Olivier Richters ‘The Dutch Giant’ Named The World’s Tallest Bodybuilder

Olivier Richters, nicknamed the Dutch Giant, has been recognized as the world’s tallest bodybuilder.

The sport of bodybuilding has been turning into one where it might be favoring taller competitors. There is no exact science backing this up but just a thought. Well, Olivier Richters takes this to another level and has done it in a larger-than-life way.

Richters, better known as the Dutch Giant, stands at 7-feet-1.9 inches tall. This was confirmed in Eemnes, Netherlands. Richters is an actor, fitness model, and bodybuilder. He has become known for his incredible height and impressive physique. This now includes the Guinness Book of World Records, who has recognized Richters as the world’s tallest bodybuilder.

The Dutch Giant took to Instagram back in September to celebrate his achievement. He is seen with his certificate and a representative from the book of world records.

“Guinness World Records: Tallest Bodybuilder in the World, non-competitive ????????. Super proud to announce that I have taken the record in the book of 2022 with a verified height of 218.3cm / 7ft 1.9in. In the photo: Craig Glenday, Guinness editor in chief.”


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Olivier Richters was contacted by Guinness as they began their search for the tallest bodybuilder in the world. Richters was one of the obvious places to begin. At first, he was hesitant about the opportunity and he explained why in his Instagram post.

“With the result of 218.3cm / 7ft 1.9in Guinness asked if I want to take the record. I said no, because the definition of a bodybuilder is not clear. You got competitive bodybuilders (on stage competing) but also people who perform the sport for a different reason, like me as a profession / non-competitive for the film industry, my online sports supermarket @musclemeatnl and supplement line @dutchgiantnutrition.”


Richters continued to explain that the book of world records was willing to create a second category. The Dutch Giant now holds the record as the tallest competitive bodybuilder and tallest noncompetitive/professional bodybuilder.

Olivier Richters gained attention back in 2017 when he was on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival. From that moment on, Richters career on the big screen has been growing rapidly. In 2020, he joined influencers in official online promoting of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest in the Assassin’s Creed set.

Recently, Richters can be seen on the big screen in the United States. This includes in Black Widow as Ursa. He was also in The King’s Man and has some other projects in the works as well.

Olivier Richter has the personality, size, and build to turn into a popular figure in many avenues. He is a talented figure with the potential to be seen quite often moving forward. It will be interesting to see where he comes up next. What we do know is that Richters will be featured in the 2022 Guinness Book of World Records.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.