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Monday, October 5, 2009

The First US$1 billion Dollar Sportsman

Tiger Woods Roars- The first US$1 billion dollar Sportsman

Tiger Woods becomes first athlete with US$1bil in earnings

NEW YORK: Forbes says Tiger Woods has become the first athlete to surpass US$1 billion in career earnings.

The magazine estimates that golf’s top-ranked player crested the plateau when he earned US$10 million for winning the FedEx Cup on Sunday.

Forbes reported on its Web site on Tuesday that Woods entered 2009 having earned US$895 million since he joined the PGA Tour in 1996.

Prize money, appearance fees, endorsement fees, bonuses and his golf course design business were calculated to have pushed him over US$1 billion.

The magazine says former NBA great Michael Jordan and former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, at US$800 million and US$700 million, respectively, are Woods’ closest competition in career earnings. - AP


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