The legendary Arnie tops our list as the richest bodybuilder in the world. He made his name in bodybuilding but was so well-loved by the public that he became a millionaire celebrity in his own right. An Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, model, businessman and politician whose net worth is estimated at $300
million, he was born in Austria in 1947. Schwarzenegger’s bodybuilding career began in 1960 when his soccer coach took him to the local gym where he lifted his very first barbell. In 1965, Schwarzenegger picked up the Junior Mr. Europe Contest and two years later he became the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. He then began to train at Gold’s Gym in Los Angeles and in 1970, he won his first Mr. Olympia – he go on to win the title six more times making him a 7-time winner of the prestigious title. During his career, Arnold became the face of bodybuilding worldwide and his boyish good looks and stunning physique made him a hit in Hollywood, where he landed leading roles in high-profile action movies. Schwarzenegger later ventured into politics, where he successfully became the 38th governor of California.
Bruce Richard Reynolds was born on 7 September 1931 at Charing Cross Hospital , Strand, London , to Thomas Richard and Dorothy Margaret (née Keen). His mother died in 1935, and he had trouble living with his father and stepmother, so he often stayed with one or other of his grandmothers. Reynolds was jailed for three years on several counts of breaking and entering, and upon his release quickly started re-offending. He soon joined a gang with best friend John Daly (future brother-in-law). They were mentored by South Western gang leaders Ernie Watts and Terry Hogan (AKA Harry Booth). Also he did some (criminal?) work with Jimmy White and met Buster Edwards at Charlie Richardson 's club. Richardson in turn introduced him to Gordon Goody.