Rory McIlroy Net Worth: $48.5 Million
Rory McIlroy was born on May 4, 1989 to Rosie and Gerry McIlroy in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is an only child. His introduction to the sport of golf was through his father, Gerry McIlroy, who was an avid golf player and who became Rory’s coach. At the age of 7, Rory McIlroy became the youngest member of the Holywood Golf Club. When he was 9, he competed in his first international World Championship in Florida and won the title in the 9-10 age group bracket. He won several golf competitions in his amateur days and became a professional golf player in 2007 at age 18. With 18 international career wins to date, four of which were major championships, Rory McIlroy was offered lucrative endorsement deals. According to the Forbes 2015 list, Rory McIlroy has a net worth of $48.5 million, ranking him number 41 in the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities list and number 12 in the World’s Highest Paid Athletes list.
How did Rory McIlroy make his money?
Rory McIlroy’s $48.5 million net worth is divided into two categories: salary or winnings and endorsement deals. $16.3 million of his net worth was earned through prize money, as he won five Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) championships, two of which were major championships, in the past years. The remaining $32.2 million was earned from his endorsements, a major part of which came from his major sponsor, Nike. Rory McIlroy has also become the face of Electronic Arts golf video game as the replacement of Tiger Woods. Aside from Nike and EA Sports, Rory also has endorsement deals with Bose, Upper Deck, and Omega.