Phil Mickelson Net Worth: $295 million
Famously known as “Lefty,” Philip Alfred Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970 to parents Mary Mickelson and Philip Anthony Mickelson. He spent most of his young life in San Diego and later on in Arizona. Mickelson started playing golf under his father’s direction before he started school. Although he is right-handed, he plays golf left-handed, as he learned by watching his right-handed father stroke and swing. They played and trained together in their San Diego backyard several times a week, which developed the young Mickelson’s skills. He then went and graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988. With so much success, Phil Mickelson has earned a net worth of $295 million for his entire career.
How did Phil Mickelson make his money?
“Lefty,” as he is known to golf fans, has been one of PGA’s (Professional Golf Association) most successful players since 1992. He played and won as an amateur during the PGA’s Northern Telecom Open in 1991. He became pro the year after and gained attention in 1996 when he won four tournaments, including the NEC World Series of Gold. He has won many championships and has reached 2nd in the world ranking for several years. In 2012, he became part of the World’s Golf Hall of Fame. Although he has dropped in the ranks lately, he still has many sponsors and several major endorsements from which he caps over $30 million per year. This includes KPMG, Barclay’s, Pfizer, and Rolex. Furthermore, Mickelson had been enlisted to design multiple golf courses in China.