What would be the undisputed fastest man in the planet Usain Bolt net worth in 2018 be? Usain Bolt or rather “Lightning Bolt” is now a retired sprinter who hails from Jamaica. He is regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time and the fastest man in the history of mankind. Bolt holds the records of 100 metres and 200 metres and also did dominate in 4* 100 metres.
As of today Bolt has won eight Olympic gold medals and he is an eleven-time world champion. Currently, Bolt is training with the German club Borussia Dortmund where he has been hoping to get a contract and become a professional footballer. Today we are going to look at Usain Bolt net worth in 2018 and also reveal a few things you probably don’t know about Usain Bolt
Usain St Leo Bolt is the son of Jennifer Bolt and Wellesley. He was born in 1986 in Sherwood Content in Jamaica. He has two other siblings a brother and a sister. His parents used to have a grocery where they used to earn their living from. Bolt went to school at Waldensia Primary, then joined William Knibb Memoria High School. During his primary school years Bolt won all the competitions and at the age of twelve Bolt became the fastest runner in the school. In high school, he used to play cricket, but a coach told him to concentrate more on track after seeing his potential during pitch practice.
Bolt early career competitions kicked off when he won a silver medal in 2001 CARIFTA Games in the 400 metres level. Initially he wasn’t too serious with athletics, and he pulled funny stunts, and practical jokes on the events and this was all blamed on coach McNeil. However, he won in Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships.
Bolt rise to prominence came during the 2002 World Junior Championships where he won the 200 m in a time of 20.61 s, becoming the youngest world junior gold medallist ever. He also won silver in 4×400 metres relay, and 4×100 metres as a member of the sprint relay team. In 2003 World Youth Championships Bolt won gold, and due to his success, he attracted a national wide attraction where the government saw it’s good to put him into the protective custody of the government.
He turned professional in 2004 where he won the 2004 CARIFTA Games in the 200 m event. This winning saw him join the 2004 Athens Olympics, but he tripped injuring his leg and was unable to compete, and the same incidence occurred in 2005 World Championships. His very first major world medal came in IAAF World Athletics Final where he won bronze and during the IAAF World Cup where he won Silver. In 2007 he continued building his portfolio where he won a silver medal in 2007 World Championships in Osaka.
In 2008 during Olympics games, he won 2 gold medals that are on 100 metres and 200 meters where both were World Records. In 2009 he won 3 gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4*100 m relay in World Championships. In 2011 during the World Championships, he won a gold medal in 200 metres and 4* 100 m relay. In 2012 Olympic Games he won the gold medal in 200 metres, 4*100 m relay. During the 2013 World Championships, he won three gold medals in 100 metres 200 metres and 4*100 m relay. In 2014 Bolt won a gold medal in 4*100 m relays and in 2015 during the world championships held in China he won 3 gold metres in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 * 100 metres. In 2016 Olympics games held in Brazil Bolt won 3 gold medals in the categories of 100 metres, 200 metres and 4* 100 m relay. His last race was in the World Championships held in London 2017 where he won a bronze medal in 100 metres race.
Other than track Bolt now is aiming at becoming a professional football player that’s why he is training with Borussia Dortmund.
On Awards and Achievements awarded to Usain Bolt, he has received numerous awards among them is winning eight Olympic gold medals, 11 World Champion gold medals, awarded Order of Distinction, Order of Jamaica, won Marca Leyenda award, named IAAF World Athlete of the year in 2012, 13, 16 and other years.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Usain Bolt net worth is estimated to be around £47million or rather $60 million. The source of Usain Bolt net worth fortune is his track career earnings where he has won many gold medals in various championships in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4*100 m relay where he is regarded the greatest sprinter in human history. In 2017 Bolt is estimated to heave earned around $34.2 million. The biggest booster of Usain Bolt net worth fortune is his numerous endorsement deals with a dozen sponsors such as XM, Digicel, Soul Electronics, Advil, Visa, Coca-Cola, Mumm, Gatorade, Sprint, Virgin Media and it’s reported that Puma alone pays Bolt more than $10 million annually. His total brand endorsement earnings total around $32 million annually. Bolt is also an investor and a performer which is another source of Bolt’s wealth such as Nitro Athletics track and the field series.
12 Facts You Need To Know About Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt is the undisputed fastest man on the planet and a true sporting legend hence one of the most popular and famous sportsmen of all time. Considering nearly everyone knows who he is then there is a lot you have heard of him but mostly sports related. However here are a few things you probably don’t know about Usain Bolt.
1. The real man behind Bolt’s interest in running is Reverend Nugent who offered a bet of free lunch to whoever wins a race between Bolt and Ricardo where Bolt won, and it all started there.
2. Bolt is a philanthropist judging by his efforts to conserve wildlife in Kenya and even adopting a cheetah cub, he has also been supporting local youngsters in Jamaica through Usain Bolt Foundation.
3. Did you know that Bolt loves playing cricket and he has been a fan of the game since he was a youngster?
4. He has his own app called the “Bolt”.
5. He has his own restaurant located in the Caribbean region Jamaica called Tracks and Records.
6. He maintains a good relationship with the controversial “Healing Hans” Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who was once a Bayern Munich doctor. The doctor specialises is an acupuncture and homeopathy specialist.
7. In 2013 during the Beijing Games, it was reported that he for the first time encountered authentic Chinese food in this case chicken nuggets where he ate 1000 of them in 10 days.
8. In 2009 he nearly died from a car accident that occurred in a Jamaican highway.
9. When he is driving sometimes, he drives barefoot.
10. There is a movie about him titled I Am Bolt.
11. Did you know that he has an obsession with playing Call of Duty?
12. He was born with scoliosis a condition he manages with back work-outs and regular core.