Julian Forte's net worth: Jamaican sprinter was brand ambassador of National Commercial Bank
Jamaican sprinter Julian Forte was part of the winning team at Heat 1 of the men's 4x100 meters relay at the Tokyo Olympics. The United States failed to qualify for the final of the men’s 4x100 meters relay after bungling a baton transfer, getting placed sixth in Heat 2.
Forte’s fame on the track began with his victory at the sprint double at the 2010 Jamaican High School Championships. He also won silver in the 200 meters at the 2012 World Junior Championships. Forte secured his first senior medal at the 2014 IAAF World Relays when he passed the baton to Yohan Blake, widely known as the world’s second-fastest ever man after Usain Bolt. The team ran 37.77s to win gold at the event.
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As per the Olympics website, Forte screamed “potential”. Injuries and poor timing reportedly made it so that the 28-year-old’s career to date has lacked any real consistency. In 2016, Forte came home in third at the Jamaican Olympic trials to qualify for the Games but was forced to concede the place to Bolt ahead of the Rio Olympic Games 2016. In 2017, he hit two personal bests — 9.91s in 100 meters dash and 19.97s in 200 meters dash. But then dropped out of the Commonwealth Games in 2018 due to injury.
In his most recent Instagram post, dating August 3, Forte wrote, “First of all I want to thank God for giving me a chance to stand and represent my country at the Olympics, something that I have never done before.”
“As some of you may know I got injured running in the finals of the 200m at the national championships a month ago,” he said. “This injury kept me from doing a lot of necessary trackwork for about 3 weeks. Leaving me with a little over 1 week to put some work in on the track before the games.”
He further wrote, “I say all of that to say, I think being able to make it to the Olympics in itself is an accomplishment. Unfortunately, the standard that I hold myself to won’t allow me to look past the disappointment,” concluding with, “I want to thank everyone who supported me on my journey to the Olympics and everyone who reached out with words of encouragement.”
Ahead of his Olympics debut, Forte expressed some mixed emotions. “A lot of things you would enjoy about the Olympics aren't going to be there. No spectators, the village is completely different to facilitate certain protocols so it's not going to feel the same,” he said. “I feel excited about representing my country at the Olympics but I feel it's more about being able to complete my contractual obligations to my sponsors than actually about me being at the Olympics. It won't feel the same.”
What is Julian Forte’s net worth?
While the specifics are unclear, some websites peg Forte’s net worth falling in the range of $1 minion - $3 million. Others put the upper cap on $5 million. One website also mentions his net worth to be $1.5 million.
No details of his salary are available online. However, in 2015, the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited had announced Forte to be its brand ambassador. “With NCB this year commemorating giving back in excess of One Billion Dollars in nation-building activities, it is also timely for us to highlight our focus on education, sports, and youth leadership and we have deliberately identified Elaine and Julian as ambassadors given their commitment to excellence both in the classroom and on the track,” stated Nadeen Matthews, Senior Assistant General Manager, NCB Group Strategy, Marketing & Communications at the time.