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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. 

Brian Shaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
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Brian Shaw


Brian Shaw is an American professional strongman competitor and winner of the 2011 World's Strongest Man and 2013 World's Strongest Man competitions. ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: Fort Lupton, Colorado, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Strongman

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

Age: 74

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Strongman

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Jón Páll Sigmarsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Strongmen
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Jón Páll Sigmarsson


Jón Páll Sigmarsson was an Icelandic strongman, powerlifter and bodybuilder who was the first man to win World's Strongest Man contest 4 times. ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1960-1993)

Birthplace: Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Bill Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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 Strongest Man titles. In the 1980s, Kazmaier became famous for his claim to be "the strongest man who ever lived" by equaling and surpassing spectacular and versatile feats of strength of famous strongmen of the 20th century. He is widely considered to be one of the all-time greatest competitors in strength competitions. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Burlington, Wisconsin, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Strongman, Actor, Sports commentator

Credits: Muscle Beach Party

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