Bolt now worth JA $8 billion

March 1, 2018 4:25 AM

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Bolt now worth JA $8 billion

Although Jamaica's track and field legend Usain Bolt has recently retired from the sport but the double sprint world record continues to pull in major earnings. According to highly rated US magazine Forbes, as of last year, Bolt was worth approximately £47m or $8.2 billion Jamaican with the majority of that made up from endorsements including his Puma sponsorship.

But Bolt has also earned from the lucrative IAAF Diamond League, where prize money averaged at £8,000 or $1.4 million Jamaican a race. A further breakdown of Bolt’s earnings saw him garnering heavily from Gatorade, Visa, Digicel, Soul Electronics and Puma from whom he earned £7.75m or JA$135m a year.

Source: rjrnewsonline.com

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