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Tiger past $1B mark
« on: October 02, 2009, 07:23:27 AM »
Report: FedEx Cup pushes Tiger past $1B markby FOXSports.com


Michael Jordan, eat your heart out.

Tiger Woods is the first athlete to reach a billion dollars in career earnings, according to Forbes.com, cementing his status as the top pitchman/athlete in sports history.

The $10 million prize he claimed for winning the FedEx Cup title on Sunday pushed him over the top, according to Forbes' estimates.

Woods had earned $895 million coming into the season and took home $10.5 million in winnings to go with his championship bonus and endorsement money, appearance fees and earnings from his course design business.

Don't feel too bad for Jordan, by the way. He still receives a reported $45 million annually from Nike and is projected to pass the $1 billion mark himself in 4-5 years.

Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher is also close behind with $700 million in career earnings.

But neither Schumacher or Jordan figure to catch Woods. Schumacher peaked at $80 million annual earnings in 2003 and Jordan's best year was only $69 million in 1998.

Plus, Woods is only 33 and his earning power is still on the rise. His lucrative side businesses ($10 million or so per course design, as much as $3 million in appearance fees according to Forbes) figure to help him through the tough times after he decides to put down the clubs as well.

In other words, he'll be sports first multibillionaire well before he's old enough to play on the Champions Tour.
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Re: Tiger past $1B mark
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:25:55 AM »
Report: FedEx Cup pushes Tiger past $1B markby FOXSports.com


Michael Jordan, eat your heart out.

Tiger Woods is the first athlete to reach a billion dollars in career earnings, according to Forbes.com, cementing his status as the top pitchman/athlete in sports history.

The $10 million prize he claimed for winning the FedEx Cup title on Sunday pushed him over the top, according to Forbes' estimates.

Woods had earned $895 million coming into the season and took home $10.5 million in winnings to go with his championship bonus and endorsement money, appearance fees and earnings from his course design business.

Don't feel too bad for Jordan, by the way. He still receives a reported $45 million annually from Nike and is projected to pass the $1 billion mark himself in 4-5 years.

Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher is also close behind with $700 million in career earnings.

But neither Schumacher or Jordan figure to catch Woods. Schumacher peaked at $80 million annual earnings in 2003 and Jordan's best year was only $69 million in 1998.

Plus, Woods is only 33 and his earning power is still on the rise. His lucrative side businesses ($10 million or so per course design, as much as $3 million in appearance fees according to Forbes) figure to help him through the tough times after he decides to put down the clubs as well.

In other words, he'll be sports first multibillionaire well before he's old enough to play on the Champions Tour.


he almost catch up to you boy capo..  ;D
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Re: Tiger past $1B mark
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 09:12:19 AM »
if that was tru,ah would be on meh own island in de south pacific. ;D
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Re: Tiger past $1B mark
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 03:20:55 PM »
if that was tru,ah would be on meh own island in de south pacific. ;D

We know yuh jus makin safe investments and pullin a lil pittance from de kitty when is time to throw down some 'lau  ;D
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Re: Tiger past $1B mark
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 04:40:27 PM »
if that was tru,ah would be on meh own island in de south pacific. ;D

We know yuh jus makin safe investments and pullin a lil pittance from de kitty when is time to throw down some 'lau  ;D
daiz wuh yuh livin fuh.eat and drink. :beermug:
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Re: Tiger past $1B mark
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 04:42:15 PM »
if that was tru,ah would be on meh own island in de south pacific. ;D

We know yuh jus makin safe investments and pullin a lil pittance from de kitty when is time to throw down some 'lau  ;D
daiz wuh yuh livin fuh.eat and drink. :beermug:

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