How Much is Carl Lewis Worth?
One of the most popular athletes in the world, the owner of 17 gold medals in 4 different disciplines, Carl Lewis is a real moneybag! He retired from sports in 1997 and now is making career of an actor. Carl Lewis net worth is estimated at $20 million.
The major part of that amount Carl Lewis earned through his career in sports. The Champion of XXIII Olympic Games in LA, of XXIV Olympic Games in South Korea, of XXV Olympic Games in Spain and of XXVI Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, Carl Lewis established himself as an outstanding track and field athlete of his generation.
His career way was full of both, obstacles and honors. But in any case the talented sprinter and jumper put a solid amount into his pocket.
He gained initial recognition at the age of 13, when he jumped at a distance of 5, 51 m. After that this distance was increasing each year: at the age of 14 he jumped at 6, 07 m, than at 6, 93 m etc. At the age of 17 he made a jump at astonishing 7, 85 m.
No wonder, that Carl Lewis great sports achievements were noticed by trainers. In 1979 he got a chance to enter the national team and take part in Pan-American Games in San Juan. He jumped at 8, 13 m, which turned to be the great result for that time. Lewis combined jumping with running. In 1979 he coped with 100m distance within 11 seconds only.
So, in 1981-1996 Carl Lewis was the king of track and field. But in 1997 he retired as the athlete felt, numerous professional traumas prevented him from being the best from the best.
He saved a solid wealth during his years in sports. But life goes on, and Lewis managed to change the focus of his career.
Nowadays Carl Lewis is a successful and well-paid actor. He appeared in sport series “Arli$$”, played in films “Material Girls” and “Tournament of Dreams”.
Now it is hard to believe, that in his early years Carl was just an ordinary American boy.