Top 15 Highest Paid Bodybuilders


Lou Ferrigno

#11 Lou Ferrigno

Net Worth: $6 Million

Lou Ferrigno won his first major titles, the Mr. America and Mr. Universe, in 1973. He then placed second in the 1974 Mr. Olympia competition. Ferrigno became famous after being featured in the documentary Pumping Iron. The movie highlighted his attempt to beat Arnold in the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition. Ferrigno retired from pro bodybuilding in 1994 after placing second in the Olympia Masters competition.

He also became a well-known actor. Some of his most famous role included that of the Hulk in the 1970s TV show The Incredible Hulk and Hercules in the 1983 film Hercules. More recently, he had a recurring role as himself in the TV series, King Of Queens. His accomplishments also include the Ferrigno Legacy, a contest that includes bikini, figure, men’s physique, women’s physique and bodybuilding.


  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.



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