There have been a number of men who have been dubbed the strongest in the world because of their incredible strength and unbreakable records. Others would be scared to break the records these men have set.
A variety of sports, including weightlifting and strongman competitions, brought out the best in these athletes. These powerful guys accomplished feats and set records that are impossible for the average person to achieve.
List of the World’s Top 8 Strongest Men
As of 2022, the following is a complete list of the world’s strongest men. Take a leap of faith and dive right in!
Zydrunas Savickas currently holds the title of the strongest man in the history of the planet. He competes in the sport of powerlifting and holds multiple world records in this discipline.
He was victorious in the Arnold Strongman Classic a total of seven times, beginning in 2003 and continuing through 2008, and then again in 2014.
The Arnold Strongman Classic is an annual tournament that is well-known for being the most difficult and comprehensive test of strength ever administered to competitors who hail from all over the world.
Zydrunas Savickas came into the world in the year 1975 in the city of Birzal in the country of Lithuania. He triumphed in the majority of the most important strongman tournaments that were held internationally. He established a new record by successfully moving a massive log of wood weighing 210 kilograms (460 pounds), which sent him into the annals of history.
Brian Shaw is the second-strongest man in the world, according to the list compiled by Strongest Man. Born in 1982, he is an American citizen. Brian is an American professional strongman athlete who has been successful in winning the world’s Strongest Man competition four times in 2011,2013, 2015, and 2016.
Despite having blown Tires, Brian managed to post a 442 kg deadlift and a 510 kg deadlift. He was among the top 3 strongest men in the world’s strongest man competition.
When Brian won the Denver Strongest Man contest in 2005, he was just starting out as a strongman. Brian Shawstrenth has a YouTube channel called Shawstrenth, where he shares footage of his workouts and fitness challenges.
Bill Kazmaier who is an American former world champion powerlifter as well as a professional wrestler is the third strongest man in the world. Bill is the holder of numerous records in the fields of Powerlifting and Strongman.
He won three straight World’s Strongest Man titles in 1980, 1981, and 1982. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest competitors in the history of Strength Competitions, and his decades-long career has seen him win numerous awards for his efforts.
A native of Wisconsin in the United States, Bill Kazamaier was conceived in the year 1953. He created a record by doing a 415 kg Deadlift sans wrist straps, 1159 Kg Car Lift (two tires off the ground), and many others.
In our ranking of the top 10 strongest men in the world, Mark Henry, an American powerlifter and former professional wrestler come in at number four. In the world of professional wrestling, he was twice crowned world champion by the WWE.
Additionally, he competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games as well as the Pan American Games in 1995 where he earned gold, silver, and bronze medal. Powerlifting and Strongman competitions have seen Mark Henry set multiple records.
In the year 1971, Mark was born in Texas, the United States. He is the first guy in history to hold the US Super Heavyweight Weightlifting and Powerlifting Championships at the same time. A year later, he was crowned Arnold Strongman Classic champion. When he did a one-hand clean and push press with the liftable Thomas Inch Dumbell, he made history.
A Powerlifter and the fifth-strongest man in the world, Hafthor Bjornsson is a household name. Having won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s Strongest Man, and World’s Strongest Man in the same calendar year set a new record for his achievements in strength. He’s also a professional basketball player and an actress. For five seasons, he played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
In Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik, Hafthor Bjornsson was born in 1988. In 2011 and 2019, he was named Iceland’s Strongest Man. Many of his accomplishments, such as the 474 kg Elephant Bar, the Deadlift, the 213 kg Long Press, and the 460 kg Tire Deadlift, are attributed to him.
Ex-strongman Eddie Hall is ranked sixth in the world’s strongest men. He was crowned the World’s Strongest Man in 2017. Staffordshire in England is the birthplace of Eddie, who was born in 1988. He is also a professional actor who has been on countless occasions on television.
Eddie’s 500 kg deadlift under strongman standards was a Competiton World Record at the time. The Eddie Hall Deadlift record remained unbroken after numerous professional attempts.
Vasyl Virastyuk is the strongest guy in the seventh world. As a former strongman and a member of Ukraine’s parliament, Vasyl has a unique perspective. In Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, he was born in 1974.
He finished second in the 2003 World’s Strongest Man competition and went on to win the title in 2004. From 2000 to 2003, Vasyl Virastyuk was the undisputed champion of Ukraine’s Strongest Man competition.
As a professional strongman, Robert Oberst has won the 2012 Dallas Europa Amateur Strongman Competition “Pro Card” award. In the World’s Strongest Man contests in 2013 and 2018, he was a finalist twice. He used to be a nightclub bouncer.
His friends at the gym encouraged him to go into Strongman competitions. In addition to having “the strongest shoulders in the world,” Robert is known for his enormous appetite! Every year, he receives an invitation to compete in the World’s Strongest Man competition.