Carl Lewis is a well-known Runner, Former US track and field athlete who was born on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama. He won 9 gold medals in the Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, and Atlanta Olympics.
In general, any athlete achieves their popularity for career and performance but Carl Lewis is famous for both his career and net worth. He is one of the successful Runners who has ranked on the list of the Richest Runners.
Carl Lewis' Net Worth
American former Olympian and field athlete Carl Lewis has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of August 2020 making him the 11th richest Olympian on the list. His estimated net worth was $20 million in the previous year.
Source of his Net Worth?
He has gained his net worth as an athlete in several competitions as well as his appearances in films and television products and his cameo in many other projects. But, hіѕ mаіn ѕоurсе оf іnсоmе іѕ еаrnіngѕ frоm hіѕ ѕроrtѕ саrееr. Lеwіѕ аlѕо authorizes mаnу рорulаr brаndѕ lіkе Nіkе, Соса-Соlа аnd mаnу mоrе.
Carl Lews is the proprietor of other extra qualities besides a bright sports career. Outside hіѕ ѕроrtѕ саrееr, hе hаѕ аlѕо dоnе ѕеvеrаl mоvіеѕ аnd tеlеvіѕіоn ѕеrіеѕ. Similarly, he is the owner of several restaurants in Washington and the football team too. Recently, he has also launched his brand of vodka. His many products like perfumes are tackling the juniors’ markets. He has a million-dollar mansion in Los Angeles, California. He also benefited from numerous sponsorships and commercials.
A Mini Biography of Carl Lewis
- His real name is Frederick Carlton Lewis.
- He is known as Carl Lewis.
- His ethnicity is African American.
- He was born on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama.
- His parents are William Lewis and Evelyn Lawler.
- His religion is unknown.
- His birth sign is cancer.
- He is an American by nationality.
- He is an American former track and field Olympian.
- He has won nine Olympic gold medals and one Olympic silver medal
- The height is 1.88 meters.
- He married Maria Lewis and the father of one child.
- He is now 59 years old.
Although he was born in Alabama, he grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. He was the child of his father William Lewis and his mother Evelyn Lewis and Carl Lewis have two siblings. His parents were the professional coach and ran a local athletic club.
Due to this, he was supported always exposed to the sport. His father was his first coach while he attended Willingboro High School. He started competing in the long jump when he was 13 years old. Soon, he excelled in long jumps and was named fourth on the list of All-Time World Junior long jumpers.
He has attended Willingboro High School and the University of Houston. He started his sports at a very early age of 13.
Carl Lewis' Personal life
Carl Lewis always keeps his personal life and family from the media. He married Maria Carl Lewis who is virtually unknown. They are the proud parent of one son named Bakim Lewis and he has graduated from basic training combat in 2015 and has joined the Army.
After high school, he entered the University of Houston where Tom Tellez was his coach. There, he set a new school record in the long jump with a leap of 8.13m, and from the success, his career began in 1979. From the time Carl started to enter various competitions and he dominated the field until his retirement.
Carl Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper from 1981 to the early 1990s. He has topped the world rankings in the 100m, 200m, and long jumps.
His first notable achievement was the 1983 World Championships which was held in Helsinki. He won three gold medals, in 100m, 4x100m relay, and also long jump disciplines.
Again, He won four gold medals, in 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and long jump in the Olympic games held in Los Angeles in the same year. He showed his dominance in the World Championship held in Rome in 1987 and won gold medals in 100m, long jump, and 4x100m relay disciplines. During those years, his main source of net worth was his athletic career.
The 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul was one of the successful sporting events, again winning gold medals in 100m and long jump, and the silver medal in the 200m. He participated in the 1991 World Championships held in Tokyo, where he won gold medals in 4x100m and 100m events, and a silver medal in the long jump.
In the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, he only won gold medals in 4x100m and long jump disciplines. His career spanned since then until 1996 and retired after the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he won gold in the long jump.
The 1983 World Championships
Three gold medals, in 100m, 4x100m
The 1983 Olympic games
Four gold medals, in 100m, 200m, 4x100m
The 1987 World Championships
Two gold medals, in 100m, 4x100m
The 1988 Olympic Games
One gold medal in 100m, One silver medal in the 200m
The 1991 World Championships
Gold medals in 4x100m and 100m events, a silver medal
The 1992 Olympic Games
One gold medals in 4x100m
Achievement from Career
As Carl Lewis has given a lot to the sports society, various organizations related to athlete society has also given respect. He achieved “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee by voting.
He was named “Olympian of the Century” by the American sports magazine Sports Illustrated. The International Association of Athletics Federations also voted him as the “World Athlete of the Century” which was a great achievement of him.
Sportsman of the Century
The International Olympic Committee
Olympian of the Century
The American sports magazine
World Athlete of the Century
The International Association of Athletics Federations
Starting Career as an Actor
After retirement from the sports career, carl has expressed himself as an actor and he has also had several TV and film appearances. He acted in several TV series “Perfect Strangers”, “Material Girls”, “Man Vs. Beast”, “Daybreak”, and many others which all added to his overall net worth.
He has also appeared in films in other roles such as “Atomic Twister” (2002), “The Last Adam” (2006), and “Tournament Of Dreams” (2007).
Besides, Carl Lews has no reports of past affairs or girlfriend. However, Lewis is a vegan and he believes that switching to vegan can improve the athletes’ performances. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.