On Sept. 18th, 2014, The Mr. Olympia Body Building Competition celebrated its 50th year. All would not have been possible without the vision and passion of Joe, Ben and Betty. Video tribute for Joe Weider which was presented at the 2011 Mr. Olympia.
On March 1st, 2014, Joe, Ben and Betty Weider were all inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame.
“One word that sums up Joe’s role in my life- father. After my own father passed away Joe more than filled the gap. Joe is a brilliant man, and he understood me and took all of my ambitions very seriously and helped me in every way he could. Joe’s generosity to me knew no bounds....
The Joe and Betty Weider Museum of Physical Culture is, in large part, the result of the Weider’s commitment to bodybuilding and other aspects of the “Iron Game” as well as to the financial support which made the completion of the museum possible. Through the Joe Weider Foundation, they have donated $ 2 million in...
In 2010, Joe was inducted into the California Museum Hall of Fame, honoring legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history. Joe Weider’s inductee statement at the California Museum
In 2006, Joe was honored with the Muscle Beach Icon of Fitness Award given by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 2005, Joe was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. A year laterBen was inducted, and the following year Betty was inducted.
In 2003, Joe sold Weider Publications for $350 million to American Media.
This Lifetime Achievement Award was given by Club Industry, The Business Magazine For Health & Fitness Facility Management. Learn more about Club Industry.