Eddie Hall: Uncovering the Secrets of the Beast’s Success

Once known as ‘the strongest man on earth’ Eddie Hall is one of the hottest topics and interest among fans and enthusiasts. However, he is more than just muscles and strength. He is a social media star, a successful actor, swimmer, television presenter, strongman, and bodybuilder. There are so many interesting things about this beast that have led to his incredible success. 

He is an iron-willed person who dreamt of being the strongest man on earth, worked harder each day, and saw that dream turn into reality. How he turned into a superstar from a truck mechanic is something that inspires his fans. Eddie Hall’s life voyage is undeniably incredible.

In this post, we have uncovered all the details of Eddie Hall’s life, biography, early life, personal life, net worth, and much more. Let us take you on an inspiring journey of a common man who becomes a sensational personality with his hard work and efforts. 

Eddie Hall Bio: Personal Details, Early Life, and Retirement

Eddie Hall
Eddie Hall Bio: Personal Details, Early Life, and Retirement

Name: Eddie Hall

Full Name: Edward Stephen Hall

Nickname: The Beast

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 15 January 1988

Height: 6ft 2 inches

Weight: 142.2 kg–197 kg

Birth Place: Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

Profession: Strongman, actor, swimmer, television presenter

Nationality: British

Spouse: Alexandra

Children: 1 son and 2 daughters

Eddie Hall is a former British strongman. He was born on 15 January 1988. Eddie Hall’s relationship with his parents is unknown as their parent’s name and identity is still not known to anyone. Eddie also has siblings but their names are not known. He is married to Alexandra Hall who is a barbershop owner. He has one son named Maximum and one daughter who was born in June 2023. He also has an elder daughter named Layla from his first marriage.

Apart from his muscular physique, he is quite popular for his signature beard. He follows a very strict training regimen along with professional trainers to help him in his workout. It is believed that he regularly works out at Stroke Strength Asylum in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He eats avocados, peanut butter ice cream, sausages, protein shakes, Greek yogurt, dry oats, and coconut oil.

Hall is renowned for winning the title of the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ in a competition that was held back in 2017. Not only this, he has won the biggest national competitions like Britain’s Strongest Man, UK’s Strongest Man, and England’s Strongest Man several times. He also has set a world record in 500 kg deadlift. This record could not be broken for almost 4 years which is why it is regarded as one of the biggest lifts in Strongman’s history.

Hall was also part of a Titan Weight Class Boxing match in Dubai on 19 March 2022 where he faced Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. This match is still regarded as one of the heaviest boxing matches in history and is named Eddie v Thor.

He also appeared in the History Channel series ‘The Strongest Man in History’ in 2019. He also started his own food television series ‘Eddie Eats America.

Early Life

Eddie Hall Biography
Early Life

Eddie Hall has been very competitive in sports since his childhood. He was a competitive swimmer in his teenage years. His childhood is quite very interesting. When he was 10, he won many UK Junior swimming championships. 

When he was 12, his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer which shocked him a lot. Since then Hall started experiencing anxiety attacks. This problem greatly affected his studies and career. As a result, he abandoned his dream of becoming a competitive swimmer star. 

In an interview, Hall said, “When I was 12 or 13 my nan was diagnosed with cancer. I was having a really hard time at school, I was thrown out of the swimming club – which was going to be my career.

Soon I started getting in trouble with the police, in trouble with my parents, and my family, always getting into fights and, I don’t know, it just hit me hard. I got huge anxiety attacks where I couldn’t leave the house.”

He had attended Clayton Hall Academy. Anxiety attacks started becoming severe over time due to which he got expelled from the academy at the age of 15. He resumed his studies from home and took tuition. 

After battling with years of anxiety problems, Hall decided to turn his life around. He started going to counseling therapies and took medication to ease his anxiety problems. Once he became better, he started doing strongman. He dropped his GCSE exam to dedicate his time to fitness training at the gym. 

He said when he pursued Strongman, depression and anxiety problems started disappearing. 

He started working as a truck mechanic in 2008 at Robert Wiseman Dairies plant in Market Drayton. He worked as a truck mechanic until the age of 26. He began competing in bodybuilding and entered the strongman circuit. He did participate in a strongman competition in Stroke-on-Trent at the Iceman Gym.

Retirement Reason

Eddie Hall's Athletic Career and Achievements
Retirement Reason

Eddie Hall announced his retirement from the Strongman due to health problems. He found out that he was suffering from a genetic mutation that grows excessive muscles. He also suffers from myostatin deficiency. This means his body lacks a protein that is needed to control the muscle growth in a human body. Without this controller, humans can suffer mobility issues and even more risky health problems.

Eddie Hall’s Athletic Career and Achievements

Eddie Hall Filmography
Eddie Hall’s Athletic Career and Achievements

Eddie Hall’s athletic career began when Dave Meer (one of the Elite Strongman participants) dropped out due to some injury. He gave Hall’s name in place of him to participate in the competition. Hall made it to the finals and won it on the first attempt in 2010. 

Hall bagged ‘the UK’s World Strongest Man in Belfast. The second runner-up was Ken Nowicki and Rich Smith was in the third position. He made a new national record when he lifted 20 kg (44lbs) axes on each hand for 1 minute and 18 seconds in ‘Viking Hold. However, during this competition, Hall ends up tearing his tendons. But he didn’t give up and was ready to compete in the upcoming World’s Strongest Man Competition in September of the same year. However, he could not participate in the 2011 WSM.

Hall has earned many titles and medal records in his athletic career. The following table shows his career achievements in the different categories.

World’s Strongest Man

Position WonLittle
1st2017 World’s Strongest Man
3rd2016 World’s Strongest Man
4th2015  World’s Strongest Man
6th2014 World’s Strongest Man
Qualified2013 World’s Strongest Man
Qualified2012 World’s Strongest Man

Arnold Strongman Classic

Position WonLittle
9th2016 Arnold Strongman Classic
6th2015 Arnold Strongman Classic

Europe’s Strongest Man

Position WonLittle
2nd2017 Europe’s Strongest Man
9th2015 Europe’s Strongest Man
7th2014 Europe’s Strongest Man
8th2013 Europe’s Strongest Man
7th2012 Europe’s Strongest Man

Giants Live

Position WonLittle
10th2017 World Tour Finals
3rd2014 Hungary
2nd2013 Hungary
4th2012 Australia

Ultimate Strongman World Championships

Position WonLittle
12th2016 Ultimate Strongman

Britain’s Strongest Man

Position WonLittle
1st2018 Britain’s Strongest Man
1st2017 Britain’s Strongest Man
1st2016 Britain’s Strongest Man
1st2015 Britain’s Strongest Man
1st2014 Britain’s Strongest Man
12th2013 Britain’s Strongest Man
8th2012 Britain’s Strongest Man

UK’s Strongest Man

Position WonLittle
1st2016 UK’s Strongest Man
1st2015 UK’s Strongest Man
1st2014 UK’s Strongest Man
1st2013 UK’s Strongest Man
1st2012 UK’s Strongest Man
1st2011 UK’s Strongest Man

England’s Strongest Man

Position WonLittle
1st2011 England’s Strongest Man
1st2010 England’s Strongest Man

Eddie Hall’s Boxing Career

Eddie Hall's Boxing Career
Eddie Hall’s Boxing Career

Eddie Hall’s boxing career kickstarted in the year 2020 when Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson challenged him when he broke the deadlift world record. To Björnsson’s challenge, Hall responded that he would eat healthy food, train hard, sleep well, and recover from his injury as soon as possible. 

Hall learned many explosive punches and punching machines. He also incorporated Nile Wilson (a gymnast), Pete Andre (a pop star), and other training partners. He followed an extensive training program wherein a lot of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, burpees, and medicine ball slams were part of his daily regime.

Once he was ready, Hall faced Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson in a titan weight class boxing match in Dubai. It is still regarded as one of the heaviest matches in the history of boxing and used to be named ‘Eddie Hall vs. Thor. 

In the first couple of rounds, Hall was in a better position and knocked Björnsson down. However, Björnsson knocked Hall down twice in the third and sixth rounds. All the judges voted in favor of Björnsson with a score of about 57-54.

Hall’s boxing stance after the fourth round of the match is still recognized for its uniqueness. He was trying to nullify the height and reach advantage of the opposite contender. It was like mimicking the movement of Fiddler Crab. But he lost the match to Björnsson.  To commemorate this match and his defeat, Hall got a tattoo stating ‘World’s Strongest Man- Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson on his foot.

Eddie Hall Filmography

Eddie Hall Filmography

Not only Hall have got fame in boxing and other championships but also he is good at acting. He has worked in some Hollywood movies as well. His upcoming and one of the most awaited movies is Expend4bles which is scheduled to be released in 2023. Let us go through his contribution to films and television.


Release YearFilm TitleRole
2015Eddie: StrongmanHimself
2017Transformers: The Last KnightSaxon Warrior
2017Born StrongHimself
2020How to be BehzingaHimself
2023Expend4blesNot Disclosed


Release YearFilm TitleRole
2012-2019World’s Strongest ManHimself
2016A League of Their Own
2016Couples Come Dine with Me
2018The Chase
2018Celebs In Solitary
2018Eddie Eats America
2019The Strongest Man in History
2020Eddie Eats Christmas
2022“Eddie Hall: The Beast v The Mountain”

Eddie Hall’s Net Worth

Eddie Hall’s Net Worth
Eddie Hall’s Net Worth

Eddie Halls’s Net Worth is $35 million. He makes more than $100000 annually.

Winning the world’s strongest man in the world in 2017 made him earn a $72,000 cash prize. Arnold Strongman offered a $50,000 reward to someone who broke the deadlift 500 kg record. Hall’s deadlift has now become the minimum requirement for future lifters and record holders. 

This immense fame earned him millions of followers on his YouTube channel, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. His YouTube channel alone generates approximately $5000 per month.

He gets a lot of money for promoting merchandise on his social media accounts. Halls have several sponsorship deals. He also runs a business in partnership with Arnold Schwarzenegger. They both organize sports events. 

Hall is also working in movies and television which have gradually increased his followers and earnings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eddie Hall

Who Is Eddie Hall?

Eddie Hall is a retired strongman and television presenter who won the title of the World’s Strongest Man 2017 competition. He was a great swimmer during his teenage years.

Why Eddie Hall is So Popular?

Hall is a very popular personality. The major achievement that led to his immense success and popularity was winning the World’s Strongest Man in the World in 2017.

When Did Eddie Hall Begin His Career?

He started bodybuilding when he was 16. At the age of 20, he started training himself for Strongman.

How Has Eddie Hall Impacted the Entertainment Industry?

Hall has worked in a few movies that showcased his acting skills. His most upcoming and awaited movie is Expend4bles which will be released in 2023.

Is Eddie Hall the World’s Strongest Man?

Yes, he bagged the title of the World’s Strongest Man in 2017 competition. He consistently trains his body and follows a strict regime every day to maintain his strength and fitness.

How old was Eddie Hall when he deadlifted 500kg?

Eddie Hall was 32 years old when smashed the world record and deadlift 500 with blood pouring out his nose and ears.

Why did Eddie Hall quit?

Eddie Hall retired due to health problems that were taking a toll on his entire body.

End Note: What We Can Learn From Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall inspires us to never give up no matter what challenges life throws at us. Due to anxiety issues, he got expelled from the school and his dream to become a swimming star went to vain. However, he didn’t let this come in the way of his success. He rose up strong and bagged the title of the World’s Strongest Man in the World in 2017 after putting in a lot of effort and dedication. 

Eddie Hall is an extremely driven man who did everything possible to chase his dream of becoming the strongest man on earth. He trains his body, eats well, and breathes strongman. 

His story teaches us that we have to keep pursuing our passion and take obstacles positively. 

This way we can grow stronger and always find a way out–just like the beast.

Source: Wikipedia

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