Top 15 Highest Paid Bodybuilders


Dorian Yates 2

#13 Dorian Yates

Net Worth: $4 Million

English-born Dorian Yates’ career consists of 15 major contest wins, along with two runner-up finishes. Talk about impressive. He competed in seven Mr. Olympia competitions. He was runner-up in his first one. He followed that up by placing first from 1992 through 1997. Yates earned his nickname “The Shadow.” It came from his tendency to remain out of the public eye for long periods of time and unexpectedly appearing at (and winning) major bodybuilding contests.

In 2006, Yates franchised four locations of Temple Gym, a gym he purchased in Birmingham in 1987. He continues to play a major role in managing it today. Yates also created his own line of protein and weight-gain supplements. There’s Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas, as well as DY Nutrition. The latter makes pre-workout formulas and produces training DVDs.


  1. Nice how this story mentions how rich they are, but all have admitted steroid use. Arnold had open heart surgery at 49 due to clogged arteries due to steroid use. Horrible omission of REAL FACTS.

  2. Mr. Deez you fail to realize this article ISN’T about nutrition and supplementation. It only discusses the money they have made from the sport.
    What about Lee Labrada? He’s had a successful nutrition line for years.

  3. Lou Ferrigno is worth more than 6 million dollars and Arnold Schwarzenegger did not make 300 million dollars bodybuilding.He made that much including his movie career.

  4. I always thought it was strange how Lou Ferrigno is more muscular than Arnold Schwarzenrgger but Arnold Schwarzenegger always won when they competed against each other.

  5. There were some with better symmetry and good mass i.e. Serge Nubret and sergio Oliva but they lacked the business sense to make a fortune and felt comfortable in their Role. How many of us are Millionaires ?
    Secondly, The once who are financed BB at that time ( today the same ) are looking for the most charismatic Person which brings the Sport ( and the money rolling ) to the masses.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here