Net Worth: $20 Million
Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist, Usain St. Leo Bolt has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Usain Bolt has won three Gold medals at the Olympics and three Gold medals and 2 Silver medals at the World Championships. He has been setting world records since he was a junior competitor and has broken his own record in the 100m sprint twice.
His biggest sponsorship deal is with Puma which pays about $9 million annually. Puma renewed its sponsorship deal with the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt in 2010. The German sportswear giant says Bolt received a sum that is by far the largest ever given to a track and field athlete, positioning him as “a top earner in the world of sport.”Puma did not disclose financial details but a number of press reports have said it is comparable to Nike’s four-year $32 million deal with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Puma’s contract with the Jamaican sprinter is now set to last until 2013, though Bolt has been with Puma since he was 16. Bolt is expected to be the biggest star of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He introduced himself to the world at the 2008 Games when he set world records in the 100 and 200 meter finals. Bolt earns little in prize money, but cashes in through endorsements and sponsor bonuses for record race times.
Total 2012 earnings: $20.3 million
Endorsements: $20 million