In modern times everybody wishes to have a good physique but not everybody is passionate enough to put the effort to achieve it. Turning your body into a masterpiece is not an easy task, but Phil Heath is a 31-year-old American bodybuilder whose body is every bodybuilder's dream. He has won Mr. Olympia seven times and has placed himself 1st in the competition every year from 2011 to 2017.
Continue reading to find out about the career and success of the muscle hunk who is at the top of the bodybuilding game.
The Unstoppable Winning Streak; Phil Heath's Career
Heath entered the scene of bodybuilding in 2002 and won the overall title at the NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships in 2005. With his win, he earned the right to compete as an IFBB Pro. In 2007, he won first two IFBB professional events; The Colorado Pro Championships and The New York Pro Championship.
Winning the championship gave him the confidence to compete in the Arnold Classic, but he was only able to stand 5th in the competition. Heath was still qualified to compete in Mr. Olympia but the confidence that he had gained winning the IFBB events earlier were shattered with his result in Arnold Classic.
Heath decided against entering the contest and came back to compete in 2008 and won Iron Man Show and placed second in the 2008 Arnold Classic after preparing for a whole year. Heath gained his confidence back and competed for the 2008 Mr. Olympia where he took the third place making him the first debut bodybuilder to take third place since Flex Wheeler in 1993.
2009 was supposed to be his year when he was to win Mr. Olympia and was the favorite to win. However, due to health issues, he lost his weight and was only able to reach 5th place in the competition.
In the 2010 Mr. Olympia, he stood 2nd to Jay Cutler. Doing all he could and still not claiming the top spot did not get him down but instead increased his focus.
He came back in 2011 as a strong contender and secured the title of Mr. Olympia. He earned the nickname "the gift" with his win. He has stayed at the top of the competition ever since and has not lost the title for 6 consecutive years.
His wins put him right next to one of the bodybuilding legends Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Lifestyle and Net Worth of the Top Body Builder
As of January 2018, the net worth of Phile Heath is $5 million that puts him in the list of one of the richest bodybuilders in the world. Heath has been the winner of Mr. Olympia for 7 years now and the winner of the competition gets the prize money which goes in an upwards graph by $200,000.
Aside from winning in competitions, Heath has also released five DVD's on the topic of bodybuilding and has appeared in the internationally famous pumping Iron's sequel Generation Iron which all add to his income. He also has an endorsement deal with Complex that is also a source of his revenue.
As one of the wealthiest bodybuilders in the world, Heath does have some expensive hobbies. Heath's love for power does not end with his body but he loves the power to be in his cars as well.
Heath currently owns three cars; 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT, a Mercedes-Benz S550 and a 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports. If he wins next Mr. Olympia, he has the desire to add a new car to his collection which could either be Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport or a Lamborghini Aventador LP700.