Thor Bjornsson is one of the most talked-about boxers of all time. He has experience in so many different filed. Besides being one of the most successful boxers he is well known for his acting career too. Bjornsson played the role of Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in Game Of Thrones for five years. He also used to play basketball and had a marvelous career there.
Here we prepare an article on that living legendary person. We will talk about Bjornsson’s career, his age, net worth and salary, height, weight, nickname, wife, and the latest news. After reading the article you will have a clear idea about the whole life of Bjornsson.
Bjornsson is an Icelandic actor, boxer, and professional strongman born in Reykjavík, Iceland on 26 November 1988. In his child, Bjornsson used to work in their family firm which was located just outside of the city. Since his childhood, Bjornsson had a big body shape, even he wasn’t tall.
Bjornsson started his athletic career with basketball. Thor joined the Division I club Breiðablik in 2004 as a center and moved to FSu in 2005. He then joined the premier league team KR in 2006 and again return to FSu in 2007. He helped the FSu to get promoted to the Premier League. But he couldn’t go on playing basketball for long cause of the ankle injury and left his career in basketball.
After leaving his career in basketball, Bjornsson began training for strongest man. In his gym, he met with the Icelandic famous strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon. Magnússon helped and inspired Bjornsson a lot to become the world’s most famous strongman.
In 2010 and 2011, Bjornsson won the Iceland strongman competition, he also won Iceland’s Strongest Viking, Westfjords Viking contest in 2010. Bjornsson took part in the World Strongest Man contest for the first time in 2011, he achieved sixth place in that event. Bjornsson finished in the runner-up in 2014, 2016, and 2017. In ’17 he was lost to Eddie Hall, who is his biggest rival. In 2018 Bjornsson finally won the World Strongest Man award.
The same year, Bjornsson broke the world record of Elephant Bar by lifting 472 kg (1,041 lb) in the third attempt and became the champion of the Arnold Strongman Classic. In 2019, he succeed to defend his title and became the first man to won Arnold Strongman Classic two times in a row.
Bjornsson started taking preparation for boxing from the beginning of 2020. He defeated Devon Larratt in a boxing match that took place at the CoreSports’ Fight Night 3. Bjornsson finished the bout in the first round.
Thor Bjornsson Personal Details
|Full Name||Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson|
|Born||26 November 1988|
|Height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Weight||180–205 kg (397–452 lb.)|
|Net Worth||£1.5 million|
|Wife Name||Kelsey Henson|
Thor Bjornsson aged 33 years old, was born on 26 November 1988, in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík.
Thor Bjornsson’s Net Worth and Salary
Thor Bjornsson’s net worth is approximately 1.6 million euros in 2023. He has earned all his assets and money from competing in the tournament and endorsement. He has an investment in the family businesses too. It’s kinda surprising though cause famous athletes like him should have a lot of net worth.
Bjornsson’s height is 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) and strong man weight 180–205 kg (397–452 lb.)
Bjornsson is married to Kelsey Henson since 2018. The couple met each other in a competition show that was held in Canada. Henson was a waitress in there. They started dating in late 2017. Henson and Bjornsson had a boy child together named Stormur Magni Hafþórsson. Bjornsson is also the father of another girl with his former girlfriend Thelma Björk Steinmann.
His nickname is “The Mountain”. He got a name for having a huge tall strong body fitness.