Who are the richest bodybuilders in the world?
Sometimes I don’t think bodybuilders get all the credit they deserve. Actors, singers, and most athletes get paid a lot of money. You’d expect the highest paid individuals in these categories to be worth between $100 million to $1 billion.
When it comes to bodybuilders, it’s certainly not the same. We’ve highlighted the 20 richest bodybuilders, and how much they’re currently worth.
Can you guess who will appear on this list of the richest bodybuilders, before you continue reading?
Top 20 Richest Bodybuilders in the World
The net worth figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web. These are the 20 richest bodybuilders in the world, as of 2017:
20. Jeff Seid
Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Jeff Seid is an American professional IFBB bodybuilder, and he is the youngest bodybuilder on this list. Jeff started working out when he was of a very young age, and his teen transformation video has been viewed on YouTube by millions.
Although he’s still only 23 years old, Jeff Seid’s net worth is $1.5 million, which makes him one of the richest bodybuilders worldwide.
19. Kai Greene
Net Worth: $1.6 Million
Kai Greene is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder, and most likely a name that even non-bodybuilding fans will know. He’s a former Mr. Olympia champion, and has won the Arnold Classic on several occasions.
Currently, Kai Greene’s net worth is estimated to be $1.6 million, putting him 19th on this list of the top 20 richest bodybuilders.
18. Steve Cook
Net Worth: $1.9 Million
Steve Cook is an American IFBB professional physique competitor. He’s won various IFBB and NPC competitions in the past 7 years.
Today, Steve Cook’s net worth is estimated to be $1.9 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders worldwide.
17. Mike Chang
Net Worth: $2 Million
Mike Chang is the founder of Six Pack Shortcuts. The most likely place you stumbled upon him is on YouTube, where he has a very large channel, and regularly releases new workout videos.
He has received a lot of negativity in the past for his videos, but all you have to do is take one look at his body, and one look at his bank account to ignore the majority of that.
Mike Chang’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
16. Lazar Angelov
Net Worth: $2 Million
Lazar Angelov is a Bulgarian bodybuilder, fitness athlete and personal trainer. He’s a social media beast, will millions of followers across Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Lazar Angelov’s net worth is $2 million.
15. Calum Von Moger
Net Worth: $2 Million
Calum Von Moger is an Australian bodybuilder, YouTuber and actor. 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.
I’m sure 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
Net Worth: $2 Million
Christian Guzman is an American amateur bodybuilder, YouTuber and fitness entrepreneur. He’s the founder of Alphalete Athletics, UP energy drinks, and owner of the Alphalete gym in Texas.
Although Guzman doesn’t compete at the same levels as the likes of Kai Greene, Ronnie Coleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger and so on; he’s still a successful bodybuilder.
Christian Guzman’s net worth is $2 million.
13. Mike Rashid
Net Worth: $2.1 Million
Mike Rashid is an American bodybuilder, entrepreneur, boxer and YouTuber. Rashid owns Iron Addicts Gym in Miami, and is also the CEO of IMSOALPHA.
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
Net Worth: $2.5 Million
Mike O’Hearn is an American bodybuilder, actor, personal trainer and model. He’s also the founder of Power Bodybuilding, a strength and hypertrophy training program.
At the time of writing this, O’Hearn is one of the richest bodybuilders in the world, with a net worth of $2.5 million.
11. Hodge Twins
Net Worth: $3.7 Million
The Hodge Twins made their name as comedians, recording some of the funniest discussions on bodybuilding.
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.
As of writing this, the Hodge Twins’ net worth is estimated to be $3.7 million.
10. Dorian Yates
Net Worth: $4 Million
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.
Dorian Yates’ net worth is $4 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
9. Phil Heath
Net Worth: $5 Million
Phil Heath is an American bodybuilder who’s now tied with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the same number of Mr. Olympia contest wins. Heath has now won his 7th Mr. Olympia competition in his career.
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
Net Worth: $5.5 Million
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.
Lee Haney’s net worth is $5.5 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
7. Lou Ferrigno
Net Worth: $6 Million
Lou Ferrigno is an American actor, trainer, and former professional bodybuilder. He won 3 IFBB bodybuilding titles during his career: Mr. America, and 2 Mr. Universe competitions.
Ferrigno’s net worth is $6 million, making him one of the richest bodybuilders in the world.
6. Dexter Jackson
Net Worth: $7 Million
Dexter Jackson is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder, and 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
Net Worth: $8 Million
Gary Strydom is an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder. Strydom competed mostly throughout the 1980’s, and early 1990’s, but he took a break from bodybuilding after the WBF disbanded.
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
Net Worth: $10 Million
Ronnie Coleman is an American retired professional bodybuilder, and another of the most notorious icons in bodybuilding. Coleman won the Mr Olympia contest 8 years in a row!
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
Net Worth: $30 Million
Jay Cutler is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder, and former Mr. Olympia winner. Cutler has won the Mr. Olympia contest a total of 4 times.
Jay Cutler is the 3rd richest bodybuilder in the world, with a net worth of $30 million.
2. Rich Gaspari
Net Worth: $90 Million
Rich Gaspari is an American retired professional bodybuilder, who’s featured in the IFBB Hall of Fame. Rich has been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years, and is the 2nd richest bodybuilder in the world.
Right now Rich Gaspari’s net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Net Worth: $300 Million
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.
Here’s a quick recap on the top 20 richest bodybuilders in 2017:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Rich Gaspari
- Jay Cutler
- Ronnie Coleman
- Gary Strydom
- Dexter Jackson
- Lou Ferrigno
- Lee Haney
- Phil Heath
- Dorian Yates
- Hodge Twins
- Mike O’Hearn
- Mike Rashid
- Christian Guzman
- Calum Von Moger
- Lazar Angelov
- Mike Chang
- Steve Cook
- Kai Greene
- Jeff Seid