Nicklaus is a professional golfer. He is considered to be the greatest golfer of all time. He was born in January 1940. He is married to Barbara, they have 5 children (Gary, Michael, Nancy, Steven, Jack Jr.)
Nicklaus won 18 major championships. A record yet to be broken. Tiger Woods is trying to break the major title record. Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only two players to win three Career Grand Slams.
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1974. And in the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.
He won 5 PGA Championships. He has his owns Nicklaus Museum. It is located at The Ohio State University in his home town of Columbus, Ohio.
The Golden Bear
In the 1960s he received the nickname Golden Bear. Due to his large, strong, and blond appearance.
Nicklaus later named his own management agency Golden Bear Inc. And he named his yacht Sea Bear.
Nicklaus now owns Nicklaus Design. It is one of the largest golf court design companies in the world. The company has designed more than 450 golf courses in 45 countries. He designed the fifth hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Jack William Nicklaus is an active philanthropist. He and his wife Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
The foundation supports innovative programs. And is focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.
Jack Nicklaus Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at USD 300 million.