Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium with Usain Bolt during the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Oct. 27, 2017: Jamaican triple Olympian Usain Bolt may be a ‘retired’ athlete but his star power lives on and has extended to his wallet.
According to the latest list compiled by wealth magazine Forbes, Bolt’s earnings of US$27 million have shown an eight percent increase this year.
That puts him ahead of the likes of Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Virat Kohli, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The news comes as Bolt screamed and shrieked as fellow world champion Lewis Hamilton took him around the track in a luminous green Mercedes-Benz following his US Grand Prix win in Austin, Texas Sunday.
Hamilton threw in drifts, sharp turns among other tricks and flicks to test Bolt’s balance in the car as shrieks of “woo hoo!” to screams of, “Holy f***ing hell!” and “Watch the road!” came from the Jamaican sprinter.
The Caribbean-roots Hamilton also taunted the Jamaican about turning the traction of the car as Bolt can be heard screaming: “NO! Don’t take that f***er off!”
It also comes on the same week Bolt also appeared on the Late Late Show with James Gordon and told former US President Bill Clinton he’s the greatest President ever even as Clinton told Bolt: “I’m a huge fan.”
The two were both VIP guests at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday where they hung out together.