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Doug Hepburn was born on 16 September, 1926 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is a weightlifter. Discover Doug Hepburn’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 74 years old?

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Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 16 September 1926
Birthday 16 September
Birthplace Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of death (2000-11-22)
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Nationality Canada

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He is a member of famous weightlifter with the age 74 years old group.

Doug Hepburn Height, Weight & Measurements

At 74 years old, Doug Hepburn height
is 5 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1.74 m) and Weight 300 lb (136 kg) active.

Physical Status
Height 5 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1.74 m)
Weight 300 lb (136 kg) active
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Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Doug Hepburn Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Doug Hepburn worth at the age of 74 years old? Doug Hepburn’s income source is mostly from being a successful weightlifter. He is from Canada. We have estimated
Doug Hepburn’s net worth
, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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Source of Income weightlifter

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Hepburn was a singer and songwriter, releasing a Christmas tune, the “Hepburn Carol”. He had literary ambitions and had a large output of essays and poems and other writings. At the age of 37, Hepburn opened his own gym. In his later years, he custom built gym equipment and marketed protein powder and other sports supplements. Hepburn suffered from alcoholism and was concerned about his health so became a vegetarian in the mid-1970s. He died of a perforated ulcer at age 74.


In December 1954, he signed what was announced as a five-year contract with Tunney. After being trained by Watson and Pat Fraley, Hepburn defeated Frank Marconi in his debut match on March 27, 1955. He later wrestled Yukon Eric and Fritz Von Erich and partnered with Antonino Rocca and Watson. Hepburn quit working for Tunney in 1956; he had one more brief stint as a wrestler while working for Cliff Parker in British Columbia before retiring.


Hepburn also became the first man in history to bench press 400, 450, 500, and 550 pounds. He set a series of bench press world records in the early 1950s: In November 1950 he pressed 400 lbs (181.82 kg), in 1951 he pressed 450 lbs (204.55 kg), and finally 500 lbs (227.27 kg) in December 1953.

Like his father and stepfather, Hepburn battled with alcoholism and consequently experienced depression. After his triumphs in the early 1950s, he became a professional wrestler for a brief period of time.


Hepburn entered competition in 1948, and set an unofficial Canadian record (300 lbs. clean & press) at his first competition. He took the U.S. Open title in 1947, by pressing 345 lbs. Hepburn set another Canadian weightlifting record in 1950 and went on to win a gold medal at the 1953 World Weightlifting Championships in Stockholm with a 1030 lbs Olympic 3-lift-total. After years of trying to attract public interest, the win in Stockholm had finally catapulted him into the media spotlight. During his preparations for the 1954 British Empire Games in his hometown of Vancouver, the whole city got behind him, and he was given $150 a week while training in a gym by then-mayor Fred Hume. At the Games, Hepburn would claim another weightlifting gold medal in the heavyweight division by lifting a total of 1040 lbs (370 lbs press – 300 lbs snatch – 370 lbs clean & jerk) to set a new Games record becoming a Canadian national hero. He was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1953 and was named British Columbia’s Man of the Year for 1954.


Douglas Ivan Hepburn (September 16, 1926 – November 22, 2000) was a Canadian strongman and weightlifter. He won weightlifting gold medals in the 1953 World Weightlifting Championships as well as the 1954 British Empire Games in the heavyweight division. He is also known as the first man to bench press 400, 450, 500, and 550 pounds (raw). During the 1950s he was publicly known as the “world’s strongest man” for his many feats of strength. Hepburn has been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1953), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1955), and the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1966).