Tiger Woods Ranked 8th Highest Paid Athlete in World

Tiger Woods is 8th highest paid athlete in world. PHOTO: Angela George

Golf legend Tiger Woods is the eighth highest paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. 

According to Forbes, Woods has earned $62.3 million, $60 million of which come from endorsements in 2020. 

“Woods nabbed his first PGA Tour win in five years at the 2018 Tour Championship and added a fifth green jacket at the 2019 Masters. Since he turned pro in 1996, Woods has earned $1.5 billion from endorsements, appearances and course design fees,” writes Forbes. 

Most recently, Woods along with Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief in The Match: Champions for Charity.

The only other golfer to make the top 20 is Rory McIlroy, and he ranks #14. 

Forbes Rankings 

Tennis legend Roger Federer is ranked as the highest paid athletes in the world for the year 2020. 

“Federer, who has the best endorsement portfolio in sports, is just the ninth athlete to have landed in the top spot since 1990, the first year Forbes began tracking athletes’ earnings. He is also the first tennis player in the 30-year history to land at No. 1 after drawing $100 million off the court, thanks to deals with Uniqlo, Credit Suisse and Mercedes-Benz and 10 other partners,” writes Forbes.

Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar rank two, three, and four, while LeBron James ranks number five. 

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