Making it Rain on These Hoes: Tiger Woods is Officially a Member of the Billionaire Boys Club

- By Bossip Staff

According to previous reports, Tiger Woods was set to be the first billionaire athlete by 2010, well…it seems like he has already hit that mark in 2009:

Tiger Woods had two reasons to celebrate his victory at the FedEx Cup in Atlanta. Not only did he earn another trophy, he set another record as well, becoming the first athlete to top $1 billion in career earnings, according to Forbes magazine. “Tiger’s earnings power is really unprecedented,” Forbes writer Kurt Badenhausen told CBS News Correspondent Terrell Brown. Since bursting onto the PGA tour in 1996, Woods has dominated golf, winning 92 tournaments. And sponsors have been eager to attach his name to their brands. “It’s an extremely wealthy demographic that is going out and wants to spend money on equipment, on golf balls, on apparel,” Badenhausen explains. Woods is or has been in ad campaigns for cars, golf clubs, even razors. He is, observes Brown, “a walking, talking money-making machine. You might as well call him ‘Tiger, Inc.'” Forbes says Woods has racked up $125 million in prize money and some $890 million from endorsements. Nike is by far his biggest sponsor, paying Woods more than $30 million dollars a year. “He makes more than $100 million a year,” Badenhausen points out. “The next wealthiest athletes make in the neighborhood of $40, $45 million a year.”

Damn, that’s that loooonnnnng paper right there. Good look, Tiger.

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  • http://sonnywinter@gmail.com Sonny

    Good for him. He is, after all, black ya know.

  • http://twitter.com/deevac coi

    i could careless about his cablasian @$$…

  • Pookie

    YEAH YEAH…..GOOD FOR HIM, THO I BET HIS WIFE CANT WAIT TO SPEAND FOR ETERNITY…

  • copycat

    that white girl hit the jackpot!!! cha-ching!!

  • http://www.jamaica-fact-fest.com Jamaicafest

    Congratulations to Tiger Woods.

  • Moreaces - Cowboys are King

    And he is still so young, and golfers unlike most athelets can play into his 50’s, You go Boi

  • chaka1

    That’s my BOY!!! Go Tiger!!!!!

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    (thinking…) Jya, Drake will not be at that mark for a while..

  • Moreaces - Cowboys are King

    Sonny

    Good for him. He is, after all, black ya know.

    ===============
    Yep, but not for long, that Woods family line will be all white in 25 years, because, I can only bet, that his children, will marry white,, and the black linage will be long gone, as time goes by.. That being said,, do I care,, Nope

  • TheNewGuy

    I’m surprised noone’s called him a devil worshiper yet. Isn’t that how it goes? You do good then they label you for being a member of Satan’s fan club. lol. Good job Tiger. Cats from the suburbs get money too. lol

  • BLACK IS GLAMOUR

    Congrats.. but I thought he was already a billionaire yrs ago?? hmp. thats wonderful.

  • http://afo.net Nanette

    Not one dime will be spent on or in the black community so wh do we care, Besdes black people need to respect Tiger and quit trying to claim him black,,When he has made his choice,. OJ Jr. Az long as he don’t mess up with his wife he’s okay, If he do he will be back wanting to be black.

  • middleFinger2UHaters!!

    Ballliiin!
    IF ANY RAPPERS/SINGERS LOOKING FOR SOME HIGH QUALITY BEATS GET @ ME!! I GUARANTEE I’LL HAVE WHAT YOU NEED!!! http://www.soundclick.com/xProFilex

  • Medievalpoetry

    @TheNewGuy

    Lol, that’s pretty funny.

    @Nanette

    All he said was that he was a mix of ethnicities, he didn’t want to be defined by one race, he wanted to represent all three races that he was descended from.

    @Moreaces – Cowboys are King

    It takes a few generations

    Anyway, I thought Michael Schumacker(sp?0, the Formula 1 racing driver got there first? Anyway congratulations Tiger, let me know if you need any help spending it.

  • sassalene

    You go Tiger! It is nice seeing a brother or half brother becoming a billionaire.

  • drenk

    so whos the next athlete to reach that milestone? Lebron? Kobe?

  • TASTY

    GOOD FOR HIM

  • http://Bossip TG

    HELL YEAH!!!! THAI’s and American’s can Stand Up!

  • http://www.myspace.com/miss_kesha Miss Kesha86

    Anyways….

  • Aunt Viv

    Good for him.

  • white male

    Darn I should of played golf from childhood. I also should have been a placekicker in the NFL. The two easiest jobs in the world.

  • MrTavMarie

    I heard there’s good opportunities in golf. Good for Tiger

  • chaka1

    @Nanette

    Please research and read about Tiger Woods before you make such ignorant comments. Tiger supports many charities in the black community including camps in Orlando to bring more minorities into the golfing industry. He was also involved in the Obama campaign.

    I recently went to a Thai restaurant in Miami where they had an entire wall dedicated to Tiger Woods. The owners claimed him as one of their own. It was funny to see.

  • http://www.jamaica-fact-fest.com Jamaicafest

    @Nanette
    Tiger Woods has given back to the community. He has a foundation that helps young people.

    http://www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org/

  • http://perryone779@yahoo.com rose by any other name

    Ok Tiger, whatever!!!

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