Eddie Hall, also known as The Beast, is a retired professional strongman. He has many times dominated the UK and England Strongest Man contests. In 2017, he held the title of The World’s Strongest Man. He is currently turning his attention to the world of celebrity boxing. As of 2022, Eddie Hall has a net worth of $5 million.
Edward Stephen Hall was born in Clayton, Staffordshire, on January 15, 1988. He spent most of his time growing up in the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
He was a good competitive swimmer as a teen. Hall was expelled from Clayton Hall Academy when he was 15 years old. He began receiving in-home tutoring shortly after that. His first job was as a mechanic in the Robert Wiseman Dairies garage in Shropshire.
Afterward, he began competing as a bodybuilder. Apart from training, Hall’s enormous muscle mass is built because of his genetic mutation that creates myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy.
The first strongman win of Hall was at Stoke-on-Trent. He won his first England championship on his first try in 2010. After this, he moved on to UK’s Strongest Man competition and, even with injured tendons, bagged first place again.
He then went to compete at Europe’s Strongest Man but only finished eighth. Hall made his first attempt in being the World’s Strongest Man in 2012 but did not go past the qualifying group.
Eddie reached the finals in 2014 and got sixth place. He tried again in 2015 and got fourth. By this time, he was gaining international media recognition.
Becoming The World’s Strongest Man
In 2016, he set a world record for the Elephant Bar deadlift. But this wasn’t his only record. At the World Deadlift Championships, Hall achieved a new world record in the deadlift with 500 kg, breaking his previous mark of 465 kg.
Even though he passed out lifting such heavy pressure, he earned $50,000 from breaking his own record. All of this was in training for his next try at the international strongman tournament.
In 2017, Eddie Hall finally claimed his dream of becoming The World’s Strongest Man. After achieving this great feat, he announced his retirement due to health concerns relating to his condition.
After retirement, Eddie decided to make use of his celebrity status. The Beast had an appearance on the Channel 5 program Celebs In Solitary in 2018. Hall starred in the SPORTbible online series Beasted! in 2019. He assisted eight men in improving their fitness.
His most recent headlines are about him diving into the world of celebrity boxing. His debut match is against Hafthor Bjornsson, a fellow professional strongman. They are set to battle on March 19, 2022.
Eddie has been married to Alexandra Hall for ten years now. The couple has a son named Maximus. There’s Layla, Eddie’s daughter from a past relationship.
Alexandra is an entrepreneur who’s a full-time supporter of all her husband’s endeavors. She plans and prepares Eddie’s 7,000-calorie daily diet. At 1.91 meters tall, Hall’s last update on his weight is 158 kg.