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- Now officially a billionaire, per Forbes: Tiger Woods 🐅
Woods is one of just three known athlete billionaires, joining LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Less than 10% of Woods’ career earnings has come on the golf course. The rest of his fortune comes from enormous endorsement deals off the course:
- Monster Energy
- Nike, to name a few.
Matthew Edwards, MBA
- Someone being a billionaire is insignificant to me. My heroes are teachers, artists, philosophers, doctors, scientists, etc.Bill Kinghorn
- The Russians are blowing women and children to pieces in Ukraine, Tigers billions or trillions of dollars don't mean anything, this is a modern day sickness...worship the man with the money.Muhammad A Rasheed
- Bill, do you and Matthew post these kinds of comments underneath posts about Musk, Bezos, Gates, etc., too, or just when you see the very small number of financially successful Black people applauded?
Emily O. Weltman, M. Ed.
- @Muhammad... I’m will not applaud a billionaire. Period.Muhammad A Rasheed
- @Emily... You do not applaud ANY billionaires, or do you just refuse to applaud when outlier Black people beat the odds and accidently slip through that crack?Emily O. Weltman, M. Ed.
- @Muhammad... I find it interesting you questioned Mathew who said ostensibly the same. I do not I celebrate when people beat the odds, but personally this is not an odd that society should want to beat. Once you have a half billion, why do you need more? That is enough to buy anything for anyone for generations. I also worked quite a bit on the Tiger Woods Center and know plenty about him. He is a talented athlete and has done a lot of really terrible things. I don't celebrate that either. Athleticism and genius and talent are all relative based on a myriad of things. I am not saying he didn't work hard but did he work any harder than the person cleaning bathrooms in schools or migrant farmers who pick fruit in the dead of summer and live in cabins with no running water. I just don't think you see it as I do and that is fine. I don't applaud Musk, Gates, Bezos, and even though Rhianna cannot do no wrong in my eyes, I was non-plussed when she became a billionaire in 2021. Happy she broke that ceiling but don't think it's one society requires. FWIW women by and large put 90% of their earnings back into their community. Tigers, Bezos, Musk, and Gates have HORRIBLE track records with numbers too depressing to site.Muhammad A Rasheed
- Emily wrote: "I find it interesting you questioned Mathew who said ostensibly the same."
I would expect different answers from the both of you, since he only did it to win the favor of white gaze.
Emily wrote: "I do not I celebrate when people beat the odds"
Tiger is an outlier. By definition he's an odds beater.
Emily wrote: "but personally this is not an odd that society should want to beat."
Black people should leave all the money to whites then? Or did you somehow mean something else?
Emily wrote: "Once you have a half billion, why do you need more? That is enough to buy anything for anyone for generations."
I am genuinely curious as to whether you post those kinds of comments underneath posts about the white billionaires. Perhaps you can tell from my tone that I highly doubt that you do.Muhammad A Rasheed
- Emily wrote: "I also worked quite a bit on the Tiger Woods Center and know plenty about him."
I'll bet. Do you keep a shoebox with the collected photos/profiles of successful Black athletes in it? I guess you weren't quire blond enough for his tastes.
Emily wrote: "He is a talented athlete and has done a lot of really terrible things."
"Really terrible things." Huh. He cheated on his wife, which is bad from a biblical morality position (something tells me you have zero interest in that though), and she was left a trillionaire from the scandal. Poor her. She didn't give the impression that she cared much for him anyway (perhaps she also had the same shoebox). It didn't really seem that "terrible" in the end -- not for her. He fell asleep at the wheel while under the influence of the pain pills he took for his chronic back issues. lol That's "terrible," too, I guess. He also tore up one of his own cars. Hm. Terrible. I wonder how you responded to the school shooters and other folk who do actually, objectively "terrible things."
Emily wrote: "I don't celebrate that either."
Yeah? Do you go through the trouble of bringing up the personal indiscretions of the other white billionaires, too, when you may or not preach about how bad they are like you did here? Do poor people ever cheat on their wives, do you think?Muhammad A Rasheed
- Emily wrote: "Athleticism and genius and talent are all relative based on a myriad of things."
It appears your issue is more than just whether he's a billionaire or not. Curious.
Emily wrote: "I am not saying he didn't work hard but did he work any harder than"
He's an award-winning, record-breaking outlier in a specific sport famous for excluding at least one of the ethnic groups he identifies as. He's the type of championship figure who forced the entire industry to change when he showed up, with everyone coming after directly influenced by him. I'm not even a golf guy, but Tiger's accomplishments transcended the sport into superstardom. How do you think your comments are actually coming across as you try to downplay this outlier figure? You would have been better off sticking to the 'billionaires are bad' angle.Muhammad A Rasheed
- Emily wrote: "I just don't think you see it as I do and that is fine."
Emily wrote: "I don't applaud Musk, Gates, Bezos, and even though Rhianna cannot do no wrong in my eyes, I was non-plussed when she became a billionaire in 2021."
You upheld a public performance fandom for the brown immigrant woman and became irritated when she was announced to be financially successful.
Emily wrote: "Happy she broke that ceiling but don't think it's one society requires."
Because money is only for white people?
Emily wrote: "FWIW women by and large put 90% of their earnings back into their community."
The white identity group as a whole controls over 90% of the national household wealth. So, you're saying that white women's portion of that hoarded wealth goes back into white households. Okay.Muhammad A Rasheed
- Emily wrote: "Tigers, Bezos, Musk, and Gates have HORRIBLE track records with numbers too depressing to site."
You're sticking the outlier in front of that gang list, huh? lol
bad to have a billionaire class —
monopolizing the markets so that only a sliver of the populace controls most of the wealth is not only objectively terrible, but the concept is a direct counter to the 1866 Civil Rights Act and thus, the highest form of systemic racism. Allowing a handful of Black outliers to break off a piece of those hoards and join that exclusive club is traditionally used by the bad guys to pretend "progress" has been made in US race relations. So, when people pretend that the successful Black outliers are somehow more terrible and even examples of the terrible oppressive system, they give themselves away as colluding agents of racist corruption pretending otherwise.