as much as i love Ronnie.. he wont win..
I still insist that these prizes are S@#%T, these prizes are not in relation with health sacrifices and discipline that a bodybuilder needs to keep in order to be professional. Joe Weider now or death must reorganize and increase the prizes. A bodybuilder and a Mr. Olympia CANNOT live with $100 000 dollars, just compare the amount of money spend in trips, posings, steroids over half of the off season plus all the food.
Prize money is shocking! That's why some up and coming bodybuilders who think they have a chance in the sport give up early because they know they'll hardly make a living if they choose to make bodybuilding their career.
But living off the sport is highly unlikely unless your the likes of ronnie coleman if your not then you'll be working a separate job, hell even some pro's work separate jobs just to pay the bills!