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How World Fastest Man ‘Usain Bolt’ Spends His Millions

Usain St. Leo Bolt finished Rio 2016 as the greatest Olympic sprinter of all time.

Bolt has amassed six individual gold medals and three team golds since 2008 at the Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He also holds the world record in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters.

As a result of his relentless success, Bolt has amassed a fortune in prize money and sponsorship deals — his most lucrative, with Puma, will earn him more than $10 million each year until 2025, according to Forbes.

But how exactly does he spend all of that cash?

Usain Bolt earned $32.5 million in the year running up to the 2016 Olympics.

Usain Bolt earned $32.5 million in the year running up to the 2016 Olympics.

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Source: Yahoo Sports.

He is the only track star who made it onto the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes, coming in at No. 32.

Source: Forbes.

Bolt’s relationship with Puma started way back in 2002, and his $10 million-a-year deal is by far the most lucrative in athletics.

Bolt's relationship with Puma started way back in 2002, and his $10 million-a-year deal is by far the most lucrative in athletics.

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Source: CNBC.

Bolt’s other sponsors include the watchmaker Hublot as well as Gatorade and Virgin Media, with deals ranging in value from $1 million to $4 million.

Up to the time #BigBangUsainBolt #WatchAlert #Hublot #Blessed #Foreverfaster🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Source: Forbes.

Prize money in athletics events is relatively low. Bolt earns $10,000 for every race he wins in the Diamond League, but he is often paid appearance fees of up to $400,000 per meet.

Prize money in athletics events is relatively low. Bolt earns $10,000 for every race he wins in the Diamond League, but he is often paid appearance fees of up to $400,000 per meet.

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Source: Forbes.

Bolt earned $2.5 million in prize money and appearance fees in the past 12 months, according to Forbes.

Bolt earned $2.5 million in prize money and appearance fees in the past 12 months, according to Forbes.

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Source: Forbes.

Another big earner for the Jamaican athlete comes from Bolt’s character in the Temple Run mobile gaming franchise, which has more than a billion downloads.

Another big earner for the Jamaican athlete comes from Bolt's character in the Temple Run mobile gaming franchise, which has more than a billion downloads.

Temple Run

Source: Forbes.

It makes sense that the world’s fastest man enjoys reaching high speeds on the road. One of the track star’s most lavish purchases is an £80,000 ($105,000) black Nissan GT-R.

Full up the tanks and roll out Saturday #GTR #Gas #saturdayfun #Speed #ForeverFaster

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Never content with just one trophy, Bolt also owns a special-edition gold GT-R. This one however, was given to him by Nissan after he won three gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012.

Never content with just one trophy, Bolt also owns a special-edition gold GT-R. This one however, was given to him by Nissan after he won three gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012.

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Bolt grew up with his parents in Jamaica.

Bolt grew up with his parents in Jamaica.

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Bolt’s neighbours are rapper Sean Paul and model Jodi “Jinx” Stewart-Henriques. The couple have complained about the track star’s loud and lavish parties in the past.

Bolt's neighbours are rapper Sean Paul and model Jodi "Jinx" Stewart-Henriques. The couple have complained about the track star's loud and lavish parties in the past.

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Source: The Daily Mail.

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“Between the bikes, loud, horrid music, parties and screams, I honestly wish he would go back to where he came from,” Stewart-Henriques wrote on Facebook in 2015, according to The Daily Mail. “He’s a horrible neighbour.”

"Between the bikes, loud, horrid music, parties and screams, I honestly wish he would go back to where he came from," Stewart-Henriques wrote on Facebook in 2015, according to The Daily Mail. "He's a horrible neighbour."

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Source: The Daily Mail.

Bolt’s partying is not confined to his home. In 2015 he reportedly ordered £10,000 worth of vodka in a Mayfair nightclub … and accidentally left without settling the bill.

Bolt's partying is not confined to his home. In 2015 he reportedly ordered £10,000 worth of vodka in a Mayfair nightclub ... and accidentally left without settling the bill.

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Source: The Voice.

When he realised his mistake the next day, the athlete reportedly returned to the Drama nightclub to settle the bill.

When he realised his mistake the next day, the athlete reportedly returned to the Drama nightclub to settle the bill.

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As well as hard partying and luxury purchases, Bolt also gives back to his community. He regularly donates sports equipment to the Thorpe William Knibb Memorial High School in Jamaica, where he was once a student.

As well as hard partying and luxury purchases, Bolt also gives back to his community. He regularly donates sports equipment to the Thorpe William Knibb Memorial High School in Jamaica, where he was once a student.

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In 2015 Bolt handed over $1.3 million — as well as the usual bounty of sports equipment — to his old school.

Bolt also gives to various other community projects. In 2013 he gave $4 million to renovate a local health centre in Sherwood Content, Jamaica. Source: Jamaica Observer.

One of Bolt’s biggest hobbies is music. He has been performing DJ sets in public since 2010. The equipment does not come cheap, with high-end DJ decks costing more than £5,000.

One of Bolt's biggest hobbies is music. He has been performing DJ sets in public since 2010. The equipment does not come cheap, with high-end DJ decks costing more than £5,000.

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Bolt is dating 26-year-old Jamaican Kasi Bennett.

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Christine Bolt-Hylton, Bolt’s sister, has said there is a “very strong possibility” that her brother will propose to Bennett on his return from Rio. Bolt is unlikely to scrimp on the engagement ring or the wedding, having referred to himself and Bennett as “president and first lady” on Instagram.

President And First Lady 🙌🏾

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He hangs out with lots of famous figures, including UK royal Prince Harry.

He hangs out with lots of famous figures, including UK royal Prince Harry.

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But much of the athlete’s time is spent training on the track.

But much of the athlete's time is spent training on the track.

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Having just turned 30, Bolt is aware that his speed cannot last forever. He plans to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, leaving him with much more time to spend that hard-earned cash.

Having just turned 30, Bolt is aware that his speed cannot last forever. He plans to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, leaving him with much more time to spend that hard-earned cash.

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