Top 15 Most Famous Bodybuilders in the World
Most people, if they put in a little effort, can build up a fair amount of muscle mass. There’s a big difference between the casual goer to gym and professional bodybuilders, though. But nowadays, Bodybuilding is out of reach with the idea that “bigger is better” considering the not-so-impressive bodies of professionals these days. It wasn’t about size back in the day. It’s been about aesthetics and proportionality.
An impressive physique certainly has the muscular size to it, but it should contain perfect symmetry and tremendous detail to make it appear as if someone sculpted them from a marble slab. To answer this, Fabulaes developed a list of the Top 15 Most Famous Bodybuilders in the World of all time based on their overall physique, muscularity, winning profile & overall positive influence they had on the sport.
15. Calum Von Moger
Calum Von Moger was born on 9 June, 1990 in Victoria, Australia. He is an Australian bodybuilder, YouTuber, and actor. His height is 6 feet 2 inches and weight is about 108kg. He was recently cast to play the part of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie BIGGER; which is the story behind the founders of the Mr. Olympia contest.
He started his professional career for WFF Lee Priest Classic in 2015. He has won WFF Pro Mr. Universe for 2015. Calum Von Moger’s net worth will increase rapidly within the next few years; however, right now it’s estimated to be $2 million.
14. Christian Guzman
Christian Guzman was born on February 20, 1993. He is an American amateur bodybuilder, YouTube vlogger, motivational speaker and fitness entrepreneur. His height is 5 feet 10 inches. He attended Texas Christian University from 2011 to 2013, but did not complete his degree in favor of pursuing his growing business in fitness-related digital products.
He is the founder and CEO of the fitness apparel brand Alphalete Athletics, the owner and operator of the Alphalete Gym in Stafford, Texas, and per the LLC and Trademark registration he is one of the 3 founders and owners of 3D energy drinks. 3D Energy is based out of Kentucky, where one of the members mentioned on the LLC is from and owns/operates a supplement company in that State. As of March 15, 2019, he has more than 907,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 1,000,000 followers on Instagram. Christian Guzman’s net worth is $2 million.
13. Mike Rashid
Mike Rashid was born on March 14, 1982 in USA. He is an American bodybuilder, entrepreneur, boxer and YouTuber. Rashid owns Iron Addicts Gym in Miami and is also the CEO of IMSOALPHA. His height is 5 feet 11 inches and weight is 102kg. Alongside being the owner of a popular gym in Miami, Mike also runs his own supplement and clothing line, which has seen a lot of success since he started it. Mike’s interest in boxing grew bigger and bigger as he came into his teens – to the point that he became a professional boxer, winning the National Golden Gloves award on two occasions.
His YouTube channel is extremely popular and receives millions of views. Currently, Mike Rashid’s net worth is estimated to be $2.1 million.
12. Mike O’Hearn
O’Hearn is married to Monna Muresan and has one son. O’Hearn is one of the richest bodybuilders in the world, with a net worth of $2.5 million.
11. Hodge Twins
Born and raised in Virginia USA. The Hodge Twins made their name as comedians, recording some of the funniest discussions on bodybuilding. They initially chased a career in finance, and the U.S. Marine Corps. But, Keith eventually realized this wasn’t something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. As a result, he suggested to Kevin they should quit their corporate jobs, and make a leap of faith into the entertainment industry.
They receive emails regularly containing questions about workouts, nutrition, supplements, dating and son on. Which they then record videos on, answering those questions. If you haven’t heard about the Hodge Twins yet, you should probably go and check out their YouTube channel.
Hodge Twins’ net worth is estimated to be $3.7 million.
10. Dorian Yates
Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born on 19 April 1962 in Hurley, Warwickshire, England. He is an English former professional bodybuilder. His height is 5 feet and 10 inches. His weight is 125kg. He won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997 and thus has the fifth-highest number of Mr. Olympia wins in history. Dorian Yates is an English former professional bodybuilder. He won the Mr. Olympia competition 6 years in a row, and has the 5th highest number of Mr. Olympia wins of all time.
Yates is married to Brazilian fitness model Glauce “Gal” Ferreira. Dorian Yates’ net worth is $4 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
9. Phil Heath
Phillip Jerrod Heath was born on December 18, 1979 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. His height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 109kg. He is a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, having won the competition every year from 2011 to 2017. His latest victory tied him with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the joint-second number of all-time Mr. Olympia wins, behind Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, who are joint-first with eight wins each.
During the countdown to TNA’s Bound for Glory pre-show on October 20, 2013, Heath accompanied The BroMans to the ring for their tag team gauntlet match, which they won; later in the night, he accompanied them to their TNA World Tag Team Championship match against Gunner and James Storm.
Phil Heath’s net worth is $5 million, which may seem small considering he’s tied with Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, he’s still one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
8. Lee Haney
Lee Haney is an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder. He shares the record for most Mr. Olympia wins of all time with Ronnie Coleman, and reach the bodybuilding hall of fame.
He is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, where he earned a degree in youth counseling. He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children.Lee Haney’s net worth is $5.5 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
7. Lou Ferrigno
Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr. was born on November 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.
As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Ferrigno’s net worth is $6 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
6. Dexter Jackson
Dexter “The Blade” Jackson was born on November 25, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and the 2008 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion. Jackson has won more professional bodybuilding titles than any other person. He has the distinction of winning the Arnold Classic a record five times (2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015). After winning the Arnold Classic in 2015, he proceeded to place second in the 2015 Mr. Olympia. He is from Jacksonville, Florida.
Dexter Jackson has won more professional bodybuilding competitions than any other person in history. In fact, just the shear number of competitions Jackson enters is impressive. In 2002, he competed in 8 professional competitions. Throughout his career, he’s competed in over 85 professional contests, which is insane!
Dexter Jackson’s net worth is $7 million.
5. Gary Strydom
Gary Strydom was born in 1960 in Durban, South Africa. He is a South African born IFBB professional bodybuilder. His height is 6 feet 2 inches and weight is about 128kg. He is notable as being the only person to win a Championship title under Vince McMahon’s now defunct World Bodybuilding Federation. After the fall of the WBF, Strydom decided to take a long break from competing in the mid 1990s. Prior to the WBF, Strydom won four IFBB professional titles.
His last competition was in 2006, a total of 10 years later than the one before. Gary Strydom’s net worth is $8 million.
4. Ronnie Coleman
Ronnie Dean Coleman was born on May 13, 1964 in Monroe, Louisiana, U.S. He is an American retired professional bodybuilder. The winner of the Mr. Olympia title for eight years in a row, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins, he held the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 titles.
After graduation, he failed to find work as an accountant and instead went to work at a Domino’s Pizza outlet, where he would eat the complimentary pizza every day due to being so poor that he could barely afford to eat outside of work. He then became a police officer in Arlington, Texas, where he served as an officer from 1989 to 2000 and a reserve officer until 2003.
One of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, Ronnie Coleman’s net worth is $10 million. He’s one of the richest bodybuilders, but should be further up on this list.
3. Jay Cutler
Jason Isaac Cutler was born on August 3, 1973 in Sterling, Massachusetts, United States. He is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is a four-time Mr. Olympia winner (2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010).
He began training when he was 18 years old as a senior at Wachusett Regional High School. He graduated from Quinsigamond Community College in 1993 with a degree in criminal justice, intending to work as a corrections officer for a maximum security prison. He was inspired to enter bodybuilding after meeting personal trainer Marcos Rodriguez.
Jay Cutler is the 3rd richest bodybuilder in the world, with a net worth of $30 million.
2. Rich Gaspari
Richard Gaspari was born on May 16, 1963 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. He is an American retired professional bodybuilder, and a former member of the IFBB. He came in second place at the 1986, 1987, and 1988 Mr. Olympia competitions.
Richard Gaspari was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2011, he was awarded with the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award. He was featured on the cover of the October, 2011 issue of Iron Man, 23 years after he last appeared on the cover of the magazine. In 2013 he was presented with the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award
Right now Rich Gaspari’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Thal, Austria. He is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, author, and former politician and professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2020, he is the most recent Republican governor of California.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the most legendary bodybuilding icon of all time. No wonder he appears at the top of this list. It’s important to mention that the majority of this net worth didn’t come from bodybuilding as such.
Arnie’s net worth came from his very successful acting career; starring in movies such as The Terminator, Predator, Commando, Total Recall, True Lies and many more.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the richest bodybuilder in the world, with a net worth of $300 million.