Montreal (Qc) CANADA -
-File Photo - circa 1998
EXCLUSIVE PHOTO of Benjamin "Ben" Weider in his office.
Benjamin "Ben" Weider (born February 1, 1924 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is the co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) along with brother Joe Weider. He is a Jewish businessman from Montreal well-known in two areas: Bodybuilding and Napoleonic history.
Weider is known as a forceful advocate of the theory that Napoleon was assassinated by a member of his entourage during his exile in Saint Helena. He co-authored a book, The Murder Of Napoleon, with Sten Forshufvud about this. Weider also founded the International Napoleonic Society, of which he is the President, and has written numerous articles for this organization.