Hafthor Bjornsson

Hafthor Bjornsson: 2024 Net Worth, Stats, Salary, Wife and more

In the world of professional strongman, few athletes are as unique as Hafthor Bjornsson. The giant from Iceland is not only one the greatest strongmen to ever grace the sport, but his talents go beyond strength. Besides Winning the World's Strongest Man contest, the Icelander has donned many hats. From boxing to powerlifting and even acting, he has done it all. Although his illustrious career seemingly came to an end in 2020, the strength athlete will return to the strongman stage at the upcoming Arnold Classic Strongman.

Who is Hafthor Bjornsson?

Hafthor Bjornsson, aka Thor or The Mountain, is a 6'9" giant from Iceland who is counted among the living legends of strongman. The Mountain first appeared on the scene in 2010 and for over a decade has churned out record-breaking performances. Bjornsson's efforts culminated with the World's Strongest Man title in 2018. Although Thor had been close to winning the title multiple times, he would fall short every time. The prolific competitor has also set numerous world records in strongman and even had a successful, albeit short stint in boxing. However, the strength sport wasn't his first calling.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Early Life

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was born on 26th November 1988 in Reykjavík, Iceland. Bjornsson was born to Bjorn Thor Reynisson and Ragnheidur Margret Juliusdottir as their second child. The strongman was raised alongside his sister Hafdís Lind Björnsdóttir. Although not much is known about his sister, Bjornsson was born into a genetically gifted family. Thor's father is also 6'8" and his grandfather was an inch taller standing at 6'9".

Hence, thanks to his height advantage, basketball was the first sport that attracted Hafthor Bjornsson. Thor was a natural at the sport when he began playing basketball in school at the junior level. He showed promise and progressed to playing in Division 1 before turning 18. However, an injury brought an end to Bjornsson's basketball dreams. Recovering from that injury would also lead to the Icelander realizing how strong he actually was.

Hafthor Bjornson’s Wife and Children

The strongman and actor married Canadian fitness enthusiast and model Kelsey Morgan Henson in 2018, the same year the 35-year-old won the World's Strongest Man title. Bjornsson is the father of two children. His eldest child, Theresa Líf, is the daughter of Bjornsson and ex-girlfriend Thelma Björk Steimann.

Two years after marrying Henson, the couple had their first child, Stormur Magni Hafþórsson, in 2020. In 2023, Bjornsson and Henson announced they were expecting another child. However, on Nov 8, the couple announced the heartbreaking news that Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir was stillborn at 21 and a half weeks. Following the loss of his daughter, Hafthor has focused on training for the Arnold Strongman Classic 2024.

Hafthor Bjornson’s Net Worth 2024 

While there's no concrete net wealth estimate for Hafthor Bjornsson, the strongman icon is worth millions. Estimates put his net worth in the $2 to $5 million range. However, it won't be surprising if the strongman is worth more. Besides owning Thor's Power Apparel and Thor's Power Gym, the former boxer has many partnerships and endorsements with different brands. He was also a recurring face in the Game of Thrones TV show, especially in the later seasons.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Career Timeline

The strongman's career started with basketball. In 2004, The Mountain played in Iceland's Division 1 for the club Breiðablik as the center. He joined FSU Selfoss in 2005. Bjornsson even made it to the U18 Iceland National team and played during the European Championship in 2006. After getting injured, Bjornsson left basketball at 20.

However, he found his calling. The then basketballer discovered that he continued to grow stronger as he put on more muscle and weight. Bjornsson met famous strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon, who realized his potential and started training him in 2008. Within two years, The Mountain won multiple strongman competitions. The 35-year-old made his WSM debut in 2011.

Since then, Bjronsson has set numerous world records. He has earned 56 gold medals in international and national level competitions combined. Bjornsson's total medals tally stands at 96. However, strongman isn't the only sport he found success in. The 35-year-old also had a short sting in boxing after retiring from professional strongman.

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Hafthor Bjornsson fought four times between January 2021 and March 2022. The Mountain's boxing record stands at two wins and two draws. His final win came against his strongman arch-rival, Eddie Hall. After boxing, Hafthor made a return to strength sports with powerlifting. In 2023, the Icelandic strongman set out to excel in powerlifting and set a new total lift record. 

However, the former champion's powerlifting dream abruptly ended after the pec injury. After making a quick recovery, Bjornsson will return to strongman at the Arnold Strongman Classic.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Partnerships and Endorsements

Hafthor Bjornsson co-founded Icelandic Mountain Vodka, a seven-time distilled version of Icelandic vodka. The Mountain has also introduced a high-protein, yogurt-like product to the world called Skyr. Bjornsson, Unnar Helgi Danielsson, Dylan Sprouse, and Terry Crews are the brand ambassadors of his brand Thor's Skyr. He is also SodaStream's brand ambassador.

The strongman giant has also partnered with other brands and companies like Reign Total Body Fuel, SBD Apparel, Rogue Fitness, Transparent Labs, and more. The actor certainly has no shortage of partnerships and endorsements.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Records

During Bijornsson's decade-long career, The Mountain has set over 80 world records. Here are some of his most significant ones.

World Records:

  • Deadlift – 501 kg (1,105 lb) Standard bar with figure 8 straps and single-ply suit (2020 World's Ultimate Strongman - Feats of Strength series) The Heaviest Deadlift of all time

  • Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift – 474.5 kg (1,046 lb) Elephant bar, raw with standard straps (2019 Arnold Strongman Classic)

  • Viking Log carry – 650 kg (1,433 lb) [5 steps] (World's Strongest Viking 2015)

  • One-arm Weight over the bar – 25.5 kg (56 lb) over 6.17 meters (20 ft 3 in) (2022 Rogue Invitational) (World Record)

  • Truck pull – 27,000 kg (59,525 lb) for 12.05 meters 'extra uphill' (2013 SCL World Finals) (World Record)

  • Bus pull – 28,123 kg (62,001 lb) for 25 meters - 36.05 seconds (2018 World's Strongest Man)

Personal Records:

  • Squat - 460 kg (1,014 lb)

  • Log press - 213 kg (470 lb)

  • Axle press - 206 kg (454 lb)

  • Bench press - 250 kg (551 lb)

  • Cyr Dumbbell - 146 kg (322 lb)

  • Húsafell Stone - 186 kg (410 lb) for 98.16 meters (322'1")

  • Atlas Stones - 5 Stones weighing 120–200 kg (264–441 lb) in 17.54 seconds

  • Keg toss - 8 kegs, 18–25 kg (40–55 lb), over 4.90 meters (16'1") in 16.35 seconds

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Major Achievements and Awards

Besides winning the World's Strongest Man, Hafthor Bjornsson is among the few men to win both the WSM and The Arnold Strongman Classic. Below is the list of the strongman's major placings.

World's Strongest Man:

  • 6th - 2011

  • 3rd - 2012

  • 3rd - 2013

  • 2nd - 2014

  • 3rd - 2015

  • 2nd - 2016

  • 2nd - 2017

  • 1st - 2018

  • 3rd - 2019

Arnold Strongman Classic:

  • 10th - 2012

  • 8th - 2013

  • 5th - 2014

  • 7th - 2015

  • 5th - 2016

  • 2nd - 2017

  • 1st - 2018

  • 1st - 2019

  • 1st - 2020

Europe’s Strongest Man:

  • 1st - 2014

  • 1st - 2015

  • 2nd - 2016

  • 1st - 2017

  • 1st - 2018

  • 1st - 2019

Giants Live:

  • 4th - 2011 Poland

  • 1st - 2014 FitX Melbourne

  • 1st - 2014 World’s Strongest Viking

  • 1st - 2015 Viking Challenge

  • 1st - 2016 Sweden

World’s Ultimate Strongman:

  • 1st - 2018 Dubai

Strongman Champions League:

  • 3rd - 2013 SCL Iceman Challenge IV

  • 1st - 2013 Latvia

  • 2nd - 2013 Germany

  • 1st - 2015 SCL Iceman Challenge

Jón Páll Sigmarsson Classic:

  • 2nd - 2010

  • 1st - 2012

Iceland’s Strongest Man:

  • 3rd - 2010

  • 1st - 2011

  • 1st - 2012

  • 1st - 2013

  • 1st - 2014

  • 1st - 2015

  • 1st - 2016

  • 1st - 2017

  • 1st - 2018

  • 1st - 2019

  • 1st - 2020

Strongest Man in Iceland:

  • 1st - 2010

  • 1st - 2011

  • 1st - 2012

  • 1st - 2016

  • 1st - 2017

Iceland’s Strongest Viking:

  • 1st - 2010

  • 1st - 2011

  • 1st - 2012

Westfjord’s Viking:

  • 4th - 2009

  • 1st - 2010

  • 1st - 2011

  • 1st - 2012

OK Budar Strongman Championships:

  • 1st - 2010

Hafthor Bjornsson’s Charity and Foundation

Hafthor Bjornsson has always looked to giving back to the community that supports him and underprivileged athletes. Over the years, Thor has donated to many charities. Whether it's through his brands or spectacular exhibitions like the Bjornsson vs. Hall boxing match, the strongman has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity.

Hafthor Bjornsson’s car collection

When you're a 6'9" strongman who has the strength to lift literal cars during competition, it is difficult to find one that you can fit in. The regular hatchback, sedan, or even many SUVs couldn't accommodate Hafthor Bjornsson's massive frame. Hence, the WSM winner bought one of the biggest pick-ups money can buy, the Ram Rebel. Hafthro's Rebel has a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 that produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Interestingly, the truck can pull 11,340 lbs, which is less than half of how much Bijornsson has pulled during competition. Besides the Ram pick-up, no information is available about any other vehicles owned by the 35-year-old.

Hafthor Bjornson’s House

The Icelander owns multiple houses. While not much is known about the specifics of the properties he owns, Bjornsson put his "Mountain Villa" for rent on Airbnb.

Hafthor Bjornson’s Social Media Accounts

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/thorbjornsson
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/HafthorBjornsson
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ThorBjornsson_
YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/@Hafthorjulius
Websitehttps://hafthorbjornsson.com/

 

Personal Information
Full NameHafþór Júlíus Björnsson
Popular NameThe Mountain, Thor
Date Of Birth26 November 1988
Birth PlaceReykjavik, Iceland
Age35
Height6'9" (206 cm)
Weight200 - 220 lbs (90.7 - 100 kg)
ParentsBjorn Thor Reynisson (father), Ragnheidur Margret Juliusdottir (mother)
SiblingsHafdís Lind Björnsdóttir (sister)
NationalityIcelander
EthnicityN/A
Net WorthApprox. $5 million
SpouseKelsey Morgan Henson
Relationship/Marital StatusMarried
Children2 - Theresa Líf, and Stormur Magni Hafþórsson
ProfessionStrongman

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