Net Worth: $15 million
Source of Wealth: sports, track and field
Born: August 21, 1986 in Trelawny, Jamaica
Residence: Kingston, Jamaica
The Jamaican emerged as a superstar at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in by winning three gold medals and setting world records in the 100 meters, 200 and 400 relay. He also won two gold medals in those events at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu — breaking his own marks in the 100 and 200.
How much money does Usain Bolt make?
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2012: $20.3 million ($20 million from endorsements and $300,000 salary from track)
Most of his income comes from endorsement and sponsor bonuses for record race times. A lot of runners have clauses in their endorsement contracts that call for a nice bonus when they set a world record. Bolt was received a $1.8 million bonus from Digicel when he set new World record for the men’s 100m in a time of 9.72 seconds.
Bolt has signed endorsement deals with Hublot, Visa, Gatorade, Nissan Motor, Digicel, Virgin Media, and Puma. His biggest endorsement deal is with Puma, which pays approximately $9 million annually.
In 2010, Usain signed a lucrative publishing deal valued at £2 million with HarperCollins/HarperSport for an autobiography.