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Usain Bolt's 100m Gold Earned Him £5 Million A Second

Usain Bolt's 100m Gold Earned Him £5 Million A Second

He should have run slower!

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

If it's not bad enough that Usain Bolt had to do less than 20 seconds work in one night to earn himself an Olympic gold medal whilst the rest of us slave over a computer for 8 hours a day with just a pizza from our boss as a thank you then the fact he will earn up to £55 million in the next year because of it will make you feel ill!

According to marketing experts the legendary sprinters win in the opening leg of his attempt to win the triple triple, gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events in three Olympics in a row, will bag him around £5 million-per-second from his 9.81 second stroll.

With marketing deals already in place with the likes of Virgin Media, Hublot, Gatorade and Puma the 29 year old is likely to sign more deals in the future and has already talked about his competitive career coming to an end next year after the World Championships in London.

Paul Garbett, of marketing firm Fast Track said: "Usain is a marketing man's dream. Brands will be keen to cash in as he approaches the twilight of his career. A farewell tour could net him a fortune."

Having made an incredible £47 million during his career to date experts are expecting him to make an incredible £55 million in the next year alone as a reduced compeitive schedule will allow him more time to concentrate on the business side of his career.

Meanwhile it'll only take me around 3055 years to make that £55 million. Thanks for the pizza though Ian...

(Via The Sun)

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Topics: 2016 Olympics, Usain Bolt