Nick Faldo is a famous British architect, professional golfer, and television personality. He is well-known for winning 3 Open Championships and 3 Masters. He is most renowned as Britain’s best-ever golfer who was knighted as Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo. Now, Nick Faldo is a famous sports analyst for CBS and Golf Channel. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Nick Faldo as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Nick Faldo (Nicholas Alexander Faldo) was born on 18th July 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England in the UK. Since age 14, Nick began playing golf. In 1971, Nick Faldo got inspired watching Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters on television.
In 1979, Nick Faldo married Melanie Rockall. They divorced within five years after she discovered Nick’s affair with Gill Bennett, his manager’s secretary. In 1986, Nick Faldo married Gill Bennett and had three children (Georgia, Matthew, and Natalie). Nick Faldo relocated to the US to play full-time on the PGA tour (1995). Gill Bennett stayed at home in England but, soon divorced. Nick Faldo had a relationship for three years with 20-year-old Brenna Cepelak, an American golfing student. In 1989, at the European Masters golf tournament, Nick Faldo met Valerie Bercher, a Swiss PR agent marketing for IMG.
Valerie Bercher broke her engagement to Olivier Delaloye. In July 2001, Valerie married Nick in his Windsor home. They had a daughter, Emma Scarlet (b. 2003) and divorced in May 2006. In 2008, Nick Faldo started dating Leslie Ann Wade, the CBS Sports communications chief. She became his manager and business partner.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Nick Faldo won the English Amateur and the British Youths Championship (1975). In November 1975, Nick Faldo represented Great Britain in the Commonwealth Tournament in South Africa.
Nick Faldo played golf for the University of Houston for a year and became professional golfer (1976). Nick Faldo played on the European Tours and American PGA tours. Nick Faldo was the top golfer ranked no.1 on the Official World Golf Rankings for 98 weeks. He won 40 professional wins – 30 victories on the European Tour and six major Championships. Nick Faldo won 3 Open Championships (1987, 1990, and 1992) and 3 Main titles (1989, 1990, and 1996).
In 2006, Nick Faldo was appointed as the main golf analyst for CBS Sports. In 2012, Nick Faldo joined the BBC Sports for Open Championship coverage. Audemars Piguet, Marriott, and TaylorMade have made sponsorship deals with Nick Faldo. Now, Nick Faldo seldom plays golf yet; he is associated with golf through ‘Faldo Enterprises.’ The Company has designed over 50 golf courses in more than 25 countries.
In 2009, Nick Faldo was knighted as Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Nick Faldo is $65 million. Most of Nick Faldo’s wealth comes from his career as a golfer and television personality. Nick Faldo earned from his professional winnings. Nick Faldo earned an annual salary of £7m from his contract with CBS. His ‘Faldo Enterprises’ (International) earns £1m every time a new golf course is designed globally. Nick Faldo owns properties worth £54m yet; his 3 divorces cost him £20m.
Nick Faldo is associated with a new business ‘Experts Network.’ This would be dedicated to providing sports analysis on digital and social programming.