Usain Bolt net worth and salary: Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who is widely considered the fastest human on the planet and has a net worth of $90 million. Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August 21, 1986 to parents Wellesley and Jennifer. A high school school cricket coach recognized Usain’s speed and encouraged him to focus instead on track and field. Usain quickly became one of the most talented young sprinters in the world who would eventually set world records in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100m relay. Usain Bolt won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won five gold medals and two silver medals at World Championship competitions. Amazingly, Usain Bolt’s net worth continued to explode even more in thanks to his performance at the 2012 London Olympics. Bolt has held several world records including becoming the first person to hold records for both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the same time. He is also a world record holder for the 4 x 100 meter relay. He won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 x 100 m relay at both the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Bolt retired from competition in 2017 after his performance slipped at the World Championships.
Usain Bolt net worth: How he earned it:
Usain Bolt is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He typically earns around $20 million per year, most of which comes from endorsements. Usain has endorsement deals with brands like Gatorade, Nissan, Visa, Hublot, Virgin Media and Puma. Out of $20 million in earnings, $9 million comes from Puma alone for him to wear their brand of shoes. Bolt also makes money through appearance fees and prize money. He charges $250-300,000 for a track meet appearance. At the 2010 Penn Relay, nearly 55,000 fans came out to watch Usain run, smashing previous track and field attendance records. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Usain Bolt earned $31 million. Only $1 million of his income was from on-track earnings. The rest came from endorsements.