Being a daredevil is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They make their living by carrying out huge stunts that both excite and amaze vast crowds. This causes many of them to be considered heroes, while others think that they are people who clearly had no regard for their own safety. Whatever the case, they are able to captivate viewers through their immense acts of courage and can cause more drama than even the best television show or movie, though not all are quite as crazy as the ones featured on this list.
Often known as the French Spiderman, Alain Robert has become famous for his treacherous climbs up the side of skyscrapers and towers. Starting his career as a rock climber, he moved into the more urban setting and has since wowed crowds by reaching the top of several scarily tall structures with just his climbing shoes and a bag of chalk.
Joseph Kittnger was a Colonel in the United States before he made a move into more experimental jobs. He took part in a number of projects before enrolling in Project Excelsior in 1960, which saw the former fighter pilot jump from helium balloons from various heights. That highest was 31 kilometers high, a record that wouldn’t be broken for 50 years, while he also made a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon.