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Mr Olympia Prize Money History: Over They Years

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Mr Olympia Prize Money 2020 - Results, Winners Lists!

Mr Olympia Prize Money History

How much is the Mr. Olympia prize money? How much are the winners of Mr Olympia making? Mr Olympia resultsMr Olympia winners? The Mr. Olympia title is handed to the winner of the international bodybuilding competition held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB). Joe Weider started this contest so that Mr. Universe winners have someplace else to compete and earn money from.

There is also a female bodybuilder who can be crowned, Ms. Olympia. They are categorized as winners of Fitness Olympia and Figure Olympia for fitness and figure competitors. All four contests occur during the same weekend. From 1994 to 2003, and again in 2012, a Masters Olympia was also crowned. Starting in 2016, a new division called Classic Physique was introduced. Danny Hester was the inaugural champion in Classic Physique division.

Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon explains, “Despite constant changes in the global fitness community, we’ve remained laser-focused, growing the Olympia in every way possible, with increases in overall sponsorships, expo attractions, prize money and stage production.”

Mr Olympia Winners Prize Money Breakdown

The competition is held in Las Vegas with celebrities appearances. Mark Wahlberg, who is a fitness enthusiast himself, said, “Olympia Weekend is an incredible tradition. If you attend the Olympia you’ll leave with enough inspiration and energy to fuel an entire year of workouts and I’m excited to showcase my brands there. The Olympia has grown into something really special.”

Over 65,000 people view the event from the venue and the prize money is set to over $1.4 million since 2019. Here is the Mr Olympia prize money breakdown (as registered on the Muscle & Fitness site)-

Mr Olympia Winners Prize Money

Mr. Olympia: $675,000
212 Showdown: $65,000
Ms. Olympia: $60,000
Fitness Olympia: $60,000
Figure Olympia: $60,000
Bikini Olympia: $40,000
Men’s Physique Showdown: $20,000
Women’s Physique Showdown: $20,000

Total: $1,000,000

Mr Olympia Winners

Here are all the Mr Olympia winners since its inauguration in September 1865 –

#

Year

Overall

Heavyweight

Lightweight

Award

Venue

1 1965  Larry Scott Heavyweight category not held. Lightweight category not held.  New York, United States
2 1966 $1,000
3 1967  Sergio Oliva $1,000
4 1968
5 1969
6 1970  Arnold Schwarzenegger
7 1971  Paris, France
8 1972  Essen, West Germany
9 1973  New York, United States
10 1974  Arnold Schwarzenegger  Franco Columbu
11 1975 $2,500  Pretoria, South Africa
12 1976  Franco Columbu  Ken Waller $5,000  Columbus, United States
13 1977  Frank Zane  Robby Robinson  Frank Zane $5,000
14 1978 $15,000
15 1979  Mike Mentzer $25,000
16 1980  Arnold Schwarzenegger Heavyweight category not held. Lightweight category not held. $25,000  Sydney, Australia
17 1981  Franco Columbu  Columbus, United States
18 1982  Chris Dickerson  London, United Kingdom
19 1983  Samir Bannout  Munich, West Germany
20 1984  Lee Haney $50,000  New York, United States
21 1985  Brussels, Belgium
22 1986 $55,000  Columbus, United States
23 1987  Gothenburg, Sweden
24 1988 Unknown  Los Angeles, United States
25 1989  Rimini, Italy
26 1990 $100,000  Chicago, United States
27 1991  Orlando, United States
28 1992  Dorian Yates  Helsinki, Finland
29 1993  Atlanta, United States
30 1994
31 1995 $110,000
32 1996  Chicago, Illinois, United States
33 1997  Los Angeles, United States
34 1998  Ronnie Coleman  New York, United States
35 1999  Las Vegas, United States
36 2000
37 2001
38 2002
39 2003
40 2004 $120,000
41 2005 $150,000
42 2006  Jay Cutler $155,000
43 2007
44 2008  Dexter Jackson
45 2009  Jay Cutler $200,000
46 2010
47 2011  Phil Heath
48 2012 $250,000[4]
49 2013
50 2014 $275,000[5]
51 2015 $400,000
52 2016
53 2017
54 2018  Shawn Rhoden
55 2019  Brandon Curry

Mr Olympia Results – Overall Winners

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the face of the competition in during the 70s and 80s.

Rank Mr. Olympia champion Year(s) Number of wins
Overall Heavyweight Lightweight
1  Ronnie Coleman 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 8 0 0
 Lee Haney 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991 8 0 0
2  Arnold Schwarzenegger 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 (overall & heavyweight) and 1980 7 2 0
 Phil Heath 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 7 0 0
3  Dorian Yates 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 6 0 0
4  Jay Cutler 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 4 0 0
5  Frank Zane 1977 (overall & lightweight), 1978 (overall & lightweight), 1979 (overall & lightweight) 3 0 3
 Sergio Oliva 1967, 1968, and 1969 3 0 0
6  Franco Columbu 1974 (lightweight), 1975 (lightweight), 1976 (overall & lightweight), and 1981 2 0 3
 Larry Scott 1965 and 1966 2 0 0
7  Chris Dickerson 1982 1 0 0
 Samir Bannout 1983 1 0 0
 Dexter Jackson 2008 1 0 0
 Shawn Rhoden 2018 1 0 0
 Brandon Curry 2019 1 0 0
8  Robby Robinson 1977 (heavyweight) and 1978 (heavyweight) 0 2 0
 Kenny Waller 1976 (heavyweight) 0 1 0
 Mike Mentzer 1979 (heavyweight) 0 1 0

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