Bodybuilding doesn’t mean just having a good set of abs and chilling at the gym, there is a whole lot more to it than just looking good, so much so there are some rich bodybuilders out there.
Bodybuilding involves years of training and investment from gruelling exercise routines to extremely strict dieting. Here are some of the richest bodybuilders out there and why these pros are great.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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At the top of the richest bodybuilders is obviously Arnold Schwarzenegger worth $300 Million.
He was able to make his name in bodybuilding, but he was also able to make his way into the public’s hearts and became a well-loved and known celebrity in his own right.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, model, actor, politician and businessman that have a net worth of about $300 million.
His bodybuilding career started in 1960 when he was taken to the local gym by his soccer coach and lifted his first barbell. In 1965, Schwarzenegger won the Junior Mr. Europe Contest and only two years later he was the winner of Mr. Universe and the youngest to ever win the competition.
In 1970 he won his first Mr. Olympia where he then won another 6 more times and goes on to be a 7 time winner of this title. He was the face of bodybuilding throughout the world, but also became a hit in Hollywood and went on to land leading roles in action packed movies.
Now in his later life, Schwarzenegger turned to politics and became the 38th governor of California.
2. Rich Gaspari
Rich Gaspari was born in 1963 and is also known as ‘The Gragon Slayer’. In his career as a bodybuilder it is said that he was worth a massive $90 million. Even though Rich Gaspari has won fewer titles then others he was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2004 and was a runner up three times at the Mr. Olympia.
In 1982 he won the Jersey Classic and a month later went on to win the NPC Junior Nationals in Union. In 1984 he won the lightweight class at the NPC Nationals. He also qualified in this year to become an IFBB pro by winning the IFBB World Championships.
The series of wins that he enjoyed quickly pushed him up the ladder and into the professional arena in 1985. He was at the peak of his bodybuilding career from 1986 to 1988, winning numerous titles internationally.
Gaspari created his own supplement called Gaspari Nutrition and this line includes the popular bodybuilding supplements ‘Size On’, ‘SuperPump’ and ‘IntraPro’.
3. Joe Weider
Joe Weider is a Canadian Bodybuilder and a legend throughout the world as well as an entrepreneur that has accumulated a net worth of $35 million.
Weider has been credited for his role in founding many bodybuilding competitions that include Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia and Master Olympia. He was also the co-founder of the International Federation of Bodybuilders and went on to publish well known bodybuilding and fitness magazines such as Men’s Fitness, Flex and Shape magazine.