Ronnie Dean Coleman better known as Ronnie Coleman is a retired American Bodybuilder. He held the Mr. Olympia title for eight straight years and he is widely recognized as either “the Greatest” or one of the two finest bodybuilders of all time, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is known for his mix of size and conditioning, dominant body parts, and exceptionally heavy exercises, which has made him the strongest bodybuilder, Mr. Olympia of all time, and has won 26 IFBB professional titles.
Ronnie Coleman Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $10 M|
|Full Name Ronnie Dean Coleman|
|Birth Date May 13, 1964|
|Age 58 years|
|Birthplace Monroe, Louisiana, US|
|Wife Susan Williamson|
Ronnie Coleman Early Life
On May 13, 1964, Ronnie Dean Coleman better known as Ronnie Coleman was born in Monroe, Louisiana. Ronnie earned a degree of BSc in accounting from Grambling State University in 1984. Playing for head coach Eddie Robinson, he also participated in linebacker football with the GSU (Grambling State University) Tigers while he was studying at the institute. After graduating from GSU, Ronnie was unable to obtain any employment as an accountant at any institute and so he decided to work part-time at Domino’s Pizza. After that hard work, the bodybuilder joined the Arlington Texas, police as an officer, from 1989-2000 and then as a reserve officer until 2003.
Ronnie Coleman Early Years of Bodybuilding
Coleman’s fellow officer Gustavo Arlotta advised him to visit Brian Dobson, an amateur bodybuilder, and his gym, Metroflex. Coleman accepted Dobson’s offer to train him for the forthcoming 1990 Mr. Texas bodybuilding contest in exchange for a lifetime membership that was provided at no cost to Coleman. He came first in the heavyweight and overall divisions after working out for the title of Mr. Texas and he also triumphed over Dobson, his trainer. In 1995, Coleman won his first professional contest, the Canada Pro Cup. He won once more the following year, going on to win the 1997 Russian Grand Prix.
His meteoric rise to the top of the professional bodybuilding circuit was relatively gradual: in 1992, when he first competed in the most prestigious competition in the world, Mr. Olympia, he was not ranked. In 1994, he finished 15th; in 1995, 10th; in 1996, sixth; and in 1997, when Dorian Yates won his sixth and final title before quitting the sport, he finished ninth. Kenneth Wheeler was expected to win the 10th individual Mr. Olympia title the following year. Coleman brought significant improvements to the stage, though, and went on to defeat Wheeler by three points for his first Mr. Olympia championship after his success at Night of Champions earlier in the year.
Ronnie Coleman Successful Career
Coleman successfully defended his title throughout the 2005 competition, winning eight straight matches to tie Lee Haney for the most Mr. Olympia victories ever. Ronnie was the first person ever to win the most prestigious title of Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic championships in the same year; in 2001, (only Dexter Jackson repeated this feat, in 2008). When Jay Cutler, who entered the competition as the three-time consecutive runner-up, eventually, claimed his first victory, Coleman’s reign as Mr. Olympia ended. Only twice in competition history had a reigning multi-champion Mr. Olympia lost his championship. In the previous event, Sergio Oliva was defeated in the year 1970 by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2007, Coleman competed in his final Mr. Olympia and finished fourth.
Coleman has gone over the world to promote his career, which has been made possible by his success as a professional bodybuilder. He has frequently made cameo appearances at new gym openings across the country. In order to increase his flexibility and range of motion, he opted to train with free weights rather than machines. The Unbelievable, The Cost of Redemption, and On the Road are the three instructional videos he has produced. He provides advice for more seasoned weightlifters in these videos while also cautioning against overexertion and poor form.
Ronnie Coleman Achievements
Rick Perry the honorable governor of Texas in recognition of Ronnie’s excellent accomplishments in bodybuilding and the promotion of physical health presented Ronnie with the 2001 Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate Award. Coleman founded the Ronnie Coleman Signature Series in the year 2011, “Ronnie Coleman Nutrition” a business that sells wellness and sports nutrition items to bodybuilders and other athletes.
Ronnie Coleman Wife
On April 11, 2016, Coleman married his long-time girlfriend Susan Williamson, an American personal trainer. They have four kids together, two of them are daughters Valencia and Jamilleah, and the cute family lives in Arlington, Texas. Prior to that, he married Rouaida Christine Achkar, a French-Lebanese personal trainer, in Beirut on December 28, 2007, but they soon got divorced. They had their first date at a sports expo in Paris in March 1998.
Ronnie Coleman Net Worth
Ronnie Coleman is the sixth wealthiest bodybuilder in the world with a net worth of 10 million dollars approximately. During the peak of his career, he won the Mr. Olympia championship straight for eight years but now he is retired. Like most other bodybuilders, most of his wealth is from his fitness company “Ronnie Coleman Nutrition.”
Ronnie Coleman Height and Weight
|Weight 130 kg|
|Eye Color Dark Brown|
|Hair Color Brown|