10 Fun Facts About Tiger Woods: Net Worth, Salary, Age, Height, Ethnicity, Parents, Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, Wiki, Bio

Tiger Woods, a world-renowned golfer, has a lengthy history of being a dominant force. He is one of those rare players who is a master of all his strokes and wins every time!

Tiger has not been lucky when it comes to his love life; he’s been married once, and has been in some failed relationships with his recent one which has resulted in a lawsuit. He’s been blessed with two lovely kids.

His ethnicity and religion also became a hot topic years back after he first spoke on them personally and via interviews.

In fact, there are a whole lot of things to learn about the pro golfer; including but not limited to his parents, his personal and family life, his career, and more. TheVibely has gathered 10 unique untold facts about him.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Tiger Woods
Net Worth:$1.1 Billion
Full Name:Eldrick Tont Woods
Date of Birth:30 December 1975
Age:47 Years Old
Birth Place:Cypress, California, United States
Currently, Live In:Jupiter Island, Florida
Debut:Game: PGA Tour
Years Active:1996 – Present
Ethnicity:African-American, Chinese, and Thai backgrounds
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Height:6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall
Weight:84 kg
School/High School:Western High School in the United States
Public School in Anaheim, California
College/University:Stanford University (2 years)
Wife:Elin Nordegren (m. 2004–2010)
Girlfriend:Erica Herman (ex)
Children:Charlie Axel Woods, Sam Alexis Woods
Parents:Kultida Woods (mother), Earl Woods (father)

1. Who is Tiger Woods and why is he famous?

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men’s major championships, and holds numerous golf records.

Since turning professional in 1996, Tiger has built an unprecedented competitive career. His achievements on the course–106 worldwide wins and 15 majors–have mirrored his success off the course as well.

Although there have been a great many legendary golf players over the decades, Tiger is the only player in the history of the sport to win four consecutive major championships. He also has the lowest scoring average of a player in the history of the PGA Tour, and is the youngest player to achieve the Grand Slam.

Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and is one of the most famous athletes in modern history.

2. How old is Tiger Woods?

Regarded as one of the greates golfers of all time, Tiger Woods whose real name is Eldrick Tont Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, United States. This puts his current age at 47 years old. In coming December 2023, he will turn 48.

Woods’ zodiac sign is Capricorn.

3. What is Tiger Woods’ religion?

One surprising fact about Woods is his religion. He has been a Buddhist since childhood, a religion inherited from his mom. Woods’ mother, Kultilda, is a Thai-born Buddhist.

Woods’ Buddhist faith shocked the world after revelations of his marital infidelity, which he admitted for the first time, came to light and he offered an apology.

“People probably don’t realize it,” he said, “but I was raised a Buddhist, and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years.”

“I like Buddhism because it’s a whole way of being and living,” Tiger Woods told Sports Illustrated. “It’s based on discipline and respect and personal responsibility. I like Asian culture better than ours because of that.”

“I have a lot of work to do, and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it,” Woods said, reading a statement from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. “Part of following this path for me is Buddhism, which my mother taught me at a young age.”

“Buddhism teaches that a craving of things outside ourselves causes an unhappy and pointless search for security,” he continued. “It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.”

A 1996 Sports Illustrated profile suggested that Woods — then in his early 20s — took his faith seriously. He visited a Buddhist temple with his mother each year around his birthday, slept near a mother-of-pearl Buddha from his Thai grandfather, and wore a gold Buddha around his neck, according to the profile.

4. How tall is Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods has a nice personality; he is a fit sportsman now also, and he is a tall man with a height of 6 feet 1 inch, that means about 1.85 m or 73 inches in height. Or just for fun, about 45 diameters of a golf ball or 17.17 diameters of a golf hole tall. About his weight, he weighs about 84 kg.

Earl and Tiger Woods

5. Who are Tiger Woods’ parents? His parents come from African-American, Chinese, and Thai backgrounds

Let’s meet the parents! Fans that have followed Tiger from the early days of his career when going pro at 20 until now are aware that the champ is mixed-race.

Tiger’s father Earl Woods is African-American, Chinese, and American-Indian, and his mother Kultida Woods is from Thailand with Caucasian and Chinese ancestry.

Like Tiger, Earl was an accomplished athlete that made strides as the first Black baseball player for Kansas City University. Later on, Earl decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served two tours during the Vietnam War as a member of the Special Forces, as shared in HBO’s Tiger documentary.

Aside from Earl’s war hero status, he was also a big advocate for education. Not to mention, Earl went on to publish three books, including Start Something: You Can Make a Difference, which introduced Tiger’s self-titled foundation.

Earl died in May 2006 at 74 after battling prostate cancer.

Kultida and Tiger Woods

As for Kultida, the matriarch took on a more background approach, per Tiger and Kultida’s 60 Minutes interview in 2012.

Kultida was mostly concerned with Tiger completing his studies — and golf came second.

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Tiger and Elin in 2009

6. Who is Tiger Woods in a relationship with now?

The pro golfer has been married once but has been in a rough relationship in his entire life. Currently, reports suggest he is single after ending his relationship with his recent girlfriend. Below is everything we know about his love life.

Tiger Woods was married to Elin Nordegren in 2004 but divorce in 2010.

Professional golf player Tiger Woods is known for being pretty private about his personal life. Ever since he was involved in that major cheating scandal in 2009, Tiger has kept things very low-profile. 

If you need a refresher on what happened: In 2009, dozens of women spoke out about their sexual relations with Tiger. His marriage with former model Elin Nordegren fell apart, and so did his career for awhile. Even though Tiger apologized for his actions, the drama damaged his reputation and he lost a bunch of sponsorships. 

According to sources, 47-year-old Tiger has “mellowed” out and now focuses on his family. “He is a different man than he was before [the scandal]. He’s grown up a lot. He’s not the narcissistic little kid he used to be; he now realizes that he’s not the center of the universe,” the source told PEOPLE. Tiger and his now ex-girlfriend Erica Herman apparently co-parent with Erin and are now splitting their time with the kids during the quarantine. 

It’s been confirmed that Elin is now in a relationship with former NFL player Jordan Cameron, and the two recently welcomed a son.

Tiger Woods moved on with Eric Herman and now the golf legend and his girlfriend reportedly broke up in 2022.

According to The New York Post, restauranteur Erica Herman reportedly met Tiger Woods in 2015, working in a bar and studying at the University of Central Florida. Shortly after, she was asked to run Tiger’s restaurant in Jupiter, Fla., which opened the same year.

Following Tiger’s split with ex-flame Kristin Smith in 2017, he and Erica made their relationship public in September with an outing in Jersey City.

Erica has been by Tiger’s side since 2017, especially following his horrific car accident in 2021. Erica attended many of Tiger’s golf competitions but has not been spotted with him since they attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in August 2022. However, the pair reportedly remained together until a quiet breakup in October 2022 — or at least quiet until now.

Erica Herman has filed two separate but entwined lawsuits against Tiger Woods.

According to court documents obtained by USA Today Sports, Erica Herman has filed two separate lawsuits against entities representing Tiger Woods. The first suit was filed in October 2022 against his homestead trust in Hobe Sound, Fla., which was created by Tiger in 2017 for himself and his children.

Erica alleges that following their breakup in October 2022, he “tricked” her into leaving their shared mansion under the guise of a vacation, only to lock her out when she arrived at the airport.

Erica is claiming damages of “more than $30 million” and said the trust and its agents “misappropriated $40,000 cash that belonged to her.” She also claims the trust made “scurrilous and defamatory allegations how she obtained the money.” In the lawsuit, Erica claimed to have an “oral tenancy agreement” to remain in their home for five additional years after residing in the home for six.

The second lawsuit, which Erica filed in March 2023, asks the court to nullify her 2017 non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which she signed when her relationship with Tiger began. Erica argues that the NDA “is not judicially enforceable in this case under the federal Speak Out Act,” according to Golf Digest.

The Speak Out Act prevents enforcing NDAs in the event of sexual assault and harassment. Erica has not made any specific allegations against Tiger, but that could potentially change with the dissolution of her NDA.

The court documents obtained by USA Today Sports read, “Because of the aggressive use of the Woods NDA against her by the Defendant and the trust under his control, the Plaintiff is unsure whether she may disclose, among other things, facts giving rise to various legal claims she believes she has. She is also currently unsure what other information about her own life she may discuss or with whom.”

Tiger’s team made a motion to dismiss Erica’s first lawsuit in November 2022, saying her claims weren’t valid because she wasn’t a “tenant” of the home as outlined in the “Residential Landlord Tenant Act,” according to ESPN. His representatives have not yet commented on her second lawsuit.


7. Who are Tiger Woods’ kids?

Woods has two children from his marriage to his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. The names of their children are Charlie Axel Woods, and Sam Alexis Woods.

Tiger’s son, Charlie Axel, is now 14 and his daughter, Sam Alexis, is 15. The golf pro posted a photo of himself, his kids, and his girlfriend to Instagram in April, captioning the photo, “Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family.” Charlie and Sam seem to have a very normal life, considering their dad is a golf icon.

Especially during these times, Tiger and Elin have been careful to make sure their traveling between houses has kept their children and community safe. An insider tells PEOPLE, “They’ve always been really good at communicating about things involving the kids, and this is no exception. Their number one priority is to keep the entire family safe and to stop the spread.”

Tiger has opened up about his relationship with Elin and his family life before. Back in December 2015, Tiger told TIME, “[Elin] is one of my best friends. We’re able to pick up the phone, and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then.” Tiger certainly did learn the hard way. 

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Charlie and Sam in 2015

Charlie and Sam apparently know what happened, too — because honesty is the best policy (also, there’s no way they’d be able to escape the scandal when the internet exists.) Tiger stated, “I’ve taken the initiative with the kids, and told them upfront, ‘Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes.”

sam charlie woods

It’s always great to hear when celeb parents (even though they’re no longer together) are able to get along and peacefully co-parent. Especially during times like these, we need all the compassion we can get. 

8. What is Tiger Woods’ political affiliation? He has a strong connection with Donald Trump?

Tiger and Trump’s friendship go way back! The pro golfer has not only played golf with Trump, but has done business with him.

Tiger Woods has always remained neutral about Trump. In August 2018, Tiger was asked about his feeling about Trump after his final round in the Northern Trust by a New York Times reporter. He stated, “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.” When asked about how Tiger feels about Trump‘s racist policies, Tiger simply stated, “He’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”

tiger woods trump

And when asked if he had any comments about racism in the U.S., Tiger replied, “No. I just finished 72 holes and am really hungry.”

Trump even responded to this exchange, implying the journalist was trying to coax a response that would fit a more liberal agenda out of Tiger. He tweeted, “The Fake News Media worked hard to get Tiger Woods to say something that he didn’t want to say. Tiger wouldn’t play the game – he is very smart. More importantly, he is playing great golf again!”

In April, Trump watched Tiger play at the Master Tournament, and tweeted his support. “Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!” he wrote.

Tiger has been criticized for not taking a stance against Trump, considering the Black pro-golfer has made sports history in a predominately  white field and many look up to him. But Tiger doesn’t seem to care. His focus is on golf, and he prefers to stay out of politics. Even back in June, after George Floyd’s death, Tiger wrote that his heart went out to George Floyd, but that he ultimately has faith in law enforcement. “I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods we live in,” he wrote.

9. What is Tiger Woods doing now?

In 2022, reports suggested that Woods has retired after several hints from him was made public. But the truth is, Tiger intends to still play on 2023 despite still struggling with the leg injury from a car crash in 2021.

He also gave more incite on his health condition affecting his mobility.“In preparation and practice for this week’s Hero World Challenge, I’ve developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which is making it difficult to walk,” Woods said in a statement released to his Twitter account Monday afternoon.

Mirror reports that Woods now sees his golf career as a part-time as he continues to battle leg injuries sustained in the horrific crash. Montgomerie, who is known for his Ryder Cup heroics, believes that was the perfect time for Tiger to say goodbye to top level golf.


10. What is Tiger Woods‘ net worth?

According to Forbes, Tiger Woods has a current net worth of $1.1 million, adding that since he turned pro in 1996, the 15-time major winner has earned $1.7 billion from endorsements, appearance, course design fees, and other off-the-course endeavors.

Forbes also reported that less than 10% of Woods’ net worth comes from his earnings on the golf course. It is his sponsorships and endorsement deals with Nike, TaylorMade, Gatorade, and Monster Energy that have all largely contributed.

Woods doesn’t see himself as just an athlete, he has gotten into ownership and course design. TGR Design, TGR Live (an event company), and TGR Ventures are all part of Woods’ portfolio.

He also recently invested in a new category of golf by having a stake in PopStroke, which is a luxury minigolf organization that has multiple locations in Florida.

Woods made $68 million in off-course income, Forbes said.

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