Ronnie Coleman is a talented American retired bodybuilder. Ronnie Coleman rose to international fame by winning 8 consecutive Mr. Olympics titles.
Ronnie Coleman was born on May 13, 1964 and he is currently 57 years old. He is originally from Monroe, Louisiana and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, his full name is Ronnie Dean Coleman. Coleman spoke about his educational journey and graduated with honors from Grambling State University. He graduated from this institution in 1984 with a BSc in Accounting.
While attending that institution, Coleman played football as a middle linebacker for the GSU Tigers. He played under coach Eddie Robinson. Before that he attended the Bastrop Gymnasium. Speaking of family, his mother is Jessie Benton. Likewise, he has two siblings, namely Alain Lemieux and Richard Lemieux.
career and working life
Professionally, Ronnie Coleman is a retired bodybuilder. People recognize him as the winner of the Mr. Olympia title for 8 years in a row. As such, this personality is considered one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Along with his 8 Mr. Olympia wins, Coleman held the record for most wins as an IFBB pro. He recorded 26 tracks before Dexter Jackson broke his record.
Speaking about his professional life before turning to bodybuilding, he failed to find work as an accountant after graduation. Instead, this personality worked at Domino’s Pizza. That’s where Coleman ate the free pizza every day. Because he was so poor, Coleman could hardly afford to eat outside of work. Later, this personality became a police officer in Arlington, Texas. Coleman served as an officer from 1989 to 2000. Coleman later served as a reserve officer until 2003.
Additionally, many consider this personality to be the Michael Jordan of bodybuilding. This bodybuilder left the stage for the last time in the fall of 2007 at the Olympia. Every year since his 4th place finish at the 2007 Olympics, people have heard rumors that Coleman was coming back. Also, this personality’s nicknames are The King and The GOAT.
Coleman spoke about the beginning of his journey when amateur bodybuilder Brian Dobson offered him a free gym membership. Brian wanted to train this personality for the upcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition, so he granted him a free gym membership with the condition of entering the competition. At the aforementioned event, Coleman won 1st place in both the heavyweight and overall categories. Coleman also defeated trainer Brian himself.
After his win, Coleman competed in NPC championships in 1990. At this event, this personality took 3rd place. Then he started taking bodybuilding more seriously and worked on his physique to become a professional bodybuilder. His pro career began when Coleman won the Canada Pro Cup in 1995. He also won this title the following year.
Then, in 1999, this personality took part in the Russian Grand Prix at the national level. Then in 1992 he entered the Mr. Olympia competition for the first time. It wasn’t until 1994 that Coleman finally reached 15th place. He then placed 10th in 1995, 6th in 1996, and 9th in 1997. After many years, this personality won her 1st Mr. Olympia contest in 1998.
In addition, this personality defeated Kenneth Wheeler in the competition for this title. He won that title continuously until 2005. Then, in 2006, his title was won by three-time runner-up – Jay Cutler. He last appeared at Mr. Olympics in 2007. That year, Coleman placed 4th and later retired from the sport.
Ronnie Coleman is a happily married man. He married Suzanne Williamson on April 11, 2016. His wife is an American personal trainer. The beautiful couple lives in Arlington, Texas. Together the couple has four children. Two of them are daughters Valencia Daniel Coleman and Jamilleah Coleman.
He was previously married to French-Lebanese personal trainer Rouaida Christine Achkar. The two met in March 1998 at a sports exhibition in Paris. Coleman and Achkar tied the knot on December 28, 2007 in Beirut. However, this marriage ended in divorce soon after.
Ronnie Coleman stands about tall Height by 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm. Regarding his body weight, Coleman maintains 287–300 lbs or 130–136 kg during competition time. In the off-season, Coleman’s body weight is 315-330 lbs or 143-150 kg. Also, this retired bodybuilder has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Ronnie Coleman joined Twitter in January 2009 and to date has more than 252.8k followers on his @BigRonColeman account. Likewise his username Instagram is @ronniecoleman8 and has more than 4.8 million followers so far (as of April 2022). Likewise, this personality has over 1.4 million followers on his Facebook page. Go on, Coleman has a net worth of around 2 million US dollars.