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Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is the one of the highest paid athletes across all sports.

According to Forbes Magazine, Bolt, who completed the triple treble at the Rio Olympic Games, is 32nd ranked among the world’s highest paid sportsmen.

The three time winner of the Olympic Games 100m, 200m and 4x100m, is said to be earning US$32.5 million yearly – US$2.5 in appearance fees and US$30 million in endorsements.

The top 100 list, which is without any other track and field athlete, has Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, at the top with US$80m – US$56m salary and US$32m endorsements and Argentina and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, US$81.4m with 53.4m and $28m, respectively.

Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball top man, LeBron James, with $77.2m, Swiss professional tennis player, Roger Federer, $67.8m and Golden State Warriors star player, Kevin Durant, another basketballer with $56.2m – all total earnings – round off the top 5.

Click here to see the Top 100

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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