Greg Norman is an Australian professional golfer known as “The Great White Shark.” He is one of the most successful golfers, with an estimated net worth of around $400 million in 2022.
The retired golfer now invests his money in different assets and runs the Greg Norman Company, a mix of various business interests.
Greg Norman’s Early Life
Norman was born on February 10, 1955, in Queensland, Australia. As a child, he did not always want to play professional golf but rather surf. His mother taught him to play golf at the age of 15 when she would let him caddy for her at the Virginia Golf Club.
Career and Total Career Earnings
The now-retired golfer began his career in 1975, working as a club assistant. In 1976, he won his first tournament – the Westlake Classic at the Grange Golf Club. The year 1977 saw his first win on the European Tour.
Norman started to dominate the golf course at the beginning of the 80s. He won the French Open Championship, the Scandinavian Enterprise Open, and the Australian Open. In 1981, he won the British Masters and his third Marini International Tournament.
He achieved his first PGA Tour victory in 1984 and received worldwide acclaim for winning the U.S. Open Championship the same year.
In 1986, Greg Norman racked up many more wins, becoming number one on the Official World Golf Ranking. He also won his third World Match Play Championship.
His successful career continued into the next decade. In 1993, Norman’s earned a second major championship at Royal St George’s, winning his second Memorial Tournament, and becoming PGA Tour Player of the Year. He won his largest check for $1 million at the Anderson Consulting World Championship.
Greg Norman suffered a hip and shoulder injury in 1998. After time off, he returned for the 2008 Open Championships and tied for third place.
While on the professional tour, including the PGA Tour, Greg Norman’s salary was about $1 million per year. Since retirement, he established the Greg Norman Company, which helps him amass a greater net worth.
Through the 2010s and into the 20s, Greg Norman’s career earnings totaled between $20 and $30 million annually. He quickly joined the ranks of the world’s wealthiest golfers.
Greg Norman Company
Greg Norman’s salary also receives funds from his business ventures. His brand can be found around numerous golf courses. It develops golf clothing, real estate, wine production, and even golf course design.
Greg Norman has two children with his first wife Laura Andrassy – Morgan Leigh and Greg Junior. They divorced in 2007.
He married the tennis player Chris Evert subsequently, but they divorced after one year. Norman married Kirsten Kutner in 2010 and they have been together ever since.
Norman established his charity, the Greg Norman Foundation, as a means to give back.
Awards and Accolades
At once being number one in the Official World Golf Rankings, the retired player won several awards throughout his golfing career, including the Old Tom Morris Award, Arnold Palmer Award, and the Byron Nelson Award.
World Golf Hall of Fame
One of Norman’s more recognizable achievements, besides topping the Official World Rankings, is becoming a member of the Hall of Fame in 2001.
Recognition of Philanthropic Work
The golfer also received the Golf Writers Association of America’s Bartlett Award. It recognizes work in philanthropy.
How Norman Spends His Money
Greg Norman uses his net worth in a variety of ways. He frequently donates to charities, including the OBE Shootout, which supports the Children’s Cancer Fund. He also invests in cars and real estate.