Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. In Western countries, people are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, exceeds30 kg/m2, with the range 25-30 kg/m2 defined as overweight.
We bring to you the list of recorded top 10 heaviest people in the world.
1. Jon Brower Minnoch
Jon Brower Minnoch (September 29, 1941 – September 10, 1983) was an American man who, at his peak weight, was the heaviest human being ever recorded, weighing approximately 1,400 lb (640 kilograms; 100 stone). This figure was only a close estimation because his extreme size, poor health, and lack of mobility prevented use of a scale.
2. Khalid Bin Mohsen Shaari
Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari (born 1991) is a Saudi Arabian man who in August 2013 was found to be the heaviest person on the planet and the second heaviest person in recorded history at 610 kg (1345 lbs), behind only Jon Brower Minnoch. He also had a BMI of 204, the highest ever recorded. He was ordered by King Abdullah to be transferred from his home, which he had been unable to leave for over 2 years, to the country’s capital, Riyadh, to receive treatment. As a result of this, in a mere six months, he managed to lose a total of 320 kg, more than half his body weight.
3. Manuel “Meme” Uribe Garza
Manuel “Meme” Uribe Garza (11 June 1965 – 26 May 2014) was a Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity to one of the greatest extents known in recorded history.After reaching a peak weight of around 597 kg (1,316 lb)and having been unable to leave his bed since 2002, he lost approximately 230 kg (510 lb)—nearly half of his body weight—with the help of doctors and nutritionists by February 2008. However, he died in his hometown on 26 May 2014 weighing 394 kg (869 lb).
4. Carol Yager
5. Robert Butler
6. Walter Hudson
Walter Hudson (c. 1944 in Brooklyn, NY – Dec 24, 1991) of Hempstead, New York was the sixth most obese human in medical history. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest waist. It measured 302 centimeters (119 in) in 1987 when he was at his peak weight of 1,197 pounds (85.5 st; 543 kg). Hudson described his average daily diet as consisting of two boxes of sausages, 1 pound (0.45 kg) of bacon, 12 eggs, a loaf of bread, four hamburgers and four double cheeseburgers, eight large portions of fries, three ham steaks or two chickens, four baked potatoes, four sweet potatoes, four heads of broccoli, most of a large cake, and additional snacks. He also drank an average of 18 U.S. quarts (17 liters) of soda every day.
He Had the largest waist ever in circumference at 9 ft 11 in (3.02 m).
7. Francis John Lang
8. Michael Hebranko
His weight increased to 453 kg (999 lb)and he had to be repeatedly hospitalized to the Brookhaven Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. In June 1999, Hebranko was at his peak weight of 499 kg (1,100 lb), before again undergoing a massive weight loss and dropping to 207.5 kg (457 lb). He died on July 25th, 2013.
9. Patrick D. Deuel
Patrick D. Deuel (born 28 March 1962), is an American individual known for being one of the heaviest people in the world. He was the subject of the documentary “Half Ton Man” in Channel Four’s BodyShock series, in which Rosalie Bradford gave advice after achieving a record-breaking weight loss of 410 kilograms (900 lb).
10. Robert Earl HughesRobert Earl Hughes (June 4, 1926 – July 10, 1958) was, during his lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world.
Hughes was born in Baylis, Illinois, in 1926. At the age of six, he weighed about 92 kilograms (203 lb); at ten, he weighed 171 kilograms (377 lb). His excessive weight was attributed to a malfunctioning pituitary gland. His chest was measured at 3.15 metres (10.3 ft), and he weighed an estimated 485 kg (1069 lbs) at his heaviest.