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Gary Player Net Worth

Gary Player Net Worth is
$200 Million

Gary Player Biography

Gary Player from South Africa has been one of the best golf players in the world, who has estimated net worth valued at over 200 million dollars, and this is the reason why G. Player is also considered to be one of the richest athletes in the world. Because of such a great game during many years, Gary is also called as Mr. Fitness, The Black Knight and International Ambassador of Golf. Gary Player also could be seen in numerous movies about golf – ‘El Gran Manuel Ilustrado del Golf”, “124 Golf Lessons”, “Golf Secrets”, “Golf Over 40”, “Golf Begins At 50”, and has also written a book entitled “The Golfer’s Guide to the Meaning of Life”.

Gary Player Net Worth $200 Million

Gary Player was born on November 1, 1935, in Johannesburg, South Africa, but nowadays he lives in Florida, United States. The childhood of Gary was not so easy – his mother died of cancer when Player was only 8 years old, and his father worked hard to ensure a successful family business, as Gary had three brothers and sisters. But still his father managed to introduce his son to the golf game. When Gary was only 14 years old, he was already playing very well, and two years later announced that he was going to be the best player in the world. Of course, no one could believe this phrase said by a 16 years old kid, but now, when we see how rich Gary Player is, we can definitely say these were not just words. One year later he became a professional golfer, and then of course Player’s net worth started to rise.

Today Gary has many fans all over the world, but he is still the known in South Africa and also the United States. During his career as a professional golf player Gary’s net worth was increased rapidly. He played in many world championship events and even won 9 of them, so there is no wonder that the net worth established by such a great and rich athlete as G. Player is bigger than many others salary during their lifetime. One more reason why Gary’s net worth increased and Gary himself became more popular, was the fact that he became the first person not from United States who managed to make such a great career in golf. In particular He is also only the third person in the world to win the four Grand Slam tournaments.

If we try to sum up all Player’s career since the beginning, when he played as a 17 year old boy, we have to state that he has participated in 165 different tournaments all over the world – while playing golf Gary visited all six world continents, and in 1973 he was even immortalised by being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Of course, after such a great career the net worth earned by Player was built up extremely high, and furthermore, he is fairly one of the greatest golf players in history.

Not such a long time ago people knew nothing about G. Player, but today Gary and his net worth are known around the world so well that he is much more popular than many stars in show business.

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Quick Facts

Full NameGary Player
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 1, 1935 (age 79
Place Of BirthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight150 lbs (68 kg)
ProfessionArchitect, Golfer
NationalitySouth Africa
SpouseVivienne Verwey (m. 1957)
ChildrenWayne Player, Jennifer Player, Michele Player, Amanda Player, Marc Player, Theresa Player
ParentsMuriel Player, Harry Player
SiblingsIan Player
NicknamesThe Black Knight , International Ambassador of Golf , Mr. Fitness
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Player/144156675604094
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/garyplayer
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/gary.player
LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/gary-player-group
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Player
AwardsLaureus World Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has six children and 18 grandchildren.
2Professional golfer. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2014TV Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesGary Player
My Way II1977Gary Player

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1961TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seve the Movie2014Himself
21 Icons2014TV Series documentary
Mike & Mike2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - World Golf Hall of Famer / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Guest
The Short Game2013DocumentaryHimself
Feherty2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself
Chicken Soup: Conversations for the Golfers Soul2007Video documentaryHimself
A Question of Sport2006TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Golf Talk1995TV SeriesHimself
Golf: The Greatest Game1994TV Movie documentary
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
The 1970 Masters Tournament1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1961TV SeriesHimself - Golfer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - World Golf Hall of Famer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Arnie2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2005TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
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