Carl Lewis Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Carl Lewis Net Worth 

Carl Lewis has an estimated net worth of $16 million. Track and field athlete Carl Lewis competed in four Olympic Games. He won nine gold medals, including four at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He earns most of his income from his career as a track and field athlete.

Carl Lewis, a track and field athlete, qualified for the Olympics in 1980 but did not compete due to the United States’ boycott of the Moscow Games. He went on to compete in four Olympic Games, the first in 1984 in Los Angeles, the second in 1988 in Seoul, the third in 1992 in Barcelona, and the fourth in 1996 in Atlanta. Before retiring in 1997, he won numerous gold and silver medals.

To calculate the net worth of Carl Lewis, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Carl Lewis
Net Worth: $16 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand+
Annual Income: $2 Million
Source of Wealth: Track and field athlete, Actor

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Early Years

Frederick Carlton Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 1, 1961. Carl and his three siblings were raised in Willingboro, New Jersey, where their parents, Bill and Evelyn Lewis, exposed them to a variety of arts and sports. Lewis went to plays and musicals with his mother and took cello, piano, and dance lessons.

Lewis began his track and field career by competing for the local town club, which his parents both coached. Lewis, who was initially short for his age, experienced a traumatic growth spurt at the age of 15, growing two and a half inches in a month, forcing him to use crutches until his body could adjust to the change.

Lewis was one of the top high school track and field athletes in the country by the time he was a senior in high school. That year, his long-jump mark of 26-8 set a new national prep record.

Lewis turned down the opportunity to attend Villanova University and instead enrolled at the University of Houston in 1980. Lewis continued to place track and field markers there. He was named the top amateur athlete in the United States in 1981 after becoming only the second person in NCAA history to win both the 100 meters and the long jump at the college championships. Jesse Owens, Lewis’ idol, had been the first to accomplish this feat.

Olympic Success

Lewis qualified for the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, but he was unable to compete due to the United States’ boycott. Lewis became the most dominant force at the Games in Los Angeles four years later.

Lewis was transcendent in the 100 meters, setting an Olympic record by outrunning the next closest runner by a record eight feet. He went on to win three more gold medals in the long jump, 200, and 4×100 relay.

Lewis went on to compete in three more Olympics: the Seoul Olympics in 1988, the Barcelona Games in 1992, and the Atlanta Games in 1996. Lewis won nine gold medals in total, including a final gold in the long jump in 1996. That same year, Lewis regained the No. 1 ranking in the event, 15 years after first claiming the top spot.

Lewis also won eight World Championship gold medals in his career. Lewis’ athleticism was so impressive that the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL draft despite the fact that he had never played a down of college football. Two months later, in the tenth round of the NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls selected the track and field star.

Lewis’ long competitive career ended on August 26, 1997, when he competed in the 4×100 relay at the Berlin Grand Prix.

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Off the Track

Despite his Olympic success, Lewis has had a tumultuous relationship with the press and public. Lewis, who never lacks confidence, has been labeled as arrogant by many.

Lewis, who was already sponsored by Nike while a student at the University of Houston, tried unsuccessfully to counter the perception at the 1984 Games that he cared more about his commercial appeal than the Olympics themselves. As a result of that perception, the swath of endorsements he anticipated following his winning performances never materialized.

Furthermore, Lewis was outspoken in his opposition to fellow athletes who had been caught, or were perceived to be, using steroids to gain a competitive advantage. His main target was Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, who beat Lewis in the 100m at the Seoul Olympics but had his title stripped after testing positive for a steroid.

However, Lewis had to admit in 2003 that he had tested positive for banned substances during the 1988 US Olympic trials. Lewis, in acknowledging the revelations, was far from contrite.

“It’s absurd,” he said. “What does it matter? I did track and field for 18 years and have been retired for five years, but they’re still talking about me, so I guess I still have it.”

Awards and Honors

Lewis was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2001. Around the same time, Sports Illustrated named him “Olympian of the Century,” and the International Olympic Committee named him “Sportsman of the Century.”

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