Bolt Among Highest Paid Athletes Globally – Forbes
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is regarded by many as the saviour of track and field and his phenomenal achievements on the track have certainly seen him richly compensated over the course of his career.
The world’s fastest man is currently gearing up to retire this year and is scheduled to make his final competitive appearance in Jamaica this Saturday at the JN Racers Grand Prix.
Forbes Magazine recently published its ranking of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes for 2017, and unsurprisingly, Bolt is among the biggest earners.
According to Forbes, in 2016, Bolt, who is 23rd on the list earned US $34.2 million.
The majority of Bolt’s earns came via endorsements. According to the list, Bolt earned US$32 million from endorsements, and US$ 2.2 million from winnings.
The Top 5 earners according to Forbes are:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – US$93 million ( Soccer)
2. LeBron James – US$86 million ( Basketball)
3. Lionel Messi – US$80 million ( Soccer)
4. Rodger Federer – US $64 million ( Tennis)
5 Kevin Durant – US$60.6 million (Basketball)
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