Another Example of How ‘LEVERAGE’ Creates Billionaires!
I just read this article that says Tiger Woods is almost a Billionaire from his golf earnings.
Is it actually from ‘playing golf’, or I believe more likely that he became a very marketable product? And as he’s being marketed (on TV, videos, internet, newspapers and magazines etc) who else is being put in the spotlight? His sponsors of course.
Here’s the article:
Tiger Woods, Billionaire.
by Andrew Sharp • Sep 27, 2009 8:52 PM EDT
According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, today’s $10 million purse for winning the Fed Ex Cup has brought Tiger Woods closer to crossing over the billion dollar threshold for career earnings. He’s still a ways off from the $6 billion that ESPN Magazine once predicted he’d net for his career, but still, not a bad haul, all things considered.
The best part, though? According to Rovell, “agent Mark Steinberg told me they don’t keep track.” And that my friends, is proof that he’s truly rolling in money. Even wealthy people have to keep track of their earnings, but the among the truly, outrageously rich billionaires?
Don’t get me wrong, I love Tiger and much of what he stands for … excellence, commitment, abundance and more.
When you look down Tiger’s list of sponsors you see the cream of the corporate world, with Nike, AT&T, Gillette and others. At the same time as reading the article above I also was sent this short video, and I suppose was shocked hearing that of the top 100 “economic units” as they are called today, 49 are countries and 51 are corporations.
Corporations are making the decisions for many people’s futures based on ‘bottom-line’ profits! Their decisions are not based on what’s in the best interest of our survival, or even on the best interests of everyone. This economic model has shown that it no longer works and if you’ve watched the video you will understand.
Exciting times are ahead for everyone …