So the London 2012 Olympic Games are officially over, but the legacy lives on. There are suddenly more bikes on the roads, more joggers in the parks, and more people turning up to work sweating in their tracksuits. Keeping fit has never been more popular.
Out of all of the big news stories and incredible champions, there are two that stand out in particular. They couldn’t be more different in stature, but their achievements are absolutely comparable. One was running for the host nation, and stealing the hearts of the entire population, and the other; well, the other is one of the biggest names in sport. I am of course talking about Mo Farah, and Usain Bolt.
With them both boasting an array of gold medals in their collections, it is only natural to question exactly how much they are worth.
Usain Bolt is the world’s most famous athlete, arguably ever, and one of the biggest draws of the Olympic Games was to watch him run for just a few measly seconds. He gets hearts pumping, and with his ability to turn up at the big events he didn’t disappoint.
So how much is he worth?
Well he already boasts lucrative sponsorship deals with Puma, Gatorade, and Virgin Media, and before the games was raking in £200,000 for one off performances. After his blistering performances on the track at the London Games he has been propelled even higher into the sporting stratosphere, with experts predicting that his annual earnings could increase from £12.7 million to £32 million.
Mo’s money is not quite on the same scale as Bolt’s, but he is reportedly going to make £500,000 if he chooses to enter his first marathon in London next April. It is also likely that he will make between £1-3 million/year through lucrative sponsorship deals and appearance fees, after his incredible performances at London 2012.
Their gold mines
With only 1% of gold in the London 2012 gold medals, and a market value of only £410, their medals don’t supplement their bank balance in the way you might expect. Of course in reality they would fetch a lot more at auction due to the prestige of the holders, but materialistically they represent a miniscule fraction of their fortunes.
With such a contrast in the statures of the two runners, the interesting question is what are their weights worth in gold.
Worth their weight in gold
With the global recession, the value of gold has increased, and more and more people are interested in getting cash for their gold. So let’s see exactly how much Usain Bolt and Mo Farah are worth in gold.
Bolt’s statuesque physique weighs in at an approximate 95 kg, compared to the relatively minuscule 65 kg of Mo Farah. But what are their weights worth in gold?
According to an online calculator, Bolt’s 95 kg is worth an incredible £3,142,312.16, whereas Mo Farah comes in at a slightly less impressive £2,150,003.05.
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