Strongest Men of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Angus MacAskill

I know a lot about strongman history angus macaskill had the largest chest measurement of a non-obese man his chest measured 80 inches that is 3'3"

strongest

He picked up a horse and lifted it over a fence, end of discussion

The absolutely strongest human being ever to have lived. And all based not so much on his feats of strength, but more so on his incredible size (height/weight) and body measurements. He was the largest normally proportioned human to have ever lived.

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2 Louis Cyr

Louis Cyr (1863-1912) was a French Canadian strongman with a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg), show Cyr to be, according to former International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness chairman Ben Weider, the strongest man ever to have lived.

Strongest who ever lived!

Old school needs more cry

It's sad that he is largely forgotten as he's been dead for over 100 years, but nobody was ever more dominant than him in strength contests. He never backed down from a challenge and never lost (his final contest ended in a tie when he was 40, sick and out of shape, being challenged by the 2nd strongest man on Earth at the time). He should be number one.

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3 Zishe Breitbart

Wilt chamberlain derves to be on this list

4 The Great Gama

Indian

He was unbeatable during his career

He is strongest.

Actually he is the strongest...he lifted 2500 pounds once which none of these people could

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5 Zydrunas Savickas

Top of the Top, Number 1 without a doubt!

Lifted 500 lbs over his head. World record. Dead lifted 1155 lbs. World record. Won 4 Worlds Strongest Man championships. Kevin Fast is not even strong.

There is a worlds strongest man competition. Zydrunas has broken more records then any strong man who ever lived.

Kevin Fast is the strongest puller yet he is not the strongest at all. Zydrunas is the strongest. Mark Henry world strongest man is a stage name.

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6 Joe Greenstein
7 Andre the Giant Andre the Giant André René Roussimoff, known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. André He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism ...read more.

I felt sad when he treated badly by everyone

I was so sad about how he died

He is a wwe hall of famer

He should be in the top 3

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8 Bill Kazmaier

They banned him so someone else could have a chance

Pure beast

He was well ahead of his time.

The best ever

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9 Brian Shaw

No contest, makes almost every lift look easy

He is strong

Brian is a gentle giant

He will be soon.

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10 Kevin Fast

This is the guy whom Hercules, were he alive today, would be checking under his bed for at night. Unbeatable.

Moved a plane five times larger than the Hercules, the plane they use in worlds strongest man

Quiet strength... and he keeps doing more feats of strength... my vote. :-)

I don't think he's the strongest

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The Contenders

11 Paul Anderson

His faith as a Christian was his greatest achievement. Period!

He was lifting record weight in the 1950s when steroids weren't even a consideration. Absolutely the strongest human ever.

Mr. Anderson's regular daily lift's often exceeded records. He would perform exercises such as a dumbbell curl on the old Mike Douglas show with a weight that was considerably higher than could be repeated by the world's best, well aware and seemingly unconcerned that no one from Guiness book was there. As an avenue to open doors for his story of faith, he let people debate the validity of his accomplishments, while those who excelled on a world class level, along with anyone who witnessed his feats could not get it out of their mind what they actually beheld.

Paul Anderson was the strongest man to ever walk the planet. Most of his feats of strength have never been matched, and many will never be. A back lift of 6,270 pounds! Nobody will EVER match that! I saw the guy bench press a ford pickup truck! Dude was a phenom!

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12 The Great Antonio
13 Mariusz Pudzianowski

This guy was an amazing explosive athlete. He was an incredible strongman who won the title 5 times and looked like a bodybuilder.

Pure muscle and strength. This man is a giant in the sports.

He won a record five Worlds strongest men titles.

BEST - Magik

14 Walter Long

Walter Long served during both world wars for United States. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel at the end. He didn't have a single scratch on him after the war. Enemies ran away after hearing his name. He also did a shooting action scene in his film pardon us but I know he is a better shooter in real life.

People were afraid of his strength when he was alive now after his death they have forgotten him.

Vote him put him on the top.

Why everyone forgot him.

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15 Lasha Talakhadze

Now his bests are 220 snatch and 264 clean and jerk.

Several differend achievements are described in this list from men (some not even athletes).
I clarify that :
THE ONLY OFFICIAL WAY TO TEST AN ATHLETE'S STRENGTH IS THE OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLITING FEDERATION (IWF).
IWF was founded in 1905 and has 187 countries-members. Olympic weightlifting is an official sport of all the modern Olympic Games (since 1896). The first World Championship was awarded even before (1891).
The Georgian Lasha Talakhadze is the world recordholder of Super Heavyweight category.
Two of his records (snatch and total) are the best of all times. Due to the reconstuction of the categories the clean and jerk record is still (as of April 2019) of Leonid Taranenko.

He is the new official strongest man as he broke the world record of Leonid Taranenko at World Championship of weightlifting(IWF) of 2017,held in Anaheim(USA). Taranenko held the record of total for 29(! ) years and still has the best ever record in clean and jerk with 266 kgrs from 1988.

16 Eugen Sandow

Sandow kept weaseling himself out of competing against Louis Cyr, the fact that he's on the list is an embarassment... but to be fair, most of the other strongest men in the world during Cyr's heydey didn't want to compete against him either.

17 Georg Hackenschmidt
18 Mark Henry Mark Henry Mark Jerrold Henry is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE.

The strongest man is not just a stage name. He has broken many weight lifting records just like all these guys. And has a better job then all of them.

MY BEST IN ALL
GOD HELP YOU TO KEEP THE POSITION BECAUSE KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING OUT FOR YOU.

THAT IS A STAGE NAME.

He's awesome

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19 Jon Pall Sigmarsson
20 Eddie Hall

Pound 4 pound the strongest of all time.

Beast overcarnate

If Eddie continues to compete he would have won back to back WSM titles, maybe even more, as strong as Hafthor is, Eddie always had the edge over him

Only man to lift 500kg ever, 35 kg over previous record, (which was also his record), there is no possible argument.

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21 Benedikt Magnusson
22 Riku Kiri
23 Svend Karlsen
24 Stanislaw Zbyszko Cyganiewicz
25 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Very Strong

This guy should join wwe along with Ronnie Coleman because Hafpor Julius Bjornsson can beat Braun stroman and Ronnie Coleman can beat triple h. The game at wrestlemania 34. Both men if I where CEO I would love to hire them in wwe because they are both superhuman strongmen and powerhouses!

26 Magnus Ver Magnusson

Ain't nuthin pisses me off more than a godamn loose ass!

27 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

Most definitely

2 finger push up

He is the only strongest men

28 Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

Dwayne Johnson the rock should had been in the 2017 Royal rumble could have defeated Goldberg and undertaker!

The Rock is so strong he beat booker t. And gave him a rock bottom. The Rock can beat anybody in the world with his 9,000 slap to send you flying. The rock is stronger then john cena!

If Dwayne Johnson the Rock vs against Mark henry at wrestlemaina 34 he could kick and slap mark Henry's ass/butt. And slap it out of the Ring. Because his slap comes 100% quick and Mark Henry can't even be fast enough to encounter that type of stamina to world's strongest slam him in time! The rock is quicker and stronger then Mark Henry!

29 Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

Beast

Brock Lesnar strong man in world his my Feb.

Kurt Angle himself stated Brock could bench a whopping 600 pounds and squat 1000 in his prime! Brock defines strength period.!

Beast

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30 John Cena John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.

big punk

31 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

According to me he is one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a long lived out of Ronnie Coleman, angus macskill, the rock, Brock lesnar. He workout for tons of years, he could squat 205 pounds. Leg press 350-390 pounds. Benches 265 pounds. Deadlifts 950 pounds. He is the King Kong, he is Shrek the ogre, he is the Incredible Hulk, ultimate beasten incnatie, and dangerous for a regular beaning on earth! Strongest ever in 80's,17's,90's way before 2000.

32 Mike Tyson Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

I think mike Tyson is stronger then Ronnie Coleman at toughness he is just like a Antonio Cesaro but in boxing. And bit someone's ear off in the boxing ring. Ronnie Coleman may be able to lift more but I still think Mike Tyson is stronger also because of his temper!

Mike Tyson is the strongest man out of everybody on this website. and Mike Tyson may be able to lift and press tons of pounds unlike useless thousands of pounds that these guys use like Brian Shaw and Angus macskill. Mike Tyson is still the strongest person alive.

I feel bad about mike Tyson more then the rock, Ronnie Coleman. Mike Tyson is the strongest and the greatest!
I may be huge for my age I am 16 220 pounds 5.11 ft tall.
He is the real boxing Storm!

33 Bill Goldberg Bill Goldberg William Scott "Bill" Goldberg is an American actor, former professional football player, and semi-retired professional wrestler.

I wanna see goldberg vs hhh at wrestlemania 36 I want goldberg to end the games career and become the next stone cold steve austin like Batista should have been at wrestlemania 35 goldberg needs another chance in the wwe to become the face

Bill Goldberg shows off strength in wcw wwe and more with his jackhammer where he lifts his Challenger above his head and hold him there then slams him down

You can take Bruno samartino, Braun strowman, andie the giant, the great kali, mark Henry, and giant Gonzalez and they still don't equal this manly powerhouse bill Goldberg because he is a destroyer out of Brock lesnar. And that best destroyer of all mankind and the wwe his streak is probably 103.21 over the undertaker. He can bench 750 pounds!

Bill Goldberg needs to return to wwe raw, he needs to crush and destroy triple h. Just like he was going to destroy big show he can bench 750 pounds come on, he knocked the beast incrnatie, give him a second chance and let him be coo/CEO of wwe he slaved Brock lesnar better then you at survivor series, is 6.4 foot tall and can bench 750 pounds he can smash you he is the strongest wwe member ever!

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34 Leonid Taranenko

The Belarussian weightlifter still holds the record (as of April 2019) of the largest weight ever lifted in Olympic Weightlifting (clean and jerk 266 kgr since 1988), the second best (265.5 kgr) as also in total (475 kgr).
He's regarded as one of the greatest weightlifters of all times and I think that his unbroken records is the best proof. His record in total stood for 29 years.

He is the official strongest man ever as he was an Olympic and World champion in weightliting.

35 Vasily Alekseyev

Vasily Alekseyev was the official strongest man in the world during the 70s as he crowned twice Olympic Champion and broke the most world records in Olympic weightlifting compared to any other athlete.
Alekseyev was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated 14 April 1975, titled "World's Strongest Man".

36 Geoff Capes

He was a Olympic shotputer as well as double WSM winner.

37 Ronnie Coleman Ronnie Coleman

This guy is way stronger then that Jackson guy on dead lifting history YouTube Ronnie Coleman could kick his ass if he wanted to. Ronnie Coleman dead lifted 802 lbs/ pounds! He is the strongest man alive!

And also on the new strong feat video a guy was dead lifting 800 lbs Ronnie Coleman can kick his ass of Crouse! He's a professional powerlifter and strong man!

38 Big Show Big Show Paul Randall Wight, Jr. is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Big Show.

Big show regularly benches 450 pounds, can back flip 4400 pounds, regularly lift 500,550 pounds. Big shows has shown he is stronger then andie the giant just by flipping over a 4400 pound jeep, if big daddy v. Where still wrestling big show could put him on his shoulder. And his KO punch could destroy everyone on earth inculding Brian Shaw and Louis CYR!

39 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

HAHA LOL THIS IS A JOKE

40 Magnus Samuelsson

Strongest arms ever

41 Bruno Sammartino Bruno Sammartino Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was born in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy, to Alfonso and Emilia Sammartino on October 6, 1935. He then died on April 18, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He is known for his powerful bearhug finishing move, and is widely considered to be one of the ...read more.

No steroids
No equipment
Went to wrestling before reaching potential in lifting

A beast. Picked up 600 lb. Haystacks Calhoun.

42 Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. He was born in March 10, 1940, in Ryan, OK. He is famous for mostly starring in western and action movies.
43 Bryan Shaw

Because he is 3x WSM winner and an incredibly strong guy.

44 Logan Paul Logan Paul

He's strong,Brother kinda,Youtuber,KSI wants to fight the paul brothers and YEAHH

45 Kali Muscle

One of the strongest freaks on the entire planet a 200 pound dumbbell press!

46 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.
47 Naim Süleymanoğlu

Among all the 'big' guys who are listed here, I propose something differend : who has lifted the highest weight compared to his body weight?
The answer is the "Pocket Hercules" Naim Süleymanoğlu. In the 1988 Summer Olympics, he set a record by lifting 190 kg in the clean and jerk, 3.15 times his bodyweight, which is the highest ratio clean & jerk to bodyweight of all time.
This is another approach to the question who is the strongest man ever.

48 Léo Stronda
49 Wesley Wallis
50 Ashrita Furman

500time Guinness world record holder

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