Michael Johnson has a net worth of millions as an Olympic champion and BBC commentator.
MICHAEL JOHNSON is a former Olympic gold medalist and gold medalist. I’m curious as to how much money he’s made.
Michael Johnson is a commentator for the Tokyo Olympic Games now underway. Previously, the American athlete competed as a sprinter.
Michael hasn’t competed in an Olympic Games in almost two decades.
During his career, the sprinter has won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championship gold medals.
He made history by becoming the first male athlete to win both the 200 and 400 meters at the same Olympic Games in 1996.
Michael was the only male to successfully defend his 400-meter championship four years later, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Athletes do not always get paid for winning Olympic medals, although some countries do reward its athletes for their achievements.
While Michael is unlikely to have made a lot of money from his victories, he still has a sizable bank account.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the sprinter is worth $12 million, or roughly £8.6 million.
Michael was born on September 13, 1967, in Texas, United States.
In 1991, he won his first global title in the 200-meter dash at the World Championships in Tokyo.
Over the years, the 53-year-old has competed in 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter races.
Athlete has also made money outside of sports.
He struck an agreement with Nike in 1996 to do a TV commercial in which he was branded the “World’s Fastest Man.”
The arrangement is likely to have increased his riches because sports brands typically pay huge sums to partner with sportsmen.
The following year, Michael competed against Donovan Bailey, who was the world record holder in the 100 meter dash at the time.
Michael did not win, but he did receive a $500,000 (about £360,000) appearance fee.
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The athlete has used his experience as a pundit since retiring from the sport.
Michael is now a BBC pundit for the current Olympic Games and has previously worked for the broadcaster at past sporting events.
He has also supplemented his income by writing columns for numerous publications.
As a contestant in the ninth season in 2010, he added to his bank account. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”