Jamaican Usain Bolt, considered the fastest runner, recently became the first sprinter to win three Olympics 100 meter contests in a row.
Bolt achieved this feat by beating Justin Gatlin of America at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also has records in categories of 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 meter relay to his name.
Celebrity Net Worth notes the net worth of the fastest man on the planet is $60 million.
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Born in 1986, it was a high school cricket coach who, seeing Bolt’s impressive speed, motivated him to pursue track and field athletics.
“Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal,” said Bolt.
In 2008 he won three gold medals. In addition he also bagged five gold medals and two silver medals at the World Championship contests.
In 2012, Forbes reported that Bolt had earned around $20.3 million in the year in the form of prize money, appearance fees and endorsements from sponsors. While he was on his way to challenge other athletes including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, his income was as much as 20 times more than what other sprinters made in annually. In fact, he was the highest paid sprinter in history.
From then to now, as noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Bolt has come a long way. He now receives $20 million per year in endorsement deals from brands including Gatorade, Nissan, Visa, Hublot, Virgin Media and Puma. For a track meet appearance, he earns around $250,000 to $300,000.