Who do you think is the strongest man in the world? And no, we aren’t discussing the financial strength here but the physical one.
Well, if you cannot come up with an answer, then no worries, we are here for you!
Humans are generally driven by three things: Love, Money, and Strength. While plenty of art explores Money and Love, not many people talk about strength.
So, let’s talk about it!
In this article, we have discussed the top 11 Strongest Man In The World as of 2023. However, the data keeps changing every once in a while, which unfortunately affects our list as well.
So in case there is any new information, we will keep our page updated!
Top 10 Strongest Men In The World (2023)
In the following table, we have mentioned the top 10 strongest men in the world as of 2023. Along with that, we have mentioned their weight, nationality, etc. So let’s skim through them:-
|1||Bill Kazmaier||326 lbs||American|
|2||Svend Karlsen||287 lbs||Norwegian|
|3||Mariusz Pudzianowsk||313 Ibs||Polish|
|4||Jón Páll Sigmarsson||293 Ibs||Icelandic|
|5||Patrik Baboumian||360 Ibs||German|
|6||Brian Shaw||430 Ibs||American|
|7||Martins Licis||355 Ibs||American|
|8||Magnus Ver Magnusson||276 Ibs||Icelandic|
|9||Geoff Capes||375 Ibs||English|
|10||Jamie Reeves||331 Ibs||English|
Following is the list of the top 11 strongest men in the world. So, let’s go through them.
1. Bill Kazmaier
Between the 1970s and 1980s, William Kazmaier not only set world records but also won championships. He has two titles under his name for the powerlifting federation and three for the strongest man in the world.
2. Svend Karlsen
The former Norwegian bodybuilder is the winner of the world’s strongest man competition. Moreover, he has several other titles under his name, including the world’s muscle power, Europe’s strongest man, runner-up for Arnold Strongman’s classic, and more.
3. Mariusz Pudzianowski
Popularly known as either Dominator or Pudzian, has over 43 worldwide victories.
Moreover, throughout his career, he has had more than a 70% winning streak and is considered one of the strongest men of all time. Along with that, he is the world’s five-time strongest man winner.
4. Jón Páll Sigmarsson
Jón Páll Sigmarsson was the first ever man to be a four-time winner of the world’s strongest man and five-time winner of the World Muscle Power Classic.
Moreover, he is not only recognized as the world’s greatest Strong man but also the reason behind Iceland’s increasing national identity.
5. Patrik Baboumian
Former strongman and bodybuilder Patrick Baboumian won the IFBB (German) Bodybuilding Championship in 1999. Further, he set the record for log lift (worldwide) in the category of 105 kg to 165 kg.
Moreover, he has also set the record for heavyweight log lifts for 180 kg. Along with that, he has earned the title of Strongest Man in Germany.
6. Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw is considered all time’s greatest strongman. Moreover, he has won the strongest man titles in the years 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016.
Along with that, he was the first ever man to earn Arnold Strongman Classic back and strongest man competitions all in the same year (2011).
7. Martins Licis
Martins Licis has won several titles, including World’s Strongest Man (2019), Rogue Invitational Strongman Ship (2021), and Arnold Strongman Classic (2022).
On top of that, out of the four Strongmen, historically, he is the only one to win both Arnold Strongman Classic and World Strongest Man titles.
8. Magnus Ver Magnusson
Former Icelandic Strongman and Powerlifter Magnusson is a four-time record holder of Strongest Man in the world for years 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996. Moreover, he is recognized as one of the (all-time) greatest strongmen.
9. Geoff Capes
Geoff Capes has earned the world’s strongest man title twice. Moreover, he has several titles under his name, including Strongest Man in Britain, Strongest Man in Europe, and a two-time winner of World Muscle Power.
Other than that, Capes has also won the Championship as the Highland Games competitor around six times.
10. Jamie Reeves
Former Strongman and professional wrestler Jamie Reeves won the world’s strongest man title in the year 1989.
Moreover, he has several other titles under his name, including Britain’s Strongest Man, Europe’s Strongest Man, and even the champion of World Muscle Power.
11. Zydrunas Savickas
Powerlifter and strongman Zydrunas Savickas, is better known as “Big Z”. he is from Lithuania and is recognised as one of the strongest man in the world. Savickas was a basketball player and later on he participated in strongman competition in the 1990s. Savickas is 6’3″ and weighs more than 400 pounds, he is famous for his incredible size and power. He set a number of records including axle press, log lift and deadlift.
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Conclusion: Who is The Strongest Man in The World?
Bill Kazmaier is currently the strongest man in the world, with two powerlifting federation world championships and three strongest men in the world. Moreover, he set several world records between the years 1970 and 1980.
However, the data keeps changing. So in order to keep up with the updated information, make sure you keep tabs on our article.
Regardless, after the former world champion, Svend Karlsen and Mariusz Pudzianowski closely follow on positions 2 and 3, respectively.
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Jón Páll Sigmarsson is the strongest Icelandic man in the world.
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