Recent searches (0)
Ronnie Coleman is a famous American bodybuilder best known for winning the Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding Competition for eight consecutive years.
Coleman is often considered one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time next to Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has been the winner of 26 The International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB professional) titles and is highly regarded in the bodybuilding community for his size and heavy workouts.
Continue reading to find more interesting facts about his career, early life, and relationship.
Specific sources claim Ronnie Coleman's net worth to be around $2 million.
Ronnie Coleman's yearly salary is not known to us, but he has amassed quite a fortune for himself through a career in bodybuilding.
Ronnie Coleman stands at the height of 5 ft 11 in (180 cm).
Ronnie Coleman turned 58 years old in May 2022. His birthday falls on May 13, 1964. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Ronnie Dean Coleman was born on May 13, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana. Information about his family is currently lacking.
Coleman attended Bastrop High School in Louisiana and then went on to graduate with a degree in BSc at Grambling State University in 1984. During this time, He participated in soccer for Grambling State University (GSU) Tigers as a middle linebacker. From 1989-2000, he served as a police officer in Arlington, Texas, after graduating from college.
Ronnie Coleman was married to Rouaida Christine Achkar. Achkar is a personal trainer, and the couple met for the first time at a sports exposition in Paris. On December 28, 2007, they got married in Beirut but unfortunately divorced soon after.
On April 11, 2016, Ronnie Coleman married American personal trainer Susan Williamson. The couple is still together and has four children. His two daughters are named Jamilleah Coleman and Valencia Daniel Coleman.
In 1990, Ronnie Coleman came in first for the heavyweight and overall categories at the Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition after he joined the Metroflex Gym in Texas. The owner of the gym, Brian Dobson offered a lifetime membership to Coleman if he let Dobson train with him for the competition. Coleman, anyway, defeated Dobson at the competition.
Ronnie Coleman achieved his first professional victory in 1995, the Canada Pro Cup. He again won the same competition the following year.
In the mid-'90s, Ronnie Coleman competed in weightlifting events, and in 1997 he won the 'Russian Grand Prix'.
In 1992, Ronnie Coleman applied for the 'Mr. Olympia' competition. 'Mr.Olympia' is an international contest held annually to allow Mr. Universe winners to continue competing for money. Although since the inception of the contest, it has gained fame on its own and built a huge community for itself. In 1992 when Coleman first applied for the competition, he wasn't ranked. He re-applied in 1994 when he finished in 15th position, followed by 10th the following year. In 1996, he finished sixth, and in 1997, he finished ninth.
In 1998, Ronnie Coleman won the 'Night of Champions', significantly boosting his profile in bodybuilding. This newfound fame and experience allowed him to win his first 'Mr.Olympia' later that year. He beat Kenneth Wheeler, who was a crowd favorite at the time.
Until 2005, Coleman successfully defended his championship, winning eight times in a row.
In 2001, Coleman created history by being the first guy to win the Arnold Classic and Mr. Olympia title that same year.
Coleman's dominance as Mr. Olympia came to a close in 2006. Jay Cutler, who had been a three-time runner-up prior to the competition, finally won for the first time.
Coleman finished fourth in the 2007 Mr. Olympia competition.
Ronnie Coleman has three training videos: 'The Unbelievable', 'The Cost of Redemption', and 'On the Road', in which he gives experienced weightlifters recommendations and explanations concerning overexertion and poor technique.
In 1991, Arnold Schwarzenegger co-founded the Inner City Games, which was fully supported by Coleman.
In 2001, Texas Governor Rick Perry presented Coleman with the Admiral in the Texas Navy Certificate Award for outstanding bodybuilding accomplishments and the advancement of physical fitness.
In 2011, Coleman founded the Ronnie Coleman Signature Series, a company for health and sports nutrition aimed at athletes and bodybuilders.
In 2018, Coleman's life and work were recorded in the documentary by Vlad Yudin called 'Ronnie Coleman: The King' produced by Netflix.
In 1990, he won the Mr. Texas title (Heavyweight & Overall).
In 1991, he won the World Amateur Championships.
In 1996 and 1997, he won the Canada Pro Cup title.
In 1997 he won the Grand Prix Russia title.
In 1998, he won Night of Champions, Toronto Pro Invitational, Grand Prix Finland, and Grand Prix Germany.
In 1999 and 2000, he won the World Pro Championships title.
In 1999, 2000, and 2004 he won the Pride Grand Prix England title.
In 2000, he won the Mr. Brody Langley title.
In 2001, he won the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and the New Zealand Grand Prix.
In 2002, 2004, and 2006, he won the Grand Prix Holland title.
In 2003 and 2004, he won the Grand Prix Russia title.
In 2006, he won the Grand Prix Austria and the Grand Prix Romania title.
He won the Mr. Olympia title from 1998-2005 consecutively.
Read The Disclaimer
Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.
We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.
Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.
Remember that you can always manage your preferences or unsubscribe through the link at the foot of each newsletter.