Famous Top 10 Tallest Men in the World
A typical man is a little less than six feet in height on average. Some people are a little taller than others. Some people in the history of the world have grown to be at least eight feet in height.But what causes someone to grow as tall as that? There are many reasons why some people have grown taller than others:
- Some people in different cultures are naturally taller than others. This is often due to genetics. The Dinka tribe in Sudan is known for having people who are much taller than average, for instance.
- Some people have more human growth hormone and testosterone than others. Those hormones often cause people to grow faster and taller.
- In many cases significant gland issues can cause people to produce far too many hormones, thus causing people to become exceptionally high. Pituitary gland problems are especially concerning to some.
The tallest verified man in the history of the world was American Robert Wadlow. When he died in 1940 as the age of 22, he was 8-foot-11.1. Only two other people in history were at least eight-and-a-half feet tall.
This listing of the ten tallest men in the world relates to men who are living as of February 2017.
Famous Top 10 Tallest Men in the World
Sultan Kosen – 8’3”
Sultan Kosen is a farmer who has a tumor that directly impacts his pituitary gland. While he is exceptionally tall, he requires crutches just so he can walk. His height and continued growth kept him from being able to attain an education. His hands are also about 11.22 inches in size from the wrist to the top of the middle finger. These are listed by Guinness World Records are the largest hands in the world.
Brahim Takioullah – 8’1”
A native of Morocco, Brahim Takioullah is recognized by Guinness World Records as having the world’s largest feet. His feet are about 15 inches in length. His feet are still two inches shorter than what Robert Wadlow had.
Morteza Mehrzad – 8’1”
Morteza Mehrzad struggles to walk due to his immense height. He was on the Iranian sitting volleyball team at the 2016 Paralympics as a spiker. He won a gold medal for the team and had more points in the final than anyone else.
Dharmendra Pratap Singh -8’1”
Dharmendra Pratap Singh is another one of the people on this list who is at least eight feet in height. He is also the tallest person to have ever lived in India. This is at least according to official records.
Zhang Juncai – 8’1”
While Zhang Juncai is the tallest Chinese man in history, he is not the tallest Chinese person ever. Zeng Jinlian, who died in 1982, was about ¾-inch taller than Zhang. Zeng was recorded as the tallest woman in history.
Asadulla Khan – 7’11”
An interesting part of Asadulla Khan is that his efforts to try and find a bride have been heavily publicized throughout much of India. He has not been all that successful in his efforts though.
Naseer Soomro – 7’10”
Information on whom the tallest man in Pakistan is has been complicated. While Naseer Soomro has been the tallest confirmed Pakistani for years, there have been a few unverified claims over how tall some other people in the country are.
Bao Xishun – 7’9”
Bao Xishun was recognized by Guinness World Records are the tallest living person in the world until Sultan Kosen’s height could be confirmed. At 65 years of age, Bao is much older than many others who have been considered to be the tallest in history. Bao particularly says that he was of a normal height until he was around sixteen years of age although official records are debateable.
Sun Mingming – 7’9”
Sun Mingming is considered to be the tallest professional basketball player in the history of the sport. While he did play for a few minor leagues around the United States, he has spent much of his career in the sport in his home country of China. Sun played professional ball from 2006 to 2014.
Radhouane Charbib – 7’9”
An intriguing part of what Guinness does for determining the tallest man in the world comes from being able to reach remote parts of the world where people can be verified. Radhouane Charbib was seen as the tallest in the world before Bao could be confirmed. Of course, it often takes only a few centimeters for the title to be determined. Charbib is only a few centimeters shorter in height than Bao and Sun, thus putting him at tenth on this list.
List Of Famous Top 10 Tallest Men in the World
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