#1 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Net Worth: $300 Million
Before becoming the governor of California and prior to his action-packed movie career, Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger became a bodybuilding icon. One of his first contest wins was the Junior Mr. Europe in 1965. What followed included five Mr. Universe wins and seven Mr. Olympia wins. Arnold held the Mr. Olympia wins record for 11 years until Lee Haney won his eighth Mr. Olympia contest in 1991.
Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from pro bodybuilding in 1975 after winning his sixth Mr. Olympia. But, after getting into such good shape from training for his movie Conan the Barbarian, he came out of retirement to compete in the 1980 Mr. Olympia. He kept this plan a secret and ended up winning his seventh Mr. Olympia contest after only seven weeks of training. He officially retired from bodybuilding in 1980. Few have ever become so iconic in their field that they are known simply by one name. Arnold has.