How he made his pile: Tiger Woods - Philandering golfer

Who is he? Famous for all the wrong reasons. He was the highest-paid professional 'athlete' in 2008, pocketing circa $110m from winnings and endorsements - handy if his wife decides to divorce him after revelations of sordid affairs with up to a dozen women.

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

How did he make his millions? Woods has won 14 professional major golf championships and 71 PGA Tour events, making him one of the most successful golfers of all time. But it is his off-course dealmaking that has earned him the big bucks: in 2000, he signed a five-year, $105m contract with Nike, at the time the richest sporting endorsement ever won by a sports personality.

The secret of his success? A pushy parent. Eldrick Tont 'Tiger' Woods was a child prodigy, having been introduced to golf by his father Earl at the tender age of two. Woods' power as a pitchman for his sponsors has plummeted, following revelations of his extra-marital 'transgressions'. He is due to return for the Masters in Augusta this month, but the big question is: has he still got it?

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