Dorian Yates known as “The Shadow”, Is a well-known retired professional bodybuilder from England, who won Mr. Olympia six times in a row from 1992 to 1997. He was renowned for having a thick and broad back, which he acquired through his nimble and aggressive training. Yates, who holds the fifth-highest total of Mr. Olympia’s trophies, is regarded as one of the finest in the history of bodybuilding.
Dorian Yates Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $5 M|
|Full Name Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates|
|Birth Date 19 April 1962|
|Age 60 years|
|Birthplace Solihull, England|
Dorian Yates Early Life
Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born in Walmley, England, on April 19, 1962. He has 59 years old now. When he was only 13 years old, his father passed away after a heart attack. Following that, their family relocated to Birmingham, England. Dorian Yates lacked a love of athletics as a child. Instead, after being negatively influenced as a young child, he chose to live a life of crime. After relocating to Birmingham at the age of 16, Dorian joined a skinhead group in 1980. Dorian received a 6-month jail term when he was 19 years old.
Dorian Yates Start of Fitness Journey
Dorian had grown up naturally athletic, despite never having exercised or participated in sports as a child. As a result, he began powerlifting while incarcerated and gained notoriety for his body. Dorian gained muscle quickly and understood that he had the ability to be successful in the fitness industry. He vowed to never go back to prison after being freed. At the age of 21, the future great joined the gym in 1983, starting his ascent to the top of the profession.
Dorian Yates Start of Bodybuilding
Dorian committed himself to intensive training with the goal of competing in bodybuilding. At the age of 22, he entered his first competition, the Mr. Birmingham novice, in 1984. He won his first contest, which was impressive, and took the trophy home but he wanted more though. Dorian won the Novice West Coast show in 1995, continuing his success into 1985. He competed in his first international competition that year, the 1985 IFBB World Games. Even at the age of 23, Dorian was able to compete against people like Berry DeMay and Matt Mendenhall and he finished seventh, which is quite good. He did not win his first significant competition until 1986 EFBB British, which occurred a year later. He won the trophy, but this only fueled his determination to become well-known.
Dorian Yates-Professional bodybuilder
After a promising start to his career, Dorian decided to take some time off the stage to work on his physique. He came back to compete in the British Championships two years later, in 1988. Dorian won his Pro Card at the age of 26, five years after he started his adventure. When Dorian received his Pro Card, he took another sabbatical from the spotlight. He concentrated on building up his body more to win bigger shows rather than competing. During the 1990 Night of Champions, he made a comeback.
Dorian, who at the time was still a relatively unknown bodybuilder, astonished the business by finishing second in a competition after defeating competitors like Danny Padilla and Robby Robinson. At this point, Dorian started to garner industry recognition and earned the moniker “The Shadow” for his ability to win prestigious competitions unexpectedly. At the age of 29, Dorian experienced his most prosperous year to date 1991. He competed in the renowned Mr. Olympia for the first time in his career in the same year. Even though he came in second, Lee Haney, a sporting legend, defeated him for the victory. He finished the year by winning the 1991 English Grand Prix, but he was aware that to win the Mr. Olympia competition, he would need to elevate his game.
Dorian Yates Achievements
Dorian returned to the Mr. Oympia competition in 1992 and won. He had won the greatest show in the business at the age of 30, but his reign at the top had just begun. Between 1992 and 1997, a five-year period, Dorian won every competition he entered. He won the Mr. Olympia 5 more times, solidifying his status as a sporting legend. Despite having damaged his biceps and triceps, he still managed to win, but he was aware that his career was gone. Fortunately, after his retirement, Dorian teamed up with Mike and Ray Mentzer to launch a sportswear company. He founded a nutrition business in 2006 and started selling protein and weight-gain pills.
Dorian Yates Wife
Yates’ wife is Glauce “Gal” Ferreira, a Brazilian fitness model who won the 2007 IFBB World Bodyfitness Championship and the IFBB South American Bodyfitness competition. The couple now resides in Marbella after meeting at the Arnold Classic in 2008.
Dorian Yates Net Worth
As of 2022, Dorian Yates’ net worth is anticipated to be $5 million. The majority of the bodybuilding competitions were won by The Shadow, who grew wealthy as a result. He runs three supplement businesses in addition to the Temple Gym. This includes Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas, Heavy Duty Inc., and DY Nutrition.
Dorian Yates Body Measurements
|Weight 120 kg|