Although they say money is not everything, the truth is, it is one of the main things we need to make our lives complete. The easiest way of making your life comfortable and achieving the best in life is by nurturing your gifting. Gary Player is one of the richest golfers who have lived by the secret of nurturing his gifting. Below is Gary Player’s net worth in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Player was born on 1st November 1935 in Johannesburg South Africa. He was born in a family of three and he is the youngest among his siblings. Gary’s mom was known as Muriel Player while his father was known as Harry Player. Gary’s joy of having his family complete was cut short at the age of 8 when he lost his mother to cancer.
His father was working in the gold mines at the time of his wife’s death and he did his best to ensure he gave his children the best life. He took a loan and bought a set of clubs for Gary to encourage him to play golf. This served as a great challenge for Gary and at the age of 14, he had managed to parr the first three holes and at the age of 16, he had so much faith in himself that he announced he’ll become the best golfer in the world. He became a professional golfer at the age of 17.
Gary Player married professional golfer Bobby Verwey’s sister, Vivienne Verwey on 19th January 1957. The couple has been blessed with six children; (Marc, Jennifer, Michele, Wayne, Theresa and Amanda) and they also have been blessed with 21 grandchildren. He has managed to keep his family close together as he used to travel with them wherever he went during his early days as a professional golfer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Gary Player is among the most successful golfers in the world. He ranks third behind Sam Snead and Robert de Vicenzo with more than 160 wins. He started playing golf as a professional golfer in 1950s and has been able to play in very many tournaments. Some of the tournaments that Gary has been a partaker in are; World Match Play Championship, U.S Masters, Tournament of Champions, PGA Championships, Ryder Cup among many others.
He has as well been given a number of honors for his expertise in golfing some of which are; Sportsman of the Century, Bob Jones Award (by United States Golf Association), World Golf Hall of Fame and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gary Player is not only one of the most known golfers in the world but he is also among the richest in the field. Although he is not currently seen much in golfing, he has managed to maintain a net worth of $270 million. His earnings is solely from his golfing career.
Gary Player is one of the unique celebrities in the world. This is because, despite him being a rich and well-known golfer, he has managed to keep his family intact. He has instilled good values in his children and so far, no controversial reports have been released against them.