It Was Bound to Happen
For days we have been reading about Tiger Woods and his now notorious escapades. He has had the time of his life with his fame, fortune, and frolics. News is now coming out that Elin Woods, the estranged partner of Tiger, is seeking a divorce. The reason mentioned is that Tiger refuses to enroll in rehab after his transgressions. Elin has sought sole custody of their two children, along with 50% of Tiger’s estimated $600 million fortune. The figures of his estimated fortune are most likely real and will not send Tiger on a leather hunt for personal loans, but instead, spend some money hiring a lawyer to sort matters out for him.
Paying Big Bucks for Services Rendered
Looking at the demands, one might think that Elin is perhaps trying to make some extra cash out of Tiger’s fortune. Of course, the question should be asked whether she deserves any of it. Most people would definitely answer with a resounding YES. Here is lady who gave Tiger everything she had and stayed with him in the worst of his times, and she was never a public figure unless Tiger chose her to be. She cared for the children and was happy to be the wife of a public figure. No doubt she enjoyed the benefits that came along with his fame, but she never demanded them. But now that she has been thrust into public glare for the wrong reasons, she has decided to make her demands known. The amount she wants is bigger than most people can even think about earning in their entire lives, but it is one heck of a paycheck that Tiger now must write.
What of Tiger?
He will lose about 50% of whatever he has accumulated over the years. Though he will still not require a personal loan, it is sure to make a dent in the fortune he built up. Half of his wealth will go to his wife and does not include the costs that legal procedures will bring in. It is assumed that he will have a huge bill for legal services, but we can bet that he can afford it without the assistance of loans.
A Star Will Shine
Public memory is short. Tiger Woods was, and will ever be, known for the game he made popular, rather than for the affairs he had. Looking back, another public figure in the real estate world was in the news for similar reasons.
Donald Trump’s affair with Marla Maples was splashed on the front pages of most publishers when he was at his height. The divorce cost Donald close to $10 million, but people no longer remember Donald for his numerous affairs. They still know him for the real estate empire he built and continues to do so, as well as for the popular television series “The Apprentice”. Tiger will also return to the game once again. Sponsors who are now shunning him will be back in line, waiting for Tiger to sign on the dotted line. Even if he never makes the kind of money he commanded earlier, he will still make enough to keep him away from any personal loans. Perhaps the only one forgotten in this matter will be the tigress who will have to remain satisfied with the early pickings she got.