Phillip Jerrod “Phil” Heath popularly known as Phil Heath is an American professional bodybuilder and the reigning Mr. Olympia. He is a seven-time Mr. Olympia title holder. Phil has won the competition seven consecutive times from 2011. Let’s find out how much is Phil Heath’s net worth in 2018.
Phil Heath Early Life
Phil Heath was born on December 18, 1979, in Seattle, Washington, United States. He received his education at the Rainer Beach High School. He furthered his education at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He attended the University on a full scholarship. He studied Business Administration and Information Studies.
Phil Heath married Jennie Laxson in 2007. The couple went their separate ways in 2015. Phil is currently single. He currently lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He trains regularly at the Armbrust Pro Gym.
Phil Heath Career, Awards & Achievement
Phil ventured into bodybuilding in the year 2002. He finally competed for the title of the National Physique Committee (NPC) in 2005. He won earning him the right to compete as an IFBB Professional. In 2006, he entered into two IFBB competitions and he won both of them. He competed and placed fifth in the 2007 Arnold Classic.
In 2008, Phil became the winner of the Iron Man show and the first runner-up at the that year’s Arnold Classic. In the same year, he debuted in the Mr. Olympia. He placed third, he became the second person to appear in the top three on his first attempt. The first person was Flex Wheeler who competed in 1993.He had a higher chance of winning the Mr. Olympia competition in 2009 but he placed fifth due to ill health. He placed second in the competition in 2010. In 2011, he finally won the title, a title he defended and is still defending to date.
Phil has also developed a business out of what he loves doing. He owns a company called Gifted Athletics. The company deals in athletic apparels. The bodybuilder also teamed up with Joey Firestone to develop a food supplement called Gifted Nutrition. Phil has also released bodybuilding DVDs which are always in high demand. He is also making waves in the print media. He has appeared in a couple of magazines. One notable magazine is the FLEX magazine.
Awards & Achievements
Phil Heath has won the Mr. Olympia competition seven times. He now ties with Arnold Schwarzenegger who also has the record of winning the competition seven times. He won the Eugene Sandow trophy for earning the title. Phil is the second person to win the competition seven times in a row. Phil has also won the Iron Man show in 2008.
Phil can boast of several other titles throughout his career. he won the 2006 New York Pro Championship. The same year, he was also crowned the winner of the BBC Classic. Phil also has two wins from the Sheru Classic under his belt.
Net Worth of Phil Heath
Phil Heath has an estimated net worth of $8 million. The bodybuilder has accumulated a lot of wealth from his competition wins. He earned $400,000 from winning the 2017 Mr. Olympia competition. He also earns from his apparel company as well as his dietary supplement company. Phil’s appearance in magazines has also made him some wealth.
Phil Heath is one of the top five most successful bodybuilders. He attributes his success to hard work. According to him, no matter what happens, he is always in the gym. He is only able to reach his status because he works very hard he stated. He revealed that he greatly admires Arnold Schwarzenegger and feels it an honor to be tied with him in the Mr. Olympia competition.