Usain Bolt is a sprinter from Jamaica. He is considered to be one of the fastest human runners on the planet. Usain Bolt. He is also rated as of the highest-paid athletes in the Olympics.
Usain St. Leo Bolt was born on August 21, 1986. His parents ran a local grocery store and the family lived in the rural town. Usain went to Waldensia Primary school and when he was 12 he had already become the fastest runner in his school. He developed an interest in cricket but the coach noticed that he had a fast running speed and encouraged him to become a runner.
Bolt appeared on the world stage at the IAAF World Youth Championships. He did not make it to the finals but set a record of 21.73 seconds in the 200 m event. Bolt participated in the CARIFTA games and held a record of 200m and 400m races. Usain is one of the 9 athletes who have won the world championships during their youth, junior, and senior levels.
Rise to fame
When Bolt turned 15, he won the 200-meter race during the 2002 World Junior Championships held in Kingston, Jamaica. He set a world record at the 2003 World Youth Championships. Usain became well-known and popular in his hometown and all over Jamaica. Bolt also participated in the Jamaican Olympic Team.
Bolt made his debut as a professional runner in 2004 and participated in the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. He participated in his first-ever Olympics in Athens. He trained and studied, at the University of Technology of Jamaica. Usain Bolt’s net worth increased as he performed at the 2012 London Olympics.
He won the gold medal in London and came back to Jamaica with the Gold medal at Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of its independence. He continued to win gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 x 100 m races in the 2012 Olympic Games that were held in London. He also participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and won medals there as well.
Bolt announced his retirements in 2017 after he performed badly at the World Championships. Bolt wanted to pursue a football career after his retirement and was even offered from major clubs. He announced in January 2019 that he will be retiring from all kinds of sports altogether.
According to reports Bolt has a relaxed and calm personality. He is a laid-back, and fun-loving man. The runner has won Gold medals 8 times in a row and announced in January 2020 that he and his girlfriend will be parents soon as they are expecting their first child. He is dating his girlfriend Kasi Bennett and the couple has been together since 2016. Bolt loves reggae music and loves to play the Call of Duty video game series.
Usain Bolt has a net worth of $90 million. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and earns around $20 million per year. Most of his income comes from endorsements. Usain has signed deals with brands like Gatorade, Nissan, Visa, Hublot, Virgin Media, and Puma. He has also made money through prize money.