10 . Jeb Corliss



Jeb Corliss


 

Jeb Corliss is a professional BASE jumper and skydiver who has gained a reputation for his death defying leaps from famous world landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. Corliss was briefly the host of an extreme sports TV show called Stunt Junkies, but he was fired in 2006 after he was arrested during an unsuccessful attempt to BASE jump from the Empire State Building. Corliss had worn a prosthetic mask and a fat suit to sneak in undetected, but security guards apprehended him after he attempted to climb over the security fence of the building’s observation deck. Critics claimed the stunt would have put lives at risk, but Corliss insisted that he had put years of planning into the jump, and still claims that the guards endangered his life by trying to pull him off the wall.