The Top 5 Richest Modern Day Bodybuilders!
The professional sport of bodybuilding can have it’s advantages in the long run if you are lucky enough to make it to the top. Becoming a bodybuilder requires countless hours, days and even years of hard work in the gym. Most of the richest pro bodybuilder’s today have earned their income through hard-work and dedication to the sport.
These professional bodybuilders who have made large income in the sport have only made money three ways.
#1 Winning A Competition
Bodybuilders can win anywhere from $1000 to $250,000 on a single win in a bodybuilding competition. Obviously the higher the competition the tougher it is to win, but the larger the prize.
Sponsors provide a sponsored athlete with clothing, supplements and sometimes income deals depending on your fame level and marketable value to the sponsor.
Staring in popular muscle magazines can pay as much as $500 a day to $2000 depending on the fame and marketability of the athlete again.
5. DORIAN YATES – NET WORTH: CLOSE TO 4 MILLION
Dorian won the title of Mr. Olympia six years in a row. He held the title from 1992 to 1997 earning an income of $600,000 dollars. Dorian also modeled for various muscle magazines and supplement companies earning him some extra cash. He published two books and filmed workout videos. In total Dorian has a net work of at least four million dollars.
4. PHIL HEATH – NET WORTH: 5 MILLION
The current Mr. Olympia, Phil “The Gift” Heath is only thirst four years old and having won the title of Mr. Olympia for the past three years in a row, he has earned himself $700,000 dollars. Phil has appeared on the cover of popular magazines such as “Flex Magazine” and has released four training DVD’S. Phil Heath is worth today approximately five million dollars, and he is not going to stop making money any time soon.
3. DEXTER JACKSON – NET WORTH: CLOSE TO 7 MILLION
Dexter Jackson is the third richest bodybuilder Dexter has been competing professionally since 1992. He created a documentary of himself and also appeared on the covers of several fitness magazines. At the age of 44, and currently living in Florida, Dexter is showing no signs of relaxing or becoming languid, since he recently placed first in the latest competition he entered. Dexter, due to his extensive years in the weight lifting game, his income cannot be delineated, however, it is safe to surmise that he is worth at least six to seven million.
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