Although his playing record is not impressive, golfer Maverick McNealy still has a huge fortune.
The Sun (UK) newspaper opened its article about the 25-year-old golfer as follows: “It’s not Tiger Woods, it’s Maverick McNealy, who can confidently claim to be the richest golfer on the PGA Tour.” McNealy is a name that many audiences have heard for the first time. He has been playing professionally since 2017, but so far he has not won any titles.
McNealy (right) plays golf just to satisfy his passion
So why is it said that McNealy is the richest in golf? The Sun explains that the 25-year-old golfer is the heir to a fortune of 800 million pounds (about 1.1 billion USD). After many years of playing professionally, Tiger Woods is currently considered the richest athlete in golf with about 700 million pounds (971 million USD), which is still inferior to a 25-year-old golfer.
Of course, this is just a comparison of money, but in terms of competition level, McNealy cannot surpass the talent of “Wooden Tiger” Tiger Woods, who just had a car accident that caused multiple injuries to his leg.
Maverick frankly said that he plays golf only because of his passion: “I don’t evaluate my success in golf by the money I earn; I evaluate it by my effort and commitment.”
Maverick’s father is Mr. Scott, a businessman who co-founded the computer technology company Sun Microsystems. Before that, he was also a professional golfer, but then gave up his hobby to pursue a business career and became a billionaire.
Mr. Scott guided his son to become a businessman by encouraging him to study and play golf at the same time. Not disappointing his billionaire father, McNealy graduated from Stanford University, and now plays golf professionally and helps his father run the company.