Rich Piana was an American bodybuilder and businessman. As a bodybuilder, he won the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) Mr. Teen California title in 1989, IFBB Mr. California in 1998, and National Physique Committee (NPC) competitions in 2003 and 2009.
Sadly, he passed away on August 25, 2017. Though he is no longer with us, his achievements and hard work will always be remembered. Here let's take a look back at his journey including his net worth, assets, expenses, health issues, and personal details.
Rich Piana had an estimated net worth of $4 million. As a bodybuilder and a businessman, he was able to earn good amount of money. Talking about business, he has his own line of nutrition product called Rich Piana: 5% Nutrition.
When he was a professional bodybuilder, his average earning was $77,000 per year while a pro bodybuilder in New York makes around $93,000 per year.
At the age of 11, he began training and weightlifting. When he was at the age of 15, he was already competing in bodybuilding contests. Furthermore, when he was 18, he had already won several titles including 1989 IFBB Mr. Teen California.
Until 2017, he had won several competitions and titles which include NPC Competitions on the Los Angeles Super-Heavyweight division in 2000.
Furthermore, he had appeared on the cover of the November edition of Ironman magazine in 1998. Later in 2015, he appeared on the Simmer Issue of the Muscle Sports magazine.
After he left bodybuilding competitions and spent his time as a social media personality, promoting his business, called Rich Piana: 5% Nutrition. Besides he also ran his self-titled channel on YouTube.
Rich Piana created the channel back on April 10, 2011. Until now it has 1.1 million subscribers with a total view of 277,244,880.
Rich had a huge amount of net worth, so there is no doubt that he had a lavish lifestyle. Talking about his house, he had a Hollywood Hills mansion with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms whose area covered over 5k square feet.
Mansions in Hollywood Hills are not cheap. Generally 5,000 sq. feet covering house cost $5,000,000 to over $15,000,000. If we assume his house cost between the range.
During a home tour of his house, he even showed a rare John Malkovich masterpiece imported from Italy for a total of $100,000. Furthermore, he has got a large collection of expensive shoes including, Adidas, Prada, and Gucci.
He is also fond of cars:
|Maserati||$132,825 - $145,740|
|Mercedes-Benz CL||$162,200 (Base Price)|
On top of Rich’s expenses, the tax policy certainly has significant attrition. According to the source, he paid $1,410,499 for Federal tax, $99,711 for FICA, $307,002 for State and $154,193 for local which makes total of $1,971,405.
Talking about his property tax, he drives two cars for which he has to pay for car insurance. The average cost of car insurance is $1,426 per year or $713 per six-month which makes $118.63 per month.
There are no details about his insurance.
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As a bodybuilder, he had lots of instrument for his work. Furthermore, a dumbbell cost from $13.99 to $299, where treadmill cost from $149.99 to over $3,000. Talking about the treadmill, he had about 2 of them.
Richard Eugene Piana aka Rich Piana was born on September 26, 1970, in Glendale, California, the U.S. As per his nationality he was American and belong to mixed ethnicity of Italian and Armenian. He was raised in Sacramento, California. When he was a kid he used to admire Bill Cambra, an “old-school” bodybuilder. Because of him, he used to go to the gym with his mother when he was at the age of 6.
Talking about his married life, he was married twice in his life, however, his first wife’s name is still unknown but they were separated after Rich cheated on her. Later in 2015, he tied the knot to Icelandic bodybuilder Sara Heimisdottir. Sadly, their marriage could not last for long and ended after a few years.
Furthermore, he was in on and off relationship with Chanel Jansen. After he divorced his second wife he resumed his relationship with Jansen, who was with him at the time of his death.
On August 25, 2017, he died two weeks after he was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest in his Florida home. According to the source, he collapsed and hit his head. When the medical team finally arrived ten minutes later, they confirmed that his heart wasn’t beating properly.
Sadly, he passed away. As per the autopsy, he had significant heart disease. It also revealed that his heart and liver were enlarged and weighed double of that of a normal average adult male.
While police officers were searching for his house, they discovered crushed white powder in his home alongside a straw and had to administer Narcan. They also found not less than twenty bottles of testosterone.