List of tallest people

This is a list of the tallest people to be measured and verified, living and dead.

MenEdit

  Living   Deceased   Height disputed   No growth-related pathological disorder (gigantism, acromegaly)

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
  United States 272 cm 8 ft 11.1 in Robert Wadlow Tallest human in recorded history confirmed by Guinness World Records.[1] 1918–1940 (22)
  United States 267 cm 8 ft 9 in John Rogan Second tallest man in recorded history. Weighed only 92.5 kg (204 lb). Unable to stand due to ankylosis. 1868–1905 (37)
  United States 263.5 cm 8 ft 7¾ in John F. Carroll 244 cm (8 ft 0 in) standing height, 264 cm (8 ft 7¾ in) assuming normal spinal curvature. 1932–1969 (37)
  Ukraine 257 cm 8 ft 5 in Leonid Stadnyk Not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.[2] 1969–2014 (45)
  Finland 251.4 cm 8 ft 3 in Väinö Myllyrinne Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Measured 251.4 cm tall at his peak. 1909–1963 (54)
  Canada 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Édouard Beaupré Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing. 1881–1904 (23)
  Turkey 251 cm 8 ft 2.8 in[3] Sultan Kösen The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.[4] He has 36.5-cm-long (1 ft 2 in) feet—the second-longest feet for a living person and 27.5-cm-long (11.2 in) hands—the longest for a living person.[5] 1982–
  Bangladesh 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Jinnat Ali Was not measured officially by Guinness. Tallest person in Bangladesh. [6] 1996–2020 (24)
  India 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Vikas Uppal Was not measured officially by Guinness. 1986–2007 (21)
  United States 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Don Koehler Tallest person in world for most of the 1970s. 1925–1981 (55)
  United States 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Bernard Coyne Coyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August, gave his height as 8 feet, although he had reached a height of 8 feet 2 inches (249 cm) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (254 cm). 1897–1921 (23)
  Ireland 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Patrick Cotter O'Brien Tallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (244 cm). Remains examined in 1972 and height verified. 1760–1806 (46)
  Morocco 246 cm 8 ft 1 in[7] Brahim Takioullah Possesses the world's largest feet at 1 ft 3 in (38 cm).[8] 1982–
  Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Morteza Mehrzad Tallest man in Iran.[9] Gold medalist of Iran sitting volleyball national team in Summer Paralympic games Rio 2016 1987–
  Germany 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Julius Koch Probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium. 1872–1902 (30)
  Mozambique 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Gabriel Estêvão Monjane Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990. 1944–1990 (46)
  India 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Dharmendra Pratap Singh Tallest living Indian person.[10] 1983–
  Libya 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Suleiman Ali Nashnush Libyan who was the tallest basketball player in the world.[citation needed] 1943–1991 (47)
  France 245 cm 8 ft ​12 in Jean-Joseph Brice Known as "Le Géant des Vosges", Ramonchamp, France; his exact height was controversial.[11] 1835–?
  Germany 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Anton de Franckenpoint Nickname Langer Anton. Skeleton later measured at 8 ft 0 in (244 cm).[12] fl. 16th century
  China 242 cm 7 ft ​11 14 in Zhang Juncai Tallest living Chinese person. 1966–
  Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft ​11 14 in Suparwono Was the tallest man in Southeast Asia, and he was the tallest Indonesian; claimed to be 8 ft 10.5 in. Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.[13] 1985–2012 (26)
  Netherlands 242 cm 7 ft 11¼ in Albert Johan Kramer Tallest man in the Netherlands; His brother-in-law was suffering from dwarfism and did not exceed 69 cm (27.16 in). Together they formed a variety act, with performances around the world.[14] 1897–1976 (79)
  Spain 242 cm 7 ft 11¼ in Miguel Joaquín Eleicegui Arteaga (es)
"Gigante de Altzo"
Tallest man recorded in Spain. The 2017 Basque movie Handia is based on his life.[15][16][17] 1818–1861 (43)
  Puerto Rico 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Felipe Birriel Tallest Puerto Rican recorded. 1916–1994 (78)
  India 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Asadulla Khan Tallest man in India.[18] 1988–
  Soviet Union 240 cm 7 ft 10 in Alexander Sizonenko Soviet basketball player.[19] 1959–2012 (53)
  Egypt 240 cm 7 ft 10 in Sa'id Muhammad Ghazi He was billed as 10 ft in his life.[20] 1909–1941 (32)
  Belarus 239 cm 7 ft 10 in Feodor Machnow Billed as 9 ft 3 in during his life. 1878–1912 (34)
  Austria-Hungary 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Grgo Kusić Tallest Croat recorded. Tallest citizen of Austria-Hungary of his time.[21] 1892–1918 (26)
  Pakistan 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Naseer Soomro Tallest confirmed man living in Pakistan.[22][23] 1975–
  Netherlands 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Rigardus Rijnhout Second tallest man in the Netherlands; he was known as the giant of Rotterdam. Early June 2011, a life-size statue of Rijnhout was unveiled in the Oude Westen district in Rotterdam.[24] 1922–1959 (36)
  Brazil 237 cm 7 ft 9.3 in Joélisson Fernandes da Silva Tallest living Brazilian.[25][26] 1985– (34)
  Mongolia 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Öndör Gongor Very tall man in early-20th-century Mongolia. Some other sources even give 245 cm (8 feet) 1880/85 – 1925/30
  United States 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Louis Moilanen Tallest person in Michigan history and one of the tallest men in the world during his lifetime. He may have been 8 ft 1 in tall.[27] 1885–1913 (28)
  United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Angus MacAskill Tallest "true" giant (not due to a pathological condition). Tallest recorded man from the United Kingdom. 1825–1863 (38)
  United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in William Bradley 1787–1820 (33)
  United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Frederick Kempster Height disputed between 7 ft 8.5in and 8 ft 4.5in[28] 1889–1918 (29)
  United States 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Martin Van Buren Bates Known as the Kentucky Giant or The Giant of the Hills.[29] He and Anna Haining Bates were the tallest married couple.[30] 1837–1919 (81)
  Germany 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Walter Straub Tallest man in Germany while he was alive.[31] 1925–1986 (61)
  Algeria 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Rachid Bara Tallest man in Algeria while he was alive.[32] 1974–2009 (35)
  Soviet Union 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Uvais Akhtaev Soviet/Chechen basketball player in 1940–50s[33] 1930–1978 (48)
  China 236.17 cm 7 ft 8.98 in Sun Mingming Chinese basketball player. Formerly second-tallest living person. 1983–
  China 236.1 cm 7 ft 8.95 in Bao Xishun Considered the tallest living person by Guinness World Records until September 2009 when he was replaced by Sultan Kösen.[34] 1951–
  Tunisia 235.9 cm 7 ft 8.87 in Radhouane Charbib Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until January 15, 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Mingming.[35] 1968–
  Brazil 235 cm 7 ft ​8 12 in Rafael França do Nascimento Tallest man in Brazil.[36] 1987–
  Russia 235 cm 7 ft 8½ in Nikolai Pankratov Tallest man in Russia.[37] 1990–
  North Korea 235 cm 7 ft ​8 12 in Ri Myung-hun Former basketball player with the North Korean national team. 1967–
  United States
  Ukraine
235 cm 7 ft ​8 13 in Igor Vovkovinskiy Currently the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Most recently has been acting in commercials and movies.[38] Became well known by wearing a T-shirt that read "Obama's Biggest Supporter". Took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, as one of the performers on the stage representing Ukraine. 1982–
  United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Broc Brown Former tallest teenager in the United States.[39] 1997–2019 (22)[40]
  United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Cecil Boling Was 7'8" but shrank to 7'0" when his legs were replaced with artificial legs 8.5" shorter.[41] 1920–2000 (79)
  United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Brenden Adams Former tallest teenager in the world. 1995–
  India 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Polipaka Gattaiah Tallest Indian.[42] 1975–2015 (40)
  Ivory Coast 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Abdramane Dembele Tallest man in Ivory Coast.[43] 1985–
  United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Bob Wegner Professional Basketball Player [44] 1993–
  United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in George Bell Former Tallest living American.[45] 1957–
  Fiji 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Kaliova Seleiwau Tallest living Fijian.[46] 1981–
  Austria 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Adam Rainer Only person known to have been both a dwarf and giant. He was 118 cm (3 ft 10 in) tall at age 21 and peaked at 234 cm (7 ft 8 in) when he died, having doubled his height as an adult. 1899–1950 (51)
  Pakistan 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Alam Channa Pakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998.[47] 1953–1998 (46)
  Iceland 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Jóhann K. Pétursson Was the tallest person in Iceland. 1913–1984 (71)
  Japan 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Yasutaka Okayama Tallest living Japanese. Tallest basketball player drafted in NBA history.[48][49][50][51] 1954–
  Austria-Hungary 233.7 cm 7 ft 8 in Franz Winkelmeier One of the tallest people in his time.[52] 1860–1887 (27)
  Spain 233 cm 7 ft 7.7 in Jaime Clemente Izquierdo Spain's tallest man in his lifetime.[53] 1961–2005 (44)
  Spain 233 cm 7 ft ​7 12 in Agustín Luengo Capilla Circus performer. Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death.[54] 1849–1875 (26)
  United States 232 cm 7 ft 7½ in Jack Earle Jacob Rheuben Ehrlich. American silent film actor and sideshow performer. 1906–1952 (46)
  Somalia 233 cm 7 ft 7.4 in Hussain Bisad Somalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men. 1975–
  United Kingdom 233 cm 7 ft 7.4 in Neil Fingleton Tallest NCAA Division I basketball player. Known for his role Mag the Mighty for the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.[55] 1980–2017 (37)
  Japan 237 cm 7 ft 9.3 in Yoshimitsu Matsuzaka Tallest man in Japan; no color images of him exist even though he died in the 1960s.[56] 1930–1962 (32)
  China 233 cm 7 ft 7 in Wang Feng-Jun Asia's tallest man in 2004.[57] 1976–2015 (39)
  Argentina 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jorge González Tallest wrestler in WWE history. 1966–2010 (44)
  United Kingdom 231 cm 7 ft 7.26 in Paul Sturgess Tied for the tallest player to play college basketball in the U.S.[58] 1987–
  United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Kenny George Second-tallest NCAA Division I basketball player (Neil Fingleton).[59] 1987–
  United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Lock Martin He played the robot in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.[60] 1916–1959 (43)
  United Kingdom 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Charles Byrne Skeleton now resides in the Hunterian Museum. 1761–1783 (22)
  United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Max Palmer Actor and pro wrestler. Listed by Guinness World Records at 7 ft 7 in, claimed 8 ft 1 in. Film Bio - Killer Apes, Invaders From Mars.[61] 1927–1984 (57)
  Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Tied for tallest in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1971–
  Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Robert Bobroczky Romanian basketball player who was 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) in 2017–18, aged 16.[62] 2000–
  Sudan 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Manute Bol Tied for tallest in NBA history. 1962–2010 (48)
  Armenia 230 cm 7 ft 7 in Arshavir Grigoryan Tallest man in Armenia.[63] 1990–
  Azerbaijan 230 cm 7 ft 7 in Aleksandar Rindin Tallest man in Azerbaijan.[64] 1985–
  Belgium 230 cm 7 ft 6.75 in Alain Delaunois Tallest living Belgian.[65] 1971–
  Montenegro 230 cm 7 ft 6.5 in Slavko Vraneš Tallest Montenegrin basketball player in the national basketball team, former player in the NBA 1983–
  Vietnam 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Trần Thành Phố Was the tallest man in Vietnam when he died in 2010[66] 1947–2010 (63)
  Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Malik Sidibe Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[67] 1985–
  United Kingdom 229 cm 7 ft ​6 14 in Christopher Greener Formerly Britain's tallest man 1943–2015 (71)
  Algeria 229 cm 7 ft ​6 15 in Saad Kaiche Former basketball player of Club Baloncesto Breogán of Lugo.[68][69] 1985–
  United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Ralph Madsen Billed as 7 ft 6 in.[70] 1897–1948 (51)
  China 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Yao Ming Was the tallest player in the NBA during his playing years until his retirement in 2011. 1980–
  United States
  Germany
229 cm 7 ft 6 in Shawn Bradley Former player in the NBA, 1993–2005, tallest living German (holding dual citizenship). 1972–
  Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Moussa Seck Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[71] 1986–
  United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Matthew McGrory Was the world's tallest actor when he died in 2005.[72] 1973–2005 (32)
  Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Mamadou N'Diaye Was the tallest in high school and college basketball while playing in the USA (tied for tallest with Tacko Fall in his final college season in 2015–16).[73][74] 1993–
  United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Conrad Furrows He was listed in the Bernard L. Kobel Catalogue of Human Oddities of Circus Sideshows.[75] 1922–1967 (45)
  Russia 229 cm 7 ft 5.8 in Sergey Ilin Tallest basketball player in Russia.[76] 1988–
  Spain 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Fermín Arrudi Urieta Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death. 1870–1913 (42)
  Democratic Republic of the Congo 228 cm 7 ft ​5 23 in Bienvenu Letuni Tallest basketball player in DRC[77] 1994–
  Poland 228 cm 7 ft ​5 23 in Eugeniusz Taraciński Tallest man in Poland while he was alive.[78] 1928–1978 (50)
  Colombia 228 cm 7 ft ​5 23 in Asdrúbal Herrera Mora Tallest living Colombian. Tied for tallest South American man with Margarito Machacuay[79] 1986–
  Slovakia 228 cm 7 ft ​5 23 in Martin Miklosik Tallest basketball player in the Slovak Republic.[80] 1986–
  Peru 228 cm 7 ft ​5 23 in Margarito Machacuay Tied for the tallest South American person with Asdrúbal Herrera and is the fifth-tallest in the Americas.[81] 1965–2020[82] (55)
  Senegal 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Tacko Fall Currently the tallest player in the NBA since being signed by the Celtics in 2019.[74][83] Was the tallest high school basketball player in the US as of 2014,[84] and was the tallest player in US college basketball from 2016–2019. 1995–
  Malta 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Samuel Deguara Tallest man in Italy and Malta.[85] 1991–
  Nigeria 225 cm 7 ft ​4 12 in Afeez Agoro Oladimeji Tallest man in Nigeria.[86] 1975–
  United States
  Germany
221 cm 7 ft 3 in Jakob Nacken Tallest Nazi soldier in World War II[87][88] World's tallest man at the time.[89] 1906–1987 (81)
  Malaysia 220 cm 7 ft 1 in Mohd Azli Hisyam Tallest man in Malaysia.[90] 1994–

WomenEdit

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
  Netherlands 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Trijntje Keever The tallest woman in history; her height is disputed or unconfirmed.[citation needed] 1616–1633 (17)
  China 248 cm 8 ft ​1 34 in Zeng Jinlian Confirmed by Guinness World Records as tallest female recorded. Suffered from spine curvature and could not stand at full height. Tallest recorded Chinese person and world's tallest person shortly before her death. She is the only woman verified to have reached 8 ft tall.[citation needed] 1964–1982 (17)
  Canada 243 cm 7 ft 11 in Anna Haining Bates Second tallest woman and tallest woman in her lifetime. She and Martin Van Buren Bates were the tallest married couple.[30] 1846–1888 (41)
  United Kingdom 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Jane Bunford Tallest recorded English person and possibly the world's tallest person at the time of her death. Given height is adjusted for spinal curvature; maximum standing height was 7 ft 10 in (239 cm).[91] 1895–1922 (27)
  China 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Yao Defen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on November 13, 2012. 1972–2012 (40)
  United States 231.78 cm 7 ft ​7 14 in Sandy Allen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, and the tallest American woman, until her death on August 13, 2008.[92] 1955–2008 (53)
  Greece 229.87 cm 7 ft 6.5 in Vasiliki Caliandi Tallest woman in Greece.[93] 1882–1904 (22)
  China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Sun Fang World's tallest living woman.[94] 1987–
  Poland 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Margo Dydek Tallest professional women's basketball player.[95] 1974–2011 (37)
  Pakistan 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Zainab Bibi Declared world's tallest woman in 2003[96] 1972–2018 (46)
  Turkey 213.6 cm 7 ft 0.09 in Rumeysa Gelgi Tallest living woman in Turkey, and previously world's tallest female teenager[97][98] 1997–

Disputed and unverified claimsEdit

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
France 350 cm 11 ft 6 in Giant of Castelnau Height estimate based on bone fragments found at the Neolithic cemetery of Castelnau-le-Lez, excavated in 1890 by Georges Vacher de Lapouge and published in the journal La Nature, Vol. 18, 1890.[99] Unknown -
Neolithic France
Russia/Belarus 283 cm 9 ft 3 in Feodor Machnow Height not confirmed. 1878–1912 (34)
England 282 cm 9 ft 3 in John Middleton
The Childe of Hale
Written on his grave is Here lyeth the bodie of John Middleton, the Childe of Hale, nine feet three. Height not confirmed officially. 1578–1623 (45)
United States 274 cm 8 ft 11.5 in John Aasen American silent movie actor, height is not confirmed officially. His skeleton was measured at 7 ft 2.4 in. 1890–1938 (48)
Thailand 269 cm 8 ft 10 in Pornchai Sawsri Claimed to measure 269 cm (8'10") at age 26 in September 2015.[100] He was measured at 257 cm (8'5") by Thai authorities for his ID card renewal in October 2013.[101] 1990?–2015[102]
Egypt 269 cm 8 ft 10 in Sa’id Muhammad Ghazi Claimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'11" (242 cm).[103] 1909–1941 (32)
Ireland 269 cm 8 ft 10 in Patrick Murphy Claimed 8'10", but was later measured at 7'3.4" (222 cm). Height is not confirmed officially. 1834–1862 (28)
Iran 259 cm 8 ft 5.9 in Siah Khan Ibn Kashmir Khan When he was admitted to hospital in 1933 he was found to be only 7'2.6" (220 cm) tall.[104] 1912–1938
Ukraine 257 cm 8 ft 5.5 in Leonid Stadnyk Refused to undergo independent testing using Guinness World Records rules, so his claim is not recognized by Guinness World Records. 1970–2014 (44)
Pakistan 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Ajaz Ahmed Claims actually to be 8 feet 4 inches, but this is unverified by Guinness World Records. He claims that he is still growing. 1976–
Netherlands 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Trijntje Keever Tallest recorded woman. Not confirmed by Guinness World Records.[105][106] 1616–1633 (17)
United States 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Ella Ewing Claims 8 feet 4 inches, however measured at 7 feet 4.5 inches. Her mother describes her full height at 8 feet 4 inches. 1872–1913 (41)
Bangladesh 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Parimal Barman Claims of being 8 feet 3 inches, not confirmed. 1962–1991 (29)
United States 248 cm 8 ft 2 in Henry Hite Claims of being 8 feet 2 inches, not confirmed. 1915–1978 (63)
India 248 cm 8 ft 2 in Jitendra Singh Claims of being 8 feet 2 inches, but was later measured at 7'7" (231 cm)[107] 1971–
Finland 247 cm 8 ft 1.4 in Daniel Cajanus Height not confirmed officially.[108] He was only 7 ft 8 in (234 cm) according to the London Annual Register.[109] 1703–1749 (46)
People's Republic of China 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Zhao Liang Height not confirmed officially. A circus performer. 1982–
Finland 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Louis Moilanen
Big Louie
Height not officially confirmed.[110] 1886–1913 (27)
China 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Zhan Shichai Height not officially confirmed.[111] 1841–1893 (52)
Turkey 244.4 cm 8 ft 0 in Barth's Giant Skeleton of reputed giant "Hayduk", Turkish soldier displayed at Vienna's Anatomical museum in 1904. Height estimated from Femur and Tibia at 235.2 to 244.4 cm tall.[112] c. 1683
Algeria 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Mounir Fourar Height not confirmed officially.[113] 1972–2012 (40)
Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Musutaman Height not confirmed officially.[114] 1962–
Sweden 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Gustaf Edman Height not confirmed officially.[115] 1882–1912 (30)
Isle of Man 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Colonel Routh Goshen Known as the Arabian Giant or the Palestine Giant. 1824–1889 (64)
Bulgary 239 cm 7 ft 10 in Maximinus Thrax Emperor of Rome, among the first persons known probably having gigantism. 173–238
Hungary 238 cm 7 ft 9 in János Várnai Claimed to be the tallest Hungarian in 1963.[116] ?–? (?)
Mongolia 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Öndör Gongor
Tall Gongor
Was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews, but some other sources even give 245 cm (8 feet) 1879–1931 (52)
United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Frederick Kempster Claimed to be 8 ft 4.5 in. Height not confirmed officially.[117] 1889–1918 (29)
Ireland 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Cornelius McGrath Measurement according to the London Annual Register.[109] 1737–1759 (22)
Spain 222–234 cm 7 ft 3 in – 7 ft 7 in Sancho VII of Navarre Height estimated by Luis del Campo in 1952, from a measurement of his femur recorded in 1622.[118] 1170–1234 (64)
China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Zhang Ziyu Measurement according to her middle school fitness exam, measured late 2019. Confirmation would tie her with Sun Fang, the world's tallest living woman as of 2020, as well as make her the tallest female teenager and female basketball player.[119] 2007–

Tallest in varied fields or endeavorsEdit

Tallest in various sportsEdit

Country Height Name Note Lifespan Photo
Libya 246 cm (8 ft 1 in) Suleiman Ali Nashnush Tallest basketball player. 1943–1991
Iran 246 cm (8 ft 1 in)[120] Morteza Mehrzad Tallest paralympian and tallest volleyball player.[121] 1987–  
Romania 242 cm (7 ft 11 in) Gogea Mitu Tallest professional boxer in history. 1914–1936
People's Republic of China 236 cm (7 ft 9 in) Sun Mingming Tallest active professional basketball player. 1983–  
Canada 233 cm (7 ft 8 in) Édouard Beaupré Tallest strongman and tallest wrestler. 1881–1904
Romania 231 cm (7 ft 7 in) Gheorghe Mureșan Retired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1971–
Sudan 231 cm (7 ft 7 in) Manute Bol Retired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1962–2010
Argentina 231 cm (7 ft 7 in) Jorge González Tallest wrestler in WWE history 1966–2010
Senegal 226 cm (7 ft 5 in) Tacko Fall Tallest active NBA player. 1995–
Brazil 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) Giant Silva Tallest kickboxer and mixed martial artist. 1963–
Poland 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) Małgorzata "Margo" Dydek Tallest female player in WNBA history. 1974–2011  
Russia 218 cm (7 ft 2 in)[122] Dmitriy Muserskiy Tallest volleyball player. Member of Russia's national team 1988–  
India 216 cm (7 ft 1 in) Dalip Singh Rana Tallest active wrestler. 1972–  
Pakistan 216 cm (7 ft 1 in) Mohammad Irfan Tallest international cricketer[123] 1982–
Philippines 216 cm (7 ft 1 in) E.J. Feihl Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with Greg Slaughter) 1970–
Philippines 216 cm (7 ft 1 in) Greg Slaughter Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with E.J. Feihl) 1988–  
Netherlands 215 cm (7 ft 1 in) Loek van Mil Tallest baseball player. 1984–2019  
United Kingdom 213 cm (7 ft 0 in) Richard Metcalfe Tallest rugby union player. 1973–
Netherlands 213 cm (7 ft 0 in) Ted van der Parre Tallest World's Strongest Man. 1955–
United States 213 cm (7 ft 0 in) Richard Sligh Tallest American football player in National Football League history. 1944–2008
Russia 213 cm (7 ft 0 in) Nikolai Valuev Tallest boxing world champion. 1973–
Netherlands 212 cm (6 ft 11 in) Semmy Schilt Tallest kickboxing world champion. 1973–
Netherlands 212 cm (6 ft 11 in) Stefan Struve Tallest fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 1988–
United States 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Jon Rauch Tallest baseball player in Major League Baseball history. 1978–
Australia 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Aaron Sandilands Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1982–  
Australia 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Peter Street Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1980–
United States 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Mason Cox Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1991–
United States 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Reilly Opelka Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. 1997–
Croatia 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Ivo Karlović Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. 1979–
United Kingdom 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Will Carrick-Smith Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. 1992–
Ireland 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) Devin Toner Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. 1986–
Lithuania 209 cm (6 ft 10 in) Rolandas Gimbutis Tallest Olympic swimmer. 1981–
Belgium 208 cm (6 ft 10 in) Kristof Van Hout Tallest association football player. 1987–
Slovakia 206 cm (6 ft 9 in) Zdeno Chára Tallest player in National Hockey League history. 1977–  
Russia 204 cm (6 ft 8 in) Nelly Alisheva Tallest female volleyball player. 1983–
Bulgaria 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) Kotooshu Katsunori Tallest sumo wrestler. 1983–
Germany 201 cm (6 ft 7 in) Ingo Schultz Tallest sprinter. 1975–
Bulgaria 201 cm (6 ft 7 in) Velichko Cholakov Tallest Olympic weightlifter. 1982–2017
United States 201 cm (6 ft 7 in) Phil Blackmar Tallest golfer on the PGA Tour. 1957–
Switzerland 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) Ramon Zenhäusern Tallest World Cup competitor in alpine skiing. 1992–

Tallest actorsEdit

Country Height Name Note Lifespan
United Kingdom 7 ft 1 in (213 cm) Ian Whyte Tallest actor.[124] 1971–
United States 6 ft ​8 12 in (204 cm) Brad Garrett Tallest Emmy Award-winning actor[125] 1960–
United States 6 ft 8.25 in (203.84 cm) Lindsay Kay Hayward Tallest actress in a leading role[126] 1987–[127]

Tallest people living in various nationsEdit

Country Height Name Notes Lifespan
Turkey 8 ft 3 in (251 cm) Sultan Kösen Tallest Turk[4] 1982–
Morocco 8 ft 1 in (247 cm) Brahim Takioullah Tallest Moroccan[8] 1982–
India 8 ft 1 in (246 cm) Dharmendra Pratap Singh Tallest Indian[128] 1983–
Iran 8 ft 1 in (246 cm) Morteza Mehrzad Tallest Iranian[104] 1987–
People's Republic of China 7 ft 11 in (242 cm) Zhang Juncai Tallest Chinese[citation needed] 1966–
Tunisia 7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm) Radhouane Charbib Tallest Tunisian and the tallest living person in Africa[35] 1968–
Somalia 7 ft ​8 12 in (236 cm) Hussain Bisad Tallest Somali[citation needed] 1975–
North Korea 7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm) Ri Myung-hun Tallest North Korean[citation needed] 1967–
United States 7 ft ​8 13 in (235 cm) Igor Vovkovinskiy Tallest American[citation needed] 1982–
Myanmar 7 ft 7.5 in (233 cm) Win Zaw Oo Tallest man in Burma;[citation needed] also known as 'Big Zaw', who is currently seeking medical treatment from 2013 in Singapore 1977–
United Kingdom 7 ft 7 in (235 cm) Paul Sturgess Tallest Briton[129] 1987–
Japan 7 ft 8 in (228 cm) Yasutaka Okayama Tallest Japanese[50] 1954–
Romania 7 ft 7 in (231 cm) Gheorghe Mureșan Tallest Romanian[citation needed] 1971–
Brazil 7 ft 6.6 in (230 cm) Joélisson Fernandes da Silva Tallest Brazilian[25] 1991–
Montenegro 7 ft 6 in (230 cm) Slavko Vraneš Tallest person in Montenegro[citation needed] 1983–
Malta 7 ft 6 in (230 cm) Samuel Deguara Tallest Maltese[citation needed] 1991–
Canada 7 ft 6 in (228 cm) Jerry Sokoloski Tallest Canadian[citation needed] 1983–
New Zealand 7 ft 4.5 in (225 cm) Jonty Butterfield Tallest New Zealander[130] 1994–
Ireland 7 ft 4.5 in (225 cm) Shaun Aisbitt Tallest Irishman[131] 1962–
Puerto Rico 7 ft 3.5 in (222 cm) Peter John Ramos Tallest Puerto Rican[citation needed] 1985–
Hungary 7 ft 3.5 in (222 cm) Laszlo Dobos Tallest Hungarian[132] 1993–
Philippines 7 ft 3 in (221 cm) Raul Dillo Tallest Filipino when he was measured at age 17.[133][134] 1991–
Spain 7 ft 3 in (221 cm) Roberto Dueñas Hernández Tallest Spaniard[citation needed] 1975–

See alsoEdit

Humans with gigantismEdit

This is a list of notable people who have or had a form of gigantism.

See alsoEdit

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