Sha'Carri Richardson net worth: Nike deal adds zeroes to fortune

Sha'Carri Richardson tested positive for cannabis and is unlikely to compete in the 100m final at Tokyo Olympic

                            Sha'Carri Richardson net worth: Nike deal adds zeroes to fortune
Sha'Carri Richardson after winning the Women's 100m final on day 2 of the 2020 US Olympic Track & Field Team Trials (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson tested positive for cannabis, according to Reuters, and she is unlikely to compete in the Olympic 100m final in Tokyo later this month. This was first reported by Jamaica Gleaner on the night of Thursday, July 1. 

The infraction was discovered four weeks before the start of the athletics competition at the Tokyo Showpiece, which runs from July 23 to August 8. For the negative analytical finding, Richardson might face a one to three-month ban.


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After several rumors of the Olympics being canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has been reported that Tokyo is gearing up for the games which are slated to start on July 23 and will go on till August 8. And while the excitement is high, here's all you need to know about Richardson's net worth.


What is Sha'Carri Richardson's net worth?

Richardson's net worth is estimated to be around $100,000, according to Exact Net Worth. Biography Daily backs this claim while adding a range, saying that it is possible she earns between $100,000 and $300,000. The website adds that the average salary of a sprinter in the US is between $45,000 and $50,000 annually. 

However, Spotsjone pins the track and field runner's net worth to be anywhere between $1M and $5M, a claim also backed by Celebsagewiki. Richardson is just getting started in her career and she is already reaping the benefits of her hard work, having signed a deal with Nike.


On day two of the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials last month, the 21-year-old show-woman in the Usain Bolt mold won the women's 100 meters, Yahoo! Sports reported. Richardson was so far ahead in the semifinal heat that she pointed to the clock for the last 20 meters or so to emphasize her blazing 10.86-second clocking. She is the world's second-fastest woman in the event this year, behind Jamaican star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. She was termed by The Washington Post as the 'best American hope in the 100 meters'.

She tested positive for marijuana during the US Olympic trials last month, where Richardson established herself as a gold medal candidate by winning the 100m in 10.86 seconds, sources said. "I am human," Richardson wrote in a cryptic tweet earlier on Thursday. Her results at the meet would be taken away if she tested positive during the trials, including her triumph in the 100m final. Jenna Prandini, who placed fourth in the final, had previously been asked to represent the United States in the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics.

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