Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the history of track and field and now he could also be the richest in the sports history.
The Jamaican sprint icon made a whopping US$21 million in 2015 which equates to roughly JM$2.5 billion. While that is a lot in Jamaican local currency it pales in comparison to the amount other big name athletes are making.
Usain Bolt drop down the ranking on Forbes 100 highest paid athletes in the world. He currently ranked 73, down from 40 something the year before. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr top the list after making $300 million last year while his arch rival Manny Pacquiao came in second place with $160 million.
Usain Bolt made most of his money from endorsement deals with Puma, Virgin, Nissan, Hublot and other corporate giants. But also banked a handsome sum from track appearances including winning the sprint double at the World Championship.
His regular fee to appear at a track event is $250,000. put him a cut above his rivals.
Bolt has also invested money in a few ventures of his own including a popular restaurant in Kingston.
Usain Bolt currently has an estimated net worth of around US$40 million.