#9. Phil Mickelson: $180 million Net Worth
Phil Mickelson has done well to pick his sponsors that have helped him amass a fortune of $180 million. In the past year, he added $50 million in endorsement money to his safest bank vaults. That sponsor cash dwarfs his measly earnings of $2.9 million in prize money. So, even when he plays poorly on the golf course, he is still guaranteed a hefty paycheck. All he has to do is not follow in Tiger Woods’ footsteps. It is not as if Phil Mickelson is without any credentials, though. He has won 5 Majors in his career thus far. The only title that has eluded him is the US Open. It is not because of a lack of an effort, though; he has finished runner-up in the US Open a record six teams egging The Economist to best describe him as “golf’s best loser ever.” Here’s an impromptu fact! Phil Mickelson hasn’t earned less than $40 million in a year since 2006!