English professional golfer Ian Poulter has an estimated net worth $40 million (£26m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times rich list. Born Ian James Poulter on 10 January 1976 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Known for his unique fashion sense on the golf course, Poulter turned professional in 1996. Four years later, he won the Italian Open, the first of his 10 European Tour successes. Still to win a major, he was runner-up to Padraig Harrington at The Open in 2008 and finished joint third last year. He has won two World Golf Championships events, the 2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions. Poulter was a star during the 2012 Ryder Cup, winning all four matches he played in a sensational European victory. His sponsors include Puma Golf, Mutual of Omaha, Cobra, Nikon, EA Sports, MasterCard, Oakley, Fathead, Audemars Piguet and Marquis Jet. He owns Ian Poulter Enterprises, a men’s clothing retailer. The 38-year-old lives in Florida and also has a home near Milton Keynes. Away from sport Poulter has the Ian Poulter Enterprise, a men’s clothing retailer, and an impressive collection of cars. He currently lives in Florida with his wife and children, although he owns a property still in Milton Keynes where he was brought up. Golf Digest calculated his earnings for 2014 as just below £5-million.