Legendary Jamaican Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time, having shot to prominence when he scorched the 100m field at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
He called time on his athletics career in 2017 with eight Olympic golds, 11 World Championship titles and nearly unbeatable records in the 100m and 200m, but his retirement hasn't been so happy.
Recently, nearly $12.7 million was scammed from the retired track athlete’s account by an employee of his investment firm.
As per the reports, Bolt’s account which previously contained $12.7 million was left with just a few thousand, when he checked a few weeks ago. Usain Bolt has refuted claims that he is now broke, as rumours swirl that he has just 12,000 dollars left in his bank account. During his recent interview, Bolt put an end to all such speculations.
Answering questions about going bankrupt, the Olympian assured that isn’t the case.
According to the Guardian, the 36-year-old said, “I’m not broke, but it’s definitely put a damper on me.” He further adds, “It was for my future. Everybody knows I have three kids. I’m still looking out for my parents, and I still want to live very well.”
Additionally, Bolt has warned the firm to return his funds as soon as possible or else he’ll have no choice but to take legal action.