Tiger Woods vs. Shaquille O’Neal 2022 Net Worth Comparison: Who is Richer?

Published 05/04/2022, 5:02 PM EDT

One of the merits of being a celebrated sports entity is making a huge amount of money throughout their career. As two popular players in their respective sports, Tiger Woods and Shaquille O’Neal make millions every year. 

Woods has won more than 100 championship titles worldwide, including 15 major championships. Since he found success as a golfer from the time he turned pro, Woods also attracted million-worth sponsorship deals.


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Furthermore, he has built a business enterprise under the brand name TGR. Woods also contributes to the community through his charity TGR Foundation. Since the acclaimed golfer still plays for the Tour, he earns money from the tournaments he makes cuts. 

On the other hand, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal retired from NBA in 2011 and no longer plays the sport. However, as a star player, he has made millions throughout his career. Since he had been one of the popular players in the NBA, Shaquille still receives sponsorships from brands through which he earns part of his wealth. 


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The former NBA star also makes money through his other business ventures and varied interest in acting, rapping, and much more. 

Both Tiger and Shaquille have been successful throughout their career. However, what is the difference between their net worth? 

Tiger Woods’ net worth in 2022

The net worth of Tiger Woods in 2022 is $800 million. The golfer has made money through his career earnings, his businesses, and endorsement deals. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 18th green during the final round REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

According to Forbes, Woods earned $1.5 billion from endorsement deals, appearances, and other businesses. Not to mention, the golfer still tops the PGA Tour’s all-time career earnings list with $120,895,206. 

About 94% of his career earnings came from endorsement offers from brands, including Nike, American Express, Accenture, EA Sports, and NetJets. 

Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth in 2022

According to celebrity net worth, Shaquille O’Neal has a net worth of $400 million. The former NBA star had made around $290 million throughout his NBA career. Notably, O’Neal earns $60 million from endorsement deals and other businesses a year. 


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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal laughs as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

Pepsi, Carnival Cruise Line, and Reebok are some of the high-profile sponsorship deals he still to his name after all these years. Apart from his career in sports, Shaquille has made his name and money through his rapping and acting stints. 

He also worked as a commentator for a variety of sports. Furthermore, he is also involved in the stock market and real estate business. Shaquille is a millionaire with a $400 million net worth.


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However, compared to Woods’ net worth of $800 million, Shaquille falls short by $400 million to match his earnings.



Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.