8 of History's Greatest Gluttons People

8 of History's Greatest Gluttons

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Famous fat people didn't necessarily get famous because of their weight, though many of these famous gluttons gained notariety at some point in their career for "letting themselves go".

As suggested by being one of the seven deadly sins, gluttony has led to the death of more than a few of history's greatest gluttons, many of whom have reached in excess of 1,000 pounds at one time or another. Sadly, despite obesity being a leading cause of preventable death in the world, many still strive to become the ultimate glutton with competitive eating contests growing in popularity and people making nearly six figures annually by allowing fans to watch them eat.

Who are the most famous fat people in history? Many have been named the heaviest person in the world at one time or another, including one woman who reached a whopping 1,600 pounds. Even celebrities made it on to this list, such as Elvis Presley who was rumored to consume 65,000 calories per day. Gluttony, it's what's for dinner.
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    According to authors Matthew and Mark Jacob in their book "What the Great Ate," the greatest glutton of all time is none other than legendary singer Elvis Presley. Though the book also debunked some myths about The King, such as he ate nearly 65,000 calories per day, it concluded the Presley did consume around 10,000 calories per day, including from his notable peanut butter, jelly and bacon sandwiches.

    Born: 1935
    Birthplace: Lee County, Tupelo, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area, Mississippi, Tupelo, Contiguous United States + 4 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer
    Institution: Humes High School
    Height: 5'11"
    Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction, Combined drug intoxication
    Interment Location: Area code 901, Tennessee, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Memphis + 4 more
    Canoodled: Cassandra Peterson
    Dated: Barbara Nichols, Connie Stevens, Cassandra Peterson, Cybill Shepherd
    Place Of Death: Area code 901, Tennessee, Contiguous United States, Shelby County, United States of America + 4 more
    Date Of Death: 1977
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