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Celebrity Bodyguards We Would Not Want to Mess With

When you talk about celebrities, we know that they are most of the time accompanied by their bodyguards. Check out some of them.

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You better think twice before approaching any of these celebrities. Or do it carefully, make sure it’s an appropriate moment (probably not…) because you certainly don’t want to get into trouble with their bodyguards.

Check out this list and you will even start to recognize them.

Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham

“Billy” is a former Special Forces Instructor. He has a long list of services as a bodyguard for famous people like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kate Moss, and Russel Crow. He is certainly one of the most popular bodyguards out there. This is him a few years ago:

He was part of the special air services in 1991, responsible for planning and executing operations to save hostages. He’s also a certified counter-terrorist sniper. Billy has been responsible for planning and executing strategic operations and training at the highest level in numerous locations (Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and Africa) and has led countless hostage rescues.

From his own website: “Billy is a certified SF and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, Ski Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice climbing Instructor, Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, Counter Terrorist Instructor (all options) and has worked as a Patrol Medic/Trauma Life Support agent for 5 hospital attachments.”

Pascal Duvier

He is Kim Kardashian’s former bodyguard. Besides being big, he is an expert in judo and martial arts.

Although he was working for Kim Kardashian she was held at gunpoint in Paris and robbed of an estimated $15 million dollars worth of jewelry, he said he wouldn’t change anything about 2016. In fact, at the time of the incident, Pascal Duvier was at a nearby nightclub protecting her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.

Whose idea was it to leave Kim alone? Anyway, on to the next one.

Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard

The boxer, who retired in 2017 and ended his career undefeated with an incredible 50 wins and no losses, is famous for virtually disappearing among his bodyguards. Mayweather is usually surrounded by 4 or more of his security team at any given point. Floyd will hardly go unnoticed by you on the street. There are always four towers around him.

Price – Cardy B

The guy is known for being stylish, but the truth is, he takes his job very seriously: Prince was almost arrested for attacking a fan that was trying to get close to Cardy B. You better not try as well.

Drake’s bodyguard

Drake’s security team was caught on video in 2017 bullying drivers on a street in Toronto, forcing them to the side of the road so that the rapper’s motorcade could bypass traffic. When one driver complained, Drake’s bodyguard told him, “Run me over bro! I have the right of way, bro. I’ll take your Tesla.”

Kendrick Lamar’s bodyguard

If you’re not scared of this bodyguard, then you never will be. Look at the guy, he looks like a giant… Wow.

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Jay Z – Ken Shamrock

Ken is a Former UFC champion. He was known as “the most dangerous man in the world” back when he was part of the wrestling league. So he’s the right guy in terms of strength and experience. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was widely considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world, and in 2008, Shamrock was ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time.

In this photo you see Ken facing a UFC legend, the Brazilian Royce Gracie.

Beyonce and Jay Z – Julius de Boer         

Julius de Boer started his own Executive Protection company in Europe at the age of 24. He has a psychology degree from the University of Amsterdam. He stated: “Adaptability, in physical and psychological terms, is the main characteristic that you must possess,” Julius said about working for Beyoncé in a 2011 Variety interview.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s twin bodyguards

Awarded as the best player in the world 5 times, in the years 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo also needs to feel safe, and this job is in charge of Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro, twins who used to serve in the Portuguese military.

After leaving the Portuguese special forces, they joined a national police unit guarding local politicians and judges, before being hired as Ronaldo’s personal bodyguards.

Conor McGregor’s team of bodyguards

The UFC fighter took the death threats he received in 2016 seriously. Conor decided to hire a team of four bodyguards who provided him with 24/7 protection.

About the author  /  Marcelo Lopes

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