|Estimated value:||€7 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Ralf Möller is not only a talented swimmer and ambitious bodybuilder, he also cuts a fine figure as an actor. He became known, among other things, through the television series “Conan, the Adventurer” and the Oscar-winning film “Gladiator”.
Born on January 12th, 1959 in Recklinghausen, Germany, Ralf Möller was drawn to sports from an early age. At the age of 7 he became an enthusiastic swimmer, became a swimming champion, then a swimming teacher. After 2 years of boxing, he devoted himself to bodybuilding and a steep career began. During his military service in Wuppertal and Leverkusen, he also completed a few training sessions in the discus and shot put disciplines under Peter Ogiolda before concentrating fully on bodybuilding.
After a few years of training, Ralf Möller was named German Bodybuilding Champion in 1984, and 2 years later “Mr. Universe”, the peak of his sports career.
He achieved his current level of fame mainly through his acting work in numerous national and international series, films and documentaries. He was able to gather his first experiences through roles in “Tatort” in 1988. Together with Götz George and Eberhard Feik he played in the Tatort episode “Broken Blossoms”. As his talent was recognized, he got bigger roles as well. After his roles in “Cyborg” in 1989 and “Universal Soldier” in 1992, he was able to prove his skills as a villain in “Best of the Best 2 – The Invincible”. Aside from the films already mentioned, he starred in The Viking Sagas in 1995 and the TV series Conan (1997-1998). When he was cast as “Hagen” opposite Russel Crowe in the film “Gladiator,” nothing seemed to stand in the way of a successful acting career. The subsequent role as “Thorak” in the film “Scorpion King” from 2002 caused a stir not only in the US film industry. In his home country Germany he could count himself among the celebrities for a long time and was only called “The Gladiator” in the media.
Moller’s acting career continued in the film “El Pardino,” where he played the role of Special Agent Kurt Mayers. In 2005, he had a role as Bruno opposite Rosanna Arquette in My Suicidal Sweetheart. In the movie “Beerfest” Moeller played the role of Hammacher. In the same year he appeared in the film “Ozzie”. He also played the role of warden Arnold Calgrove in the film Seed, which received an award for Best Special Effects at the 2007 New York Horror Film Festival. Pathfinder followed in 2007 and Ralf Moeller played Officer John in Postal. In subsequent years he acted in Alone in the Dark II and Dejection before landing roles in The Sword and the Sorcerer II, Tales of an Ancient Heart and The Tourist in 2010. “The Tourist” won the ASCAP Award for Best Motion Picture. Contributors included Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. He also won the Teen Choice Award for Best Action Role. In 2014, Ralf Möller appeared in “Love, Hate & Security”. To this day he is active and successful in the film scene.
1984: German champion in bodybuilding
1986: Mr. Universe
2000: Role in “Gladiator”
2002: Role in “The Scorpion King”
“More and more elite athletes are finding time for beer and fast food ads while we have two million obese youth. It’s time to rethink.”
– Ralf Möller is good friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone
– For a while, Möller had a relationship with a woman from Saxony who was 31 years his junior
– he started bodybuilding at the age of 17
– Ralf Möller has been involved in social causes for years, including projects for children and young people
– Möller was the first Mr. Universe to be tested under the IOC doping rules and won the title
– At the Mr. Olympia election, Möller weighed around 131 kilograms
|Estimated value:||€7 million|