The 20-Person List Contains Only 2 Athletes, both of the Richest Golfers in the World
Forbes recently came out with its “Richest Celebrities 2016” list, and two golfers made the cut. These are people who got rich off their fame and does not consider the ones who got famous because of their wealth. Phil Mickelson checks in at No. 18 on the list (right ahead of Barbara Streisand) with a net worth of $375 million, reportedly.
Tiger Woods slides in at No. 7 with a reported net worth of $740 million. He is ahead of No. 8 Dr. Dre ($710 million) but behind No. 6 Diddy ($750 million). Here is a look at the top five.
- George Lucas ($4.6 billion)
- Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion)
- Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion)
- Michael Jordan ($1.2 billion)
- David Copperfield ($850 million)
Here is the full list and what Forbes said about Woods.
Tiger Woods may not have a stash of enchanted antiquities, but he does own a $60 million property in Jupiter Island, Florida. With a net worth of $740 million, the 40-year-old golfer is the youngest member of the list. Besides Jordan, Phil Mickelson is the only other athlete to make the cut.
It is fascinating that golf, the fifth-most (sixth-most? seventh-most?) popular sport in the nation has produced two of the wealthiest athletes on the planet. With a couple more apparently on the way in Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.