Simone Biles vs Usain Bolt: Who Has the Greater Net Worth in 2021?

Published 09/28/2021, 2:18 PM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


When talking about Olympic favorites, athletes like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Simone Biles are the first that come to mind. Thanks to their illustrious careers, they’re recognized as one of the best in their respective fields.

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Notably, while legendary sprinter, Usain Bolt is known to be the fastest man alive, youngster Simone Biles is a gymnastics ‘G.O.A.T’ herself. With their widespread popularity, let’s compare the net worth of the two sensational athletes.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States competes during the Women’s Floor Final at Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Simone Biles is up there with the best

According to Forbes, Biles has a net worth of $10 million. Her endorsement deals include brands like Athleta, SK-II skincare products, Visa, United Airlines, Spieth America gymnastics equipment, Uber Eats, MasterClass, and Facebook Watch, Mondelez’s Oreo brand, Core Power fitness shakes, and many more.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Courtesy of her heroics, she is a modern-day marvel for her fans. However, not to forget, Usain Bolt is a legend.

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Usain Bolt’s net worth

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Along with Phelps, Bolt is the greatest Olympian of all time. He took home the gold medal in three consecutive Olympics for the 100m and 200-meter competitions.

With immense success on the track, Bolt’s net worth is $90 million; while he makes $20 million annually. Puma, Digicel, Hublot, Gatorade, Visa, Virgin, Nippon Airways, are some of his endorsement deals. Moreover, he earns $9 million for wearing Puma shoes while having a shaving brand named Champion Shave.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 07: Usain Bolt attends Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

When comparing the net worth, Bolt is way ahead of almost any of the aforementioned athletes. He is a legend on and off the track. For now, Bolt leads the way, but the career trajectory of Simone Biles predicts that she isn’t far away from that level of greatness.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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