Gregory John Norman is an Australian Professional Golfer and an Entrepreneur who has spent 331 weeks as the world’s number one golfer from 1980s to 1990s. He has to his name 91 tournaments where he secured win including 2 majors and 20 PGA tours. In 2001, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame with the highest percentage of votes that is 80%. He has a total number of 88 professional wins to his name.
Greg Norman was born on February 10, 1955, in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia to Toini Norman and Merv Norman. His father was an electrical engineer while his mother was the daughter of a Finnish Carpenter. Being a youth, he was interested in Rugby and cricket and later aspired to become a professional surfer. Her mother taught a 15-year-old Greg how to play golf in the nearby Golf club in Brisbane. He studied at Townsville Grammar School in Townsville, Queensland and later studied at Aspley State High School situated in Brisbane.
Norman in 1981 married Laura Andrassy. From the couple, two children were born namely Greg Norman Jr. and Morgan Leigh. The couple after a long relationship divorced in 2006. Andrassy received a $105 million settlement from the divorce. Later in 2008, Norman married to Chris Evert in the Paradise Island of Bahamas.
Their marriage didn’t work for long and they have to separate only after 15 months. Greg married Kirsten Kutner in November 2010 in the islands of British Virgin. Kutner is an interior designer. His daughter Morgan gave birth to her first kid in 2014 making Norman grandfather at the age of 59.
In 1975, Greg served as an assistant professional under Billy McWilliams. Norman went on to win Australian Masters in the year 1987 and Australian open later in the year with a record ten shots. He secured in his career 88 wins in which 20 wins came from PGA tour, 14 wins came from a European tour, 31 wins from PGA tour of Australasia, 2 wins from Japan Golf tour and 23 wins from other tournaments.
Greg Norman is regarded as the greatest golfer of all time with his aggressive approach to the game. He is known to be the best drivers of the golf ball in his era. In his professional career, he finished under top 20 rankings for 12 times while under 6 for record 9 times. Greg is also an entrepreneur since a long time with his many investments.
Norman to his name has record achievements and his known to be the greatest of all time. He has won Vardon trophy in 1989, 1990 and 1994. He has won Old Tom Morris Award in 2008 and Charlie Barret Award in 2008. Apart from this, he has several order of merits in PGA tours, European tours, and many other championships.
How much is Greg Norman Net Worth in 2017
Greg Norman has a total worth of $330 million US dollars as of 2017, that is mainly accumulated from sports and business. He lives in Jupiter Island, Florida, United States. He earned a lot of prize money from various Gold games and Tournaments. In 1997, Greg got the golf prize money of $2,000,000 from the World Series of Golf. In his 2001 event at Skins Game, he got prize money of $1,000,000. He sold his Boca Raton property in 2015 at a whopping amount of $5,600,000. Till 2016, Greg resided in his Mansion in Florida but he sold that mansion at the unbelievable price of $55,000,000.
All his life, Greg involved himself in Golf. After retiring from the game Greg engaged himself in other businesses giving rise to various ventures namely Greg Norman Australian Prime, Valderrama Golf Course, GSH Investments, Greg Norman Estates wineries, Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy and Greg Norman Turf Company.