achieved billionaire status despite not being involved in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Earlier this month, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman told the Washington Post that Woods had turned down an offer that was “mind-blowingly enormous” in the high nine figures.

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US basketball player LeBron James arrives for Netflix’s Los Angeles premiere of “Hustle” held at the Westwood Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 1, 2022. (Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images)

Six-times NBA champion Jordan was the first athlete to reach the milestone, and was joined by four-times NBA champion LeBron James just last week, after the magazine estimated the Los Angeles Lakers player’s worth at $1 billion.