Asafa Powell is a sprinter from Jamaica who held the world record in 100 meters. He specialises in 100 meters and has won several medals. He won gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. In 2013, Powell was tested positive for the drug and withdrew from the World Athletics Championships. He has also won gold at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Asafa Powell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Asafa Powell was born on 23 November 1982, in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Both his parents are ministers.
He has been to many schools including Charlemont High School in Jamaica.
Asafa Powell is not married. He was previously in a relationship with former Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillips. He has also dated Amita Webb.
He is a car enthusiast and is very religious. He is also shy and maintains a good friendship with Usain Bolt.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Asafa Powell has represented his school in many events. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, h finished fifth in the 100-meter event semi-finals. The following year, he won the National Championship in the 100 m. Later that year, he won the AF Golden League event.
In 2005, Powell set a record of 9.84 in his country. He then won the Commonwealth Games 100 meters in 2006. He was also the winner of the World Athletics Final in the 100 m event. He finished third at the World Championships of 2007 in Osaka, Japan.
He was disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He was unsuccessful at the 2012 London Olympic Games. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Powell powered to win the gold medal 4 x 100 men’s relay team.
He was the world record holder of 100 meters from June 2005 to May 2008. He has also competed in the 200 meters event at the 2004 Olympic Games and IAAF World Athletics Final in 2004. He has participated in the 4×100 meters relay event for Jamaica on many international events.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Asafa Powell was named as the male Athlete of the Year. In 2007, he became the winner of the Commonwealth Games Sports Foundation Athlete Award. He also received the International Sports Group Award in the same year. In 2007, he received a nomination from the Laureus World Sports Award. He is also the winner of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Asafa Powell is more than $8 million. The sprinter made this money by successfully competing in several international events. Additionally, he was in a contract with the sporting brand Nike since 2004. The shoes ‘Zoom Aerofly’ was specially designed for him. He later got signed to Li Ning, which is a Chinese brand. He was also sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline’s Lucozade. In 2006, he became the spokesman of Nutrilite by Amway.
Asafa Powell is one of the most successful sprinters in the world. He has got fans across the world and be it any event the eyes of the spectators are always on him. He has successfully represented his nation in many international venues.