Investor James Pattison, owner of the Guinness Book of World Records, has emerged as Canada’s richest person after new information revealed that David K.R. Thomson, heir to the Thomson media empire, owns a smaller stake in his family’s investment company than previously reported.
Pattison’s namesake conglomerate has more than a dozen businesses, including media distribution, grocery stores, outdoor advertising and auto dealerships. He has a fortune of US$9.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Tiger Woods played a British Open practice round at Muirfield today, and he brought along girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. Vonn, coach Sean Foley, and caddie Joe LaCava were all inside the ropes with Tiger. She has been a fixture at all of Tiger's big tournaments since they started dating last winter, but this is the first time we've seen her join him on the course.
Tiger Woods is finally winning again. Even though a shocking scandal and a horrible professional slump knocked him off the top of the highest-earning athletes, Tiger is still one of the richest sports figures on the planet. He rakes in more than $55 million per year, and he spends it on some unreal boats and houses.
Joe LaCava might be the smartest man in golf. In May 2011 LaCava was hired by 25-year-old Dustin Johnson. Johnson was widely regarded as America's Next Great Golfer, and it seemed like an ideal gig for the veteran caddie.
Tiger Woods, who has fallen to 13th in the world golf rankings without a title since November of 2009, remains atop the list of the world's highest-paid athletes according to Forbes magazine.While Woods has seen his annual earnings plunge $50 million over the past two years, he remained atop the Top 50 list with $75 million over the past 12 months to outpace NBA star Kobe Bryant, the runner-up at $53 million.