Sha’Carri Richardson Net Worth 2021: Is She a Millionaire?

Published 12/27/2021, 8:00 AM EST
EUGENE, OREGON – AUGUST 21: Sha’Carri Richardson reacts after finishing last in the 100m race during the Wanda Diamond League Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field on August 21, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Undoubtedly, Sha’Carri Richardson has had quite an eventful career. Despite having set the track ablaze at the US Olympic trials, she is now at the bottom of the pecking order. Her comeback race after her infamous ban, saw her finishing last in the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Oregon. An athlete with a lot of pedigree, Richardson now hopes to perform well at the 2024 Paris Olympics.


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Similar to Florence Griffith Joyner in terms of flamboyance and panache, Richardson’s potential is through the roof. However, in her short career in athletics, what is her net worth and where does she stand when compared to other famous athletes?


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Sha’Carri Richardson net worth

The talented sprinter set the sixth-fastest time in the women’s 100-meters competition during the 2021 Miramar Invitational Athletics meet in Miami. However, after testing positive for a doping test, her career derailed from there. Notably, she made a return after her ban, two months later, at the Nike Prefontaine Classic.

Sadly, though, she could only muster up a last-place finish. All in all, with Richardson competing only in a few races this year, her net worth stands at $100,000.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson reacts after competing in the Women’s 100 Meter Semi-finals on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

However, different sources claim her net worth is between $1 million to $5 million. Not to mention, the average salary of a US sprinter is between $45,000 to $50,000, which further adds up to her earnings.

Moreover, her deal with famous sports company ‘Nike’ has helped her earn a handsome amount in a short athletic career. With all the earnings, where does she rank when compared to other great athletes like Allyson Felix and Usain Bolt?


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Allyson Felix’s net worth compared to that of Sha’Carri Richardson

Another famous sprinter to come to the forefront is Allyson Felix. The 36-year-old Olympian made her Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She has won eleven Olympic medals and has made five Olympic appearances to date. Surely, this incredible feat is a testament to her unreal grit and determination. A career spanning almost two decades, Felix has a net worth between $4.5 million and $5 million.

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 29: Allyson Felix of the United States reacts after setting a new world record in the 4×400 Metres Mixed Relay during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Moreover, her famous fallout with Nike over maternity policies pushed her to establish her own shoe brand, ‘Saysh’ that has earned her millions. Notably, she even wore her shoes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where she won two medals. However, even with her net worth being in the $5 million brackets, there is one track and field star whose both records and net worth can’t be matched.

Usain Bolt is a legend


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Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist, ran past his opponents in three Olympic Games, showcasing his dominance on the track. Be it charisma or talent, Bolt possesses both in abundance. His winnings earned him an impressive net worth of $90 million. Due to his brand image and marketability, there was a time when Bolt used to earn $32 million a year, with Puma paying him $10 million as he was their brand ambassador.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after he wins gold during the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Following his retirement, the sprinter has ventured forward into the music industry. Along with his friend Nugent Walker, he released a reggae album named ‘Country Yutes’ that is turning tides in the music industry. With the incredible sprinter signing many deals, Bolt is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.


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Setting aside their net worths, who of the two female sprinters do you think has what it takes to reach the heights of Usain Bolt?

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and 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 center the respect he deserves.