Lee Haney known as Total-Lee Awesome is an American Former IFBB professional bodybuilder. Haney, who has won eight Mr. Olympia championships overall with Ronnie Coleman, is recognized as one of the greatest bodybuilders to have ever competed. He is among the top role models Bodybuilding has ever seen and possesses one of the best physiques in the business.
Lee Haney Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $5.5 M|
|Birth Date 11 November 1959|
|Age 62 years|
|Birthplace Fairburn, Georgia, US|
Lee Haney Early Life
Lee Haney is a Christian who was born on November 11, 1959, in Fairburn, Georgia, under the sign of the Scorpio. Lee was born and reared in Georgia, USA, and developed a passion for bodybuilding early on. He loved Greek Mythology’s Hercules and the Old Testament’s Samson in an effort to replicate their physiques. Lee purchased a ton of publications and hung Robby Robinson’s images on his bedroom walls. He aspired to have a physique like the Black Prince (Robby Robinson), whom he looked up to. The future legend asked for dumbbells for his Christmas present in 1971 when he was 12 years old. The gift set included a Charles Atlas training manual, which served as his primary source of fitness information at the time. He graduated with a degree in youth counseling from Spartanburg Methodist College.
Lee Haney before Bodybuilding
Lee’s first experience with any sport as a child was weightlifting. After outgrowing his first weight set, Lee joined the YMCA in his neighborhood. Here is where Danny Rogers first became aware of his enormous potential. Lee Haney was taken under Danny’s wing for the following four years while he learned how to lift weights safely. By 1973, Lee had significantly improved his body and he was the biggest person in his age group. He did not have to wait long to receive invitations to plan football, basketball, and other high school sports.
Lee Haney Start of the Bodybuilding Career
Lee entered his first competition at the age of 16—the 1975 Mr. South Carolina competition. Lee entered the stage wearing a pair of panties from the store because she had no idea how to get ready for a performance. He failed to place because of his inexperience. He loved his first experience with competitive bodybuilding, though, and decided to make a profession out of it. He was 18 when he received a scholarship that allowed him to attend college, but he refused to put his passion on hold. After having a serious discussion with his parents, Lee chose to skip college and devote himself to pursuing his ambition, Bodybuilding.
At the age of 19, two years later, Lee had made significant achievements. In 1979, Lee competed in his first big competition, Teen Mr. America. In his first performance, the future legend impressively won the award. After winning, Lee took some time off the stage to work on improving his physique. Lee returned with an amazing package after three years of strict dieting and training. Lee had his most successful year as an amateur in 1982. He began the year by winning the heavyweight division of the Junior Nationals, earning the overall championship in the process. However, after repeating his win at the senior nationals that year, he made his greatest breakthrough.
Lee Haney Professional Career
After winning the heavyweight division of the 1982 World Amateur Championships, Lee, then 23 years old, received his professional card. In 1983, Lee entered an astonishing 7 matches, still on a high following his victory. He had kept shaping his figure even though he had not succeeded in winning all of them. At such a young age, Lee had done a lot by 1984. Nothing, though, came close to what he was able to accomplish after that year. At the age of 25, Lee won the Mr. Olympia in 1984, the most prestigious competition in the world.
Lee dominated the Mr. Olympia events for the following seven years. He beat Arnold Schwarzenegger’s previous record of 7 times by carving his name onto the trophy. In 1991, when Lee was 32 years old, he was already regarded as one of the finest bodybuilders in the sport’s history. Only Ronnie Coleman has managed to match his eight Mr. Olympia titles as of 2016, indicating that he had set a high standard for aspiring athletes.
Lee Haney Wife
Lee is married to Shirley, his longtime girlfriend, and the family resides in Atlanta, Georgia with their two children.
Lee Haney Net Worth
Several reputable publications have estimated Lee’s net worth to be over $5.5 million at this time. The figure mentioned is likely to increase given that he continues to compete in bodybuilding even if his career ended in 1994. His most well-known book, “TotaLee Awesome: A Complete Guide to Bodybuilding Success,” is one of many he has published about exercise and gaining muscular mass. Additionally, he offers his own line of supplements called “Transformation Now” which uses the same substances he personally consumed daily throughout his bodybuilding career. Over the years, each of these economic ventures definitely added to his wealth.
Lee Haney Body Measurements
|Weight 120 kg|