- Birth Name Phillip Jerrod "Phil" Heath
- Birth Place Seattle
- Famous Name The Gift
- Net Worth 5 Millon
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Currently Working For IFBB
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Jennie Laxson Heath (m. 2007–2015)
Phil Heath is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner. He is also the current Mr. Olympia and has been placed first in the contest every year from 2011 to 2016.
Phil Heath's Early Life
Phil Heath born as Phillip “Phil” Heath on December 19, 1981, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is unknown at this time. His astrological sign is Sagittarius.
Heath was raised in his birthplace and developed an affinity for the basketball game from his childhood. He went to Rainer Beach High School, where he played as a shooting guard for his school team. Later on, he received a full athletic scholarship from the University of Denver, Colorado. At Denver, he played as a shooting guard for Denver’s Division I basketball team.
Phil Heath's Career as a Bodybuilder
Phil Heath landed himself into the world of bodybuilding in 2002. In 2005, he managed to win the overall title at the NPC USA Championships, earning the right to fight as an IFBB Pro. In 2007, he positioned fifth at the Arnold Classic. Furthermore, he also won the 2008 Iron Man show and positioned second to Dexter Jackson at the 2008 Arnold Classic.
In his Mr. Olympia debut in 2008, he won the third position but dropped to fifth in 2009. He was placed the second in 2010 and went on to win the title in 2011. Since then, he has defended the title every year taking the tally to seven till now.
Phil Heath is the owner of fitness apparel company called Gifted Athletics, a name derived from his nickname, “The Gift”. In July 2014, he makes a partnership with Joey Firestone and creates Gifted Nutrition. He is the first professional bodybuilder who runs his own sports nutrition company while still competing. He also showed his excellence in the professional wrestling world.
Personal life & Affair of Phil Heath
On June 23, 2007, he married his girlfriend Jennie Laxson Heath after having a long affair with her. The couple spent some blissful moments together. However, their relationship did not sustain long. They separated in 2015. He does not have a child from his previous relationship.
Currently, he is dating a beautiful girl named Shurie. A Native of Mile High City Arizona, his girlfriend Shurie is a model by profession. They are rumored to be married.
Phil Heath resides in Wheat Ridge, Colorado currently.
As of now, Phil Heath has been featured in many fitness and magazine articles. Moreover, he also made his appearance on the cover of Flex. He also released DVDs of the building named: The Gift, The Gift Unwrapped, Journey to the Olympia, Becoming the Number 13, and Operation Sandow. His all bodybuilding DVDs directed by the Jonathan McFarlane and released under the Bodybranded Films.
Height Weight, Net worth and Facts of Phil Heath
Phil Heath is one of the influential names in the world of building. He taught many inspirations things to young people through dedication and devotion towards his work. He has a good height of 5 feet 9 inch, which is around 1.74m. His body weight is around 113 kg.
Heath has a whopping net worth of $5 million dollars. He is the winner of Mr. Olympia and received the paycheck of $250,000 this year. Besides, he has won it on five occasions. He reportedly earned $400,000 in 2017 while his close competitor Dexter Jackson made $150,000 earnings.
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