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Frederick Carlton Lewis was born on the 1st July 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is a retired track and field athlete, who is best known for winning nine Olympic gold medals during the period 1979 to 1996, when his professional career was active. He is also recognized as an actor and businessman.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Carl Lewis? Sources estimate that Carl counts the overall size of his net worth at the impressive amount of $20 million as of early 2016. Obviously, most of his income is the result of his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional track and field athlete. He has also appeared in several TV series and films, which also added a lot to his fortune. Another source is from his company ownership.


Carl Lewis Net Worth $20 Million

Carl Lewis was born to William and Evelyn Lewis, and was raised with his sister in a family of athletes, as his family ran a local athletics club, thus, from an early age Carl showed an interest in this sport. His first coach was his father, and while he attended Willingboro High School, he started competing in the long jump when he was 13 years old. He excelled and soon after was named fourth on the list of All-Time World Junior long jumpers. After high school career, he entered the University of Houston, where Tom Tellez was his coach. In no time, he set a new school record in long jump with a leap of 8.13m, and so his career really began in 1979.

From the time Carl entered competition, he dominated the field until his retirement. His first notable achievement was in the 1983 World Championships held in Helsinki, winning three gold medals, in 100m, 4x100m relay and also long jump disciplines. The following year, he qualified for the Olympic Games, held in Los Angeles, where he won four gold medals, in 100m, 200m, 4x100m and long jump. He continued his dominance in the World Championship held in Rome in 1987, winning gold medals in 100m, long jump and 4x100m relay disciplines. His career as an athlete was the main source of his net worth during those years, however, he also benefited from numerous sponsorships and commercials.

His next successful sporting event was the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, where he again won gold medals in 100m and long jump, and the silver medal in the 200m, behind Joe DeLoach.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Carl 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, Carl`s dominance began to decline, as he only won gold medals in 4x100m and long jump disciplines. He retired after the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he won gold in the long jump.

During his career, Carl had set several world records, including 9.86s in the 100m, and in the long jump with 8.91 m, also in Tokyo – he won 65 consecutive long jump competitions, one of the longest winning sequences ever in track and field.

Thanks to his successful career, he has received numerous prestigious recognitions, including “Sportsman of the Century” in 1999, by the International Olympic Committee, and also World Athlete of the Century by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Furthermore, Carl was also named Olympian of the Century by the Sports Illustrated.

Apart from his successful career in sports, Carl has also had several TV and film appearances, as himself but also as an actor. He appeared as himself in the 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 other roles in films such as “Atomic Twister” (2002), “The Last Adam” (2006), and “Tournament Of Dreams” (2007).

Carl is also a businessman, since he is the owner of the marketing and branding company C.L.E.G., which also benefits his overall net worth.

Regarding Carl Lewis’ personal life, he is married to Maria, but keeps that part of his life private. In spare time, he is a philanthropist, as he is a member of the celebrity board for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and he is known as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Tournament of Dreams 2007 Darnel
F*ck You Pay Me! 2007 Short Lonzo
Material Girls 2006 "People" Reporter
The Last Adam 2006 Brian Jones
Alien Hunter 2003 Grisham
Atomic Twister 2002 TV Movie Securityman Stu
Arli$$ 2000 TV Series Carl Lewis
Cannonball Fever 1989 Jogger / Himself
Dirty Laundry 1987 Miami Cop 1



Christmas in Compton 2012 co-producer
Rift 2011/I executive producer



To the Limit 1989 Documentary short special thanks



Wiener Strudel 2013 Documentary short Himself
30 for 30 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Bowl of Dreams 2011 Documentary Himself
Challenging Impossibility 2011 Documentary Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Save the World Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Himself
How to Become a Hero 2007 Documentary Himself
I Married a Princess 2005 TV Series Himself
Beyond the Glory 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Man vs. Beast 2 2004 TV Movie Himself
Man vs. Beast 2003 TV Special Himself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002 2003 Video documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
You Don't Know Jack 2001 TV Series Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Hollywood Squares 2000 TV Series Himself
Sports Geniuses 2000 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Atlanta's Olympic Glory 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hoy es posible 1997 TV Series Himself
108th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade 1997 TV Special Himself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 1996 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself
The Ultimate Athlete: Pushing the Limit 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Marathon 1992 Documentary Himself
Jocs de nit 1992 TV Series Himself
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad 1992 TV Mini-Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1989 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad 1988 TV Mini-Series Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 TV Movie Himself
Perfect Strangers 1988 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1986 TV Series Himself
16 Days of Glory 1986 Documentary Himself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad 1984 TV Series Himself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Himself

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - First Pitch at Mariners Game
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Performing National Anthem
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2007 TV Series Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Les grands duels du sport 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary Himself (race footage) (uncredited)

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1 Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 12th round (334th overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft.
2 He was awarded the Sportsman of the Century Award by the International Olympic Committee.
3 He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame of his services and contributions to Sports.
4 He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
5 Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1985.
6 Considered to be the greatest track and field athlete of all time. Olympian of the century, he has won 10 medals, including 9 gold, in the Olympics.

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