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- Net Worth:
- $2 Million
- Date of Birth:
- May 13, 1964 (59 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
- United States of America
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What is Ronnie Coleman’s Net Worth?
Ronnie Coleman is an American professional bodybuilder who has a net worth of $2 million. Ronnie Coleman is best known for winning the Mr. Olympia title for eight consecutive years and is widely regarded one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ronald “Ronnie” Dean Coleman was born on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated cum laude from Grambling State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He played linebacker on the GSU Tigers football team under coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, he worked at Domino’s Pizza after failing to find work as an accountant. He then became a police officer in Arlington, Texas, from 1989 to 2000 and a reserve officer until 2003.
Ronnie Coleman was given a free lifetime Metroflex gym membership by Brian Dobson under the condition he could train him for the upcoming 1990 Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition. Coleman then went on to win 1st place in the heavyweight and overall categories at the Mr. Texas competition. He also won his first professional competition in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, he won the Russian Grand Prix.
Coleman has made the training videos “The Unbelievable,” “The Cost of Redemption,” and “On the Road.” He has also had many endorsement deals over the years. He received the 2001 Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate Award. He launched Ronnie Coleman Nutrition in 2011. The Ronnie Coleman Signature Series includes Myo-Blitz, Ressurect-PM, Testogen-XR, and Pro-Antium.
The extreme weights used over his career as a powerlifter and bodybuilder took a toll on his body, and he has undergone many surgeries since 2007 including hip replacements and attempts to alleviate chronic pain from damaged intervertebral discs. Coleman had spinal surgery in 2011 but made a full recovery.
Ronnie Coleman was renowned for his combination of size and conditioning and extremely heavy workouts with some calling him the strongest bodybuilder of all time, pound-for-pound. The 5-foot-11, 287-300 pound Coleman won Mr. Olympia eight straight times, and his 26 wins as an IFBB professional is a record. In 1991, Coleman won the title of Mr. Universe.
Coleman’s trademark high-pitched voice became popular within the bodybuilding community as he would frequently give himself pep talks during training videos, shouting out such phrases as “Yea buddy!,” “Ain’t nothing but a peanut!,” “Light weight, baby!,” and “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to life no heavy-ass weights!”
In 2018, Netflix released “Ronnie Coleman: The King,” a documentary on Coleman’s life and career by Vlad Yudin. Rapper Quan wrote the song “Flexin’ on Them (Ronnie Coleman)” for the film’s credits.
Coleman met French-Lebanese personal trainer Rouaida Christine Achkar in Paris at a sports expedition in March 1998. They married in December 2007 but divorced shortly after. Ronnie Coleman then married American personal trainer Susan Williamson in April 2016. The couple has four children together, and the family currently resides in Arlington, Texas.
In June 2020, Coleman revealed that he can no longer walk on his own due to botched surgical procedures that have cost him over $2 million.