Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer who has a net worth of $85 million. Ernie Els has accumulated his net worth through his years as a professional golfer with many world tours, as well as his wins in the U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
Born Theodore Ernest “Ernie” Els on October 17, 1969, in Johannesburg, South Africa, he is a former World #1 golf player with 65 professional wins. Even though Els proved to be incredible tennis player as a child, he decided to focus all of his sport efforts on golf at the age of 14. In 1984, he saw his first major triumph as a winner of the Junior World Golf Championship for kids aged 13 and 14. It was in 1989, when he embarked on a professional golf career. He achieved many victories including four major championships: the US Open (two times in 1994 and 1997) and The Open Championship (again twice in 2002 and 2012). Apart from being one of the six golfers who have won twice both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, he also topped the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit (money list), and turned out a winner at the World Match Play Championship a record 7 times. This led to be elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010, where he was inducted in May 2011. Over the years, he has also earned the nickname “The Big Easy,” thanks to his imposing physical stature (he stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)) along with his fluid golf swing. When he is not on the golf course, Els is involved in running a golf course design business and a highly-regarded winery, as well as a charitable foundation which supports golf among underprivileged youngsters in South Africa.
|Net Worth:||$85 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 17, 1969 (52 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|