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Ian James Poulter was born on the 10th January 1976 in Hictchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK. He is best known for being a professional golfer, who has won 16 tournaments as the member of two professional golf tours, the PGA Tour (USA) and the European Tour. He is considered to be one of the most known golfers from England. His professional career has been active since 1996.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Ian Poulter, as of early 2016? Sources estimate that Ian’s net worth is over $18 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his career as a professional golfer. Another source of his fortune is coming from his own line of men’s clothing, named “Ian Poulter Enterprises”.
Ian Poulter Net Worth $18 Million
Ian Poulter is the son of Terry Poulter, a former professional golfer, so he started playing golf when he was only four years old, with his older brother, Danny who is a professional golfer as well. Initially, he started working as manager of the golf shop and assistant pro at the Chesfield Downs Golf Club. There he was unable to take part in tournaments if he didn’t pay, so he joined as an assistant pro at the Leighton Buzzard golf course, where he gave lessons to children for money. This was a modest beginning to his net worth.
Ian’s career as a professional golfer began in 1996, but his first win only came three years later, at the Open de Cote d’Ivoire. Thanks to his great performance in 1999, he earned promotion to the European tour the following year, and in his first season won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie Of The Year, thanks to his win at the Italian Open. During the next four years, Ian managed to record at least one win on the tour, and he was also in the top ten contenders for the Order Of Merit award, in 2003, 2004, and 2006, but in 2013 he finished 2nd, which is his best result so far. His net worth was growing steadily.
In 2005, Ian earned a place on the PGA (USA) tour, after being a part of the Ryder cup-winning squad in 2004, and ever since he plays on both the PGA and European Tours.
Ian has now recorded 16 wins in total, 14 on European tour and 2 on the PGA tour, which have been the major contributors to his net worth, and he has reportedly won more than $35 million alone by his career wins and placings. Although he has never won one of the major championships, he has finished in 2nd place in the British Open Championship in 2008, which is his best result at a major championships so far.
Apart from his wins, Ian’s net worth is also increased by the numerous companies with which he has signed sponsorship contracts, such as Master Card, EA Sports, Fathead, Mutual Of Omaha, Nikon, Cobra and numerous others. His own line of men’s clothing, “Ian Poulter Enterprises”. Is also going well
When it comes to his personal life, Ian Poulter has been married to Katie since 2007, with whom he has four children; their current residence is in Orlando, Florida, USA. Poulter is also known as an avid car collector. In free time he is active on his Twitter account, on which he has over two million followers.