The fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter who is regarded as the fastest runner in the world. He currently holds the world record in 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay. He has managed to win the Olympic Gold medal 8 times and secured the winning title at the World Championship eleven times at consecutive events from 2009 to 2015. Usain Bolt is considered one of the most influential people in the world.
As of 2024, Usain Bolt's net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
|Usain St. Leo Bolt
|Source(s) of Fame
|Track and Field Olympian
|Date of Birth
|August 21, 1986
|Place of Birth
|Sherwood Content, Jamaica
|Partner, Kasi Bennett, Since 2014
Usain Bolt was born Usain St. Leo Bolt on August 21st, 1986 in Sherwood Content which is a small town in Jamaica. His parents Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt have two other children: Sadiki and Sherine and the family owns a grocery store. Bolt went to Waldensia Primary and began displaying his skills as a sprinter at an early. As a child, he was a fan of football and cricket, supporting the teams Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Usain is among the athletes who have won the youth, junior and senior levels of world championships in a format. He has an exemplary career in the Olympics having grabbed 8 gold medals while competing in 100m, 200m, and sprint relay races. His record in World Championships is even better with 11 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal all achieved back to back in consecutive years. He retired after the 2017 World Athletic Championship.
He has signed sponsorship deals with Puma, Gatorade, Advil, and XM. He has co-founded an electric vehicle company based in Miami named Bolt Mobility. As of 2021, he is working as a dancehall music producer.
Usain has a popular nickname “Lightning Bolt” attributed to him because of his speed and a characteristic “Lightning Bolt” pose as well. He describes in his autobiography how he suffered from scoliosis as a child which analysts are unsure helped or harmed his career. He has also explained in detail his special interest in dancing, music, and video games.
He has been involved with Kasi Bennett since 2016 and the couple publicly announced the birth of their daughter, Olympia, in May 2020. They have twin boys named Thunder and Saint Leo born in 2021.
Our master runner Usain Bolt has 11 million followers on Instagram where he shares with the world all his efforts to give back to his community and to his country. His partnerships and sponsorship of other athletes from all over the world are also featured on his account. Much of the same stuff is shared on his Twitter account with 4.8 million followers in addition to his family pictures and interviews. His Facebook account has 21 million followers who all look up to him for inspiration.
The sport of running track will forever be changed because of Usain Bolt. His speed is the legend in which sportspeople would continue to find inspiration for many years to come. With 19 Guinness World records to his name, his net worth of $90 million is indeed mind-blowing.