10. Kenneth Brumley (1968)
Brumley was an avid sportsman as a child and adolescent; however, when he moved temporarily to California at the age of 19, he gave up sports and started gaining weight.
The father of four reportedly consumed more than 30,000 calories per day and weighed nearly 1,033 pounds (469 kilograms) when he was at his heaviest.
Brumley was confined to a bed for four years before being transferred to Houston’s Renaissance Hospital for gastric bypass surgery. Amazingly, firefighters had to tear down a wall in his house to reach him.
Brumley was restricted to a daily diet of 1,200 calories as part of his treatment. He lost 489 pounds (222 kilograms) through additional dieting and gastric surgery, and he now weighs 531 pounds (241 kilograms), which makes it possible for him to stand for a brief period of time without assistance.
9. Mayra Rosales (1980–)
Rosales is a Texan woman who once weighed a staggering 1,036 pounds (470 kilograms). She is closer to 756 lbs. (343 kg) at this point, at least. After her two-year-old nephew Eliseo Rosales Jr.’s suspicious death in 2008, Rosales received a small amount of media attention.
Eliseo was admitted to a hospital in La Joya, Texas, with breathing issues. At first, Mayra claimed that she squashed him with her arm after accidentally falling on him.
However, when the medical team discovered that a head injury was the actual cause of death, they began to question Mayra’s hurried confession.
This is due to the fact that, at that point, she was so heavy that, according to her lawyer, she wouldn’t have been able to raise her arm high enough to strike the boy with enough force to cause such a severe injury.
In the end, it turned out that Mayra was covering for Jamie Lee, Eliseo’s mother, who had hit him with a hairbrush.
Mayra was confined to a hospital bed for the obese as her health deteriorated as a result of the stress of the trial against Jamie Lee, who was ultimately found guilty of the murder of her son.
Hughes, who was born in Illinois and died in 1958, was the heaviest person ever recorded. His chest measured 10.3 feet (3.15 meters) wide at his highest weight of 1,071 pounds (486 kilograms).
Hughes’ obesity was attributed to a faulty thyroid gland. He contracted whooping cough as a baby and is said to have ruptured his thyroid gland during a coughing fit, leading to a significant weight gain. On the other hand, this explanation was never verified.
Hughes eventually performed as a hired freak at carnivals and fairs. He contracted measles in 1958 while traveling through Indiana with the Gooding Bros. Amusement Company. He eventually succumbed to uremia as the condition worsened. Hughes had just turned 32.
Hughes was said to have been buried in a piano case; In fact, it was a bespoke coffin. His weight as the world’s heaviest man was noted on his headstone.
Deuel was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1962. He weighed 1,126 pounds (511 kilograms) at his heaviest. A Discovery Health documentary that Deuel was the subject of in 2005 revealed that he had not left his bed in seven months and that he had not left his house in seven years.
Deuel had to lie on his front to avoid crushing his organs because he was so heavy. Gastric bypass surgery seemed like the only option for him to achieve the drastic weight loss he needed to avoid death. His health was also rapidly deteriorating.
The documentary documented the steps taken to transport Deuel from his home to the hospital, including the removal of his bedroom wall and the hiring of a specialized ambulance.
Deuel shed 570 pounds (259 kilograms) following his surgery. He continued to lose weight and reached an impressive 370 lbs (168 kg).
He has, however, resumed his weight gain and continues to resolutely refuse to quit smoking and eating unhealthy foods.
He has diabetes and congestive heart failure, and his most recent recorded weight was 560 pounds (254 kilograms).
Michael Hebranko has become known as the most famous yo-yo dieter in the world. Over the course of the past 25 years, he has gained and lost a staggering 4,004 lbs (1,816 kg).
Hebranko was hospitalized in the late 1980s weighing 910 pounds (413 kilograms), but with the assistance of diet and exercise coach Richard Simmons, he was able to lose 200 pounds (91 kilograms).
Incredibly, in just 19 months, his waist size decreased from 114 inches (290 cm) to 35.8 inches (91 cm). The staggering weight loss was even listed as the “Highest Recorded Weight Loss” in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990.
Hebranko promoted his rapid weight loss by appearing on a number of chat shows in the United States and Britain.
However, when he took a day off to celebrate his success, he resumed his unhealthy eating habits and fell off the wagon. In June 1999, he ballooned to 1,100 lbs (499 kg), a weight that had gradually risen to 1,000 lbs (454 kg).
His health has suffered significantly, as you can imagine. At least recently, Hebranko has been able to lose weight and now weighs 550 lbs (249 kg).
Rosalie Bradford consumed food to combat depression. Bradford was placed in foster care after her mother left her. Bradford also ate to cope with her grief after her foster mother’s death. She weighed 140 kg (305 lbs) when she was 15 years old.
Bradford tried dieting, but she had little success, after her marriage and the birth of her son. She noticed that her weight and appetite had increased even more.
After that, she gained weight for eight years and reached a record-breaking 1,199 lbs (544 kg) in 1987 after being bedridden by a blood infection.
Bradford was extremely depressed at this point, and in 1988, she made a painkiller suicide attempt. Ironically, her size ultimately saved her life because the painkillers only kept her unconscious for a few days.
Bradford, like Hebranko, turned to Richard Simmons, a fitness guru. She went on to lose 917 lbs (416 kg) and set a new Guinness World Record for the most weight lost by a woman with Simmons’ assistance.
After achieving a weight loss of less than 300 pounds (136 kilograms), Bradford offered guidance to Patrick Deuel and other individuals who were having difficulty losing a significant amount of weight.
However, she passed away on November 29, 2006, at the age of 63, close to her home in Auburndale, Florida.
the media revealed the extreme measures required to rescue Brooklyn-born Walter Hudson following a bad fall. Hudson was born in 1944. On his way back from the bathroom, Hudson slipped and got stuck in a doorway.
Eight people were needed to free him and get him back to his bed after he had been stuck for hours.
Dick Gregory, a nutritionist, became aware of the incident and used Hudson to promote a diet plan he had developed.
Gregory claims that Hudson started out weighing 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms) and lost between 200 pounds (91 kilograms) and 800 pounds (363 kilograms) on his diet. However, it is believed that this was an exaggeration.
Hudson stated that he consumed “two boxes of sausages, one pound 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, the majority of a large cake, and additional snacks” on a daily basis.
He also ate “four hamburgers and four double cheeseburgers, eight large portions of fries, three ham steaks or two
On Christmas Eve 1991, Hudson succumbed to a heart attack. He had just turned 46. He was reportedly buried in a special steel-reinforced coffin and weighed 1,125 lbs (510 kg) at the time of his death.
3. Carol Yager (1960–1994)
Carol Yager, who was born in Michigan, is the heaviest woman ever recorded. Yager asserted that her initial weight gain was caused by family members abusing her sexually. She also said, though, that she ate normal amounts of food. She once stated in a sinister manner that there were also “monsters” lurking in her closet.
Yager was admitted to the hospital at the beginning of 1993 with cellulitis and immunodeficiency. She weighed 1,189 pounds (539 kilograms) at the time. Due to a 1,200-calorie diet, she lost 521 lbs (236 kg) in her three months in the hospital. However, once she was released from the hospital, she gained even more weight.
Although this was never proven, Yager’s boyfriend claimed that she weighed more than 1,600 pounds (726 kilograms) at her peak. She was hospitalized 13 times in two years before she died, each time requiring a team of up to 20 firefighters to remove her from her home.
Yager’s condition was misdiagnosed as not critical, so she was denied hospitalization near the end of her life. She passed away at the age of 34 from kidney failure a few weeks later.
Her death was also caused by “multiple organ failure” and “morbid obesity.” At the time of her death, her weight was recorded at 1,200 pounds (544 kilograms).
Manuel Uribe is the heaviest person still alive and was born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1965. Uribe claims to have been slightly overweight as a child, but his weight quickly increased in his 20s. He once set up a taco stand and ended up eating everything his wife had prepared.
Uribe started putting on even more weight when he took a job fixing typewriters when he moved to the United States to find work. He has been bedridden since 2001 and weighed approximately 1,320 lbs (599 kg) at his highest point. Uribe lost a remarkable 400 lbs (181 kg) on a diet that limited his calorie intake to 2,000 per day after rejecting gastric bypass surgery offers.
On a specially reinforced bed covered in gold and cream, he went to his second wedding in 2008. I demonstrate that love can be found in any circumstance. All of it comes down to faith. Uribe stated, “I have a wife, will start a new family, and will live a happy life.”
Amazingly, Uribe is still losing weight, reaching 440 pounds (200 kilograms) at the beginning of 2012.
Jon Brower Minnoch weighed approximately 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms) in 1979. By that time, just rolling him over in bed and changing his sheets required a team of 13 people. The man from Bainbridge Island, Washington, had a terrible condition called generalized edema, which is thought to have made him a lot bigger because of all the fluid he had kept in his body.
Minnoch lost 476 pounds (216 kilograms) during a 16-month hospital stay and followed a strict 1,200-calorie diet, which was the largest weight loss ever recorded. However, after gaining 200 lbs (91 kg) in a week, he was admitted to the hospital once more.
Medical professionals decided to stop treating Minnoch because the condition was difficult to treat and, ultimately, incurable. He died 23 months later, at the age of 41. Minnoch weighed nearly 800 lbs (363 kg) when he died. He was also the heaviest person ever recorded when he was at his highest weight.