Sometimes a person gains excess weight as a result of illness. But most people have another reason – they eat too much and move little. Obesity can make a person’s life incredibly difficult both morally and physically. However, some people have even become famous due to their weight. Here are the top 10 fattest people alive in the world.
10. Dzhambulat Hatokhov – 240 kg
The fattest man in Russia was born on September 24, 1999 and by the age of 1 weighed 17 kilograms. And by the first class, the weight of Dzhambulat reached 115 kg, thanks to which his name appeared in the Guinness Book of Records. His mother says that the son inherited the heroic dimensions from his grandfather. Dzhambulat gained worldwide fame thanks to the documentary video “The Biggest Boy in the World”, which was broadcast on many television channels around the world. Currently, the weight of the young man reaches 240 kg, and he is not at all shy about it. On the contrary, Hatokhov increases his body weight consciously, and plans to compete in sumo competitions. He is actively involved in sports, participated in TV shows and visited Japan and England at the invitation of journalists.
9. Donna Simpson – 290 kg
This enterprising lady with excessively curvy forms created her website where her fans paid to watch Donna eat to get fatter even more. According to foreign publications, she earned $90,000 a year in this way. In 2010, Donna received the title of “The fattest mom in the World” and immortalized her name in the Guinness Book of Records. However, in 2011, the woman decided to lose up to 170 kg in order to be more independent and be able to fully take care of her two children. Simpson is a supporter of the self-acceptance movement and ridicules people who “feel guilty when they overeat.” However, even at the “peak of form”, Donna was far from the late Carol Yager, who, with a height of 170 cm, weighed 544 kg.
8. Terry Smith – 320 kg.
Once this dark-skinned American was an active woman, despite the fact that she had been fat since childhood. By the age of 20, she weighed 100 kg, but at the same time lived a full life, and then married and became a mother. As she aged naturally, Terri was constantly getting fat, and eventually found herself bedridden. The situation is complicated by the fact that the woman suffers from constant headaches and doctors suspect a brain tumor. However, there is no MRI for patients with such sizes.
7. Paul Mason – 445 kg
Mason’s breakfast was a meal for ten people and included bread, bacon, sausages and chicken eggs, and snacks consisted of 40 packs of potato chips and 20 chocolate bars a day. The National Health Service of England had to expand the doors and corridors in Mason’s house so that restaurant staff could deliver food directly to the fat man’s bed. Mason was called the fattest man on Earth, but that didn’t make him happy. The Briton was tired of his appetites; he no longer wanted to consume almost 20,000 calories daily. In 2015, Paul Mason underwent a gastric bypass procedure. In order for the operating room to support the weight of the patient, engineers had to install metal supports under the floor. The man was pushed to get rid of excess weight by his love for Rebecca Mountain. Thanks to this bright feeling, he lost 305 kg and got rid of 21 kg of excess skin. Unfortunately, the couple broke up.
6. Katrina Rayford – 454 kg
As a child, Katrina was sexually abused, and began to “jam” stress. At the age of 14, she had to undergo treatment in a psychiatric hospital due to problems with overeating. This Florida resident spent most of her life in the four walls of her own home, communicating with her peers only online. However, Katrina did not lose hope for a normal life and managed to lose 261 kg with the help of gastrointestinal surgery and a strict diet. She is not going to stop there and already goes to romantic dinners with boyfriends.
5. Andre Nasr – 468 kg
The fattest man in Australia in 2015 sought medical help, as he could not leave his home for the past two or three years. Andre consumed 12,000 calories a day -six times the figure recommended for Australians. The Australian became so fat that one of the walls of his house had to be dismantled so that medical workers could take him to the hospital. There he joined a special treatment program. Since then, Nasr has lost more than 170 kg and says he wants to help others overcome extreme obesity.
4. Kenneth Brumley – 468 kg
At one time Kenneth was considered the fattest man on Earth, and a documentary film “Half Ton Dad” was made about his life. He was bedridden for four years, and the fire brigade had to break down a wall in his house to get the fat man outside and take him to Renaissance Hospital in Texas. There Bramley managed to lose 76 kg within 40 days. The weight loss procedure involved limiting a man’s daily diet to about 1,200 calories a day. For comparison, Kenneth consumed about 30 thousand calories daily.
3. Mayra Rosales – 470 kg
If you look at the photo and after losing weight, it will be hard to believe that this is the same person. This woman is living proof that it doesn’t matter how much you weigh. The right motivation to lose weight is important.
In order to take care of her nephews, Myra lost up to 91 kg. Her sister Jaime Lee is serving a prison sentence for the manslaughter of her two-year-old child. Rosales initially took the blame, saying that she accidentally sat on her nephew and crushed him. However, during a high-profile investigation, the truth came out. And the real criminal was punished.
2. Juan Pedro Franco – 585 kg
In 2016, a resident of Mexico got into the Guinness Book of Records as the fattest person in the world. His weight at that time was just a little short of 595 kg. In a short film shown by the BBC, Franco explains that after a car accident at the age of 17, half of his body was “broken” and he failed to fully recover. Nevertheless, doctors did not understand why the man gained so much fat. Franco suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. Currently, he has dropped 132 kg, up to 453 kilograms. A whole team of 30 professionals helps him with this for free. The man’s goal is very simple – to get up from the sofa on his own. This motivates him to do exercises and even undergo gastric bypass surgery.
1. Khalid ibn Muhsen Shaari – the maximum weight of 610 kg
In adolescence, a resident of Saudi Arabia weighed 610 kilograms. He fell just a little short of the record set by the fattest man in history – American John Minnock, with a body weight of 635 kg. Khalid’s extremely dubious achievement in terms of health benefits was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. In 2013, the King of Saudi Arabia ordered the young man to be hospitalized. He also paid for the treatment. The young fat man was taken to the clinic on a military plane. Two hundred and ninety kilograms – that’s how much the fattest person in the world weighs after all medical manipulations. Through the efforts of doctors and Khalid himself, he managed to lose 320 kilograms. And by 2016, the heaviest man in the world had regained the ability to walk.