Top 15 Highest Paid Bodybuilders


Franco Columbu#9 Franco Columbu

Net Worth: $10 Million

After Joe Weider encouraged him to come to America in 1969, Franco Columbu set a number of powerlifting and Olympic world records. He won four Mr. Olympia titles, three of which were in the lightweight category before the IFBB abandoned weight classes. Columbu placed fifth in his first World’s Strongest Man competition. What makes that such a remarkable feat is that he weighed much less than the bulk of his competitors.

Columbu also made minor forays into acting, appearing in several films with Arnold including Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. He also appeared in many TV shows and commercials.


  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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