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What is Jack Nicklaus’ Net Worth in 2022?

Published 02/09/2022, 6:30 AM EST

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Jack Nicklaus is a PGA Tour icon who has tasted immense success throughout his career. Even after retiring in 2005, he is still in the top 5 richest sports entities in the world. Let’s find out the net worth of the 82-year-old retired golfer!

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Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He has won 120 professional golf tournaments worldwide, including 18 majors; he still holds the record of the most major-winning golfer in the world.


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Apart from being the best golfers out there, Nicklaus is also an incredible entrepreneur and writer. While most of his earnings come from golf, they are not all from playing the sport.

The net worth of Jack Nicklaus in 2022

According to the WealthyPersons website, the net worth of Nicklaus is $350 million. This is $50 million lesser than he had in 2021. Since he is a businessman, it is natural that his net worth keeps fluctuating. 

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Nicklaus is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. He is also the first to surpass the $3 million PGA Tour earnings at his time. Jack was included in the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in 2006. He was awarded by the country with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005), Congressional Gold Medal (2015), and the Lincoln Medal (2018).


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Nicklaus – the successful businessman

Nicklaus Design is a golf course designing company that Nicklaus, and his sons created. It is the largest golf designing company in the world, having designed around 300 golf courses worldwide to date. 


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Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, Jack is also a philanthropist. Jack and his wife Barbara co-founded the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation in 2004. The foundation has raised over $100 million to date. 

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Nicklaus is also a renowned golf book writer. “Golf My Way,” published in 1974, the book was also adapted into an instructional video. 

Jack is one of the best golfers of all time, an intelligent businessman, and an extraordinary human. The way he leads his life is an example of how a person should work hard to achieve their dreams and how he/she should give back to the community.

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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.
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