Tiger Woods is one of the most recognized names in golf, and he has been able to earn quite a lot through this sports profession. It is estimated that Tiger Woods has a net worth of over $500 million thanks to his excelling at golf. He may earn up to $82 million a year. Most of his earnings come from winning large golf tournaments or championships as well as endorsement deals with various companies such as Nike, General Mills, and American Express. He also wrote a bestselling book that increased his earnings. Tiger Woods uses some of his fortune for his foundation, the Tiger Wood Foundation, which brings golf to inner-city children. He also designs golf courses with his company Tiger Woods Designs.
Tiger Woods began playing golf before the age of two. He learned from his father, who was also an athlete. At a young age, Woods was already considered a golfing prodigy. Woods started his professional golf career in 1996 at the age of 21. By the next year he had already won a major tournament and set a new record in the sport. Throughout his career, Woods has won 14 professional golf championships, 79 PGA tours, and 18 world golf championships. He has been the number one golf player for several years. He has also set many world records in the field of golf, such as number of wins, or number of strokes on a course. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Woods)
Woods was married to Elin Nordegren, who is a former Swedish model. They have two children together, a daughter and a son. His infamous infidelity scandal involving other women led to their divorce in 2010. Because of this scandal, Woods lost many endorsement opportunities and took a break from golf. It is estimated that his financial losses were over $50 million. In 2013, Woods announced that he was now dating Lindsey Vonn, an Olympic skier. Their relationship is said to be serious.