2. Tiger Woods – Eldrick Tont Woods
Tiger Woods has been one of the highest-payed athletes in the world for years. He is in Forbes’ top ten list in 2015, with $50 million in earnings, most of which came from endorsements.
His ethnic making is so peculiar he has called himself Cablinasian. His mother is Thai, Chinese and Dutch, whilst his father was black and white, with Native American ancestry.
Born Eldrick Tont Woods, the famous golfer got his nickname from his father. Earl Woods was an Army officer in Vietnam whose best friend’s nickname was Tiger. When his son was born, he passed the nickname to his only child with Kultida Woods.