Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs Elaine Thompson-Herah: Who Has the Higher Net Worth 2021?

Published 10/04/2021, 11:29 PM EDT
Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final as Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah looks dejected after finishing second REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


In terms of athletics, Jamaica produces some of the finest sprinters in the world. When mentioning the same, the first name that comes to everybody’s mind is Usain Bolt. The current world record holder of 100 and 200-meter races, Bolt was incredible. Even some of the greatest female sprinters, such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah, hail from Jamaica.

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Notably, Pryce and Elaine are currently on a winning streak, dominating the track and field. However, with all this success, what is the net worth of these two athletes?

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 100m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask on the podium poses with silver medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs Elaine Thompson-Herah

These two women have been among the best on the track for years now. Hence, their career trajectories are turning out to be the same as well. Ironically, Fraser-Pryce won the Olympic gold medal in the 100-meters race in Beijing 2008 and in London 2012; likewise, Thompson-Herah bagged gold in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

Moreover, their net worth stays the same as well, with both of them having $4 million. However, the only difference is Fraser-Pryce having two endorsements while Thompson-Herah has one. The former is sponsored by Puma and has signed endorsement deals with HUMBL. The latter, however, is in an ongoing battle to sign for PUMA but continues to be sponsored by Nike.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 4 x 100m Relay – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 6, 2021. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica before competing REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Clearly, these two athletes are at the top in terms of talent and fame.

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Tensions arise between Nike and Thompson-Herah

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Although the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist is signed up with Nike, recent issues have created a glaring distance between Elaine and the brand. At the Eugene Diamond League in Oregon, Elaine did remarkably well and set the second-fastest time. However, things didn’t go well for the sprinter.

Nike applauded Elaine’s performance on their ‘Nike Running’ page, which has around 5.7 million followers. However, Sha’Carri Richardson, who finished ninth in the Diamond League race, featured on their main page that has 169 million followers. This did not sit well with Elaine.

Athletics – JAAA National Senior Championships – National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica – June 27, 2021 Jamaica’s Sherika Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Hera and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in action during the women’s 200 m REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

The ability of these sprinters to steal the show is incredible. For the past four Olympic Games, the Jamaicans have shown their mettle as the best sprinters in the world. With a decorated past and a dominating present, the future of athletics looks bright for Jamaica.

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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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