Mark Jerrold Henry is an American professional wrestler whom we have known as World Strongest Man Mark Henry. Henry is much more known to his dominant personality as a powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and retired wrestler.
Mark Henry is a former World Strongest Man who holds the World Heavyweight Championship title on World Wrestling Entertainment. He had made many records as a strong man and weightlifting competitions.
|Full Name||Mark Jerrold Henry|
|Net Worth||$4.5 Million|
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1971|
|Marital Status||Married with Jana Perry|
|Birthplace||Silsbee, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Wrestler, Voice acting, Strongman, Weightlifter|
|Height||6 ft and 4 inches (193 cm)|
|Weight||360 lbs (160 kg)|
|Signature Move||World Strongest Slam|
|Nickname||King of the Jungle, The World’s Strongest Man, Sexual Chocolate, The World’s Strongest Champion|
|Online Presence||2.8 Million on Facebook, 239 K on Instagram and 1.3 Million on Twitter|
Early Life and Childhood
The former World Strongest Man Mark Henry was born in Silsbee, Texas, on June 12, 1971. Since his early life, he was a big fan of wrestling. His favorite wrestler was Andre, the Giant, whom he used to attend a show in Beaumont, Texas.
Henry lost his father at the early age of 12 due to complications from diabetes. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 14. Henry loves playing football during his high school and stopped after straining the ligaments.
Age, Height, Weight, and Net Worth of Mark Henry
A big giant Mark Henry is currently living his 48th year of life. As a giant, he carries the total body weight of 360 pounds (160 kg) and receives a height of 6 feet and 4 inches. Multi-talented and strongman Mark Henry has a total estimated net worth of $4.5 Million.
Henry started his career as a strongman. During his high school, he was weighted 225 pounds and could squat 600 pounds (270 kg). He was also called as “The World’s Strongest Teenager” by the Los Angeles Times.
Because of his strong talent, Terry Todd, a professor of kinesiology and former weightlifter, persuaded him to train in the Olympic style of weightlifting. On his first USPF Senior National Powerlifting Championships, he came second. Henry broke four national junior records only within eight months of training. He was also able to win United States National Junior Championship and Senior Championship after 20 days of victory.
He once shocked the world by winning ADFPA U.S. National Powerlifting Championship in 1995. He set the all-time world record in the raw deadlift at 903.9 pounds (410 kg) and squat of 948.0 pounds (430 kg).
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Henry joined the World Wrestling Federation at the age of 24 on March 11, 1996. He was there signed for ten years contract and trained by Leo Burke. Henry’s first feud began against Jerry Lawler and defeated Lawler on his debut match.
Mark Henry interfered in the WWE Tag Team Championship match to help team MNM to defeat Rey Mysterio and Batista. After a week, he got in a confrontation with the World Heavyweight Championship with Batista. Henry got a teamed with NMN in a steel cage match and retained the titles of NMN.
Henry got a match with Batista at a live event where Batista got several torn triceps. He was then involved in a Battle Royal for World Heavyweight Championship but got eliminated by Kurt Angle. Mark Henry feud with The Undertaker and then challenged to a casket match at Wrestlemania 22. Henry vowed to defeat The Undertaker but couldn’t win the game.
He then participated in a Triple Threat match with Sheamus and Christian for the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship title. Henry defeated Randy Orton at the Night of Champions to become World Heavyweight Champion for the first time.
Personal Life of Mark Henry
Mark Henry is currently settled down in Austin, Texas, with his lovely wife, Jana. He has an older brother named Pat, son Jacob and daughter Joanna. Henry drives a Hummer that he won on Arnold Strongman Classic in 2002. He pledged to donate his brain to CTE research after his death.
Significant Accomplishments and Records of Mark Henry
Championship Participation – High School Level
- Mark came at the1st place in Texas State High School Powerlifting Championships
- He arrived at 1st place in National High School Powerlifting Championships
Championship Participation – Junior and Senior Level
- 1st place in International Junior Powerlifting Championship
- 1st place in WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships
- 2nd place in Men’s USPF Senior National Championship
- 1st place in ADFPA National Powerlifting Championships
- 1st place in USAPL National Powerlifting Championship
- Arnold Strongman Classic winner 2002
- International Sports Hall of Fame 2012
- Mark is The Second Strongest Man that ever lived according to Flex Magazine.
Cauliflower Alley Club
- Iron Mike Mazurki Award
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2011)
- Mark was Ranked No. 9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012
- Mark was Ranked No. 472 of the top 500 greatest wrestlers in the “PWI Years” in 2003
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE
- ECW Championship (1 time)
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWF European Championship (1 time)
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2018)
- Slammy Award (3 times)
Henry is not only known for his appearance as a professional wrestler. But also for his elite, powerful talent and as an actor in many movies. He is a former World Strongest Man who has made many other world records in weightlifting, strongman competition, etc.
He appeared in movies like MacGruber, A Haunted House 2, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! And Incarnate. Henry is also presented as a video game character in several WWE games.
Social Media Presence of Mark Henry
Facebook: 2.8 Million Followers
Instagram: 239 K Followers
Twitter: 1.3 Million Followers