Hadi Choopan

Hadi Choopan: 2024 Net Worth, Stats, Salary, wife and more

Hadi Choopan started his journey from a small town in Iran. Despite the odds being stacked against him, the modern-day bodybuilding icon made the most of his circumstances. Choopan made the most of his talents, relentlessly competing until he won the Mr. Olympia, the most prestigious title in bodybuilding. However, despite reaching the pinnacle of the sport, Hadi Choopan didn't rest on his laurels. After a controversial loss to Derek Lunsford in 2023, The Persian Wolf is hungry for redemption.

Who is Hadi Choopan? 

IFBB Pro Hadi Choopan is a former Mr. Olympia who won the title in 2022. The 36-year-old is a veteran bodybuilder who has been competing since he was just a 15-year-old teen. The bodybuilder first tasted success in local competitions in his home province of Fars in Southern Iran. Banking on his genetics and ability to rapidly gain muscle, Choopan climbed the ranks and, with immense dedication, conquered bodybuilding in 2022, becoming the first Mr. Olympia from Iran. A dream he nurtured from childhood became reality.

Hadi Choopan’s Early Life 

Hadi Choopan was born on 26th September 1987 in Abnow in the Sepidan County, Fars Province, in Southern Iran. Choopan was born into poverty, and his family was no better off than most families in a region strapped with financial struggles. Hence, Choopan had no other option but to start earning for his family at a very young age. In fact, the then-future Mr. Olympia champion worked two jobs, peddling goods and working in construction.

Despite facing such harsh circumstances, Hadi Choopan found solace in bodybuilding. His interest drove him to start working out at 13. However, standing at 5'7", Choopan is among the shorter bodybuilders on stage, as a child, he was shorter and smaller. However, that didn't discourage him as he posed in front of family and friends, who didn't encourage his hobby. Yet, Choopan would eventually prove them wrong.

Hadi Choopan’s Wife and Children

The 2022 Mr. Olympia keeps his personal life private. Although he has become more active on social media in recent months, and even his kids have made an appearance in some of his videos, no information on Hadi Choopan's wife is available at the time of writing. The bodybuilder has three children. Mohammad-Hafez Choopan is the 36-year-old's eldest son, and Nadiya Choopan is his daughter and second child. However, the name of Choopan's youngest son is unknown at the time of writing as well.

Hadi Choopan’s Net Worth 2024 (Update)

Although no concrete information on Hadi Choopan's net worth is available, he's reportedly worth approximately $5 million. In 2022, Choopan earned $400,000 from his Olympia win alone. In 2023, he earned $150,000 as the runner-up. The bodybuilder has also recently opened the Choopan Classic Gym in District 9, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran. However, nothing is known about any other business ventures that the former champion might have in his country.

Hadi Choopan Career Timeline

Hadi Choopan started training under Jamshid Owji. Owji made him train with only 5 kg (11 lbs) because he was an underweight 13-year-old kid. However, the ambitious bo quickly started gaining muscle. Choopan placed third at a national-level bodybuilding contest just three years after starting his training. In the following contest, The Persian Wolf won for the first time in a province-wide contest. In 2005, Choopan became national champion. Following his victory, the bodybuilder stopped training with Owji and trained on his own.

However, Choopan continued to win even without a coach. The national champion won a silver medal at the WBPF World Bodybuilding Championship while training by himself. In 2013, he teamed up with Ali Ne’mati. Under Ne'mati, Choopan made a name for himself in international contests. Hadi Choopan's career really took off once he met Hany Rambod in 2017.

Under Hany Rambod, Choopan entered the 2017 Amateur Mr. Olympia and won. He then started making rapid improvements. Despite the improvements he made, visa issues prevented the bodybuilder from competing at prestigious competitions like the 2018 Arnold Classic and Mr. Olympia. Thankfully, he hasn't faced any similar issues since 2019.

Hadi Choopan’s Partnerships and Endorsements

The 2022 Mr. Olympia became an Evogen Nutrition-sponsored athlete shortly after teaming up with Hany Rambod. Evogen Nutrition is Rambod's brand, and so far, it seems Choopan is only associated with Evogen. The 36-year-old has also listed Evogne as his only sponsor on all social media handles. Even if he has teamed up with other sponsors on occasion no information is available on such collabs.

Hadi Choopan’s Career Stats, Major Achievements and Awards

Hadi Choopans has been competing for love for two decades and has been incredibly active throughout. The bodybuilder didn't suffer any significant injuries during his career and has turned into a prolific competitor. Here's a rundown of every contest and significant milestone of Choopan's bodybuilding career so far.

  • 2003 to 2011: 15 Provincial Gold Medals (Fars and Tehran provinces)

  • 2008: Babol National Tournament - 3rd,

  • 2008: Saari National Tournament - 2nd

  • 2009: Saari National Tournament - 2nd

  • 2009: Rasht National Tournament - 2nd

  • 2010: Saari National Tournament - 1st

  • 2011: Mashhad National Tournament - 1st

  • 2012: WBPF World Bodybuilding Championships - Silver Medal

  • 2013: WBPF Asia Championships - Gold Medal/Overall

  • 2013: WBPF World Bodybuilding Championships - Gold Medal

  • 2014: WBPF World Bodybuilding Championships - Gold Medal

  • 2015: WBPF World Bodybuilding Championships - Gold Medal

  • 2017: Mr. Olympia Amateur - Gold Medal/Overall

  • 2017: IFBB Sheru Classic Pro - Silver Medal

  • 2017: Asia Grand Prix - Silver Medal,

  • 2017: San Marino Pro – Silver Medal

  • 2018: Dubai Expo - Silver Medal

  • 2018: IFBB Portugal Pro – 1st

  • 2018: Asia Grand Prix - Gold Medal

  • 2019: IFBB Vancouver Pro - Gold Medal

  • 2019: Mr. Olympia - 3rd

  • 2020: Mr. Olympia - 4th

  • 2021: Mr. Olympia - 3rd

  • 2022: Mr. Olympia - 1st

  • 2023: Mr. Olympia - 2nd

Hadi Choopan’s workout and diet

While many debates on whether high-intensity or high-volume is the ideal approach for building muscle, Hadi Choopan does both. The bodybuilding champion employs a unique method of training with high intensity in one day. During the following workout, the bodybuilder trains the same muscle groups but with high volume. Choopan's unique approach contributes to his consistent and incredible onstage conditioning.

This hybrid approach to training and varying rest periods in accordance with strength and volume days help Choopan stay shredded. Thanks to this approach, Choopan doesn't do any dedicated cardio sessions. The following is an example of how Choopan trains one muscle group.

  • Incline Bench Press: 5 sets x 5 reps

  • Flat Smith-Machine Chest Press: 5 sets x 5 reps

  • Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets x 5-8 reps

  • Weighted Dips: 3 sets x 6-8 reps

  • Heavy Cable Flys: 3 sets x 4-6 reps

  • Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets x 10-12 reps

  • Flat Barbell Bench Press: 5 sets x 8-12 reps

  • Incline Flys: 4 sets x10-12 reps

  • Dips: 4 sets x 10-12 reps

  • Dumbbell Pullovers: 4 sets x 10-12 reps

  • Push-Ups (superset, with cable flys): 4 sets x 12 reps

  • Flat Bench Dumbbell Flys (lightweight, finisher): 5 sets 10-12 reps (drop set last set)

Choopan also follows specialized training under Hany Rambods, like the 24-time Olympia-winning coach's FST-7 training protocol.

The Persian Wolf follows a strict diet and supplementation protocol. The bodybuilder doesn't have too much variety in his diet. He eats brown rice, avocados, red and white meats. His supplement stack contains Whey protein isolate, BCAAs, L-carnitine, Fish Oil, and Multivitamins.

Hadi Choopan’s car collection 

The 2022 Mr. Olympia winner doesn't like to flaunt his wealth on social media. Hence, barely any information about his material possessions is available. However, the bodybuilding icon reportedly owns four cars. Choopan owns a Hummer H2. Interestingly, seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger was the one responsible for the existence of the Hummer.

Besides the mammoth SUV, Choopan reportedly owns a Mercedes Convertible (unknown model). He owns another SUV, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (unknown model year), and a Mitsubishi Lancer (3rd Gen), the iconic 'sleeper' sedan.

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Personal Information
Full NameHadi Choopan
Popular NameThe Persian Wolf
Date Of Birth26 September 1987
Birth PlaceAbnow, Fars Province, Iran
Weight200 - 220 lbs (90.7 - 100 kg)
Net WorthApprox. $5 million
Relationship/Marital StatusMarried
Children3 (Mohammad-Hafez Choopan, Nadiya Choopan, Name - N/A)


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