Usain Bolt: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Record, Girlfriend, How Rich is he in 2024?

Usain Bolt: Net Worth, Profile, Age, Record, Girlfriend, How Rich is he in 2024?

Kolawole Babatunde 17:58 - 21.05.2024

Retired Jamaican sprinter and world record Usain Bolt’s Profile, Age, Record, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Pictures.

Usain Bolt Background

Usain Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter and is widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time. He has a brother, Sadiki, and a sister, Sherine, while his parents run the local grocery store in the rural area where he grew up. 

The world record holder’s athletic talent was evident early on as he first played cricket and football before his coaches encouraged him to focus on track.

Coach Glen Mills and Usain Bolt

Bolt attended Waldensia Primary, which was where he first showed his potential in the sprint when he ran in his parish's annual national primary school meet. By the age of 12, Bolt had become the school's fastest runner over the 100 metres distance.

At William Knibb Memorial High, Bolt continued to focus on football and cricket, but his raw speed caught the eye of his cricket coach, who then steered him towards track and field. 

Under the guidance of former Olympian Pablo McNeil and Dwayne Jarrett, Bolt began to channel his athleticism into sprinting. The school's rich sprinting tradition, with alumni like Michael Green, provided further inspiration. Bolt's talent shone through in 2001 when he secured his first high school championship medal, a silver in the 200 meters. McNeil became his main coach, forming a successful partnership despite occasional clashes. Bolt's playful personality and love of practical jokes sometimes tested McNeil's patience, but their bond focused Bolt's immense talent onto the track.

Bolt finally burst onto the scene at the 2002 World Junior Championships, winning the 200 meters at the age of just 15, becoming the youngest ever champion. By 2007, Bolt was the world's fastest man, setting his first 100-meter world record. 

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Usain Bolt Profile

Full name: Usain St. Leo Bolt

Birth date: August 21, 1986

Nationality: Jamaican

Place of birth: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Age: 37 years old (as of May 2024)

Weight: 94 kg (207 lbs) 

Height: 6ft 5in

Marital status: In a relationship

Girlfriend: Kasi Bennett

Children:  Olympia Lightning (daughter), Thunder and Saint Leo (sons)

Parents: Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt

Net worth: $70 million to $100 million

Instagram: @usainbolt

X: @usainbolt

Facebook: Usain Bolt

Where is Usain Bolt from?

Bolt hails from Jamaica, the Caribbean island nation known for its vibrant culture and stunning beaches. The sprinter was born in his hometown of Sherwood Content in the rural parish of Trelawny. 

Usain Bolt after winning one of his gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games || Credit: X

How old is Usain Bolt? 

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, to Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, making him 37 years old as of May 2024. His mum named him Usain after her nephew-in-law suggested the name, while he got his middle name, St Leo, from his aunt.

Usain Bolt Career

Usain Bolt's career had a career that is tagged as one of the greatest in the history of athletics and sports in general. The Jamaican rewrote the record books and dominated sprinting with an unmatched combination of speed and showmanship. 

Bolt's raw talent blossomed quickly, he became the youngest ever World Junior Champion in the 200 meters at the tender age of 15. 

However, 2007 was when the world had to pay attention, as he set his first 100-meter world record, making him the world's fastest man.

Then came the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Bolt truly cemented his legendary status. He shattered world records in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay, becoming the first person to hold both the 100m and 200m world records in the era of fully automatic timing. While a doping violation by a teammate later led to the disqualification of the relay team, Bolt's individual achievements remained untarnished.

Bolt's reign continued at the 2012 London Olympics, where he became the first athlete to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in both the 100m and 200m. He repeated this feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics, achieving an unprecedented "triple triple" - three consecutive Olympic victories in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay (though a later disqualification due to another teammate's doping violation reduced this to two relay golds).

Throughout his career, Bolt was not just the fastest, but he was a showman. His signature lightning bolt pose and playful personality made him a global icon, captivating audiences and bringing a new level of excitement to sprinting. Bolt retired in 2017, leaving behind a legacy that will take a lot to be matched in the world of athletics.

Why Usain Bolt retired 

Several factors converged, leading to Bolt retiring from athletics in 2017 at the age of 31. 

Usain Bolt is a four-time winner of the Laureus Sports Awards

Age and injury played a significant role, as a 31-year-old was considered old in sprinting. Injuries had also started to plague him, hindering his training and performance. Notably, he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay final at the 2017 World Championships, which was a signal that his body could not compete at that level anymore.

Bolt had achieved legendary status with eight Olympic gold medals and numerous world records, which meant he could also leave on a high note. 

Upon retiring, Bolt tried to explore other interests, as he had a brief stint pursuing professional football. 

What is Usain Bolt Net Worth in 2024?

Usain Bolt's net worth in 2024 is estimated to fall somewhere between $70 million and $100 million. 

Bolt's dominance on the track translated directly to financial success. The retired sprinter made a lot of money during his active years. In his prime, appearance fees alone could reach a staggering $400,000 for a single event.

While exact salary figures are difficult to pinpoint, endorsement deals formed a significant portion of his income during his competitive years.  His most lucrative partnership is with Puma, reportedly paying him over $10 million annually, even after his retirement. Other major brands like Gatorade and Hublot have also benefitted from Bolt's global image.

Even after retirement, endorsement deals continue to pour in as brands are leveraging his iconic status. 

The Jamaican also ventured into business, as he owns a restaurant chain called "Tracks & Records," which can be found in multiple locations around Jamaica. He also has Investments in real estate and a clothing line further diversifying his income stream.

Usain Bolt records 

Bolt holds a number of incredible records, solidifying his place as the fastest man alive. 

Here are his records:

Usain Bolt after his record breaking feat in the 200m || Getty

World Records

100 meters: 9.58 seconds (Berlin, 2009) - The biggest improvement in the event since electronic timing began.

200 meters: 19.19 seconds (Berlin, 2009) - He broke the 200m record twice, with this being the faster time.

4x100 meter relay: 36.84 seconds (London, 2012) - He was part of the Jamaican team that set this record.

Usain Bolt clocked the 100m WR of 9.58s at the Berlin 2009 World Championships

Olympic Records

100 meters (2008, 2012, and 2016)

200 meters (2008, 2012, and 2016)

The only sprinter to win both the 100m and 200m at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016).

Other Notable Achievements

150 meters: 14.35 seconds (World Best)

300 meters: 30.97 seconds (Jamaican National Record)

8x Olympic Gold Medalist

11x World Champion

What is Usain Bolt doing now?

Since Bolt’s retirement from sprinting in 2017, he has turned his focus to philanthropy through his Usain Bolt Foundation, helping Jamaican youth. He also dabbled in music, releasing dancehall music and aiming for international recognition. Additionally, he explores business ventures and enjoys being a father to his children.

Usain Bolt’s social media 

Usain Bolt is active on social media, particularly Instagram. However, you will also find him on Facebook and Twitter (X), boasting of millions of followers on each social media platform. 

His feed typically reflects his fun-loving personality with behind-the-scenes glimpses, inspiring messages to be "Forever Faster," and even celebrity encounters. He is also known to share training videos and photos with friends

Usain Bolt’s girlfriend

Usain Bolt is not married, but has a longtime partner, Kasi Bennett. The couple have been together for up to a decade and they have three children. Their daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt, was born in 2020. In 2021, they welcomed twin sons, Saint Leo Bolt and Thunder Bolt. Bolt has embraced fatherhood, even calling it more challenging than being a world-record sprinter.