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Annika Sorenstam Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Annika Sörenstam was born on the 9th October 1970, in Bro, Stockholm County Sweden, and is a former professional golfer, one of the most successful female golf players in the world of all time, with 89 professional international tournament victories, of which 72 are official Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) tournaments, and 10 are from Major Championships.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this retired golfer has accumulated so far? How rich Annika Sörenstam is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Sörenstam’s net worth, as of late 2016, is over $40 million, primarily acquired throughout her professional golf career which was active between 1992 and 2008.
Annika Sörenstam Net Worth $40 million
Annika was born to Gunilla, a banker, and Tom, a former IBM executive. Her younger sibling, Charlotta, is also a professional golfer. Throughout her childhood, Annika was involved in several sports, including tennis, soccer and skiing. However, at the age of 12 she started playing golf, and it was obviously the right decision, as she is still considered the world’s best ever female golfer.
Prior to turning pro, Annika Sörenstam played for the Swedish National Team between 1987 and 1992, and later enrolled at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Annika Sörenstam’s professional golf career officially began in 1992, and just a year later, she participated in three LPGA Tour events in which she won over $47,000, and was named the 1993 Rookie of the Year. These initial accomplishments provided the basis for Annika Sörenstam’s net worth, and have also helped Annika to establish herself in the world of female golf.
In the course of the next several years, Annika managed to rise to the very top of female golf. For over 10 years, between 1995 and 2006, she was the sovereign No. 1, and all the tournaments she won helped Annika Sörenstam to increase her overall net worth by millions of dollars.
In 2003, she wrote her name in the history of golf as the first woman to compete alongside men in an official PGA Tour event. Annika is also the record holder with eight Rolex Player of the Year awards in total. She was honored with the nickname Ms. 59, as the only female golfer to have broken 60 in an official event. Apart from all the titles that she won on the golf course, she was rewarded with a Patty Berg award for the contribution to women’s golf, and is an inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
In 2008, Annika Sörenstam decided to step away from professional golf after judging by her respectable net worth, a very successful career. Although she is not competing any more, she is still in the world of golf – she is the founder of the ANNIKA brand, the business brand which include several companies such as ANNIKA Collection which provides high-end women’s golf apparel, ANNIKA Course Design – a golf course-designing company responsible for several golf resorts around the world, and the ANNIKA Academy. These successful business enterprises regularly contribute to Annika Sörenstam’s net worth.
Annika Sörenstam is also the protégé and the partner of several world top class companies and brands such as 3M, Callaway, AHEAD, Golfing World, Cutter & Buck, Lexus and Rolex. The revenues from these contracts add around $3 million to Annika Sörenstam’s net worth annually.
When it comes to her personal life, Annika Sörenstam was married to David Esch between 1997 and 2005. Since 2007, she has been married to Mike McGee, ANIKKA brand’s managing director, with whom she has a son and a daughter. With her family, Annika currently resides in Orlando, Florida, USA as she has a dual citizenship of Sweden and USA.
Annika Sörenstam is also the founder of ANNIKA Foundation, an organization with a mission to bring the children closer to a healthy living, active lifestyle and playing sports. Since 2014, the best female collegiate golfer is rewarded with the annual ANNIKA Award.