Tiger Woods is one of the highest paid athletes of all-time, so when things cost millions of dollars, that's pretty much chump change to him. In fact, the golfer has made over $1.4 billion since turning pro in 1996. Though his record-setting golf career has had its ups and downs, he remains the highest-paid golfer in the entire world. Forbes even confirmed in 2009 that not only was he the first ever professional athlete to earn over $1 billion throughout his career, he was also the second richest person of color in the United States (only coming in behind Oprah Winfrey).
Here are some of the most pricey purchases he's made over the years.
10 Jupiter Island Mansion
Tiger's 12-acre property in Jupiter Island, Florida was built from scratch. There was already a pretty extravagant house residing there, but Tiger had it torn down after purchasing it in 2006. The mansion now has a private dock, a tennis court, an oxygen therapy room, a fitness center, numerous pools, a media room, a basement wine cellar, and an elevator.
Of course, there's also a golf course on the property as well for Tiger to get some practice time in! This project is said to have cost around $55 million to complete.
9 Orlando Mansion
While not as lavish as his Jupiter Island property, Tiger's old mansion in Orlando still cost a pretty penny at $2.6 million. The home has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a home theater, a gym with a mirrored wall, a wine cellar, a pool, and some of the prettiest green gardens you've ever seen. Tiger doesn't live there anymore, however, as it was sold during his divorce from ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
Still, it's definitely one of his most noteworthy purchases! Not just for the steep cost, but for the notoriety as this home is where Tiger and his then-wife fought over cheating allegations, resulting in the golfer infamously crashing his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant!
8 Porsche Carrera GT
Tiger of course owns multiple cars, but one of note is his Porsche Carrera GT due to how much it cost. At $48,000, this innovative vehicle was such a big deal that it was given the "Best of What's New" award in 2003 by Popular Science magazine. It's made from carbon fiber and can reach speeds of up to 205 miles per hour.
It also has a pretty cool rear wing that can be deployed if you reach 70 miles per hour. Only 1,270 of these sports cars were ever produced, so of course Tiger had to nab this exclusive ride.
7 Mercedes SLR McLaren Edition
A Mercedes doesn't run cheap, but the Mercedes SLR McLaren Edition is priceless. Each car sold was personalized in any way the buyer wanted, with the customization's costing £150,000. Because of the specifications, no two cars of this edition are alike!
Due to the extra work that went into designing this car, only 25 of this edition were ever produced. Of course, Tiger owns one of those 25! It can reach speeds of up to 209 miles per hour, and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.4 seconds.
6 Solitude Yacht
Built by a company called Garlington Landeweer Marine, "The Solitude" is a "dive boat," a.k.a the type of boat many divers use. Tiger is actually known to dive on occasion -- one little known fact about the golfer is that he also has a passion for spearfishing, and even learned how to free dive so that he could spearfish without an air tank!
"The Solitude" was purchased for around $3 million, and is 61 feet. Tiger's is known to dock the yacht at Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, which is located only a few minutes away from his home in Jupiter Island.
5 Privacy Yacht
If you thought "The Solitude" was impressive, you'll think Tiger's other yacht, "The Privacy," is out of this wold. "The Privacy" is 155 feet long, so naturally it cost the golfer around $25 million. Purchased in 2004, Tiger's yacht contains enough room for 21 people to stay the night. There's also a gym, theater, and Jacuzzi. Of course, there's also room for plenty of sports items like jet skis.
It's no wonder that Tiger and his then-wife opted to stay on the yacht for their wedding night! When it's not out on the water, it's docked in North Palm Beach, Florida.
4 Gulfstream G550 Private Jet
In January of 2017, it was a big deal when Tiger was spotted taking a commercial flight from Los Angeles to Dubai. This was because it was the first time he was seen flying commercial in 10 years! Usually, the golfer just boards his $54 million private jet to get around. The jet can transport 24 people at a time, and stay in the air for 12 hours nonstop.
It has a kitchen, a sleeping area, a wireless network, satellite communication, an Iridium phone, and fax/printer equipment. That way, you can get some work done to pass the time on the trip!
3 Rolex Sea Dweller
Every rich guy has to get a Rolex! Not only did Tiger Woods follow this rule, but he also got a Rolex that would accommodate his spearfishing hobby. The Rolex "Sea Dweller" was created with divers in mind in 1967, and is completely waterproof up to a depth of 4,000 feet.
The dial is a classy gradient of the colors twilight blue and bottomless black, which is perfectly representative of the color you see during deep sea exploration. Tiger is rumored to have purchased the special watch for around $10,000.
2 The Woods Jupiter Restaurant
With his home base being Jupiter, Florida, Tiger figured he might as well open a restaurant there! The Woods Jupiter was opened in 2015, and sells American cuisine. "Envisioned as a place where friends and family could come together to relax and refuel, The Woods has become a destination to celebrate like a champion," the restaurant's website reads.
Early reports said that Tiger was spending around $1,000 per square foot for the restaurant, which is about 30% more than the typical upscale restaurant spends. If the math is correct, Tiger spent around $8 million to build the eatery.
1 Tiger Woods Learning Center
Tiger Woods doesn't just spend his money on fancy cars and boats. He also uses his earnings to give back. The golfer created the "Tiger Woods Learning Center" in 2006. The property has various media facilities as well as a place outside to teach golf. It was created for underprivileged children from below the poverty line to come and learn about careers in math, science, technology and language arts.
Tiger wanted to stress the importance of education and motivate children to dream big. The 35,000 square foot facility in Anaheim, California cost around $18 million to build.