They’re members of this year’s edition of the FORBES Celebrity 100, the definitive accounting of the top-earning entertainers on the planet. Yes, Bolt is also an entertainer.
Usain Bolt has been ranked at 91st inside the top 100 on the Forbes 2016 rankings of the world’s highest-paid celebrities.
With earnings of 32.5 million, Bolt occupies the number 91 spot on Forbes magazine’s Global Celebrity 100 which also comprises actors, comedians, musicians, models and personalities from around the world.
That ranking comes thanks to $32.5 million in earnings between June 2015 and June 2016, combining salary and endorsements.
Usain Bolt’s salary and winnings only account for $2.5 million of his $32.5 million earnings. The six-time Olympic gold medalist has numerous endorsement deals, including one with Puma that exceeds $10 million a year.
The 29-year-old was recently named in Jamaica’s team to the 2016 Rio Olympics after suffering a hamstring injury that forced him to withdraw from the Jamaican trials.
At Rio Olympics 2016, Usain Bolt will be looking to successfully defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles.
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Portugal star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete on Forbes Celebrity 100 list at 4th with earnings of US $88 million.
Argentina and Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi is second among athletes at 8th with earnings of $81.5 million.
On Forbes Celebrity 100 list, the top 5 among athletes is completed by LeBron James at 11th with $77 million, Roger Federer at 16th with $68 million and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic who shares the 26th spot with Kevin Durant after both pocketed $56 million.
Other athletes ranked inside the top 50 overall include Cam Newton, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth who are tied at No. 37 at $53 million, Kobe Bryant (No. 43, $50 million) and Lewis Hamilton No. 49 at $46 million, sharing the ranking with actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Overall, singer Taylor Swift tops the list at $170 million, followed by boy band One Direction at $110 million.
Forbes Hight-paid celebrity list measures earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. Figures are based on data from Nielsen, IMDB, Box Office Mojo and other sources, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars themselves.