World Athletics Championships usually attract star athletes from all over the world, and the 19th edition in Budapest, Hungary was no different.
However, unknown to many, most of the sportsmen and women have a life outside the track. They are owners of luxurious and vast properties including palatial homes, high-end cars among other investments.
These athletes are high earners from the huge prizes that come with their winnings and bonuses from their respective countries.
Moreover, a majority of them have also signed multimillion sponsorship deals that guarantee them millions of dollars.
Here are some of the sprinters who won podium spots in men’s 100m final, that featured Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala who finished seventh.
Budapest finest, Noah Lyles
Noah Lyles an American professional track and field sprinter who competes in the 100- and 200-meter races. He is a world champion in 200 meters 2019 world champion, the 2020 Olympic bronze medalist, 2022 and 2023 world champion.
What does Lyles own?
Noah Lyles earns a salary of $300,000.00 and his net worth is estimated to be a whopping $2 million. His primary source of income is from his career as an athlete.
He completed his high school education at T. C. Williams High School, currently known as Alexandria City High School.
Additionally, Lyles has a home in Clermont, Florida, United States. He also owns a white premium BMW sports car. He calls his car X-wing.
Noah Lyles also owns an expensive Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
At the age of 26, Noah is one of the most successful and wealthiest runners of his time.
Letsile Tebogo, the history maker
Letsile Tebogo made it to the history books after emerging the first African to win a medal in 100m at the world Athletics Championships.
Letsile was born on June 7, 2003 (age 19 years) in Kanye, Botswana.
He won a silver medal after clocking 9.88 seconds in the 100m final behind American Noah Lyles in Budapest.
Previously, he stormed the track by breaking his own world record in various activities.
In 2021, he won the World Athletics Under-20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Center in Kasarani, Nairobi, where he clocked 20.31 seconds in the 200m race.
On July 15, 2022, he set a world record in the 100m race at the World Athletics Championships, Oregon 2022, with a record of 9.94 seconds.
Though his net worth is not stated publicly, he has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
He has earned himself endorsement deals, partnerships, and sponsorships with brands like, Botswana Orange, a leading telco in Botswana.
Zharnel Hughes, the Great King of Britain
Zharnel Hughes holds the record as the fastest man in Britain. He broke both the 100m and 200m British records which had each stood for thirty years.
He was born on July 13, 2023, in The Valley, Anguilla in Britain.
Zharnel reached the men’s 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics having won his semi-final, but a false start denied Hughes the chance to show his best in the final.
His first name is an amalgamation of his parent’s names
Additionally, his net worth stands at $5 million dollars with his income coming from his successful career in athletics and various sponsorship, partnership deals and endorsements.