We all know the world’s fastest man, the ‘lightning bolt’ who has dominated over every Olympic, and every championship he ran in. His sprinting leads him to finish a 100 meters in a matter of 9-10 seconds! As fast as he is, his fame and fortune have also paced up the same. Yes, we are talking about none other than Usain Bolt, the Jamaican athlete who has earned a heap of wealth through his track abilities. Today let’s dig into the details of his life you may not have heard of, and his net worth as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Born on 21 August 1986 to father, Wellesley, and mother, Jennifer Bolt, Usain came from a lower middle-class family as his father ran a grocery store in Sherwood Content in Jamaica. Usain was very much into sports from his early age and became the fastest sprinter over 100 of his school- Waldensia Primary.
He later attended William Knibb Memorial High School. He was coached by Pablo McNeil and Dwayne Jarett in cricket and was suggested by them to improve his athletic abilities seeing his fast speed.
Usain Bolt won the silver medal over 200 meters within 22.04 second in his annual high school championship in 2001.
Usain is nicknamed “Lightning Bolt,” and poses like it during celebrations or before races. His pose ‘lightning bolt’ is copied widely right from Barack Obama to small kids. He is an ardent gimmick and music lover. He has also revealed that he loves to dance.
He reportedly has a love affair with Slovakian fashion designer, Lubica Slovak.
Career, Awards, & Achievements:
Usain Bolt had started running towards success from a very young age. He began his early victory by winning a silver medal in a 400 meters level competition in 2001. He was non-serious with his athletic career and used to pun a lot, but always managed to win championships. He gained victory in several competitions, like the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships.
Usain Bolt’s name became famous in 2002 when he won the World Junior Championship. He became the world’s youngest junior gold medalist. He won relay competitions also and started to gain public attention.
His professional career began in 2004 when he won CARIFTA Games 200 m event.
He won bronze in the IAAF World Athletics and silver in IAAF World cup proving himself an athletic star.
His success book contains a lot of achievements like a silver medal in the World Championship in Osaka- 2007, 2 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, 3 gold medals in the 2009 World Championship, consecutive gold medals in the 2011 World Championship, 2012 Olympics, 2013 World Championship, 2014 World Championship, and the 2016 Olympics. In his recent final race in 2017 World Championship in London, he earned a bronze medal.
Other honors awarded to Usain Bolt include the Marca Leyenda Award, Order of Jamaica, Order of Distinction, etc.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Usain Bolt’s primary sources of income are his sprinting career where he has won numerous gold medals, and his sponsorship deals with companies like Gatorade, Sprint, Virgin Media, Soul Electronics, XM, Digicel, Advil, Visa, Coca-Cola, Mumm, etc. His net worth is somewhere around $95 million. In 2017 alone, he managed to make a heap of around $34.2 million. Other than his major income, his wealth is also contributed by investments & performances with field series and Nito Athletics Track.
Usain Bolt leads a luxurious life with the vast fortune he has earned. He drives around in top-notch brands like Ferrari F430 Spider, BMW M3, and 2013 Nissan GT-R, a fast speeder as the man himself.
Usain Bolt is an extraordinary man who has only learned to win every race he runs. He is the fastest sprinter in human history whose personality equals the number of golds he has secured over the years. He is rich at heart too, supporting the Lives by Usain Bolt Foundation, a self-established organization. He is undoubtedly a living legend whose triumph is self-explanatory.