Gregory Norman was born on 10 February 1955 is a retired professional golfer from Australia who spent 331 weeks as the world’s No. 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He won 89 professional tournaments, including 20 on the PGA Tour and two majors, the 1986 and 1993 Open Championships.
Norman also finished in the top ten-thirty times in majors and was the runner-up eight times. In 2001, he received the greatest proportion of votes 80 percent of any player ever inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Norman’s nickname is “The Great White Shark” commonly abbreviated to just “The Shark”, a tribute to his blond hair, size, aggressive golf play, and birthplace’s native coastal animal. After his performance at the 1981 Masters, he was given the nickname “The Shark.”
What Is Greg Norman’s Net Worth?
Greg Norman‘s net worth is estimated to be over $400 million. His friends refer to him as Shark for two reasons: the first is that he has golden hair, and the second is that the state he hails from is known for sharks. Golf was not his first choice; he intended to play cricket, but after failing to advance in that sport, he switched to rugby, and after failing in that as well, he began his career in golf.
In his career, he has won over 85 international championships. He was the very first golfer to earn $10 million in a single season. Greg Norman is one of the few athletes who has achieved success in both his sport and his company, and his business is the main source of his riches. Another company owned by Greg Norman is Great White Shark Enterprise. He recently made a $40 million profit on a section of his golf business.
1975–1980 were the years of my professional life.
At the age of 20, Norman worked as an assistant professional at Beverley Park Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales, under Billy McWilliam OAM.
Norman began working as Charlie Earp’s apprentice in the Royal Queensland Golf Club pro shop shortly after, earning A$38 per week.
Norman turned professional as a tournament player in 1976, six years after he initially started golfing. That year, he won the West Lakes Classic at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia, for the first time. He joined the European Tour in 1977 and won his first European event, the Vodka International, at the Blairgowrie Club in Scotland, that same year.
Norman finished fourth in the Masters in Augusta in 1981, just three strokes behind champion Tom Watson.
Norman won the 1981 British Masters and the Martini International event for the third time that year. Norman was the European Tour’s leading money winner in 1982. That year, he won three European competitions, including the British Masters, which he helped defend.
Greg Norman Company
After leaving his former management organization, IMG, Norman formed the Greg Norman Company previously known as Great White Shark Enterprises GWSE in 1993. The headquarters of the now worldwide firm is in West Palm Beach, Florida. He used the Authentic jerseys shark emblem for his clothing line at first, and it now symbolizes over a dozen different companies. Every year, the corporation generates hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. The company’s name was changed to the “Greg Norman Company” in 2016.