Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tiger Woods - atlet pertama dunia dengan pendapatan melebihi US$1 billion
Pemain golf terkemuka dunia Tiger Woods menjadi atlet pertama dunia dengan pendapatan melebihi US$1 billion. Hasil pendapatannya datang dari hadiah kemenangan beberapa sirkit golf serta penajaan jenama terkemuka.
Can an athlete earn US$1bil? Tiger Woods is the world's first Akhbar The Star
NEW YORK: Forbes says Tiger Woods has become the first athlete to surpass $1 billion in career earnings.
The magazine estimates that golf's top-ranked player crested the plateau when he earned $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup on Sunday.
Forbes reported on its Web site on Tuesday that Woods entered 2009 having earned $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 $1 billion.
The magazine says former NBA great Michael Jordan and former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, at $800 million and $700 million, respectively, are Woods' closest competition in career earnings