Brenden Adams

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Brenden Adams
Born (1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Known forFormerly the tallest teenager in the world
Height7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)
Parent(s)Willie Adams (father)
Debbie Ezell (mother)

Brenden Adams (born September 20, 1995 in Ellensburg, Washington) is an American who previously held the record for being the tallest teenager in the world. His father, Willie Adams, and mother, Debbie Ezell, first observed his extreme height condition when he was two months old.[1] The condition is caused by an inversion in the 12th chromosome.[2]

His activities include joining a middle school football team.[3] In 2008, there was an attempt to halt Brenden's growth when he was 7 ft 4.5 in (2.248 m) tall.[1]

Adams' growth curve almost mimics that of Robert Wadlow (the tallest man in recorded history). Some doctors[who?] estimate he would have been over 8 feet (2.4 m) tall if he had kept growing constantly. After endocrinologist Dr. Gad Kletter's treatment with high-dose testosterone, his growth was arrested.[1]

Adams was surpassed by Broc Brown (born in 1997), in 2015 at 7'8" tall.[4]

Height chart[edit]

Age Height Average Age (People of similar height) Growth Rate
0 year old 1' 7.5 inches

(0.50 m)

1 (Chandra Bahadur Dangi)
2 year old 3' 10 inches

(1.17 m)

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

(1.27 m)

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

(1.37 m)

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

(1.47 m)

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

(1.55 m)

11 (Prince Rogers Nelson) 3.0 inches (7.7 cm) or +5.2%
7 year old 5' 3 inches

(1.60 m)

12 (Muggsy Bogues) 2.0 inches (5 cm) or +3.2%
8 year old 5' 8 inches

(1.73 m)

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

(1.80 m)

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

(1.85 m)

Rajon Rondo 2.0 inches (5.1 cm) or +2.8%
11 year old 6' 6 inches

(1.98 m)

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

(2.23 m)

André the Giant
Kristaps Porziņģis
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)

Chuck Nevitt 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 7'6.4 inches

(2.28m)

Yao Ming
Tacko Fall

Matthew McGrory

0.9 inches (1.9 cm) or +0.9%
17 year old 7' 7 inches

(2.31 m)

Manute Bol

Giant Gonzalez
Robert Bobroczky

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

(2.34 m)

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

(2.34 m)

Brenden Adams final height. 0.0 inches (0.0 cm) or +0.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Goddard, Jacqui (2008-08-30). "Doctors halt growth of seven-foot boy Brenden Adams". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  2. ^ "Meet the Boy Too Big for His Mom's SUV – ABC News". Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ "7-Foot-4 Brenden Adams Joins Middle School Football Team". Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  4. ^ "Broc Brown, World's Tallest Teenager: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know".