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Michelle Wie Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Michelle Sung Wie was born on the 11th October 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii USA, of Korean ancestry. She is a Korean-American professional golfer, who currently competes on the LPGA Tour. She is recognized for being the youngest winner of the US Women’s Amateur Public Links. Her professional playing career has been active since 2005.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michelle Wie is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Michelle’s net worth is over $12 million, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional golfer.
Michelle Wie Net Worth $12 Million
Michelle Wie is the only child of Wie Byung-wook, a professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii, and Bo, who is a former women’s amateur golf champion; her parents immigrated from South Korea in the 1980s. She attended Punahou School in Honolulu and matriculated in 2007. Later, she enrolled at Stanford University, from which she graduated in 2012 with a major in communications.
Speaking about her career, Michelle fell in love with the game of golf when she was only four years old, and since then nurtured her love, and developed her skills. When she was ten years old she qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, becoming the youngest player to achieve such a thing. She achieved many other successes in age and state tournaments, before turning professional in 2005, and signing sponsorship contracts with Nike and Sony for more than $10 million per year, immediately establishing a significant net worth.
Although she became a professional golfer, Michelle wasn`t able to participate in LPGA tour as the rules are that the player must be 18 or older, and Michelle was 17 years old at the time. However, with sponsor’s exemptions she still participated in several events at the LPGA tour, but without major success.
In her first years, Michelle couldn`t justify the sponsorships, as her results were quite poor, and she was also prone to injuries, missing several events in 2007 and 2008. However, since the 2009 season, her career has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth. In 2009, Michelle won her first title at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, which added a lot to her net worth. The following year came her next title, at the CN Canadian Women’s Open. Four years later, she won her third title, at the LPGA Lotte Championship, and the same year she won her first major, the US Women’s Open, which added a substantial amount to the size of her net worth.
Thanks to her skills, Wie has also won several awards, including the Laureus World Newcomer of the Year in 2004, and Rolex Annika Major Award in 2014. When it comes to speak about her personal life, Michelle Wie was in a relationship with basketball player Robin Lopez. The media has little other information about her, although she is very active with her official Twitter and Instagram accounts, on which she has a great number of followers.