Samir Bannout, born on November 7, 1955, in Beirut, Lebanon, is an IFBB professional bodybuilder. Known as “The Lion of Lebanon”, Samir Bannout moved to Detroit, Michigan to start his bodybuilding career. In 1979, he competed at amateur level and won his light-heavyweight IFBB World Amateur Championship. He gained IFBB pro status after winning his amateur championship.
In 1982 Mr. Olympia contests he achieved the 4th rank. He completed next year and won 1983 title… he is one of the best bodybuilder from Lebanon.