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How rich was Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer net worth:
$675 Million

Arnold Palmer information

Arnold Palmer information

Birth date: September 10, 1929
Birth place: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Death date: 25 September 2016
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Architect, Designer, Professional golfer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kathleen Gawthrop (m. 2005), Winifred Walzer (m. 1954–1999)
Children:Amy Palmer, Peggy Palmer
Parents:Deacon Palmer, Doris

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Arnold Daniel Palmer was born on 10th of September 1929, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania USA, and was a golf course architect and designer, but most notably a professional golfer. He was one of “The Big Three” in golf during the ’60s and ’70s, with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, all of whom are credited with popularizing golf around the world, and laying the basis for the sport’s success today. Arnold passed away on 25 September 2016.

So just how rich was Arnold Palmer? His net worth has been estimated by reliable sources to have reached an impressive amount of $675 million, much of it accumulated during his playing career, but also from business interests.

Arnold Palmer Net Worth $675 Million

Arnold’s father was Milfred Palmer, who was both green-keeper and head professional at Latrobe Country Club, and he was the one who taught Arnold the basics of golf. He attended Wake Forest University on a golfing scholarship, but dropped-out when a close friend died and joined the US Coast Guard, serving for three years, after which he returned to university and golfing. Arnold Palmer‘s first significant golf victory was in 1954 at the US Amateur Championship. From that point on he decided to start on the professional tour, and just a year later in his rookie season he won the 1955 Canadian Open, which was a significant boost to his net worth and fame, and the first of numerous PGA Tour and Champions Tour events. His performances soon gained him the title of The King, which was well-earned, since he became the the very first star of 1950s television sports.

Arnold‘s streak of success continued, and in 1974 he earned a place in the World Golfing Hall of Fame. In 1998 he received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award for his 62 PGA Tour victories. In 2000, Golf Digest put Arnold on their greatest players in history list‘s 6th spot, and four years after that he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His latest achievement was in 2009, when he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. All these achievements definitely added to Arnold Palmer‘s impressive net worth.

Arnold had a few other golf-based sources of income besides playing. For starters, he owns the Bay Hill Club and it‘s Lodge and even has a PGA Tour event named after him, the Arnold Palmer Invitational that takes place there. He was one of the founders of The Golf Channel,  built the first golf course in China, and thanks to this started the Arnold Palmer Design Company that as of today has designed over two hundred courses. He also owns Latrobe Country Club, which is significant as the place where Palmer‘s father used to be the professional. Arnold even owns a brand name beverage, also named after him, that tastes like iced tea and lemonade. His company, Arnold Palmer Enterprises, is responsible for the licensing and commercial partnerships of Palmer and his agent, Mark McCormack.

As for his personal life, Palmer spent most of his retirement in Latrobe, Pennsylvania during summers, and in La Quinta, California in winters. For 45 years Palmer was married to Winnie Palmer, who died from cancer in 1999. From 2005 Palmer was married to Kathleen Gawthrop. Palmer also has a grandson, Sam Saunders, who played at the Bay Hill while growing up and is now a professional golfer, too. When Sam was 15 years old he won the Club Championship, so he also shows much promise. Thanks to Sam, we know that Arnold‘s nickname was Dumpy. Arnold Palmer passed away on 25 September 2016, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coach of the Year 1980 TV Movie The Boys from St. Charles
Return to Campus 1975 Spike
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1964 TV Series Cameo

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - World Golf Hall of Famer / Himself - Telephone Inteviewee
Arnie 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
In Play with Jimmy Roberts 2013 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Back Nine at Cherry Hills: The Legends of the 1960 U.S. Open 2008 TV Movie Himself
Chicken Soup: Conversations for the Golfers Soul 2007 Video documentary Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Tiger at 30 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection 2004 Video documentary Himself
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Himself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
1997 Highlights of the Masters Tournament 1997 Video documentary Himself
Golf Talk 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Golf: The Greatest Game 1994 TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
A Conversation with Dinah 1989 TV Series Himself (1990)
Maestro 1985 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Greatest Sports Legends 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Himself - Pro Golfer
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Himself
The 1970 Masters Tournament 1970 TV Mini-Series Himself
That Regis Philbin Show 1965 TV Series Himself
76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 1965 TV Movie Himself - Grand Marshal
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
I've Got a Secret 1963 TV Series Guest
Call Me Bwana 1963 Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show 1961 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Annual National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Winner
The National Sports Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Winner
What's My Line? 1960 TV Series Himself - Contestant

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Being Frank Show 2012 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1963 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 Inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 (inaugural class).
2 Inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.
3 Inducted into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame in 2009.
4 Authorized to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by Public Law 111-65, 30 September 2009 (123 Stat. 2003). The award ceremony took place 12 September 2012.
5 Brother of Lois Jean Tilley.
6 He first broke 100 when he was seven years old.
7 In 2006, he donated $2 million to the Arnold Palmer Foundation ultimately to benefit the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
8 Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
9 Married Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate, beachside ceremony on O'ahu, Hawai'i. They were at the Turtle Bay Resort because he was playing in the Champions Tour that weekend.
10 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush [June 2004].
11 Daughters Peggy (26 February 1956) and Amy (4 August 1958); granddaughters Emily (27 November 1981), Katherine Anne (2 September 1982), Anne Palmer (14 September 1984) Saunders; grandsons, Samuel Palmer Saunders (30 July 1987) and William Gray Palmer Wears (16 October 1994).
12 When he won his last major, the 1964 Masters, Palmer was golf's career money leader. Four years earlier, he had become golf's first career millionaire.
13 The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women is located in Orlando, FL. The daughter of his agent, Mark McCormack, was born there.
14 Chairman of the Board of The Golf Channel.
15 His father, Milfred, was the golf pro and greenskeeper at Latrobe (PA) Country Club, which Palmer now owns.
16 Named "Athlete of the Decade" (1960s) by the Associated Press.
17 Underwent surgery for prostate cancer.
18 The Arnold Palmer Award is presented annually to the medallist at the NCAA Championships in Divisions I, II and III.
19 The golf champ used to fly his own twin-engine, seven-seater plane to golf tournaments In 1973 he became the first golfer to win more than $100,000 in one year

#Quote
1 I have a tip that will take five strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser.
2 The road to success is always under construction.
3 The more I practice the luckier I get.


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