Bolt ranks high in top paid athletes

Athlete Usain Bolt poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film ‘I Am Bolt’ in London, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.
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Jamaican super sprinter Usain Bolt is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

He has a net worth of USS$60 million, Bolt earns around US$20 million a year, most of which comes from endorsements.

He has endorsement deals with brands, including Gatorade, Nissan and Puma.

Bolt won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, five gold medals and two silver at World Championship competitions.

His performance at the London 2012 Olympics is going to explode in the coming years.

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