Net worth of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 04 Aug 2017, 21:09:07

Net worth of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah

FE Sports Desk

Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt and British distance legend Mo Farah will attempt to sign off with gold at the World Championships which began in London on Friday.

The pair, who have 28 world and Olympic titles between them, will both retire from the track by the end of the season. The pair won many gold medals but what is their net worth?

Usain Bolt is worth an estimated £26.1 million ($34.2 million), according to Forbes' 2017 list of the world's best-paid athletes.

Of this figure, only £1.7millon comes from winnings. Bolt gets most of his income - a staggering £24.4million ($32million) - from endorsements and sponsorship deals.

Bolt's successes on the track and likeable personality have helped him to become one of the most marketable sportsmen of all time.

He has a number of lucrative sponsorship deals with global brands such as Gatorade, Sprint and Hublot.

He is the 23rd highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes, and the only track athlete to make it into the top 100.

Bolt's biggest sponsor is Puma, which pays the sprinter about £7.6million ($10million) a year, Forbes added.

On the other hand, Farah is worth approximately £3.8million (£5million), according to celebrity wealth calculator website Celebrity Net Worth.

His successes on the track and his inspirational back story have helped the 34-year-old attract a number of big-money sponsorship deals.

The multiple Olympic and world champion has had deals with Nike, Virgin Media, Lucozade and Bupa over his career.

He has also appeared in a number of Quorn television adverts in the UK.

Despite the lucrative endorsements, Farah has never been as marketable as fellow Olympic champion and friend Usain Bolt.

Bolt earns almost ten times as much as the long-distance runner even though Farah is the most decorated athlete the UK has ever seen.

Farah came to Britain when he was an eight-year-old Somali refugee who did not speak a word of English. But he is now one of the best-loved athletes in British history.

He was made a CBE in 2013 and then knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to athletics.
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