LeBron James and Tiger Woods are the Only Two Active Athletes Who Are Billionaires

LeBron James and Tiger Woods are the Only Two Active Athletes Who Are Billionaires

LeBron James and Tiger Woods are the Only Two Active Athletes Who Are Billionaires

You would have thought several years ago that these two athletes would be winding down their careers, but, in the present day, both are still going on and earning even more money in the process.

Forbes has just recently released its latest Sports Billionaires for the current year of 2023. Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, LeBron James, and golfer, Tiger Woods are the first athletes to be listed as billionaires while still playing their perspective sports.

Initially, back in 2014, BLACK ENTERPRISE asked if James would become the world’s first billionaire baller. The question was answered last June when Forbes officially listed the Los Angeles Lakers forward as a billionaire.

The NBA Hall of Fame-bound player also became the first active basketball player to obtain that status while still competing in the league. The only other player to become a billionaire is the man to who he is constantly being compared as the greatest athlete to play the sport, Michael Jordan.

Now with the official list for 2023, James is now joined by Woods as the only two currently competing athletes to hit a ten-digit net worth while still playing in their respective sports.

According to Forbes, Woods estimated net worth is $1.1 billion. Even after turning down a reported nine-figure offer to play in the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. He has pulled in approximately $1.7 billion over the course of his 30-year career. That includes tournament winnings, endorsements, and other income he may generate from various businesses he owns and invests in.

James was dubbed “The King” way before he became a financial one.

Coming in at just $1 billion, the still active basketball player was recently given the title for NBA’s all-time scoring record when he broke the record two months ago in February. Just this current season alone, Forbes estimates that he will make an estimated $124.5 million through his play and off the court. With a large contract from the Lakers and swimming in endorsement deals, investments, and owning several companies across a plethora of fields, there is no doubt that his status will only rise in the near future.

LeBron James and Tiger Woods are the Only Two Active Athletes Who Are Billionaires

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