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The Tiger Woods Success To Being A Huge Success (Now a Forbes Billionaire)

Written By Dr Laide Okubena

let’s take a look at 10 Success principles that we can adapt from this legendary golfer.

Tiger Woods is officially a billionaire, according to a new Forbes’ estimate of the golf icon’s net worth. He joins Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and NBA legend Michael Jordan as the only known billionaire athletes in the world. 

Forbes reported that Woods’ net worth is believed to be at least $1 billion. He has won $121 million in prize money – more than any other pro golfer in history, and during the prime of his career, he held the top spot in Forbes’ highest-paid athletes for 10 consecutive years until 2012. 

Success Rule Number 1


Woods also has a diverse set of money-making ventures. He owns a golf course design business and a live production company and he’s an investor in Nexus Luxury Collection, which is an international hospitality real estate development and asset management company. He also has stakes in a luxury mini-golf experience with multiple locations in Florida as well a hospital software startup, Forbes reports.

Tiger Woods has less than 10% of Woods’ career earnings, and net worth, comes from golf winnings. The bulk of his fortune comes from enormous endorsement deals with more than a dozen brands, including Gatorade, Monster Energy, TaylorMade, Rolex and Nike, with whom he signed in 1996 and which remains his biggest backer and real estate.

  1. Constant and Never Ending Improvement

No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part”~Tiger Woods

Never settle for good enough, not when you know you could always be better tomorrow than you were today. That’s how Tiger keeps himself excited, into the game, and appreciating his life on a daily basis. Each day he practices his technique and improves a little bit. You can be sure he takes this principle out of the game and into life.

  1. Think Big and Always look at the Big Picture

Tiger looks at the big picture, which is usually bigger than his own success and accomplishments. One thing he does is mentor individuals, both in Golf and
in life. The kind of impact he has on these people will extend past his network, past what he could do himself, and he knows this.

  1. Outstanding Performances ,Results and Consistency

Meanwhile, Woods is still trying to gain his form on the golf course after nearly losing his leg in a serious car accident in February 2021. he pulled out of the U.S. Open, and he withdrew from the Masters and the PGA Championship earlier this year. 

Over the Years in his Career , Woods has been one of the best Golfers of all time and very consistent in Putting out Outstanding Performances.

Woods has won 15 major championships in his professional career, sitting behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18. Woods also has accumulated 81 career PGA Tour victories – the second most in the history of the sport.

  1. Take Life Lightly

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at?”~Tiger Woods

Not every moment has to be spent with a serious face on your mug. It’s perfectly okay to laugh, even in the face of tragedy. Realistically speaking we don’t ever know if we’ll be here tomorrow, so we might as well make the best of today. Even if we were guaranteed tomorrow, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t extract every morsel of pleasure out of whatever we’ve committed our life to at the moment.

  1. Live Your Own Expectations

“One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.” ~Tiger Woods

The moment we start allowing ourselves to live the way other people want us to live we become average. We become this culmination of wants, needs, expectations — and none of them belong to us. Not Tiger. Tiger lives his life by his self-made rules. Be the best he told himself, and then he defined what the best was.


“My main focus is on my game.”~Tiger Woods

Having one solid goal which you can devote all your focus into pools together all your available resources. You begin to enroll other people into your vision and they start to believe in you. This will give you access to new tools, mentors, and even more resources to get to your goal faster and better.

  1. Learn From All Mistakes

“The only thing you can do is take a learning experience from it, positives and negatives, and apply them to the future. What did you do right, what did you do wrong, and I did a lot of things right this week” ~Tiger Woods

You can subscribe to the idea that everything is put into our life as a challenge. When things are going bad it is our challenge to over come them. When things are going great it is our challenge to remain grounded and humble. It’s all there so that we can learn from it and grow, so there’s no point getting hung up on or experiencing a huge grief over a bad mistake. Be happy that you learned a valuable lesson.

  1. Pay It Forward

“My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.”~Tiger Woods

You don’t know how much money you have until you give it away. I’m sure you’ve heard that before many times. The same thing goes for our talents, skills, and other opportunities. When we can empower people by giving a piece of ourselves to them we can leave a legacy or live on through them. Besides we’re programmed to feel good when we are kind to others.

Bonus Tip

Celebrate Your Victories Both small and big

No matter how many times Tiger wins he treats each win as if it is special. This provides a constant positive reinforcement to keep him interested in giving the game his best. Perhaps if he only celebrated once a year, after the final stats were in and he saw he was still the best, he wouldn’t be living so much in the moment. If Tiger wasn’t living in the present, or at least one game at a time, there is no way he would be as happy as he could be.

Question of the day

What did you learn from this Sports Billionaire Golfer Tiger Woods?

Thanks for your attention and please Enjoy your day.

Dr Laide Okubena