Lee Haney

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Lee Haney
Lee Haney.jpg
Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Succeeded by Lynn Swann
Personal details
Born (1959-11-11) November 11, 1959 (age 56)
Fairburn, Georgia
Children two children
Alma mater Spartanburg Methodist College
Profession Professional Bodybuilder
Religion Christian

Lee Haney (born November 11, 1959) is an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder.[1] Haney shares the all-time record for most Mr. Olympia titles at eight with Ronnie Coleman.


Haney grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[2] He is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, where he earned a degree in youth counseling.[3] He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children.

President Bill Clinton appointed Haney chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.[4] A devout born again Christian, Haney has his own program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network called "TotaLee Fit with Lee Haney," where he is usually joined by famous Christian sportsmen, and on occasion his wife. On the show he teaches the importance of both physical and spiritual growth. One of his most famous quotes is that we should "train to stimulate, not annihilate."


  • Height: 5 ft 11 in / 181 cm.
  • Off Season Weight: 260 lb / 118 kg.
  • Competition Weight: 248 lb / 112 kg.
  • Biceps: 20 in / 50.8cm
  • Waist: 31 in / 78.7cm

Bodybuilding titles[edit]

Lee Haney with Paolo Tassetto in 1988

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Preceded by
Samir Bannout
Mr. Olympia
Succeeded by
Dorian Yates