What is Usain Bolt's net worth? The champion sprinter's career earnings and more

Usain Bolt is the fastest man on Earth. The Jamaican sprinter is also among the richest athletes on Earth, too. 

Bolt’s last race before retirement is Saturday, Aug. 12, and one of the most iconic athletes of all time will call it a career. Bolt’s amazing track career has included three appearances at the Olympics, eight gold medals and the current world record time in the 100m dash with 9.58 seconds.

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What is Usain Bolt’s net worth?

Usain Bolt’s net worth is $34.2 million, according to Forbes. However, other sources list Bolt’s net worth as high as $60 million.

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He is rated the 23rd-highest-paid athlete in the world by Forbes. For comparison, he ranks one spot above Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and one spot below Knicks point guard Derrick Rose.

What sponsorships does Bolt have?

The most recognizable, and lucrative, sponsorship deal Bolt holds is with Puma. Puma pays Bolt $9 million per year to wear its shoes. Puma has sponsored Bolt ever since he was 15 years old.

Bolt also has endorsement deals with Virgin Media, Gatorade, Nissan and Hublot. Bolt is the sixth highest-earning athlete from sponsorships, according to The Telegraph.

How much money has Bolt made in career earnings?

Most professional athletes earn exorbitant yearly salaries or get lucrative paydays for meeting bonuses or winning championships. Bolt’s profession is much different. He has only earned about $2.2 million in his career from race winnings. The bulk of Bolt’s income and net worth comes from sponsorships.

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Track and field is much more difficult of a sport to achieve the levels of international fame, success and fortune that Bolt has earned due to its lower visibility compared to the plethora of major American sports and the infrequency of the sport’s largest event, the Olympics.

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