Jack Nicklaus Net Worth: Jack Nicklaus is an American professional golfer who has a net worth of $280 million dollars. A pro-golfer, Jack Nicklaus became a pro in 1961 and with a total of 115 professional wins, is considered to be one of the greatest golf players of all time. He won the PGA tour 73 times and the Champions Tour ten times. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
Born Jack William Nicklaus on January 21, 1940, in Upper Arlington, Ohio, US, he is ranked as one of the world's greatest and most successful professional golfers of all time. Throughout the course of his 25-year-long career, Nicklaus won an incredible number of 113 tournaments, including 73 PGA tours, 10 senior PGA tours and 30 unofficial and international events. Those also include a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second place and 9 third place finishes in them. It was in 1961 that Nicklaus turned pro after he won two US Amateurs in 1959 and 1961, and challenging for the 1960 US Open. While the 1962 US Open was both Nicklaus' first dominant championship victory and his first professional win. In addition to being one of the most accomplished golf players ever, Nicklaus has remained a driving force off the course. Primarily, he has actively involved himself in golf course design, charity work and book writing. Jack Nicklaus is the founder and host of "The Memorial Tournament", as well as he runs one of the world's leading golf course design companies. To date, under Nicklaus' helm there have been staged more than three hundred professional golf tournaments, of which sixty-two are Nicklaus' courses. Nicknamed "The Golden Bear", he has penned a variety of golfing books and even has his own museum on the campus of Ohio State University.