The 2022 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition runs from Friday night into Saturday in Las Vegas.
Mamdouh Elssbiay, known as ‘Big Ramy,’ is aiming for his third consecutive Mr. Olympia title after wins in 2020 and 2021, but there is prize money available for 11 different competitions and all of the 48 qualified competitors between the men’s and women’s sides.
How much prize money do the top finishers take home? The Sporting News takes a look at the purse for Mr. Olympia 2022.
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Mr. Olympia purse 2022
The total purse for the combined 11 events at Mr. Olympia is $1.6 million in 2022, which ties last year’s competition for the highest total in the history of the event. The purse was previously set at $1.4 million from 2015-2020.
How much money does the winner get?
The winner of the Mr. Olympia event is the only first place winner to earn six figures.
While $750,000 is set aside for the Mr. Olympia competition alone, not all of that money goes to the winner. In 2021, Elssbiay took home $400,000, while the second place finisher came away with $150,000 and the third place finisher won $100,000.
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The other 10 events have a much smaller payout, led by Ms. Olympia at $95,000.
Mr. Olympia prize money 2022
The exact distribution amount for each division has not been announced. This section will be updated when the totals are revealed.
Mr. Olympia 2021 prize money results
Mr. Olympia LLC did not release full prize results for all competitions in 2021, but below are the breakdowns for the competitions with the largest purses.
Men’s 212 Olympia
|4||Angel Calderon Frias||$5,000|
Men’s Physique Olympia
|4||Jeremy Potvin||Not Revealed|
|5||Andrei Deiu||Not Revealed|
Men’s Classic Physique Olympia
|5||Ramon Rocha Querioz||$2,000|
Women’s Bikini Olympia
Women’s Figure Olympia
|4||Jessica Reyes Padilla||$5,000|
|5||Nicole Zenobia Graham||$4,000|
Women’s Fitness Olympia
Women’s Physique Olympia