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Yes, you heard that right! Tiger Woods has made a huge comeback and with his revamped image, he’s raking in a lot of moolah. The big cat’s net worth is now $800 million and ranks ninth on a Forbes list of America’s wealthiest celebrities.
Woods is tied for ninth on the Forbes list with author James Patterson. At the top of the list: George Lucas, who made his $5.4 billion by creating some little space movies. Michael Jordan is the only other athlete on the list, with a net worth of $1.7 billion courtesy of endorsements and his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets. Also on the list: Steven Spielberg (No. 2, $3.7 billion), Oprah Winfrey (No. 3, $2.8 billion), and David Copperfield (No. 7, $875 million), among others.
The Tiger roared back and how! Woods returned to the PGA Tour in 2018 after fourth back surgery last April and was arguably the story of the golfing year.
The 14-time major won again and had strong showings in the year’s final two majors, with a T6 at The Open, where he had the lead at the halfway stage, and a runner-up finishes at the USPGA. His 2018 season was lucrative on the course, with winnings of just under $5.5m, whilst his net worth rose by $50m for the year.
It now stands at $800m and he is by far the richest professional golfer on the planet, with Phil Mickelson in second with an estimated current net worth of $375m.