What is Usain Bolt’s net worth – and how much has Jamaican earned during incredible sprinting career?

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What is Usain Bolt’s net worth – and how much has Jamaican earned during incredible sprinting career?

The greatest athlete of all time didn’t get the perfect farewell as he could only take bronze in his two races at the World Championships.

Usain Bolt has had an incredible career, winning 11 world titles and eight Olympic gold medals.

Bolt, now 30, remains the fastest human in the world but was beaten by Justin Gatlan in London.

He then pulled up with a hamstring injury in his final ever race in the 4x100m relay – as Great Britain won gold.

But just how much has the superstar athlete earned in his incredible career?

What is Bolt’s net worth?

Usain Bolt goes for gold on Saturday night
(Image: Rex Features)

Forbes claim Bolt is worth around £47million.

Remarkably, almost all of that comes from endorsements – largely his deal with PUMA, worth around £8million a year.

He pockets around £23.2m in endorsements in total.

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Forbes made him the 23rd highest-paid athlete in 2017, raking in £26.21m.

How much has he made in career earnings?

Gold medalist Usain Bolt
Gold medalist Usain Bolt
(Image: Getty)

Bolt is said to have earned around £1.7m from race wins.

That is a remarkably low amount compared to some of the salaries of other leading athletes in football and baseball.

Why?

Well, Jamaican athletes do not receive prize money for Olympic or Commonwealth medals.

They do get paid for Diamond League and World Championships, though.

For example, winning an individual Diamond League race would see Bolt pocket around £8,000.

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What sponsorship deals does he have?


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The Jamaican has been sponsored by PUMA since he was 15.

He also has deals with Virgin Media, Gatorade, Nissan and Hublot among others.

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