Usain Bolt The retired eight-time Olympic Gold medalist. The retired eight-time Olympic Gold medalist is the greatest sprinter amongst all of all time, and currently, he is at position 23 in the list of the highest earning athletes in the world, and he is at position 88 in the list of the richest celebrities in the world. Keep reading to know more about Usain Bolt’s net worth in 2018.
Usain Bolt Early Life
Usain St.Leo Bolt or rather Usain Bolt the greatest sprinter in all history of mankind and a living legend is the son of Wellesley and Jennifer, and they gave birth to him in 1986 in Jamaica becoming one of the 3 children born to the couple. His parents were grocers who used to run a grocery store in Trelawny parish Jamaica.
Usain Bolt went to Waldensia Primary School upon completion went to William Knibb Memorial High School where he developed an interest in athletics. However, before he knew his sprinting potential, he used to love football and cricket.
Lightning Bolt is not married yet although back in 2016 there were rumors that he might marry secretary his Jamaican girlfriend Kasi Bennett whom he has dated more than 2 years now. Bolt is a Catholic, and when he is not running, he loves to listen to reggae and play Call of Duty Game. In addition, he is a fan of the Red Devils or rather Manchester United Football club.
Usain Bolt Career
Usain Bolt Career started back in High School under coach Pablo McNeil, and his first major tournament was the IAAF World Youth Championship which was held in 2001 in Hungary which he didn’t qualify for the finals. He rose to prominence when he participated in World Junior Championships in 2002 where he won becoming the youngest ever to win a world gold medal as he was only 15 years. His success just began and to cement his place as a world champion he went ahead to win 2003 CARIFTA Games winning a trophy and 2003 World Youth Championship. Winning gold.
By then there were a lot of concerns about Bolt since he was not that disciplined as he used to club a lot, eat fast foods, play basketball and somehow the fame was increasing getting better of him and the government sought to prevent burnout from happening.
In 2004 that year turned to be great for Bolt and very fruitful as he made it to 2004 CARIFTA Games, 2004 Athens Olympics, and 2004 World Junior Championships.in these three events he managed only to get Austin Sealy Trophy since the other events he suffered injuries.
Bolt journey to the glory of breaking records came when he won the 100m race with 9.72 s in 2008 setting a new 100m world record. In 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics he set another 100-m record by winning with 9.69 s and 200 m world record at a time of 19.30 s becoming the first man to ever hold 100 and 200 m world records at the same time.
Between 2009 to 2015 Bolt participated in the following events 2009 Berlin World Championships, 2010 IAAF Diamond League, 2011 World Championships, 2011 IAAF Diamond League, 2012 London Olympics, 2012 IAAF Diamond League, 2013 World Championships in Athletics, 2013 IAAF Diamond League, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2015 Beijing World Championships, 2015 IAAF Diamond League final, 2016 Rio Olympics,
In 2017 in the World Athletics Championships where he retired he won a Bronze medal in his last race.
Awards & Achievements
Here are Usain Bolt Awards and achievements as of 2017. He is seven gold Olympic medals, been recognized as IAFF World Athlete of the Year in 2016/13/12/11/09 and 08, Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2017/13/10/09, Jamaica Sportsman of the Year 2013/12/11/09/08, Order of Jamaica, 3 World records, among others.
Net Worth of Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt net worth at the time of writing stands at $34.2 million according to Forbes although there are some other sources that state Usain Bolt net worth is around £47 million.
Being the 23rd highest-earning athlete in the world in 2017 Bolt is said to have made in earning £26.21million.in 2016 alone Bolt is said to have taken home $2.5 million in race winnings. Most of Bolt fortune hasn’t been contributed by race winnings, but endorsements have made the athlete a rich man. Here is a breakdown of Usain Bolt endorsements deals and how much he is making from the deals. Puma – £7,750,000 a year Gatorade – £2-3,000,000 a year (plus a bonus every time he’s pictured drinking it), Visa – £500,000+, Virgin Media – £2,000,000, Digicel – £100,000, Soul Electronics – £100,000. Hublot
Others are Nissan Motors, Gibson Innovations, Optus, Telkom, Banco Original, Fastweb, Celcom, and others. Its said that Usain Bolt had made over $100 million in all his career.
The greatest Sprinter of our time Usain Bolt has exited the track as a legend. He is a man no matter how many injuries he got he couldn’t give up and kept on crawling back again and again until he won the ultimate price. We are wondering since he has now retired what next for him. Maybe he might be a family man after all.