We have been innundated with hype and supposedly inside information. This report is closest to the truth. Elin is not getting $750 and many feel that even half of that is too much for such a short marriage.
As I have said in most of my columns, we will only know the truth when the papers are filed, and they are not. Even place of filing is said to be wrong. (See my links at the end, questioning truth or speculation for over a month. There was something too suspicious about the leaks and the mischief, this time from Elin’s side of the playing field) Tiger Woods: divorce papers and Nanny raid on Tiger’s office
This from the Los Angeles Times, Ministry of Gossip. “Tiger Woods divorce couldn’t cost him $750 million, because he doesn’t have that much money, Forbes’ SportsMoney column
Thursday, countering a Wednesday
in London’s Sun that came courtesy of an unnamed source allegedly on
Elin Nordegren’s side of things.
Forbes says that by its math, the golfer’s net worth is $600 million. TMZ, citing sources close to Tiger and alleging that the divorce is a done deal except for the filing, concurs that the $750-million rumor is way too high. Reports: Tiger Woods‘ divorce settlement won’t hit $750M –
USA Today quoting Forbes says this:
Writes Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen:
“We’ve been tracking Tiger’s earnings since he turned pro in 1996. Last year he became the first athlete to earn a cumulative $1 billion through his income from prize money, appearance fees, endorsements and his golf course design business. Nike has been his biggest benefactor paying the world’s top golfer in the neighborhood of $250 million since 1996. The relationship has obviously bolstered Nike as its golf division reported annual sales of $638 million last week. Tiger’s annual earnings in 2010 will be down at least $30 million after sponsors like Accenture, AT&T and Gatorade walked away. He still earned $105 million over the past 12-months and ranks fifth on our recent list of the most powerful celebrities.
“Yet those earnings are before the tax man and his agents at IMG took their cut. And if you think Tiger made a killing in the stock market, think again. The S&P 500 is at the same level it was at 12 years ago. By our count Woods is worth $600 million and any divorce settlement is likely to be worth a fraction of current reports.” Forbes says Tiger Woods divorce story is bunk – Game On!: Covering …
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