Mr. Olympia Through the Years: A List of Every Winner

The Mr. Olympia was created in 1965 by the late and great Joe Weider to determine who was the greatest bodybuilder on the planet. Since that inaugural year, a total of only 13 bodybuilders have won the coveted Sandow trophy and earned the title of Mr. Olympia. Two of those bodybuilders, Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman, co-hold the record for the most victories at eight a piece. And, only one of those 13 bodybuilders, Jay Cutler, was able to regain the title after losing it.

The following is a list of every winner of the Mr. Olympia contest.

01
of 06

1960s

Sergio Oliva
California Governor, and former Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) talks with former Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva (R) while touring the trade show at Arnold Fitness Weekend March 7, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Mike Simons/Getty Images
  • Mr. Olympia I (1965, New York City, New York, USA): Larry Scott
  • Mr. Olympia II (1966, New York City, New York, USA): Larry Scott
  • Mr. Olympia III (1967, New York City, New York, USA): Sergio Oliva
  • Mr. Olympia IV (1968, New York City, New York, USA): Sergio Oliva
  • Mr. Olympia V (1969, New York City, New York, USA): Sergio Oliva
02
of 06

1970s

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian-born bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger flexes his muscles onstage, 1970s. Pictorial Parade/Getty Images
  • Mr. Olympia VI (1970, New York City, New York, USA): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia VII (1971, Paris, France): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia VIII (1972, Essen, West Germany): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia IX (1973, New York City, New York, USA): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia X (1974, New York City, New York, USA): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia XI (1975, Pretoria, South Africa): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia XII (1976, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Franco Columbu
  • Mr. Olympia XIII (1977, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Frank Zane
  • Mr. Olympia XIV (1978, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Frank Zane
  • Mr. Olympia XV (1979, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Frank Zane
03
of 06

1980s

Franco Columbu
Franco Columbu. rhodney carter (carter chronicles) / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
  • Mr. Olympia XVI (1980, Sydney, Australia): Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. Olympia XVII (1981, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Franco Columbu
  • Mr. Olympia XVIII (1982, London, UK): Chris Dickerson
  • Mr. Olympia XIX (1983, Munich, West Germany): Samir Bannout
  • Mr. Olympia XX (1984, New York City, New York, USA): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXI (1985, Brussels, Belgium): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXII (1986, Columbus, Ohio, USA): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXIII (1987, Gothenburg, Sweden): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXIV (1988, Los Angeles, California, USA): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXV (1989, Rimini, Italy): Lee Haney
04
of 06

1990s

Ronnie Coleman
Ronnie Coleman. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
  • Mr. Olympia XXVI (1990, Chicago, Illinois, USA): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXVII (1991, Orlando, Florida, USA): Lee Haney
  • Mr. Olympia XXVIII (1992, Helsinki, Finland): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXIX (1993, Atlanta, Georgia, USA): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXX (1994, Atlanta, Georgia, USA): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXXI (1995, Atlanta, Georgia, USA): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXXII (1996, Chicago, Illinois, USA): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXXIII (1997, Los Angeles, California, USA): Dorian Yates
  • Mr. Olympia XXXIV (1998, New York City, New York, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XXXV (1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
05
of 06

2000s

Dexter Jackson
Dexter Jackson of the USA strikes a pose during the 2007 IFBB Australian Bodybuilding Grand Prix VII at Dallas Brooks Hall on March 10, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. Robert Cianflone / Getty Images
  • Mr. Olympia XXXVI (2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XXXVII (2001, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XXXVIII (2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XXXIX (2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XL (2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XLI (2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Ronnie Coleman
  • Mr. Olympia XLII(2006, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Jay Cutler
  • Mr. Olympia XLIII (2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Jay Cutler
  • Mr. Olympia XLIV (2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Dexter Jackson
  • Mr. Olympia XLV (2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Jay Cutler
06
of 06

2010s

Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler. Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic/Getty Images
  • Mr. Olympia XLVI (2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Jay Cutler
  • Mr. Olympia XLVII (2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath
  • Mr. Olympia XLXIII (2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath
  •  (2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath
  •  (2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath
  •  (2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath
  •  (2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): Phil Heath