About Lorena Ochoa
Lorena Ochoa is a professional golf player. This career has been the main source of increasing the overall amount of Lorena Ochoa net worth, which has been claimed to reach as high as 15 million dollars. Her net worth makes her one of the richest female athletes in the industry. In the period of 2003-2010, Lorena Ochoa was playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. In 2007, she became the top female golfer in the world, and she held this title for 158 weeks in a row until she retired in 2010. At that time, she was 28 years old. Also, this made her the first Mexican golfer to hold this title. In addition, Lorena Ochoa is regarded as the best Mexican as well as Latin American golfer in the history of sports. Therefore, her sports career has made her well known in the whole world and also increased the overall estimate of Lorena Ochoa net worth by a mile. In 2017, Lorena Ochoa’s name will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The golf player was born in 1981 in Guadalajara. Her parents worked as an artist and a real estate developer. She was raised in a family of four kids. When she was five years old, Lorena Ochoa began to play golf and this career eventually became the main source of increasing the overall size of Lorena Ochoa net worth.
When she was six years old, Lorena Ochoa became a winner of her first state title. One year later, the golf player won her first national event.
In her junior career, Lorena Ochoa became a winner of 22 state events in Guadalajara and 44 national events in Mexico. In addition, she won five titles in a row at the Junior World Golf Championships. In 2000, she got a golf scholarship to study at the University of Arizona. She could hardly speak English and tried to improve her skills while watching English films and reading English magazines.
In 2001 and 2002, she became a recipient of the NCAA Player of the Year Award. In 2001 as well as 2002, Lorena Ochoa became a runner-up at the NCAA National Championship. In 2001, she was selected to join the National Golf Coaches Association 2001 All-America First team. Lorena Ochoa was announced the winner of the 2001 Pac-10 Women’s Golf Championships. In the same year, the golf player got the title of Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. In 2001 and 2002, Lorena Ochoa was an All-Pac-10 First team selection. Thus, in her junior career, she already achieved a lot and was considered as a successful future golf player. This career eventually became the main source of increasing the overall sum of Lorena Ochoa net worth, too.
In 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox presented her with Mexico’s National Sports Award because of her successful involvement in sports. In fact, she not only became the youngest person to get this award but also the first golf player. In 2006, she became a winner of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Most Outstanding Student Athlete title.