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List of famous strongmen, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top strongmen in the world? This includes the most prominent strongmen, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Some of these popular strongmen have also set world records with their enormous strength. This list of notable strongmen is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic strongmen were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned world's strongest man competitors.

This list below has a variety of the world's strongest man winners, like Magnús Ver Magnússon, Bill Kazmaier, Brian Shaw, and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known strongmen to the lesser known strongmen of today, these are some of the best professionals in the strongman field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous strongmen ever?" and "What are the names of famous strongmen?" then you're in the right place. You might also be interested in our lists of famous male bodybuilders and the hottest female bodybuilders. 

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Brian Shaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Brian Shaw age 36
Brian Shaw is an American professional strongman competitor and winner of the 2011 World's Strongest Man and 2013 World's Strongest Man competitions.

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Ken Patera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 75
Kenneth Patera is a former professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, and Strongman competitor from the United States.

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Jón Páll Sigmarsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Jón Páll Sigmarsson Dec. at 33 (1960-1993)
Jón Páll Sigmarsson was an Icelandic strongman, powerlifter and bodybuilder who was the first man to win World's Strongest Man contest 4 times.

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Bill Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 65
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 ...more

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Nathan Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 48
Nathan Jones is an Australian actor, powerlifting champion, strongman, and retired professional wrestler. Jones has held the WWA World Heavyweight Championship once during his stint in World ...more

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Mariusz Pudzianowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 42
Mariusz Zbigniew Pudzianowski, known in Poland as "Pudzian", is a Polish former strongman and current mixed martial artist. During his career as a strongman, Pudzianowski won five ...more

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Jouko Ahola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 48
Jouko Ahola is a Finnish former strongman, powerlifter and actor.

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Joe Rollino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Dec. at 105 (1905-2010)
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, ...more

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Magnús Ver Magnússon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Magnús Ver Magnússon age 55
Magnús Ver Magnússon is an Icelandic former powerlifter and strongman competitor. He won the title of World's Strongest Man four times.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 31
Hafthór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.

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Geoff Capes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 69
Geoffrey Lewis Humberg Capes is a British former athlete, strongman and professional Highland Games competitor. As an athlete he represented both England and Great Britain in field athletics, ...more

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Sven-Ole Thorsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 74
Sven-Ole Thorsen is a Danish actor, stuntman, bodybuilder and strongman competitor. Sven won Denmark's Strongest Man in 1983. Using his stature he often plays imposing giants and villains in his ...more

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Louis Cyr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Dec. at 49 (1863-1912)
Louis Cyr was a famous French Canadian strongman with a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds with one finger and backlifting ...more

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Derek Poundstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 37
Derek Poundstone is an American former professional strongman athlete from Waterbury, Connecticut. Derek Poundstone is also a police officer for the Naugatuck, Connecticut Police Department and ...more

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Jamie Reeves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 56
Jamie Reeves is a British former coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler. As a strongman, he won the 1989 World's Strongest Man, was World Muscle Power champion, and also had numerous ...more

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Bruce Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Bruce Wilhelm age 73
Bruce Wilhelm is a former weightlifter and strongman from the United States. He is a two-time winner of the World's Strongest Man competition in 1977 and 1978 and the author of numerous ...more

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Magnus Samuelsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 49
Magnus Samuelsson, is a Swedish actor, former strongman and winner of the 1998 World's Strongest Man contest in Morocco. The son of a former Swedish female arm wrestling champion, he has also ...more

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Andrus Murumets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 40
Andrus Murumets is an Estonian strongman and entrant to the World's Strongest Man contest. He reached 5th in the World Rankings according to the IFSA rankings in 2008. Andrus competed in the ...more

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Janne Virtanen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
age 49
Janne Virtanen is a Finnish former strongman who won the World's Strongest Man championship in 2000. He was runner-up in 1999 and finished third in 2001. His other championships include ...more

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Eddie Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Eddie Hall 29

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Žydrūnas Savickas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Žydrūnas Savickas age 43
Žydrūnas Savickas is a Lithuanian powerlifter and professional strongman. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest strongman competitors of all time, being the only modern strongman ...more

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Terry Hollands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Terry Hollands age 39
Terry Hollands is a British strongman competitor, Britain's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man winner, he is a competitor at the World's Strongest Man and Europe's Strongest Man

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Phil Pfister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Phil Pfister age 47
Phil Pfister is an American former strongman competitor, winning the 2006 Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition and its $41,000 grand prize on September 23, 2006 in Sanya, China. He is the ...more

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Vidas Blekaitis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Vidas Blekaitis age 46
Vidas Blekaitis is a Lithuanian strongman. As of 2007, Blekaitis was ranked World No. 4 by the International Federation of Strength Athletes. He placed 4th in the 2009 Arnold Strongman Classic. ...more

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Gary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
Gary Taylor age 57
Gary Taylor is a former world champion strongman, Olympic Weightlifter, powerlifter and bodybuilder from Wales.