Usain Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter. Usain Bolt is considered the fastest man on the planet. He has won 8 Olympic gold medals. He is known for his lightning speed, he is considered the greatest of all time. His nickname is Lightning Bolt.
Usain Bolt’s net worth is $100 million.
Usain Bolt is the most successful male athlete of the world championship. He earned approx $20 million per year. According to Forbes, he was the 45th highest-earning athlete in 2018.
Usain Bolt’s real name is Usain St. Leo Bolt. he was born on 21st August 1986, in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica, to Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. Both parents ran a grocery store in his town. He went to Waldensian Primary School and he completed his graduation from William Knibb Memorial High School. When he was young he spent most of his time playing cricket and football.
At a very young age, he became the fastest 100-meter runner in his school. During his high school cricket match, his coach noticed his speed on the pitch and asked him to try sprinting and field events.
He won a silver medal in the 200 meters race during his first annual high school championship. Pablo Mc Neil became his primary coach and encouraged him to focus on improving his stamina and athletic abilities, but Mc Neil was often frustrated by Bolt’s lack of interest and dedication toward the sport.
His first tournament was the IAAF World Youth Championship held in 2001, he didn’t qualify for the finals he was eliminated in the semi-finals. In the same year, he participated in Caribbean Free Trade Association(CARIFTA) games and he clocked his personal best time of 48.28 in 400 meters, he won a silver medal.
In 2002, when Bolt was 15 years old, Bolt became the youngest World-Junior Gold Medalist by winning a 200-meter race at the 2002 World junior Championship in Kingston, Jamaica. He also participated in the Jamaican relay team race and won two silver medals.
In 2003 he won four gold medals in the CARIFTA games, and one gold medal in the World Youth Championship. In 2003, he won a total of five gold medals in different championships.
By the time bolt became popular in Jamaica. He broke many records and focused on confirming his spot on the Jamaican Olympic Team.
In 2004, Bolt began his professional career under the guidance of his new coach Fitz Coleman. He became the first junior sprinter to run a 200-meter race in under 20 seconds. American colleges offer bolt scholarships to practice and represent their country, but Usain bolt refused then and decided to stay, practice, and represent Jamaica.
In 2005, he was coached under Glen Mills. Bolt started his preparation for upcoming athletics seasons. He qualified for the 2005 world Championship to run under 21, but he suffered from an injury in the finals and finished in last place. Bolt withdrew his name from the 2006 Commonwealth Games as he was suffering from a hamstring injury. At that time he was a good athlete but his injuries were preventing him from being a fit and professional athlete.
In 2008, With all his hard work and dedication he broke the world record of Asafa Powell’s 100 meters under 9.74s, Bolt has set a new world record for 100 meters under 9.72s.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bolt broke his record and set a new world record of finishing the 100-meter race in 9.683s. It was estimated that if Bolt didn’t celebrate early(before the finish line), he would have completed the race in 9.55s. On this bolt stated that “setting a world record is not my priority, the goal was to win a gold medal for my country”. He has won three gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Usain Bolt won five gold medals and two silver medals in the World Championship. He won gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics games in the 100 meter, 200meter, and 4×100 meter relay races. Usain Bolt retired in 2017. After his retirement, he wants to pursue a football career, but he announced his retirement in 2019 from all sports.
Usain Bolt is the founder of a Miami-based electric vehicle company called Bolt Mobility. The company operates in several cities in the United States, France, and Paris. In 2020 the company raised $30 million in capital funding.
He is a fan of the Manchester United Football Club. Other than running he loves to play Call of Duty and listen to Reggae. He is a relaxed, fun-loving person. Usain Bolt is also known as Lightning Bolt because of his amazing speed. He is not married yet, he has been dating his secretary Kasi Bennett. They have been together since 2016.
Awards and Achievements
Usain Bolt has won 8 gold medals in Olympics, 11 gold medals in World Championship, 1 gold medal in CAC Championship, 1 gold medal in Commonwealth Games, 1 gold medal in World Junior Championship, 1 gold medal in World Youth Championship. In total Usain Bolt has won 23 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 1 Bronze medal. He is the fastest human on the planet. He is considered the greatest of all time.
Usain has endorsed many brands including Gatorade, Hublot, Virgin Media, All Nippon Airways, Visa, and many others. Usain bolt’s biggest endorsement partner was Puma, under his contract he was paid around $10 million per year. He charges around $250- 300,000 for track meet appearance. Usain Bolt’s net worth is $100 million.
His average salary is $20 million per year. He also has a great car collection including F430, 458, California, BMW M3, Jeep Wrangler, Audi SUV, Nissan GT-Rs, and a Chevy Camaro.
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