Eddie Hall (Edward Stephen Hall)
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Jan 15, 1988|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Height:||6.2 feet (188cm)|
|Last Updated:||July, 2021|
Known for his insurmountable strength which enabled him to win the title of Britain’s strongest man on five different occasions and also become the world’s strongest man in 2017, and his memorable entry into the acting world by his performance in “Transformers: The Last Knight” Eddie Hall holds the title of “The Beast” and is admired by millions of followers on social media. His strength and popularity have earned him an estimated net worth of $5 million.
This article traces his journey from the time he was a successful competitive swimmer who was expelled from high school at age 15 to his rise to fame with a victory at UK’s Strongest Man competition, his performances at the World’s Strongest Man competition through the years, while considering the setbacks he faced on his path, to his work in the acting world after retiring as a strongman, and how this journey helped him build up the current net worth.
How Did Eddie Hall Become Rich?
Whilst he worked as a mechanic at a garage in 2008 he continued to train as a bodybuilder and competed in a strongman competition at the Iceman gym in Staffordshire. In 2010, when Dave Meer suffered an injury and had to back out of a strongman championship, he arranged for Hall to take his place. Hall made it to the finals and secured a victory by half a point.
This victory, however, was only the first step in Hall’s rise to fame. The next year he competed in UK’s Strongest Man, organized by Glenn Ross, consisting of challenges like lifting heavy weights and secured another victory while setting a new national record in the Viking Hold, as he held two 20kg axes in each hand at full stretch for nearly a minute and twenty seconds. Despite his outstanding performance, he was unable to attain a spot in the World’s Strongest Man championship that year. He also suffered from an injury, which resulted in a tear in the tendon of his arm.
The following years Hall faced a series of setbacks in his career as he ranked fourth in Giants Live Melbourne event, his first international competition in 2012. Later he ranked eighth in Europe’s Strongest Man competition, and failed to make significant progress in the World’s Strongest Man Championship 2012. Hall showed resilience in the face of failure and competed in the World’s Strongest Man Championship again in 2013, where he showed improvement, but narrowly failed to qualify for the finals. However, the championships earned him between $80,000 to $100,000, which made him significantly richer.
His consistent effort and determination helped him reach the finals of the 2014 Championship. Even though he finished sixth in the final, the next year he acquired the world record for lifting 462 kgs in the deadlift. Before anyone else could compete with his record, he broke it the following year in 2015 at the World Deadlifts Championship and showed significant progress in the World’s Strongest Man competition by finishing in fourth place. His journey of persistence and hard work was later conveyed in a feature documentary ‘Eddie: Strongman‘. His strength continued to baffle all and earn him support from all over the UK and the world, as he set another world record by lifting 465 kgs in 2016 which earned him a cash prize of $50,000.
After years of continued effort, in 2017 Hall became the world’s strongest man and announced his retirement. He announced that he wanted to walk away gracefully, enjoy the fruits of his labor and live a long life by giving his body rest. The prize money for this event was $72,000. After retirement, his net worth continued to grow as he entered the acting world, by portraying a Saxon warrior, in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight‘, a film that earned $600m in the box office.
He was featured on several British TV programs including Channel 5’s Celebs in Solitary, where he was required to spend five days in solitary confinement. He continues to make money by covering World’s Strongest Man competitions, signing brand deals within the health and fitness industry and setting up a YouTube channel, which reached 1.85 million subscribers, earning him an estimate of $1.8million. In 2019, he presented the SPORTbible series “Beasted!”, where he encouraged 8 men to lead fitter lives.
What Is Eddie Hall Net Worth?
Eddie Hall’s net worth stands at an astonishing $5 million, and even after his retirement in 2017, he continues to make money through brand deals on his popularly followed social media accounts, and is striving to establish himself in the acting world.
How Eddie Hall Spends His Money?
After years of training, bodybuilding, and finally become successful in winning the World’s Strongest Man title, Eddie now leads a luxurious life. He owns several expensive cars including Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley. In 2019 he uploaded a YouTube video where he spent $20000 for traveling first class on an Emirates flight and in 2020 he uploaded a video giving a tour of his new house, whose carpet alone cost $20,000. He lives with his wife and two children. His expenditure on food still remains high, as he needs nearly 10,000 calories a day, spending $500 a week.
- Eddie Hall is the only man in history to lift half a ton (500kg).
- He narrated his story in his book, Strongman: My Story, in which he narrated that he was undergoing so much pressure that his left eye burst out of its socket.
- In an interview, Hall explained that genetic mutation that causes myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy contributed to his large muscle mass.
- An intruder once trespassed into his property and challenged him to a boxing fight.
- He was a competitive swimmer as a teenager, but he quit swimming due to a profound anxiety disorder.
- His wife reported that he can eat up to three full chickens in a day.
- He reported that he was extremely fond of watching the World’s Strongest Man competitions as a kid.