Phillip Jerrod ” Phil Heath a bodybuilder ” ( born December 18, 1979 ) is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Olympia. Phil Heath is a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, having placed first in the competition every year from 2011 to 2017. Phil Heath latest win tied him with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the third all-time number of wins behind Lee Haney (8) and Ronnie Coleman.
Phil Heath Bodybuilding career
His bodybuilding career started in the year 2002. In 2005, Phil Heath won the overall title at the NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships, earning the right to compete as an IFBB Pro. Heath won his first two IFBB professional events the following year: The Colorado Pro Championships and The New York Pro Championship. In 2007, Heath placed fifth at the Arnold Classic. Although he still qualified to compete in the 2007 Mr. Olympia contest, Heath, nevertheless, decided not to enter the contest, stating that he needed additional time to improve his form.
” Phil Heath the best bodybuilder ” won the 2008 Iron Man show and placed second to Dexter Jackson at the 2008 Arnold Classic. In his 2008 Mr. Olympia debut, Heath finished third to become the first novice to place in the top three since Flex Wheeler in 1993. He claimed the fifth position at the 2009 Mr. Olympia title and second place at the 2010 event. He gained the crown in 2011. Heath defended the title of Mr. Olympia consecutively six times since then until 2018 when he placed second to Shawn Rhoden.
Phil Heath bodybuilder Competitive history
- 2003 Northern Colorado State, Novice, Light-Heavyweight 1st and overall
- 2003 NPC Colorado State, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
- 2004 NPC Colorado State, Heavyweight, 1st, and Overall
- 2005 NPC Junior Nationals, HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
- 2005 NPC USA Championships, HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
- 2006 Colorado Pro Championships, 1st
- 2006 New York Pro Championship, 1st
- 2007 Arnold Classic, 5th
- IFBB Iron Man, 1st 2008
- Arnold Classic, 2nd in 2008
- 2008 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
- 2009 Mr. Olympia, 5th
- 2010 Arnold Classic, 2nd
- 2010 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
- 2011 Phil Heath Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2011 Sheru Classic, 1st
- 2012 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2012 Sheru Classic, 1st
- 2013 Phil Heath Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2013 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
- 2014 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2015 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2016 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2017 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- 2018 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
Phil Heath Professional wrestling
On October 20, 2013, during the countdown to TNA‘s Bound for Glory pre-show, Heath accompanied The BroMans (Jessie Godderz and Robbie E) to the ring for their tag team gauntlet match, which they won; later in the night, he accompanied them to their TNA World Tag Team Championship match against Gunner and James Storm. After the match, Heath celebrated their title victory with them in the ring and backstage during an interview.
Phil heath bodybuilder net worth
Phil Heath is one of the richest bodybuilders in the world, and his latest victory to give him seven Mr. Olympia wins is truly inspiring. Phil Heath’s net worth in 2019 is $5 million dollars.
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Nicknamed “The Gift”, Heath played basketball for the University of Denver before turning to bodybuilding in 2002. His hard work quickly paid off when he won the overall title at the 2005 NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships and earned the right to compete as an IFBB Pro. “The Gift” immediately made a splash in the IFBB, winning his first two pro events in 2006, which were The Colorado Pro Championships and The New York Pro Championship.
Phil placed fifth at the 2007 Arnold Classic, although fans and critics had him as high as 3rd place. Nonetheless, it qualified him to compete in the 2007 Mr. Olympia contest. Heath decided not to compete at the contest, stating that he needed more time to improve in order to be competitive.
This proved to be a good move, as he ended up winning the 2008 Iron Man show and placed second to Dexter Jackson at the 2008 Arnold Classic. Phil finished 3rd in his Mr. Olympia debut in 2008 and became the first rookie to place in the top 3 since Kevin Levrone in 1992 finishing second and Flex Wheeler in 1993. He was a heavy favorite for the 2009 Mr. Olympia title but placed 5th. Phil caught a stomach virus 24 hours before the Friday pre-judging and caused him to come into Olympia’s first day roughly 10 pounds lighter than he had planned. Phil took second place at the 2010 Mr. Olympia contest, placing second to Jay Cutler. Most recently, in 2011 Phil defeated Jay and became 13th Mr. Olympia.
Heath has been featured in many fitness and magazine articles, including being featured on the cover of FLEX magazine. Heath currently resides in Denver, Colorado, and trains at Armbrust Pro Gym in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Phil has released four bodybuilding DVDs “The Gift”, “The Gift Unwrapped”, “Journey to the Olympia,” “Becoming number 13,” and “Operation Sandow.”