Larry Wheels (Williams) was born and reared in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood. He grew up in abject poverty before becoming one of the world’s most powerful weightlifters. His faith is Christianity and his nationality is American.
In relation to Larry’s education. Because there were only two schools on the island, one for French children and the other for aristocratic British children, he dropped out early. Larry is unable to attend English schools since he can not speak French. He was unable to complete his education as a result.
The mother’s name and the father’s name are both unknown. Larry was placed in foster care when he was 11-12 years old. Larry left town at the age of 12 to live with his mother in the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. He spent a few years there before settling down on the beach. He used a broom and cinder blocks to lift weights in a makeshift facility because he couldn’t afford to go to English school. He began training at the age of fourteen.