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List of famous male strongmans, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male strongmans list contains the most prominent and top males known for being strongmans. There are thousand of males working as strongmans in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic strongmans have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a strongman then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Hamid Gharaei to Heinz Ollesch.

While this isn't a list of all male strongmans, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male strongmans?" and "Who are the best male strongmans?"
Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Strongmen
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Kenneth Patera is a former professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, and Strongman competitor from the United States. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Strongman

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Bill Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Strongmen
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William Kazmaier is an American former world champion powerlifter, world champion strongman and professional wrestler. During the 1970s and 1980s, he set numerous powerlifting and strongman world records, and won two International Powerlifting Federation World Championships and three World's ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Burlington, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Strongman, Actor, Sports commentator

Credits: Muscle Beach Party

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Joe Rollino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Strongmen
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Joseph "Joe" Rollino was a decorated World War II veteran, weightlifter, and strongman. The son of Italian immigrants, Rollino dubbed himself the world's strongest man in the 1920s, moving 3,200 pounds with his back during the prime of his career. ...more

Age: Died at 105 (1905-2010)

Birthplace: Coney Island, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Strongman

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Magnús Ver Magnússon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Strongmen
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Magnús Ver Magnússon


Magnús Ver Magnússon is an Icelandic former powerlifter and strongman competitor. He won the title of World's Strongest Man four times. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Egilsstaðir, Iceland

Profession: Strongman