Dorian Yates


Birthday April 19, 1962

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Sutton Coldfield, England

Age 61 years old

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Six-time Mr. Olympia who won all of his titles during a run of dominance between 1992 and 1997. Since retiring after his final win, he's worked supplement nutrition companies and expanded his ownership of Temple Gym.

Before Fame

After growing up in rural Staffordshire, he moved to Birmingham, where he ultimately spent time in a youth detention center. He started lifting in his early 20s.


During his career, he largely stayed out of the public eye before showing up at competitions, earning himself the nickname The Shadow. He released an autobiography in 1993. He has more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram. 

Family Life

He has a son named Lewis with fellow fitness competitor Gal Yates.

Associated With

At the time of his retirement, he trailed only Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in all-time Mr. Olympia wins.