Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, is widely regarded the fastest human on the planet and has a net worth of $60 million US dollars.
Usain Bolt, whose real name is Usain St. Leo Bolt, continues to blow away the competition on and off the track.
He 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.
The sprint legend 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 is going to explode even more in the coming years thanks to his performance at the 2012 London Olympics.
Bolt’s net worth should be well over $100 million when he arrives at the 2016 Brazil Olympics.
Usain Bolt, who is now 29 year old, is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He typically earns around $20 million per year, most of which comes from endorsements.
He 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.
Usain Bolt also makes money through appearance fees and prize money. He charges $250-300,000 for a track meet appearance.