It’s a well-worn adage that Tiger Woods never proved his worth on the golf course. However, same cannot be true of his off-course earnings, since he is ranked as the second highest-paid athlete of all time by one firm.
According to Sportico, a digital sports business newspaper, Woods has collected $2.1 billion in inflated-adjusted profits. According to the analysis (see here for more information on how the values were calculated), Woods is only $2.62 billion behind Michael Jordan ($2.62 billion) among all sports figures.
Notably, golf superstars Arnold Palmer ($1.5 billion) and Jack Nicklaus ($1.38 billion) are ranked third and fourth on the list, respectively. These are inflation-adjusted figures once again.
Phil Mickelson ($1.08 billion) is ranked 11th, with Greg Norman ($815 million) in 15th place.