News & ToursJune 4, 2009

Tiger is the No. 1 male, at least

Tiger Woods ranks fifth on Forbes' list of the World's Most Powerful Celebrities, trailing four women -- Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and Beyonce Knowles.

Here's what Forbes says about Woods:

"Golf's alpha dog was sidelined for eight months after surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee, denting his potential for prize money and robbing him of the $3 million appearance fees he often earns overseas. Found a way to make money without playing: designing golf courses. Already developing courses in North Carolina and Dubai; announced plans for a third course last year in Mexico. Also commands some of the most lucrative endorsement contracts in sports. Biggest sponsor: Nike, with golf sales of $725 million last year. Even Woods is not immune to the recession; his endorsement deal with Buick ended a year early after Chrysler faltered. Woods quickly tapped AT&T to replace the car company as the sponsor on his golf bag."

Phil Mickelson came in at No. 36.

-- John Strege

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