tiger-woods

Forbes is reporting that Tiger Woods is officially the first athlete to ever break the $1 billion mark. The milestone came after Forbes raked in $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup last weekend. Woods has been the highest paid athlete for sometime–bringing in nearly $128 million in 2007, according to Sports Illustrated, but reaching a billion dollars in the heart of his career before high-earning icons like Michael Jordan is a huge accomplishment. Woods’ income comes from a variety of outlets: in addition to prize money, he gets paid big dollars for endorsements, bonuses, appearance fees and designing golf courses. At just 33, Woods is sure to continue to see his bank account soar.