With many other industries, “Hittin the Big Time” also equates to huge wealth. For example, last year (2010) actor Leonardo Dicaprio made $72 million from his films. Athletes are no different. Tiger Woods with his $75 million and Kobe Bryant with his $53 million certainly made out pretty well. But what about those that have given themselves to helping people lose weight, exercise and get healthier? Certain Fitness personalities and gurus have skyrocketed into the limelight over the years. The question is; “Has their Net Worth followed the same trajectory?”
Below is an outline of the top fitness gurus in the world and their net worth. If I have missed any feel free to post below or email me.
Net Worth of Top Fitness Gurus
1. Bob Harper- $2 Million
Bob Harper is a personal trainer that has amassed a small fortune from his television debut “The Biggest Loser” on NBC. He has also written books, speaks, and teaches classes in California.
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2. Jillian Michaels- $2 Million
Jillian Michaels according to CelebrityNetWorth.com has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. She has also starred in the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.” Jillian has written several books, speaks and still trains.
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3. Jackie Warner- $10 Million
Jackie Warner is a fitness trainer that has accumulated $10 million from her work in a Bravo TV reality show called “Work Out.” She also owns a gym and spa in Beverly Hills called Sky Sport and Spa.
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4. Tony Horton- $10 Million
Tony is best known as the exercise instructor on the widely popular workout videos P90X. He has amassed an estimated a cool $10 Million for his efforts. He is also a spokesperson for Nordic Track and opened his own ASH Fitness business.
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5. Richard Simmons- $15 Million
Richard Simmons needs no introduction. He is one of the most widely known fitness gurus. “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” was one of his most popular series which gave him nationwide fame.
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6. Chuck Norris- $26 Million
Norris is a fitness superstar, martial artist and actor. His acting in major films such as Way of the Dragon, Code of Silence, The Delta Force, and Firewalker has helped him accumulate a nice nest egg. Norris is a Christian and has written several books on Christianity.
It is rumored that when Chuck Norris has sex he doesn’t use a condom, but a live rattlesnake.
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7. Billy Blanks- $30 Million
Bill Blanks is most widely known for his Tae Bo exercise program. He has also played parts in movies such as The Last Boy Scout and Expect no Mercy. As a child Billy had hip joint problems which gave him impaired movement and clumsiness, which made him the target of harassment as a child. Many people around him believed he would never amount to much. Bill found the answer to his challenges in karate.
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8. Jane Fonda- $120 Million
Jane Fonda is an actress, model, writer and fitness star. Her wealth has been accumulated from her many films, television and exercise videos. She has also been married to billionaire Ted Turner.
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9. Tony Little- $200 Million
Tony is not only a television fitness icon but also an astute businessman. His commercials have generated over $4 billion in sales globally. Little averages about 6,000 hours on TV a year.
Tony Little is an American television fitness personality and businessman, with a net worth of $200 million. Best known for his fitness infomercial products, Tony Little has earned his net worth as a certified personal trainer. Little is seen on TV and average 6,000 hours a year. His mother in Fremont, Ohio raised little
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10. Arnold Schwarzenegger- $300 Million
Arnold made his debut in America as a bodybuilder but has proven himself as a successful actor, model, business man and politician. He has over the years accumulated a net worth of an estimated $300 Million.
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