Usain Bolt

An Athlete, Fastest Human on Planet

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt, Olympic winner source: google

Usain Bolt is popular as the fastest human on the planet. Likewise, before he was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. However, during his Olympic days, people only look at Bolt’s play rather than others.

Usain Bolt’s Lifestyle| Net worth & Endorsements

Usain Bolt is the world-renowned sprinter whose name lives in everyone’s mind rent-free. Apparently, Bolt’s performance to date has earned him global fame alongside his whopping net worth of $90 million.

Additionally, Bolt is often referred to as the fastest human on earth. Not to mention, he was also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

Mostly during Olympic days, Bolt was the eye candy among the crowd. As a matter of fact, Bolt’s earnings are mostly gained through brand endorsements rather than career earnings.

Following it, we will be covering all the aspects of his earnings to date.

Relationship status

Although he is a renowned public figure, Bolt has managed to keep his private life under wraps. This took his fan by storm when he revealed the birth of his twin sons.

Kasi Bennet is the girlfriend of the famous sprinter Usain Bolt. She is also the founder of a non-profit organization called ‘Project Kasi’. Kasi herself is quite popular because of her romantic relationship with Usain Bolt.

Similarly, the duo has been in a relationship for more than five years. Despite the ups and downs, Kasi has maintained her relationship with Usain.

Back in the day, a controversial picture of Usain and a Brazilian woman named Jady Duarte went viral on the internet in 2016.

Kasi stood by her boyfriend although it was apparent that Bolt had feelings for the girl. Bennett chose not to make a big deal out of the picture.

However, Usain’s relationship with Kasi is now stronger than ever as the pair are frequently spotted together at several events.

Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett| Family and Kids

Usain Bolt and Kasi have three children together, a daughter and twin boys. Their firstborn daughter is named Olympia Lightning. Olympia was born in May 2020, and her name was announced publicly two months later.

Similarly, the twin boys are named Saint Leo Bolt and ThunderBolt. Although, the birthdays of the twins have not been revealed yet.

They announced the news of twins in a Father’s Day on Instagram post.

Usain Bolt | Best known for

Bolt is often referred to as “Lightning Bolt” for his amazing track speed. He has 19 Guinness World Records to vouch for it.

To illustrate, Bolt’s speed measured to be 37.58 km/h (23.35 mph), while his top speed measured is 44.72 km/h (27.79 mph).

Born in Jamaica to Jennifer Bolt and Wellesly Bolt. Usain has two siblings, a sister, Sherine Bolt, and a brother, Sadiki Bolt

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt, an athlete
source: google

Furthermore, Bolt grew up in a small town, where his parents ran a local grocery store. Apparently, Bolt entered early in his career path right after high school. However, Bolt only made his professional debut in 2004.

Likewise, Bolt retired later in 2017. After that, he was often seen in friendly professional matches of soccer.

To date, Bolt has garnered eight World Championships and eight gold medals in the Olympics. Furthermore, he is the record holder for 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay.

How much money does the athlete have?

By the end of his retirement, Usain Bolt was estimated to have earned $31 million. As a result, Bolt is the highest-earned track athlete.

Currently, he has a total of $90 million net worth and is estimated to make $20 million annually.
Mostly, Usain Bolt’s income comes from endorsements.

For instance, Bolt’s earnings during the year of his retirement were just $2.2 million from race winnings and appearance fees at track events.

Not to mention, bagging the World Championships title earns him $60,000, while earning a world record gains his a total of $100,000. Besides, most countries pay their athletes after winning a title.
Back in 2016, when Bolt gained a title, he earned $30,000 for his haul of three gold medals.

Endorsements, Sponsorships, and Advertisements

Bolt partnered with only Puma and Jamaican mobile phone company Digicel as his sponsors. Apparently, Bolt’s deal with Puma dates way back to his teenage days.

According to the sources, Bolt has partnered with Puma while only sixteen, which takes back to 2002.

According to the Financial Times, Puma first dealt him with $1.5 million a year, which later turned into a $10 million contract. At present, Bolt is the brand ambassador of PUMA’s sports footwear and apparel items.

After Bolt’s historic win in 2002, Puma made a series of videos of Bolt’s feat to date as a promotion.
Usain Bolt also gained numerous projects and endorsements in his hands. But, in the meantime, he also gained his nickname. “Lightning Bolt.”

Later, after Bolt’s Beijing performance, he signed deals with famous brands like Gatorade, Hublot, Virgin, and Visa. Furthermore, Bolt was also featured in an advert for Visa during the Summer Olympics.

Later then, he dealt with RockLive, which launched a gaming app named ‘Bolt’. Back in 2017, Bolt was the third-highest athlete in social media income behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Overall, Bolt charges $250 to $300,000 for a track meet appearance and gains over $9 million from just wearing Puma shoes.

Usain Bolt | Lifestyle

Of course, with his whopping net worth, Usain Bolt lives a luxurious life. To stay healthy and fit, he has his own set of healthy diets and workout schedules.

Indeed, Bolt has his in-home gym room for home training. Usain starts the day with a simple egg sandwich breakfast and twenty minutes in the weight room.

As for his lunch, Usain goes for pasta with corned beef and goes for his training.

Following it, Bolt eats many vegetables with yams, meat, and Jamaican dumplings for his dinner. Finally, as a light snack throughout the day, Bolt goes for mango, pineapple, and apples.

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Help and Charity

Bolt also equals his share of work to charity for the people as much as he has earned. Well, his endorsement deal with Puma also helps Bolt’s university.

Summing it up, Puma sends sporting equipment to William Knibb Memorial High School every year.
Additionally, all his documentaries are often filmed in his native land which helps with the exposure in his country.

Besides, he has also included his signed items for charity many times. Likewise, Bolt was also involved in Soccer Aid for UNICEF, which helped raised money for children.

Usain also has his own charitable foundation named “Usain Bolt Foundation.” Additionally, his foundation aims to create opportunities through education and cultural development. Indeed, it is aimed toward the children and their dreams.

Social Media Profile

Usain is quite active on social media platforms. He uses more of Instagram where he has a whopping 11.2 M followers as of 2022 and also uses Twitter with followers of 4.8 M.

Usain Bolt | FAQs

Who is Usain Bolt’s athletic agent?

Usain Bolt’s athletics agent is Ricky Simms.

Why did Usain Bolt not sprint in Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

The all-time greatest sprinter did not sprint at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as he has already retired. Tokyo 2020 Olympics is the first Olympics since 2008 where Lightning Bolt will not participate in the event.

Who is faster than Usain Bolt?

In Tokyo Olympics, Lamont Marcell Jacobs from Italy has officially become the successor to Usain Bolt with a record of 9.80-second 100 meters to win the gold medal on Sunday night.

Is Usain Bolt faster than a cheetah?

No, As the fastest animal on the planet Cheetah has a top speed of 70 miles per hour and has beaten Bolt by some margin.

Quick Facts

Full Name Usain St Leo Bolt
Date of Birth 21 August 1986
Birth Place Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Nick Name Lightning Bolt
Religion Catholic
Nationality Jamaican
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign Leo
Age 35 years old
Height 1.95 meters (6 feet 5 inches)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Hair Color Light presence of hair (Black)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Wellesley Bolt
Mother’s Name Jennifer Bolt
Siblings A brother, Sadiki Bolt, and a sister, Sherine Bolt
Education William Knibb Memorial High School
University of Technology
Marital Status Married
Wife Kasi Bennett
Kids Olympia Lightning Bolt
Profession Former sprinter
Club Racers Track Club
Coach Glen Mills
Active Years 2004-2017
Net Worth $90 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Website
Merch T-shirt, Shoes, Signed Photo, I Am Bolt
Last Update April 2022

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