Brenden Adams

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Brenden Adams
Born (1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 19)
Ellensburg, Washington
Nationality American
Known for Tallest teenager in the world
Height 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)
Parent(s) Willie Adams (father)
Debbie Ezell (mother)

Brenden Adams (born September 20, 1995 in Ellensburg, Washington) holds the record for being the tallest teenager in the world and as of 2014, the tenth tallest person alive.[1] His father, Willie Adams, and mother, Debbie Ezell, first observed his extreme height condition when he was two months old.[2] The condition is caused by a disorder with the 12th chromosome.[3]

His activities include joining a middle school football team.[4] In 2008, there was an attempt to halt Brenden's growth when he was 7'4.5" (2.25 m) tall.[5]

Adams' growth curve almost mimics that of Robert Wadlow (currently the tallest man in recorded history). Some doctors[who?] estimate he would have been over 8 feet tall (2.44 m) if he kept growing constantly. After endocrinologist Dr. Gad Kletter's treatment with high dose testosterone, his growth was arrested.[2]

Height chart[edit]

Age Height Size of Growth Rate
0 year old 1' 7.5 inches

(0.50 m)

Normal male baby
2 year old 3' 10 inches

(1.17 m)

6 year old 26.5 inches (67.3 cm) or +136.0%
3 year old 4' 2 inches

(1.27 m)

8 year old 4.0 inches (10.2 cm) or +8.7%
4 year old 4' 6 inches

(1.37 m)

10 year old 4.0 inches (10.2 cm) or +8.0%
5 year old 4' 10 inches

(1.47 m)

12 year old 4.0 inches (10.1 cm) or +7.4%
6 year old 5' 1 inches

(1.55 m)

13 year old 3.0 inches (7.7 cm) or +5.2%
7 year old 5' 3 inches

(1.60 m)

14 year old 2.0 inches (5 cm) or +3.2%
8 year old 5' 8 inches

(1.73 m)

15 year old 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) or +7.4%
9 year old 5' 11 inches

(1.80 m)

3.0 inches (7.7 cm) or +4.9%
10 year old 6' 1 inches

(1.85 m)

Emré the Giant 2.0 inches (5.1 cm) or +2.8%
11 year old 6' 6 inches

(1.98 m)

5.0 inches (12.7 cm) or +6.9%
12 year old 7' 4 inches

(2.23 m)

Andre the Giant 10.0 inches (25.4 cm) or +12.8%
13 year old 7' 4.5 inches

(2.25 m)

0.5 inches (1.3 cm) or +0.6%
14 year old 7' 5 inches

(2.26 m)

0.5 inches (1.3 cm) or +0.6%
15 year old 7' 5.5 inches

(2.27 m)

0.5 inches (1.2 cm) or +0.5%
16 year old 7' 6 inches

(2.28 m)

Yao Ming 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) or +0.6%
17 year old 7' 7 inches

(2.31 m)

Manute Bol

Giant Gonzalez

1.0 inch (2.5 cm) or +1.1%
18 year old 7' 8 inches

(2.34 m)

1.0 inch (2.5 cm) or +1.0%
19 year old 7' 8 inches

(2.34 m)

0.0 inches (0.0cm) or +0.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of tallest people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Brenden Adams-tallest teenager". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Meet the Boy Too Big for His Mom's SUV – ABC News". Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "7-Foot-4 Brenden Adams Joins Middle School Football Team". Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ Goddard, Jacqui (2008-08-30). "Doctors halt growth of seven-foot boy Brenden Adams". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2008-08-30.