Ronnie Coleman is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and a police officer. He is best known for winning the prestigious Mr Olympia title eight times and is generally admitted as one of the greatest bodybuilders in history.
Ronnie Coleman Early Life
Ronnie Coleman was born on May 13, 1964, in the Pelican State, Louisiana, America. His mother brought him up beside a younger brother and two sisters.
As a child, Ronnie joined a high-level playing football during high school; his usually bulky frame supported his power over others his age, and he became known for his impressive figure.
After becoming stronger in the gym, Ronnie’s performance as a soccer player improved even further. After getting his degree in Accounting, Ronnie moved to Texas; he thought there would be more job chances in the neighbouring state.
Ronnie knew he was designed for bigger things and started searching for other professions.
Ronnie Coleman As a Police Officer
During his research for other works, Ronnie found an opening at the Arlington, Texas, police station in the paper. Soon after, he applied and successfully gained his new job at 25 in 1989.
Ronnie trained in the gym to fit weight lifting around his new lifestyle in the police force; luckily, the police station was equipped with a special gymnasium where he started his weight training.
Ronnie Coleman Bodybuilding Career
Ronnie signed up for the Metro flex gym, where he was introduced to the gym owner, Brian Dobson. A few months under the training of Brian Dobson, he turned up at the 1990 Mr Texas show as an unknown amateur.
After winning the Mr Texas amateur competition, Ronnie competed at the 1990 NPC Championships and won third place, which was not good enough for him. So he took a step back and made important changes to his physique to be as competitive as possible.
In 1991 Ronnie returned and won the World Amateur Championships in Poland; he also got his Pro Card with a physique worthy of competing with the best.
In the 1992 Chicago Pro Championships, Ronnie was up against beasts like Kevin Levrone, Bob Paris, and Milos Sarcev. He took 11th place, but it was a learning experience and could only move him to get better.
Ronnie Coleman Mr Olympia 1998 was his first Olympia title, after having 9th place the previous year where Dorian Yates was Mr Olympia.
He defeated Flex Wheeler and went on to do this a few times, but he also knocked out several other best competitors.
Among the elite professionals that he defeated during those eight years include Kevin Levrone, Shawn Ray, Lee Priest, Dexter Jackson, Gunther Schlierkamp, Dennis James, Jay Cutler, Ernie Taylor Markus Ruhl, Nasser El Sonbaty, Chris Cormier, Gustavo Badell, Melvin Anthony, Victor Martinez, and more.
His reign remained from 1998 to 2005, tying him with Lee Haney for most victories at Mr Olympia, which still stands to this day.
No one can survive on top forever, and Coleman was deposed at the 2006 Mr Olympia by future four times champion Jay Cutler. He did fight once again in 2007, but it was clear that his time was over.
Ronnie took 4th position at his last Olympia and retired from the sport, a very emotional day for fans and the Olympia. Ronnie Coleman is now retired with maximum Olympia titles.
Undoubtedly, most bodybuilding fans and legends believe Ronnie Coleman is the greatest of all time. His size, proportions, freakiness, vascularity, symmetry, and cool factor are outstanding and matchless.
Competition History of Ronnie Coleman
|2||1990||NPC Texas Champions||1st|
|3||1991||World Amateur Championships||1st|
|4||1992||Chicago Pro Championships||11th|
|5||1992||Night of Champions||14th|
|7||1993||Chicago Pro Invitational||4th|
|8||1993||Grand Prix France||6th|
|9||1993||Grand Prix Germany||6th|
|10||1994||Grand Prix France||3th|
|11||1994||Grand Prix Germany||3th|
|13||1994||San Jose Pro Invitational||4th|
|14||1995||Canada Pro Cup||1st|
|15||1996||Canada Pro Cup||1st|
|19||1998||Grand Prix Finland||1st|
|21||1999||World Pro Championships||1st|
|22||1999||Grand Prix England||1st|
|23||2000||Mr. Brody Langley||1st|
|24||2000||Grand Prix England||1st|
|25||2000||World Pro Championships||1st|
|27||2001||Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic||1st|
|29||2001||New Zealand Grand Prix||1st|
|30||2006||Grand Prix Austria – IFBB||2nd|
|31||2006||Grand Prix Holland – IFBB,||2nd|
|32||2006||Grand Prix Romania – IFBB||2nd|
|33||2006||Mr. Olympia – IFBB||2nd|
|34||2001||Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic||1st|
|35||2001||Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia||1st|
|36||2001||New Zealand Grand Prix||1st|
|37||2002||Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia||1st|
|38||2002||Grand Prix Holland||1st|
|40||2004||Grand Prix England||1st|
|41||2004||Grand Prix Holland||1st|
|43||2006||Mr. Olympia – IFBB||2nd|
|44||2007||Mr. Olympia – IFBB||4th|
Physical Standard of Ronnie Coleman
|Height||feet and 11 inches|
|Arm Size||24 inches|
|Chest Size||58 inches|
|Waist Size||36 inches|
|Thighs Size||36 inches|
Ronnie Coleman Wife
In 1998, Ronnie met personal trainer Rouaida Christine Achkar at a sports show in Paris. They got married in 2007 but ultimately departed.
In 2016, Ronnie met Susan Williamson, a personal trainer. They live in Arlington, Texas and have four children.
Ronnie Coleman is not only loved because of what he achieved on stage but the hype methods he used before a big lift, such as calling “yeah buddy”, lightweight baby” and nothing but a peanut,” went viral with the fitness and bodybuilding community.
Ronnie Coleman’s Net Worth
Ronnie Coleman is one of the best IFBB Pro bodybuilders from Taxes, the United States. Ronnie is the eight-time consecutive Mr Olympia winner. As of November 2022, he has a net worth of $2 million.
Ronnie Coleman won eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles before being dismissed in 2006. He stopped competing a few years later and soon began suffering from chronic hip injuries.
Ronnie Coleman is an American professional bodybuilder with a 2 million US dollars net worth. Ronnie Coleman was born in Bastrop, Louisiana, in May 1964.
Ronnie Coleman’s weight is 122 kg.
Ronnie Coleman is the best bodybuilder in the history of bodybuilding, winning 8, following Mr. Olympias in the most competitive eras of the sport’s history.