Liver King is an American social media influencer and entrepreneur. He is known for eating raw meat. He made headlines on 2 December 2022 after he posted an apology video in which he accepted that his body was not a “natural body” but was made with the help of steroids.
Liver King, aka Brian Johnson, was born in 1977 (age 45 years; as of 2022) in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. After earning a degree in biochemistry from Texas Tech University (TTU), he wrote a research paper on the biochemistry of supplemental nutrition.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Green
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 52″, Waist:34″, Biceps: 18″
Parents & Siblings
Brian Johnson’s father died when he was very young after which he was raised by his mother. He has an elder brother.
Wife & Children
His wife, Barbara Johnson, is a dentist. He met her in 2004. She is also known as the Liver Queen. He has two sons named Rad Johnson and Stryker Johnson. He calls them the Savage Liver Boys.
Brian Johnson with his wife Barbara Johnson
Rad Johnson (left) with Stryker Johnson (right)
Brian Johnson with his family
According to Brian Johnson’s official website, Brian and his wife Barbara decided to adopt the “ancestral lifestyle” after their sons were frequently admitted to a hospital because of allergies. He adopted a primitive lifestyle after reading Nourishing Traditions, written by Sally Falcon. Brian claims that ever since his family adopted the “ancestral lifestyle” and started consuming raw meat, their health and mood have improved tremendously. He later came up with the 9 ancestral tenets namely Eat, Sleep, Move, Shield, Connect, Cold, Sun, Fight, and Bond.
Brian Johnson often posts fitness-related posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. He started posting content on social media in 2021. As of December 2022, he has more than 3.6 million followers on TikTok, 1.7 million followers on Instagram, 509k followers on Facebook, 1,502 followers on Twitter, and 232k subscribers on YouTube. He has also appeared on several podcast events. In 2020, Brian hired a social media management team to increase his followers.
Before starting his business, Brian Johnson was a pharmacist. Brian Johnson is the CEO of several supplement-providing companies like Ancestral Supplements and The Fittest, which provides protein supplements like chocolate bars, beef from New Zealand and Australia, and much more. Later, Brian started a movement named The Beef Organ Supplement Movement, aimed at providing a high-quality beef supplement to its customers all around the world.
Usage of steroids
When Brian began his journey as a social media influencer, he used to claim that his body is “all-natural” and that he never used steroids to gain muscle. On 29 November 2022, a YouTuber named Derek, who has a YouTube channel named More Plates More Dates, posted an hour-long video titled “The Liver King Lie” in which he said that Liver King extensively used steroids for bodybuilding. He also said that Liver King mailed a bodybuilding coach on 29 June 2021 and claimed that he used steroids to build his body and spends approximately $ 11k each month on steroids. After the expose video, Liver King released a 6-minute-long apology video on 2 December 2022 in which he accepted his mistake of using steroids and apologized for “lying and misleading” his followers. He also said that he could not reveal the truth as many people who were suffering from poor mental health saw him as their idol. In his video, he said,
I am making this video to apologize because I f***ed up, because I am embarrassed and ashamed, because I lied and I misled a lot of people. It has been tricky as f*** to navigate. Well, clearly, I did it wrong and I am here now to set the record straight — yes, I have done steroids and yes, I’m on steroids monitored and managed by a trained hormone clinician. While spreading the message, I have been on several podcasts, and when asked if I’ve ever taken steroids, I have always said, ‘no. I do not touch the stuff. Not going to touch the stuff. Never touched the stuff.’ That was a lie. I’ve convinced myself this had nothing to do with the ancestral message. I fully own that I f***ed up. I am as sorry as a man can be, and all I can do is take extreme ownership right now, be better, and lead myself to a better life as a better human.”
- M35 series 2½-ton 6×6 cargo truck.
- Kubota M4 Utility Tractor.
Note: He also owns an M4 Sherman, a World War 2-era American tank.
Liver King owns an 8,300 sq ft mansion in Austin, Texas, United States of America.
As of October 2022, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million.
- Liver King often refers to his followers as Primals.
- According to Liver King, when he was in school, he was extensively bullied because of his thin stature. While talking about it, he said,
I was very tiny… I knew I looked a bit different and I got the sh*t kicked out of me every single day… I was very terrified. After bodybuilding, they started accepting me and even looked up to me.”
- Liver King follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Liver King is an avid pet lover. He has two pet Dobermans.
Liver King with his pets