Paul McGinley has a net worth of 7 million euros and has made 11 million euros from his cash prize earnings. McGinley last played a golf tournament in 2016 but remains a vital figure in the sport.
In 2014, McGinley became the first Irishman to captain a Ryder Cup team. He led the side to a victory in the tournament he had won three times as a player.
Since then, McGinley has assumed various roles. He became the non-executive director on the board of the European Tour and Executive Fellow of the London Business School Leadership Institute. He also captained Ireland’s golf team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Since tucking away his golf clubs, McGinley has joined the TV world. He is a pundit on Sky Sports, NBC, and Golf Channel and recently claimed that the European Team has it in them to win the Ryder Cup for the 12th time.
Paul McGinley Net Worth & Career Earnings
Paul McGinley has an estimated net worth of €7 million. The Irish golfer kept racking up earnings from golf tournaments till 2016.
Most of McGinley’s net worth is made through the prize money won while being a professional golfer. McGinley turned into a professional golfer in 1992 and joined the European Tour.
One of his first major earning seasons came in 1996 when he won his first title, the Hohe Brucke Open. That year, the Irish golfer played 28 tournaments and made 23 cuts.
As per the European Tour website, McGinley made €370,953 that season, which was followed by another impressive season for the Irishman. In 2001, Paul hit seven figures earnings of €1,464,433 whilst winning the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.
He also won his first Ryder Cup, but a golf player doesn’t get paid for winning the tournament. It’s always been a fight for the pride. Paul’s other major earning season came in 2005.
It was his most successful season as well as a golf player. He made 21 cuts in 25 tournaments, winning the Volvo Masters at the Valderrama Golf Club. His total earnings for 2005 came to €2,296,422.
That year, he finished runner-up in three tournaments BMW Championship, HSBC World Match Play Championship, and TCL Classic. He had also won his second Ryder Cup trophy with Team Europe the previous year.
After 2005, Paul didn’t win major tournaments, except the Ryder Cup in 2006. He finished as a runner-up in the 2008 KLM Open but constantly earned five figures throughout those years.
In 2014, he became captain of Team Europe and led them to victory. The last time Paul swung his golf club was in 2016, and since then, he has turned towards being a pundit on Sky Sports.
Paul McGinley Ventures Outside Golf Course
The Irish golfer established Paul McGinley Golf Academy in 2011 in Quinta do Lago, Portugal. A few years later, in 2016, McGinley partnered with Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny to create his first ever “Paul McGinley Golf Academy.”
It was reported that the golfer player made a €3 million investment in the venue that stretches across 492 acres of the Mount Juliet Estate.
The Irishman has also supported various charities throughout the years, showing he wants to give back to the community. He established The McGinley Foundation in 2013, and when he was the Ryder Cup Captain, he supported four charities.
Amber, Clic Sargent, Society of St Vincents de Pail, and The Tour Players Charity were the charities he chose to support.
In recent years, Paul has supported charities such as Women for Women, Royal Ballet School, Friends of the Coombe, and AslAm.
McGinley remains one of the former golfers who isn’t very active on social media. He is seen using the social media website X formerly Twitter, but we can see more of him during his punditry duties with Sky Sports.