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Here’s How Much Money Has Been Given in the 2022 Mr. Olympia


Across the board, in a historic Olympia weekend on December 16-17, 2022, it was a worthwhile competition for bodybuilding’s top superstars. For example, to get his first title of Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, NV, stage, Iranian athlete Hadi Choopan won the grand prize of $400,000. Meanwhile, former 212 champion Derek Lunsford earned $150,000 for finishing second in the Men’s Open division — He will triple his earnings from 212 wins in 2021.

Overall, in an exciting Olympia with 11 divisions, only five athletes retained their title from last year. At the same time, six new champions (completely new or winners from previous years) stood on top of their respective podiums. Here is an overview of the award money awarded in each 2022 Olympia division.

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Here’s a breakdown of the money awarded in each 2022 Olympia category. Note: Individual financial rewards in the Wheelchair division are not disclosed during the actual competition.

2022 Mr. Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Hadi Choopan— $400,000
  2. Derek Lunsford— $150,000
  3. Nick Walker— $100,000
  4. Brandon Curry— $40,000
  5. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay— $30,000

2022 Classic Physique Funded

  1. Chris Bumstead— $50,000
  2. Ramon Rocha Queiroz— $20,000
  3. Urs Kalecinski— $10,000
  4. Breon Ansley—$6,000
  5. Mike Sommerfeld— $4,000

2022 Wellness Olympia Funded

  1. Francielle Mattos –$50,000
  2. Isabelle Nunes—$20,000
  3. Angela Borges—$12,000
  4. Cassandra Gillis –$7,000
  5. Rayane Fogal de Souza Santana —$6,000

2022 Bikini Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Maureen Blancisco— $50,000
  2. Jennifer Dorie— $20,000
  3. Ashley Kaltwasser— $12,000
  4. Daraja Hill— $7,000
  5. Lauralie Chapados— $6,000

2022 Men’s Physique Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Erin Banks— $50,000
  2. Brandon Hendrickson— $20,000
  3. Diogo Montenegro— $10,000
  4. Charjo Grant— $7,000
  5. Edvan Palmeira— $4,000

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2022 Mrs. Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Andrea Shaw—$50,000
  2. Angela Yeo—$20,000
  3. Helle Trevino—$12,000
  4. Margie Martin—$7,000
  5. Branka Njegovec$6,000

2022 Fitness Olympia Funded

  1. Missy Truscott— $50,000
  2. Jaclyn Baker— $20,000
  3. Ariel Khadr— $12,000
  4. Sarah Kovach $7,000
  5. Michelle Fredua-Mensah —$6,000

2022 Figure Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Cydney Gillon –$50,000
  2. Jessica Reyes Padilla— $20,000
  3. Grandma Montez— $12,000
  4. Jossie Nathali Alarcon Becerra —$7,000
  5. Natalia Soltero —$6,000

2022 212 Olympia Awarded Money

  1. Shaun Clarida— $50,000
  2. Angel Calderon Frias—$20,000
  3. Kamal Elgargni— $10,000
  4. Ahmad Ashkanani—$6,000
  5. Because of Kryvyi—$4,000

2022 Women’s Health Funded

  1. Natalia Abraham Coelho— $50,000
  2. Sarah Villegas— $20,000
  3. Brooke Walker— $12,000
  4. Barbara Manage— $7,000
  5. Ivie Rhein— $6,000

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Without the Wheelchair division factor, the total awarded money for the 2022 Olympia is $1,561,000. Choopan, especially, probably appreciated his victory of Mr. Olympia from a financial perspective. He won $100,000 when he finished third in 2021. His first career Mr. Olympia title in 2022 saw him quadruple his earnings while simultaneously earning a place among the bodybuilding greats.

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