Dorian Yates
Dorian Yates
Celebrated Name: Dorian Yates
Real Name/Full Name: Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 19 April 1962
Birth Place: Walmley, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 121 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Gal Ferreira Yates
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Lewis Yates)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Dorian Yates Gay?: No
Profession: Former professional bodybuilder
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Dorian Yates is a popular former professional bodybuilder from England who has won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997. He is also the fifth-highest number of Mr. Olympia awards of all time and is popularly known for his broad and thick back.

Maybe you know about Dorian Yates very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Dorian Yates’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born in Walmley, Warwickshire, England, on 19 April 1962. When he was thirteen years old, his father died due to a heart attack. Yates was interested in bodybuilding since he was a teenager and trained at local gyms.

After the death of his father, Yates’ family moved to Birmingham, UK, where he started working out and thought of making bodybuilding his full-time career.

Personal Life

Yates is married to fitness model Glauce “Gal” Ferreira, who was the 2007 IFBB World Bodyfitness Champion and has won several IFBB South American Bodyfitness events. Together they are the parents of a son, Lewis, who works with his father and has taken bodybuilding as his career.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 April 1962, Dorian Yates is 62 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 121 kg.


Dorian Yates has won most of the events in which he has participated, including 15 major bodybuilding events and two second-place finishes. From the year 1992 to 1997, he won every single event he entered.

Yates suffered from chronic and acute injuries throughout his professional career, including torn triceps and biceps. However, just three weeks before his final contest, he won the 1997 Mr. Olympia title in spite of the injury. His win created controversy among critics who thought his runner-up deserved to win.

Yates liked to use High-Intensity Training or HIT because it helped in maximum muscle stimulation within a short period, so he did not have to do long-duration workouts. This style of training was made popular by Arthur Jones and Mike Mentzer.

He used to remain out of the public eye for long periods and unexpectedly appear and win major bodybuilding contests, which gave him the nickname “The Shadow.” He also turned down several large supplement endorsement contracts and did not like giving interviews to keep his life private.

Yates is known as one of the firsts “mass monsters” in bodybuilding and was also criticized for being among the first prominent bodybuilders to exhibit an inflated stomach. He used to maintain an extreme level of training intensity all year long, even if he is not contesting at any event, which weakens the body globally.

After retiring from professional bodybuilding, Yates purchased Temple Gym in Birmingham in the year 1987. Later, he opened four Temple Gyms at different locations in the UK. Along with Mike Mentzer and Ray Mentzer, he founded the company Heavy Duty Inc. in 1994, which marketed athletic apparel and bodybuilding-related books.

Yates collaborated with Kerry Kayes to start the bodybuilding supplement company CNP Professional. After working together for a few years, he left the company and formed his own brand Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas, which offered a line of protein and weight-gain supplements.

In 2010, he started another company, EU Peptides, which sells peptides hormones and other prohormone supplements. The following year, he founded a third company, DY Nutrition, which specializes in pre-workout formulas and has released several training DVDs.

Awards & Achievements

Dorian Yates has won several awards and bodybuilding titles in his illustrious career. In 1985, he won the World Games and the following year British Championships, 1st Heavyweight. He also won the 1988 British Championships, 1st Heavyweight and overall, 1990 Night of Champions, 1991 Mr. Olympia, 1991 English Grand Prix, 1992 Mr. Olympia, and many more.

Yates has also won the Spanish Grand Prix, German Grand Prix, English Grand Prix, and others.

Net Worth & Salary of Dorian Yates in 2024

Dorian Yates Net Worth
Dorian Yates Net Worth

As of July 2024, Dorian Yates has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. He has made this huge wealth through his successful career as a professional bodybuilder.

He has won most of the major bodybuilding contests in which he has participated, including seven Mr. Olympia titles, four English Grand Prix, and two German and Spanish Grand Prix.

Yates is the founder of three supplements companies Heavy Duty Inc., Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas, DY Nutrition, and Temple Gym, which also helps in increasing his net worth significantly.

Dorian Yates is widely considered to be one of the top bodybuilders in modern history. In 1993, he released his autobiography titled “Blood and Guts” and co-authored the book “A Warrior’s Story,” in which he chronicles his path to success in bodybuilding.


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