Jack Nicklaus Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus was born on January 21, 1940, and raised in a suburb of Upper Arlington. He is considered one of the greatest professional golfers of all time and was nicknamed “The Golden bear”. Nicklaus was an American professional golfer until his retirement in 2005.

Jack Nicklaus’s Biography And Net Worth

Net worth$400 M
Full NameJack William Nicklaus
Birth DateJanuary 21, 1940
Age82 years
BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States
ProfessionGolfer, Golf course designer
WifeBarbara Bash Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus Career

Nicklaus started his professional golfing career at the age of 21, and since then Nicklaus has won a total of 117 professional tournaments. He has won 18 major championships, making the record for most major championship wins by any golfer. During his career, Nicklaus mostly focused on playing the major tournaments such as the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA championship. Hence, he competed in 164 major tournaments, more than any other professional golf player. He also has 73 PGA tour victories.

At the age of 26, he had won all 4 golf major tournaments, the youngest player to achieve such a feat at that time. Between the years 1971 and 1980, he won 9 major tournaments and became the first player to complete the double and triple career grand slams. At the age of 46, he won his 18th major tournament by winning the Masters. He was also the tournament’s oldest winner. Later in 1990, he joined the senior PGA tour and won 10 tournaments, eight of which were major championships. He achieved these victories despite playing a limited schedule.


After his retirement in 2005, Nicklaus is now the head of one of the world’s largest golf course design and Construction companies called ‘Nicklaus Design.

Nicklaus is also the author of various books including his autobiography and instructional books for golfing. His book “Golf My Way” is considered one of the best instructional books on golfing. He also released a video of the same name, which is a best-selling golf instructional video to date.

Nicklaus also promoted a successful computer game series name ‘Jack Nicklaus’ which was published by Accolade. He also designed several of the golf courses that were included in the game series.

He also owns ‘Nicklaus Golf Equipment’ which he founded in 1992.

Jack Nicklaus has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 1974. He was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2015. In 2022, Nicklaus also received the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of St Andrews.

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Jack Nicklaus Wife

Nicklaus married Barbara Bash Nicklaus in 1960. The couple shares five children.

Jack Nicklaus’s Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Jack Nicklaus as of August 2022 is 400 million dollars. Apart from his golfing career, Nicklaus has a golf course designing company which he started almost 50 years ago. Nicklaus Design has created almost 425 golf courses in 40 states. He also owns a golf equipment company and has signed major endorsement deals with Arizona beverages, Rolex, and Perry Elis.


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