Bodybuilding is no easy feat but it pays off. It does not only pay off in terms of your physical appearance but also improves your strength and endurance. Experts say however that those who plan to go into the sports should have determination and discipline. For many bodybuilders, bodybuilding has paid off in more ways than one. Some of the best bodybuilders in the world get paid a lot of money doing what they love.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
We all know Arnie and we know that he started as a bodybuilder. The Austrian competed in a number of powerlifting and weightlifting contests in his younger years and later became an actor, filmmaker, businessman, and politician. His entry into the movie scene was Conan the Barbarian — a film released in 1982. Sources say that he was chosen for the role because of his physique. Two years later, the first installation of The Terminator was released catapulting Schwarzenegger to Hollywood fame.
Arnie has a net worth of $300 million making him the richest professional bodybuilder in the world. Aside from being the richest bodybuilder in the world however, Arnold Schwarzenegger is also the sport’s biggest icon.
2. Rich Gaspari
Rich Gaspari was on the cover of Iron Man in late 2011. When Rich started his company — a company that sells supplements for bodybuilders — he started earning millions of dollars. His net worth, according to sources, is a whopping $90 million. The supplements that Rich’s company sells include Instapro, SizeOn, and SuperPump250. Gaspari swears by these brands that’s why many of those who belong to the same industry use them as well.
3. Triple H
Triple H of WWE fame joined a number of bodybuilding contests in the late 80s. The third richest bodybuilder in the world, Triple H is worth $60 million. Apart from being a bodybuilder, Triple H is also a businessman. His career started in 1992 when he started training in wrestling alongside Chyna and Perry Starun.
4. Jay Cutler
A four-time winner of Mr. Olympia, American bodybuilder Jay Cutler is worth $30 million as of 2016. He planned on becoming a corrections officer after getting a degree in criminal justice. That wasn’t his path all along because he would later be inspired to go into bodybuilding.
5. The Undertaker
Professional wrestler and bodybuilder Mark William Calaway, more popularly known with his ring name The Undertaker, has worked for WWE since 1990. His net worth, according to sources is 17 million. Born in Texas, Calaway has always been interested in sports. He would later enter Texas Wesleyan University to take up sport management. Calaway made his debut at the World Class Championship Wrestling in the year 1984 under the name Texas Red.