John Daly, popularly known as The Lion of the golf world, is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million as of 2020, according to The Richest. In contrast, Celebrity Net Worth reported his net worth to be $2 million.
He mainly earns his riches from his professional career as an American professional golfer and musician.
Daly started his career from his college days. He joined the golf team at the University of Arkansas. He turned his passion for golf into a professional career in 1987.
As a professional golfer, The Lion statistics read:
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|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
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So far, he has won around 18 professional titles and currently plays for PGA Tours. For his points and wins, he has been ranked #23 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Did You Know? Back in 1997, John Daly became the first golfer to average more than 300 yards per drive on the PGA Tour.
Besides his eminent career as a golfer, he plays music too. His first album, My Life, was released in 2002.
In 2007, he also did back-up vocals in the Kid Rock song, Half Your Age. Apart from that, he has collaborated with Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee, Darius Rucker, and many others.
He is also famous for his cover of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
In 2014, nicknamed Wild Thing, John Daly was reported to make more than $10 million from his on-course earnings during the PGA Tour career.
In his 32 years career, his most significant win is the cash prize of €621,992 ($69 thousand) in the European tour prize in 2005.
Similarly, he earned $7,070 from PGA Tour Tournaments and $271,636 through the 2019 Championship Tournaments season.
Being active on social media platforms, the golfer also makes money from his engagement of 6.61% on Instagram.
He is estimated to earn $747 to $1,245 per sponsored post.
On the other hand, Daly makes from his multi-million endorsements deals and lucrative agreements.
Daly is one of the shareholders of an American sportswear company, Loudmouth Golf line of clothing. His merchandise sells at the price range of $19.99 to $30.00. His merch includes caps, Tee-shirts, Beanie, Towel, and other products.
His business ventures and other sponsors are John Daly Cocktail, John Daly Pizza, Rock Bottom Golf, Folds of Honor, LoundMouth Golf, Mark Christopher Auto Center, Etonic Golf, SuperStroke Grips, and Druh Belts & Buckles.
A source reported that he had made more than $50 million from his business ventures sole.
As per a tabloid, John Daly boosted his fortune from gambling. According to the same source, he earned at the range of $35 million to $50 million within ten years.
However, in the period of 1991 to 2007, a reliable site cited that his actual gambling losses were more than $90 million.
In 2005, he lost over $1.5 million in mere hours at a $5,000 Las Vegas slot machine at Wynn Casino.
The American golfer John Daly is reported to be the resident of Tennessee, the United States.
Back in 2005, he purchased a 4,477 square feet house in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States. His $650 thousand mansion features six bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Likewise, in 2007, Daly bought a $1.6 million lavish accommodation in Germantown, Tennessee. The 7,671 square feet two-storied main house features 11 rooms, four bedrooms, five bathrooms.
However, the very same was foreclosed in January 2019 and sold for $1.2 million on 5 February 2019 to Regions Bank.
In 1991, John Daly donated $30 thousand to the family of a man who dies during the tournament, which he won at Crooked Stick Golf Club.
The $30 thousand sums were used to pay college expenses by the family. At the time, when he donated $30 thousand, he was not even wealthy.
After establishing his career, he has been continuously involved in several charities and charitable foundations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Hootie & the Blowfish, to name a few.
Back in 2017, popular artists like Toby Keith were involved in John Daly's charity event.
Around 2005, Daly sued a major daily newspaper, The Florida Times-Union, with the charge of defamation.
In 2009, the court threw out the case claiming that the accuser failed to prove the basis of the libel claim and naming Daly's statements fake.
Moreover, he was even ordered to pay more than $300 thousand as legal fees to the newspaper.
John Daly, aka John Patrick Daly, was born on 28 April 1966 in Carmichael, California, in the United States to Lou Daly and Jim Daly. His family includes an older sister and older brother, Jamie.
As of 2020, John Daly is 53 years old. He has an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic background.
Daly has a height of 180 cm (5 feet 9 inches) and weighs around 98 kg (216 pounds).
John Daly has been married four times. In 1987, he first tied the knot to Dale Crafton. The couple met each other when John was just 21 years old. In 1990, they divorced due to a lack of relationship cooperation. He, in an interview, disclosed that following the tragic separation, he got involved in booze and gambling.
Later, he started dating Bettye Fulford and exchanged marital vows in 1992. They parted away in 1995.
After a divorce with Fulford, he walked down the aisle with Paulette Dean Daly in 1995, but things did not go right, and they separated in 1999.
He was in a romantic relationship with Sherrie Miller. In 2001, the duo took their relationship a step further and married each other. In 2007, they divorced, and the child custody was given to John Daly.
From his four relationships, he has three children; daughters Sierra Lynn Daly, Shynah Hale Daly, and son John Patrick Daly II.