Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Real Name/Full Name Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Birth Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 November 1988
Age/How Old: 35 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 206 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 188 Kg
In Pounds – 414 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Light brown
Parents Name: Father –Bjorn Thor Reynisson
Mother –Ragnheidur Margret Juliusdottir
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: Icelander
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kelsey Morgan Henson
Kids/Children Name: Theresa Lif
Profession: Actor, strongman
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is an Icelandic actor, basketball player, and strongman. He played basketball at different divisions until 2008 when he sustained some ankle injuries and began his strongman career. He left a legacy after winning World Strongest man, European Strongest Man, and Arnold Strongman Classic the same year. He has won several other strongman titles in di different years. He lifted 501 kg on 2 May 2020 at his gym.

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Biography and Early Life

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson was born in Reykjavik, on 26 November 1988. His fathers’ name is Bjorn, while his mother’s name is Ragnheibur. Both his parents are tall, his father’s weight standing at 203cm. His grandfather, Reynir, is also a tall guy with 207 cm. he was very strong since his young age, and his grandfather recalls him working on a family farm by himself. He has not shared any information if he has any siblings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’s age is 35 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024 having been born on 26 November 1988. Though, he is 6′ 9″ in feet and inches and 206 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 414 lbs in Pound and 188kg in Kilograms.


Bjornsson has not disclosed much information concerning his educational background. Nevertheless, it is important to note that he went through school and is a graduate. He attended a local high school in Iceland.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson With Wife Kelsey Morgan Henson
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson With Wife Kelsey Morgan Henson

Hafthor began a relationship with Andrea Sif Jonsdottir. They had met in the gym and even stayed together. Later that year, he got into another relationship with a Canadian actress, Kelsey Henson. The two had met in Alberta, Canada, during a strongman competition, and Hafthor visited the hotel which Kelsey worked. Without considering their height difference, Kelsey is 157 cm tall; they planned their wedding, which took place on 21 October 2018. They have a baby boy together, born on 26 September 2020.

He has a daughter from a previous relationship with Thelma Bjork Steinmann. He complained about having not seen his daughter for three years in an online video interview which was published on 21 December 2019 by Mulligan Brothers.

He openly spoke about his troubles sleep, especially after having a heavy meal due to his weight. He was diagnosed with Bell Palsy in March 2017.

Is Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Gay?

Bjornsson is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has no such rumors. He is happily married to Kelsey Henson and is blessed with a son. Their marriage has no issues as they are neither fighting nor planning to divorce.

Professional Career

Hafthor began his basketball career in 2004 with Division 1 at the center position. By then, he was playing for Breioablic. He joined Fsu Selfoss in 2005, still in Division 1. He had a broken ankle and had to undergo surgery. In 2006, he played with Urvalsdeild KR. A screw in his ankle shattered; thus had to go for another surgery, thus missed most 2006-07 season. In 2008, he returned to Fsu Selfoss. He retired from playing basketball at the age of twenty due to problems with his ankle.

He joined strongman after he was encouraged by Magnus Ver Magnusson, whom he had met at the gym. In 2010, he won several contests, including his title as Strongest Man in Iceland. In the contests that followed, he finished second in November 2010, won in June 2011, and fourth in the august 2011 contest. He has set several deadlifts, including 480 kilograms (1058 lbs) on 15 February 2020 and 501 kg (1105 lbs) being ahead of Eddie Hall, who had set a record of deadlift of 500kg.

As an actor, he has appeared in season four of “Game of Thrones” in August 2013 as Gregor Clegane, nicknamed “The Mountain.” In 2017, he cast in the film “Kickboxer: Retaliation” as Mongkut.


Hafthor has won many titles from his career as a strongman. He won the Strongest Man in Iceland in the 2010 and 2011 contests. In 2014, he was named the strongest man in Europe, a title he maintained from 2015 to 2019, except 2016. He has won three gold medals at the Arnold Strongman classic for the years 2018 to 2020. His first attempt in the World’s strongest man was in 2011, where he placed in the sixth position. In the next six attempts, he finished with three bronze and three silver and finally crowned as the champion in 2008.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in 2024

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Net Worth
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Net Worth

As of 2024, Bjornsson has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His main source of income is from his strongman job. He has also ventured into acting and has appeared in various films and television series. As a brand ambassador of SodaStream, he has appeared in various advertisements to promote the brand. The company manufactures substances used to make carbonated water at home. He also co-owns Icelandic Mountain Vodka, which is a spirit brand.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has several tattoos on his body, such as Norse deities and Viking culture.
  • In an interview, he admitted having ever used steroids, although he did not mention when he used them and whether he still uses them.
  • He was charged with beating his girlfriend to the point she was hospitalized, although the case did not get further.

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is a man to be celebrated at all times. He has earned the titles of the strongest man on several occasions. His numerous talents have also made him famous over time. Although he has not earned much from his career, his hard work will take him to far places in the future.


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