What is the net worth of golf commentator Peter Alliss? Prize money for a successful career
After a great career as a professional golfer and pundit, Peter Alliss died at the age of 89. How much did he make and how much money did he have?
The European Tour announced on Sunday that Peter Alliss, known as the “voice of golf,” has died at the age of 89. Alliss began his professional career at the age of 16 in 1947 as an assistant pro to his father, golfing legend Percy Alliss, before going on to win 31 events of his own.
His first victory came in the 1952 Gor-Ray Cup, which was then known as the PGA Assistant Professionals Championship.
With the exception of the 1955 Ryder Cup, Alliss represented Great Britain and Ireland in every Ryder Cup until 1969, winning the trophy in 1957.
He won the Italian Open, Spanish Open, and Portugal Open in 1958 before attempting to broadcast The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale three years later with the BBC.
He resigned as a player in 1975 and three years later became the BBC’s lead commentator, a position he held for over four decades.
In addition to ESPN, ABC Sports, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Alliss has worked for a number of other companies.
“We are heartbroken to learn of Peter Alliss’ loss, as he was undoubtedly one of golf’s greats,” European Tour CEO Keith Pelley stated.
“Everything Peter did in our game, but notably as a player and a broadcaster, left an indelible impression, and he leaves a wonderful legacy. Our hearts go out to his wife Jackie and the rest of the Alliss family.”
Alliss was worth between £750,000 and £3.72 million ($1-$5 million), according to Buzz Learn.
In a 2009 interview with the Financial Times, Alliss disclosed that by the time he retired at the age of 39, he was earning £12,000 to £15,000 per year from golf.
He explained, “When I first started, my idea was really simple: to make a living.”
By 1999, Alliss claimed to be worth over £1 million.
“On paper, I was worth more than £1 million about ten years ago, but I didn’t give it any thought,” he said.
“I’ve never had a large stock portfolio or a large bank account.
“I don’t spend much on myself, despite the fact that my children have received a high-priced education.”
Alliss permitted himself the occasional indulgence, but insisted that his home belonged to him. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”