Billy Payne
Billy Payne
Celebrated Name: William Porter Payne
Real Name/Full Name: William Porter Payne
Gender: Male
Age: 76 years old
Birth Date: October 13, 1947
Birth Place: Athens Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Martha Beard
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (2)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Billy Payne Gay?: No
Profession: Retired  chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

William Porter Payne is a retired chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club. He has served in the same position from 2006-2017. He also became the first person to oversee the introduction of women to the club’s membership.

Additionally he is known as the Vice chairman of the Bank of America, Managing Director of Gleacher & Company, vice-chairman of the WebMD, member of the board of directors of Lincoln National Corporation and cousin’s properties and Vice Chairman of the Premiere Global services, Inc.

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Early Life & Biography

Billy Payne was born William Porter Payne in Athens Georgia, United States on October 13, 1947. He used to play for the University of Georgia in the 1996 sophomore season. He graduated in the year 1969 with Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science. Then in 1973, he also received his law degree from the School of Law. Then in 1991 he received his honorary degree in Doctors of Laws from the Oglethorpe University.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 13 October 1947, Bill Payne is 76 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024. His height is 182 cm tall, and weight is 90 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Payne is a very secretive person when it comes to his personal information. Nonetheless we know that he is a married man. The lucky woman in his life is called Martha Beard with whom they tied the knot in 1968 and have been enjoying their marriage since then. His wife was serving as the CEO of IBM and also was the first female to join the ANGC in the year 2012They two are parents to a daughter and a son.


In 1987 Payne dreamt of the Olympics being hosted in Atlanta and he looked for support all over. Then he finally got the backing of the then mayor Andrew Young and private support and sponsors came on board. To his surprise the IOC selected Atlanta to host the 1996 Olympics. He remained as the head of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympics games even after winning the bid.

May 5, 2006 Payne was announced as the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club home of the master’s tournament replacing Hootie Johnson. Payne started working at the opening of the club’s season in the same year October.

On April 7, 2010 Payne criticized Tiger Woods before that year’s master’s tournament stating that he failed so much as a role model.

The following year Payne and his fellow members at the Augusta National established another contemporary modification to their featured golf tournament. They also sanctioned a video game “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12” which was meant to inspire the next generations for golfers. The proceeds that were realised after the sales of the video game would benefit a non- profit foundation that promotes young golf.

On August 23, 2017 Payne was announced by Augusta National that he was retiring as the chairman of the club effective October 16 and was going to be succeeded by Fred Ridley.

When he started his career he act as the chairman for Centennial Holding Company based in Atlanta. The company was dealing with related to fund management.

Awards & Achievements

At the Closing Ceremonies of the Atlanta Games Payne received the Olympic Order in Gold in the year 1996. Additionally he was inducted as the Georgia Trustee in the year 2014. In the class of 2019, in the lifetime achievement category he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Besides this one of his greatest achievement was to convince the International Olympic Committee members to hold the Olympics games in Atlanta a dream that came to the realisation in the year 1996. Additionally he propelled the introduction of first women to the club’s membership soothing that was not being done before.

Net Worth & Salary of Bill Payne in 2024

Billy Payne Net Worth
Billy Payne Net Worth

Payne has majorly acquired his wealth by his career as the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. He has served in that position from 2006-2017 and has earned a substantial amount as a result.

Additionally he is known as the Vice chairman of the Bank of America, Managing Director of Gleacher & Company, vice chairman of the WebMD, member of the board of directors of Lincoln National Corporation and cousin’s properties and Vice Chairman of the Premiere Global services, Inc. As of June 2024, He has a net worth of $2 million.

Upon retirement Payne has left a mark to be remembered with being the first chairman of Augusta National Golf Club to introduce a female as a member of the club.



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