10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt, the Jamaican athlete doesn’t really require any introduction. Even if you are not a sports fanatic, you can still be sure you’ve heard of him because he is ‘the ultimate human running machine’. Born in the year 1986, Bolt’s success journey took off at the age of 15 when he won the 2002 Junior Kingston championship in Jamaica; the youngest ever to win the junior gold medal. This was the beginning of a very remarkable career that made him one of the biggest names in the world of sport.

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Over the years this Jamaican sports star has made and broken many records and have been accordingly awarded at several occasions. he is Truly an inspirational Sports Person for all. So without much ado let’s delve into 10 interesting facts about the fastest man on Earth – Usain Bolt:

10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt

10. His own Headphone Line, clothing line and restaurant

10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know
10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know

Usain Bolt has a wide ranging list of passions that he keeps ticking off ever year. There’s hardly a soul in this world who does not love music. Bolt along with Soul Electronics has launched two types of Bolt edition ‘Run-Free’ in-ear headphones. These apart, Bolt owns a restaurant named ‘Tracks and Records’ in Jamaica. He also owns a clothing line, the Bolt Collection, which focuses on 3 target markets, one of which is the signature line of polo shirts etched with his trademark ‘To Di World’ pose.

9. Earns $23 million per year

10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know
10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know

That is expectable considering he is one of the most marketable sportsperson. Bolt garners all these wealth through endorsements deals (with Puma, Virgin Media, Nissan Motors, Visa, Hublt, Gatorade et al), prize money, government bonuses among other things. He had ranked 45th among the highest paid athletes in the world with estimated earning of 23 million USD. Bolt has a big heart and occasionally makes charity donations too. Following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China, he donated USD 50,000 to help the children of Sichuan province.

8. His own Apple app

10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know
10 Interesting Things About Usain Bolt You Ought Know

Launched in 2012, for the users of Apple iOS phones, the ‘Bolt!’ game application quickly became the No. 1 application in Jamaica. Usain Bolt struck a deal with RockLive (a gaming company now known as Shorts Mobile, Inc.) and made an animated version of himself who has to, in the game, pass many challenges to win lightning sprinting speed. In the year’s Top Free Apps list, ‘Bolt!’ had managed to reach No. 2 position in the UK.

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