List of tallest people

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Robert Wadlow, the tallest verified human, with his average-size father

This is a list of the tallest people, verified by the Guinness World Records or other reliable sources.

According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest human in recorded history was Robert Wadlow of the United States (1918–1940), who was 272 cm (8 ft 11 in). He received media attention in 1939 when he was measured to be the tallest man in the world, beating John Rogan's record, after reaching a height of 267 cm (8 ft 9 in).

There are reports about even taller people but most of such claims are unverified or erroneous. Since antiquity, it has been reported about the finds of gigantic human skeletons. Originally thought to belong to mythical giants, these bones were later identified as the exaggerated remains of prehistoric animals, usually whales or elephants.[1][2][3][4][5] Regular reports of giant human skeletons in American newspapers in 19th century[6][7][8] probably initiated a case with a "petrified" Cardiff Giant, a famous archaeological hoax.[7][9][10]

Men[edit]

  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 in Robert Wadlow Tallest verified human in recorded history 1918–1940 (22)
Thailand 269 cm 8 ft 10 in Pornchai Saosri Was not measured officially by Guinness.[11] 1989–2015 (26)
India 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Vikas Uppal Was not measured officially by Guinness.[12] Tallest recorded human in Indian history.[13] 1986–2007 (21)
United States 267 cm 8 ft 9 in John Rogan Second tallest male in recorded history. Weighed only 79 kg (174 lb). Unable to stand due to ankylosis. 1868–1905 (37)
United States 263.5 cm 8 ft 7.75 in John F. Carroll 8 ft 0 in (244 cm) standing height, 263.5 cm (8 ft 7.7 in) assuming normal spinal curvature.[14] 1932–1969 (37)
United States 262 cm 8 ft 7 in Willie Camper Billed at 8 ft 7 in (262 cm).[15] 1924–1943 (18)
Austria 258 cm 8 ft 5.5 in Franz Winkelmeier Tallest human in European history. Measured officially at 2.58m.[16] 1860–1887 (27)
Ukraine 258 cm 8 ft 5.5 in Leonid Stadnyk Not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.[17][18] 1970–2014 (44)
Vietnam 257 cm 8 ft 5.25 in Hồ Văn Trung After he died he was measured post mortem to be 9 ft 0.25 in (275 cm),[19] but when alive he measured at 8 ft 5.25 in (257 cm).[20] 1984–2019 (34)
German Empire 256 cm 8 ft 4.8 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. Tallest German person in recorded history.[citation needed] 1872–1902 (30)
Roman Empire 255.66 cm 8 ft  4.65in Maximinus Thrax Emperor of Rome, among the first persons known probably having gigantism.[21] Likely exaggerated. 173–238 (aged 64–65)
United States 255 cm 8 ft 4.5 in Al Tomaini Height disputed. Claimed to be 8 ft 4 in (254 cm). Guinness stated he was 7 ft 4 in (224 cm)[22] Tomaini was the son of Santo Tomaini and Maria Bossone. At the age of 12, he was taller than his father, who stood 6 ft 3 in tall. He had a great-grandfather in Italy who was also of abnormal height. His parents consulted a physician who, with X-rays, discovered the cause of his gigantism to be an over-active pituitary gland. 1912–1962 (50)
Finland 251.4 cm 8 ft 3 in Väinö Myllyrinne Claimed to be the tallest living person from 1940 to 1963. Measured 251.4 cm (8 ft 3 in) tall at his peak. A member of the Finnish Defence Forces, Myllyrinne is also considered the tallest soldier ever. 1909–1963 (54)
Turkey 251 cm 8 ft 2.8 in[23] Sultan Kösen The tallest living person since 17 September 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.[24] He also has the longest hands for a living person: 28.5-centimetre-long (11.22 in).[25] born 1982
South Sudan 250 cm 8 ft 2.4 in Ring Kuot Was not measured by Guinness. Tallest recorded Sudanese person.[26] 1986–2007 (21)
United States 248.9 cm 8 ft 2 in Don Koehler Guinness listed him as tallest person for most of 1970s. 1925–1981 (55)
United States 248.9 cm 8 ft 2 in Bernard Coyne Coyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August, gave his height as 8 ft (240 cm), although he had reached a height of 8 ft 1.7 in (2.48 m), possibly 8 feet 4 inches (254 cm) by the time of his death. 1897–1921 (23)
Morocco 246 cm 8 ft 1 in[27] Brahim Takioullah Possesses the world's largest feet at 38 cm (1 ft 3 in).[28] born 1982
Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Morteza Mehrzad Tallest man in Iran and Paralympic Athlete[29] Winner of Gold medal as part of Iran men's national sitting volleyball team at Sitting volleyball at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Paralympics, Sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics, Sitting volleyball at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Para Games and The Hague 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championship. born 1987
India 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Dharmendra Pratap Singh Was not officially measured by Guinness World Records. Tallest living Indian person.[30] born 1983
Mozambique 245.7 cm 8 ft 0.75 in Gabriel Estêvão Monjane Was listed by Guinness World Records as tallest living man from 1988–1989.[31] 1944–1990 (45)
France 245 cm 8 ft 0.5 in Jean-Joseph Brice Known as "Le Géant des Vosges", Ramonchamp, France; his exact height was controversial.[32] 1835–?
Libya 245 cm 8 ft 0.4 in Suleiman Ali Nashnush Libyan basketball player, who was once the tallest man according to Guinness World Records.[citation needed] 1943–1991 (47)
United Kingdom 244 cm 8 ft 0 in-8 ft 1 in James Toller Tallest person recorded at the time at eight feet (240 cm)-eight feet one inch (246 cm). Measured officially at the age of 18.[33] Isn't recognized by The Guinness Book Of World Records. 1798–1818 (20)
Pakistan 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Zia Rasheed Was not measured by Guinness.[34] born 1987
Egypt 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Sa'id Muhammad Ghazi Claimed to be 9 ft 9.5 in (300 cm).[35][36] 1909–1941 (31–32)
Ireland 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Patrick Cotter O'Brien Tallest person recorded at the time and the third in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (240 cm). Remains examined in 1972, measured, height verified. 1760–1806 (46)
Ghana 223 cm 7 ft 4 in Sulemana Abdul-Samed Tied tallest living man in Ghana.[37][38] born 1994
Ghana 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Charles Sogli Tied tallest living man in Ghana.[39][40] born 1999
Holy Roman Empire 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Anton de Franckenpoint First verified person to reach 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m). Nickname Langer Anton. Skeleton later measured at 244 cm (8 ft 0 in). fl. ?–1596
China 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Zhang Juncai Tallest living Chinese person. born 1966
India 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Karan Singh Tallest 14 year old.[41] Born 2008
Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Suparwono Was the tallest man in Southeast Asia, and he was the tallest Indonesian; claimed to be 8 ft 10.5 in (270.5 cm). Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.[42] 1985–2012 (26)
Netherlands 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Albert Johan Kramer [nl] Tallest man in the Netherlands. Tallest man to live past 60 years of age. His brother-in-law was a dwarf and did not exceed 69 cm (27 in). Together they formed a variety act, with performances around the world.[43] 1897–1976 (79)
Spain 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Miguel Joaquín Eleicegui [es] Tallest man recorded in Spain. The 2017 Basque movie Handia is based on his life. His remains were excavated and measured.[44][45][46] 1818–1861 (43)
India 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Asadulla Khan Tallest man in India.[47] born 1988
Puerto Rico 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Felipe Birriel Tallest Puerto Rican recorded. 1916–1994 (78)
Soviet Union 240 cm 7 ft 10.5 in Alexander Sizonenko Soviet basketball player.[48] 1959–2012 (53)
Austria-Hungary 240 cm 7 ft 10.5 in Josef Drásal Tallest man in what is today the Czech Republic; his height is also often listed as 242 cm (7 ft 11.5 in). 1841–1886 (45)
Mongolia 240 cm 7 ft 10.5 in Öndör Gongor Very tall man in early-20th-century Mongolia. Was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews. 1880/85 – 1925/30
Bosnia and Herzegovina 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Edhem Kadušić The tallest known man in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[49] 1917–1961 (43)
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.[50] 1922–1959 (36)
Pakistan 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Naseer Soomro Tallest confirmed man living in Pakistan.[51][52] born 1975
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.[53] 1930–1962 (32)
United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Angus MacAskill Tallest "true" giant (not due to a pathological condition). 1825–1863 (38)
Brazil 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Joelison Fernandes da Silva Tallest living Brazilian.[54][55] born 1985
United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in William Bradley Known more commonly as Giant Bradley or the Yorkshire Giant. One of the tallest recorded British men that ever lived, measuring 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m). 1787–1820 (33)
United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Frederick Kempster Height disputed between 7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm) and 8 ft 4.5 in (255.3 cm).[56] 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.[57] He and Anna Haining Bates were the tallest married couple.[58] 1837–1919 (81)
Finland 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 (246 cm) tall.[59] 1885–1913 (28)
Germany 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Walter Straub Tallest man in Germany while he was alive.[60] 1925–1986 (61)
Algeria 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Rachid Bara Tallest man in Algeria while he was alive.[61] 1974–2009 (35)
Soviet Union 232 cm 7 ft 7.3 in Uvais Akhtaev Soviet/Chechen basketball player in 1940–50s. 1930–1978 (48)
Canada 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Édouard Beaupré Possible tallest strongman as well as possible tallest wrestler in history. His death certificate claimed 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing. Though other sources say 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m).Guinness stated he was 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)[62][dubious ] 1881–1904 (23)
China 236.17 cm 7 ft 8.98 in Sun Mingming Chinese basketball player. Formerly second-tallest living person. born 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.[63] born 1951
Tunisia 235.9 cm 7 ft 8.87 in Radhouane Charbib Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until 15 January 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Mingming.[64] born 1968
Brazil 233.5 cm 7 ft 8+13 in Rafael França do Nascimento Second tallest man in Brazil.[65] born 1987
United Kingdom 235 cm 7 ft 812 in Ted Evans Height Disputed. Claimed 9 ft 3.5 in (283 cm) Guinness Stated He Measured 7 ft 8.5 (235 cm).[66] 1924–1958 (34)
Russia 235 cm 7 ft 812 in Nikolai Pankratov Tallest man in Russia.[67] born 1990
North Korea 235 cm 7 ft 8+12 in Ri Myung-hun Former basketball player with the North Korean national team.[68] born 1967
United States
Ukraine
235 cm 7 ft 8+12 in Igor Vovkovinskiy Previously the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Acted in commercials and movies.[69] 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. 1982–2021 (38)
United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Broc Brown In 2015, he was the tallest teenager in the United States.[70] born 1997
United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Cecil Boling Was 7 ft 8 in (234 cm) but shrank to 7 ft 0 in (213 cm) when his legs were replaced with artificial legs 8.5 in (22 cm) shorter.[71] 1920–2000 (79)
United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Brenden Adams Former tallest teenager in the world. born 1995
India 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Polipaka Gattaiah Former tallest Indian.[72] 1975–2015 (40)
Ivory Coast 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Abdramane Dembele Tallest man in Ivory Coast.[73] born 1985
Armenia 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Arshavir Grigoryan Tallest man in Armenia.[74] born 1990
United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Bob Wegner Plays basketball, and is the world's tallest athlete.[75] born 1993
United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in George Bell Former Tallest living American.[76] born 1957
Fiji 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Kaliova Seleiwau Tallest living Fijian.[77] born 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.[78] 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.[79][80][81][82] born 1954
Finland 233 cm 7 ft 7.7 in Daniel Cajanus Claimed To Be 9 ft 3 (282 cm) Height not confirmed officially.[83] He was only 7 ft 8 in (234 cm) according to the London Annual Register.[84] 1703–1749 (46)
Spain 233 cm 7 ft 7.7 in Jaime Clemente Izquierdo Spain's tallest man in his lifetime.[85] 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.[86] 1849–1875 (26)
Somalia 233 cm 7 ft 7.4 in Hussain Bisad Somalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men.[87] born 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.[88] 1980–2017 (37)
United Kingdom 231 cm 7 ft 7.26 in Paul Sturgess Tied for the tallest player to play college basketball in the U.S.[89] born 1987
China 233 cm 7 ft 7 in Wang Feng-Jun Asia's tallest man in 2004.[90] 1976–2015 (39)
United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Kenny George Second-tallest NCAA Division I basketball player (Neil Fingleton).[91] born 1987
Argentina 232 cm 7 ft 7¼ in Jorge González Billed at 8'0, he was the tallest wrestler in WWE history, first measured at 7'7½ (233cm) in 1988; however, he is suspected to have grown afterwards. 1966–2010 (44)
United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Lock Martin He played the robot in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.[92] 1916–1959 (43)
Ireland 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 (231 cm), claimed 8 ft 1 in (246 cm).[93] 1927–1984 (57)
Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Tied for tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. born 1971
Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Robert Bobroczkyi Romanian basketball player who was 231 cm (7 ft 7 in) in 2017–18, aged 17.[94] born 2000
Bangladesh 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jinnat Ali Claimed to be 249 cm (8 ft 2 in),[95] but later was measured by Official Records Book of Bangladesh, at 231 cm (7 ft 7 in).[96] 1996–2020 (24)
India 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jitendra Singh Claimed of being 8 feet 2 inches (249 cm), but was later measured at 7 ft 7 in (231 cm)[97] 1971–2015 (44)[98]
South Sudan 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Manute Bol Tied for tallest player in NBA history. 1962–2010 (48)
Azerbaijan 230 cm 7 ft 7 in Aleksandar Rindin Tallest man in Azerbaijan.[99] born 1985
Belgium 230 cm 7 ft 6.75 in Alain Delaunois Tallest living Belgian.[100] born 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 born 1983
Vietnam 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Trần Thành Phố Was the tallest man in Vietnam when he died in 2010.[101] 1947–2010 (63)
Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Malik Sidibe Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[102] born 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.[103][104] born 1985
United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Jack Earle Jacob Rheuben Ehrlich. American silent film actor and sideshow performer. Earle claimed to be 8 ft 6.5 in (2.60m) however his real height was 7 ft 6 in (2.29m).[105] 1906–1952 (46)
United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Ralph Madsen Billed as 7 ft 6 in (229 cm).[106] 1897–1948 (51)
United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Mills Darden Known for his extreme weight and height. Weighed 1,021 lb (463 kg). 1799–1857 (57)
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. born 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). born 1972
United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in John Hollinden Tallest collegiate basketball player in the history of Indiana.[107] 1958-1992
Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Moussa Seck Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[108] born 1986
United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Matthew McGrory Was the world's tallest actor when he died in 2005.[109] 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).[110][111] born 1993
Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Tacko Fall Currently the tallest player in the NBA G League since being signed by the Cleveland Charge in 2022.[111][112] Was the tallest high school basketball player in the US as of 2014,[113] and was the tallest player in US college basketball from 2016 to 2019. born 1995
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.[114] 1922–1967 (45)
India 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Jagdeep Singh Tallest police officer in the world.[115] fl. ?–March 2019
Spain 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Fermín Arrudi Urieta [es] Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death. 1870–1913 (42)
Canada 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Olivier Rioux Canadian youth basketball player.[116] born 2006
Russia 229 cm 7 ft 5.8 in Sergey Ilin Tallest basketball player in Russia.[117] born 1988
Democratic Republic of the Congo 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Bienvenu Letuni Tallest basketball player in DRC.[118] born 1994
Poland 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Eugeniusz Taraciński Tallest man in Poland while he was alive.[119] 1928–1978 (50)
Colombia 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Asdrúbal Herrera Mora Tallest living Colombian.[120] born 1986
Slovakia 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Martin Miklosik Tallest basketball player in the Slovak Republic.[121] born 1986
Peru 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Margarito Machacuay The tallest Peruvian.[122] 1965–2020[123] (55)
Venezuela 227 cm 7 ft 5+13 Jeison Rodríguez Tallest man in Venezuela. Also holds the Guinness Record of largest feet.[124][125] c. born 1995
Canada 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Sim Bhullar Tallest living Canadian. He played for the Sacramento Kings[126] in 2014-2015 also making him the tallest Canadian NBA player ever. born 1992
Malta 230 cm 7 ft 6 in Samuel Deguara Tallest man in Italy and Malta.[127] born 1991
United States 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Will Jacobsen Professional basketball player who played most of his career with the surname Foster. born 1988
United States 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Jamarion Sharp Tallest college basketball player from 2021 to present.[128] born 2001
Czech Republic 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Tomáš Pustina Second tallest Czech.[129] 1977–2016 (38)
Norway 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Henrik Brustad [no] Was known as worlds largest and strongest man in Norway. 1844–1899 (54)
United States 225 cm 7 ft 4.5 in John Aasen Was promoted to be 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m), his skeleton was measuring 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m), but he lost some inches due to his age.[130] 1890–1938 (48)
Nigeria 225 cm 7 ft 4+12 in Afeez Agoro Oladimeji Tallest man in Nigeria.[131] born 1975
Ethiopia 225 cm 7 ft 4+12 in Nagawoo Jimaan Tallest living man in Ethiopia.[132] born 1997/98 (aged 24 as of March 2022)
Czech Republic 225 cm 7 ft 4.5 in Ivo Höger Tallest living man in the Czech Republic.[133] born 1982
Slovakia 224 cm 7 ft 4 in Michael Fusek Slovak professional basketball player. born 1995
Australia 223 cm 7 ft 4 in Kewal Shiels The tallest living Australian in the world.[134] born 1989
United Kingdom 222 cm 7 ft 3.4 in Patrick Murphy Claimed to be 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m), but later measured at 7 ft 3.4 in (2.22 m).[135] 1834–1862 (27)
Algeria 222 cm 7 ft 3.5 in Mounir Fourar Was not officially measured by Guinness. 1972–2012 (40)
Italy 222 cm 7 ft 3.5 in Gino Cuccarolo Tallest man in Italy. born 1987
United Kingdom 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Peter Mayhew Chewbacca actor in the Star Wars franchise.[136] 1944–2019 (74)
China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Ren Keyu Guinness World Records records him as tallest living male teenager in the world.[137] born 2006
Nepal 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Rajan Adhikari Tallest Man From Nepal. Often Mistaken For Indonesian Giant Musutaman.[138] born 1978
United States 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Jim Tarver Billed at 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m). Experts suggest he was closer to 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m).[139] 1885–1958 (72)
Serbia 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Boban Marjanović Currently the tallest active NBA player since Tacko Fall left the league in the 2021–2022 season. Currently plays for the Houston Rockets. born 1988
Netherlands 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Olivier Richters Dutch actor, bodybuilder, model and entrepreneur. With 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) he is called the Dutch Giant. born 1989
United States 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Luke Kornet A 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) tall American basketball player, who plays for the Boston Celtics .[140] born 1995
United States 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Kevin Peter Hall A 218 cm (7 ft 2 in) tall American actor[141] best known for playing in Harry and the Hendersons and Predator.[142] 1955–1991 (35)
United Kingdom 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Ian Whyte A British basketball player and actor playing in various thrillers, science fiction and fantasy movies.[143][144] born 1971

Women[edit]

  Living   Deceased   Height disputed

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
Netherlands 255 cm 8 ft 4.5 in Trijntje Keever The tallest woman in recorded history apart from Mildred (see below), although her claims are disputed or unverified.[145] 1616–1633 (17)
United States 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Ella Ewing Second tallest woman in history but not recognized by Guinness. Her mother describes her full height at 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m).[146] 1872–1913 (40)
China 248 cm 8 ft 1.75 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 feet (244 cm) tall.[147] 1964–1982 (17)
Canada 242 cm 7 ft 11.5 in Anna Haining Bates She and Martin Van Buren Bates were the tallest married couple.[148][149][150] 1846–1888 (41)
United Kingdom 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Jane Bunford Tallest recorded English woman 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).[151][145] 1895–1922 (27)
Netherlands 240 cm 7 ft 10 in Abeltje Height not confirmed officially.[145] 1758–?
India 233 cm 7 ft 8 in Siddiqa Parveen World's tallest living woman also confirmed by Guinness World Records. Tallest recorded Indian woman.[152] born 1985
Indonesia 233 cm 7 ft 7.75 in Mulia Tallest woman in Indonesia.[153][154] 1956–1991 (35)
China 233 cm 7 ft 7.75 in Yao Defen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records until her death on 13 November 2012. 1972–2012 (40)
United States 232 cm 7 ft 7.25 in Sandy Allen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, and the tallest American woman, until her death on 13 August 2008.[155] 1955–2008 (53)
Greece 230 cm 7 ft 6.5 in Vasiliki Caliandi Tallest woman in Greece.[156] 1882–1904 (22)
China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Sun Fang World's 2nd tallest living woman.[157] born 1987
Poland 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Margo Dydek Tallest professional women's basketball player.[158] 1974–2011 (37)
Pakistan 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Zainab Bibi Asserted to be the world's tallest woman in 2003[159] 1972–2018 (46)
Italy 217 cm 7 ft 1.4 in Maria Fassnauer A full size doll can be viewed at the local mining museum [160] 1879–1917 [161]
Turkey 215 cm 7 ft 0.7 in Rumeysa Gelgi 3rd tallest living woman officially confirmed by Guinness World Records, and previously world's tallest female teenager.[162][163][164] born 1997
Thailand 214 cm 7 ft 0.25 in Malee Duangdee Former World's tallest female teenager.[165] 1991–2016 (24)
Latvia 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Uljana Semjonova Uljana Semjonova was a seven-foot center and the most dominant women’s basketball player in the history of the game.[166] born 1952

Disputed and unverified claims[edit]

  Turned out to be non-human   Likely mythical or legendary

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Epoch or lifespan
(age at death)
Italy 1010 cm 33 ft Unknown Several skeletons, some reportedly 30 and 33 ft (9.1 and 10.1 m) tall, found in Sicily.[167] In the Middle Ages, they were mistaken for the bones of cyclops or giants who settled in caves after the Flood.[1] Later studies have shown that these bones belong to Elephas (Palaeoloxodon) antiquus, Elephas mnaidriensis, and Elephas falconeri, so-called dwarf elephants from the Middle and Late Pleistocene.[1][5] Middle to Late Pleistocene. Originally thought to be from the Classical Antiquity.
India 960 cm 31.5 ft Unknown A skeleton 31.5 ft (9.6 m) long, found in the river bank in the Jubbulpore district on August 8, 1934.[168] Initially believed to be a giant human, it was identified as a giant non-human ape soon after unearthing.[169] Unknown
France 760 cm 25 ft Teutobochus (Theutobochus) A left part of a huge skeleton was discovered in a sand quarry in Dauphiné in 1613.[170] These bones were thought to belong to an ancient giant king 24–25 ft (7.3–7.6 m) tall.[167][171] Later studies have shown that it is a Late Miocene proboscidean Deinotherium or close relative.[2][172] The existence of a large tombstone from early reports has not been confirmed, the coins found along with the bones belong to Marseille Republic and were found a few years before the discovery of the skeleton.[3] Late Miocene. Originally thought to be from 105 BC.[2][170]
United States 610 cm 20 ft Unknown A giant human skeleton from Tennessee, found in 1845. It was estimated at 18 ft (5.5 m) but the living man was believed to be "at least" 20 ft (6.1 m) tall. However, even in 1845 it was reported that the discovery was not confirmed.[173] This skeleton as well as an 8 ft 9 in (2.67 m) tall specimen found in the Rocky Mountains in 1838, is very likely the remains of an extinct animal.[7] Unknown
Tunisia 590 cm 19.4 ft Giant of Utica A gigantic remains including teeth discovered near Utica by Saint Augustine in 412 AD and later by Thomas d'Arcos [ca] in 1630. The bones crumbled to dust during the extraction, but two enormous teeth were saved. It was assumed that this skeleton and similar specimens from the nearby localities are the remains of the giants, Hercules or Adam.[3] However, already in 1631, Peiresc suggested that these remains belong to a marine animal or an elephant. More recent research indicates that this giant's preserved upper molar is most likely belongs to a Pleistocene relative of the modern African elephant.[3] Pleistocene. Originally thought to be a 600-years old giant who died 4000 years before his remains were found.[3]
Switzerland 580 cm 19 ft Unknown A giant skeleton found near Lucerne in 1577.[174] In 1786, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach concluded that these remains actually belong to a mammoth.[175] Pleistocene. Originally thought to be from the antediluvian times.
Argentina 450 cm 15 ft Patagon From the time of Magellan's expeditions until the end of the 18th century, European explorers reported about the Patagonians 2.7 and 3.0 m (9 and 10 ft) tall, and even an individual about 4 or 4.5 m (13 or 15 ft) tall captured by Magellan's crewmen near the Santa Cruz River (Argentina).[176] In reality, Patagonians usually did not exceed 1.8 m (6 ft) in height. A 1615 report about a grave with bones of the giants in Puerto Deseado could have been initiated by fossil finds.[176] c. 1520[177]
Syria (Bashan) 410 cm 13.5 ft Og As it is claimed in Bible, Og's sarcophagus (bed[178] or probably couch[179]) was nine cubits long and four cubits wide which is approximately 4.1 m × 1.8 m (13.5 ft × 6 ft).[180][181] Historicity of Og is disputed,[180] his sarcophagus could be a dolmen. In Europe, such tombs have been called "beds of the giants".[178] Unknown – Iron Age
United States 365.8 cm 12 ft Unknown A human skeleton 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m) tall with ribs nearly 4 ft (1.2 m) long found near Barnard, Missouri, on September 13, 1883. Unverified. Claims of being from the prehistoric times.[6]
Iran 364 cm 11 ft 11 in Siah Khan Ibn Kashmir Khan It was claimed that at the age of 18 Kashmir Khan was almost 12 feet (365.8 cm) tall but when he was admitted to hospital in 1933 he was found to be only 7 ft 2.6 in (220 cm) tall.[182] 1913–1938 (aged 24–25)
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.[183][5] Unknown –
Neolithic
United States 343 cm 11 ft 3 in Unknown As quoted in The New York Times in 1880, two giant skeletons, both at 11 ft 3 in (3.43 m), were found in Pennsylvania in 1798. After being taken up, the bones crumbled to pieces.[6] Unknown
United States 328 cm 10 ft 9 in Unknown A skeleton with teeth and jaws nearly as large as those of a horse, found in 1856 in the vineyard of East Wheeling, Virginia. Unverified.[184][6] Unknown
Andorra 320 cm 10 ft 6 in Jose Punlos Height not confirmed officially.[185][186] 1907–? (aged 19 as of November 1926)
Zimbabwe 315 cm 10 ft 4 in Mildred Height not confirmed officially.[145] born 1977?
Greece 311.5 cm 10 ft 2.6 in Orestes According to Herodotus, a coffin 7 cubits (311.5 cm if 1 cubit is 44.5 cm[178]) long with the skeleton of exactly the same size[178][4] was found in Tegea.[5] In fact, bones of Orestes could have belonged to a large Pleistocene animal.[187][188] Pleistocene. Originally thought to be from the Classical antiquity
Egypt 310 cm 10 ft 2 in Abou El Sayed Lived in Desouk and worked there as a waiter until he became too tall and couldn't continue to serve customers. It is stated that he was 10 feet 2 inches (310 cm) tall and was still growing at the age of 14.[189][190] born 1924? (aged 14 as of March 1938)
Japan 310 cm 10 ft 2 in Emperor Keikō Claims of being 10 feet 2 inches (310 cm), not confirmed.[191] 13 BC – 130 AD (143)
United States 304.8 cm 10 ft Unknown Multiple human skeletons discovered by Dr. J. F. Everhart and the Historical Society of Brush Creek Township, Ohio in 1880.[192] Unverified, controversial and disputed.[193] Unknown
Israel 297 cm 9 ft 9 in Goliath Champion soldier of the Philistine army from Gath. Recorded by the prophet Samuel as being 6 cubits 1 span tall in 1st Samuel 17:4.[5] c. 1000 BC
Arabia 290 cm 9 ft 6.2 in Gabara Mentioned by Pliny the Elder as living in his own time.[194] Also mentioned as Gabbara by Robert Plot in his Natural history of Oxfordshire, 1677.[195] fl. 1st century
United Kingdom 289.6 cm 9 ft 6 in John Hale Height not confirmed officially.[196] fl. ? – December 1892
Russian Empire 285 cm 9 ft 4.1 in Fyodor Machnov Grew to 239 cm (7 ft 10 in) but claimed of being 282 cm (9 ft 3 in)[197] or even 285 cm (9 ft 4 in). Height not confirmed officially.[198] 1878–1912 (34)
Russian Empire 282 cm 9 ft 3 in Kazanloff Height not confirmed officially.[199] 1888?–?
England 282 cm 9 ft 3 in John Middleton (The Childe Of Hale) Claimed of being 9 ft 3 (282 cm). Guinness stated he was actually about 7 ft 8 (234 cm) from modern evidence. 1578–1623 (45)
Italy 274.3 cm 9 ft 0 in Almiro Crema Height not confirmed officially.[200] 1900–?
United States 274.3 cm 9 ft 0 in Unknown Reported on August 29, 1883, as a skeleton of at least 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m) high but found to be only at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) after measurements.[8] Unknown
Hyperborea (by North of Greece) 274.3 cm 9 ft 0 in Priests of Apollo According to Claudius Aelianus, three sons of Boreas, each 6 cubits (2.7 m (9 ft) if 1 cubit is 45 cm[201]) tall, were priests of Apollo.[201] Hyperborea itself is a legendary country and the subject of symbolic interpretations.[202] c. 2nd century AD
Israel 267 cm 8 ft 9.1 in Eddie Carmel Unconfirmed height; claimed to be 9 ft 0.6 in (275 cm), billed at 8 ft 9.1 in (267 cm).[203] 1936–1972 (36)
China 265 cm 8 ft 8.25 in Zhang Yingwu [zh] Height not confirmed officially.[204] 1921–1984 (63)
Tokugawa shogunate 264 cm 8 ft 8 in Akashi Shiganosuke Was born in 1600 and isn't recognised by the Guinness World Records and he is also believed to be 245 cm (8'0.5).[citation needed] 1600–1649 (48–49)
Prince-Bishopric of Trent 260 cm 8 ft 6 in Bernardo Gigli (Gilli) Italian giant. He was claimed to be 244 cm (8 ft 0 in)[205][206] or even 260 cm (8 ft 6 in)[207] but his actual height was 229.8 cm (7 ft 6.5 in).[206][207] 1726–1774[207]/91[5] (48–65)
India 257 cm 8 ft 5 in Maruthi Hanamanth Koli Height not confirmed officially.[208][209] born 1981
Russian Empire 257 cm 8 ft 5 in Ivan Stepanovich Loushkin Claims of being 8 feet 5 inches (257 cm), height not confirmed officially.[210] 1811–1844 (33)
Bangladesh 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Parimal Barman Claims of being 8 feet 3 inches (251 cm), not confirmed. 1962–1991 (29)
United States 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Annie Irwin Born in Chicago. Claimed to be 8 feet 3 inches (251 cm), not confirmed.[211] c. 1919
United Kingdom 248.9 cm 8 ft 2 in Henry Alexander Cooper Height not confirmed officially.[212] 1853–1899 (46)
China 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Zhao Liang Height not confirmed officially. A circus performer. born 1982
Ottoman Empire 244.4 cm 8 ft 0.3 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 (7 ft 8.6 in to 8 ft 0.2 in) tall.[213] c. 1683
Qing China 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Zhan Shichai Height not confirmed officially.[214][215] 1841–1893 (52)
Uzbekistan 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Isroil Hushbokov Height not confirmed officially.[216] born 1980 (aged 27 as of November 2007)[217]
Iraq 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Sabah Jabbar Hadi Height not confirmed officially.[218] 1985–2018 (33)
India 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Karan Singh Claims to be 7 ft 11 (242 cm), aged 13. Son of Indian basketball player Shweatlana Singh born 2007
Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Musutaman Height not confirmed officially.[219] born 1962
Sweden 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Gustaf Edman Height not confirmed officially.[220] 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)
Brazil 240 cm 7 ft 10 in Katia D'Avilla Rodrigues Height not confirmed officially. Experts Suggest She Was Closer To 7 ft 6.6 in (230 cm) from photographic evidence.[221][222] 1963–2011 (48)
Hungary 238 cm 7 ft 10 in János Várnai Claims of being the tallest Hungarian in 1963.[223] c. 1963
Austria-Hungary 237 cm 7 ft 9.3 in Grgo Kusić Possible tallest Croat recorded as well as possible tallest person of Austria-Hungary of his time. Some sources states his height as 219 cm (7 ft 2) some at 237 cm (7 ft 9.6), his exact height is disputed.[224][225] 1892–1918 (26)
Kingdom of Ireland 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Cornelius McGrath Measurement according to the London Annual Register.[84] 1737–1759 (22)
Roman Empire 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Saint Christopher Saint venerated by the Roman Catholic Church. According to legend, he was 5 cubits (2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)) tall, a claimed "gigantic tooth" of St. Christopher turned out to be a tooth of hippopotamus.[226] 3rd or 4th century AD
Kingdom of Navarre 222–231 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.[227] 1170–1234 (64)
China 226 cm 7 ft 5 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.[228] born 2007
France 224 cm 7 ft 4 in André René Roussimoff Better known by his ring name André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.[229] 1946–1993 (46)
United States 210 cm 7 ft 0 in Antoine Barada A real man that became a regional legend in Nebraska. Possibly was 2.1 m (7 ft) tall and could lift a stone 770 kg (1,700 lb) in weight.[230] August 22, 1807 – March 30, 1885/87 (77–79)

Tallest in various sports[edit]

  Living   Deceased

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan Photo
Canada 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Édouard Beaupré Tallest strongman and wrestler. 1881–1904 Edouard Beaupre.JPG
Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in[231] Morteza Mehrzad Tallest paralympian and tallest volleyball player.[232] born 1987 Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani
Libya 244.8 cm 8 ft 0.4 in Suleiman Ali Nashnush Tallest basketball player. 1943–1991
China 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Sun Mingming Tallest active professional basketball player. born 1983 Sun Ming Ming
Argentina 232 cm 7 ft 7 in Jorge González Tallest Wrestler in WWE history. 1966–2010
Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Retired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. born 1971 Gheorghe Muresan (15833043052).jpg
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
Romania 224 cm 7 ft 4 in Gogea Mitu Tallest professional boxer in history. 1914–1936 Gogea Mitu.jpg
Serbia 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Boban Marjanović Tallest active NBA player. born 1988 Boban Marjanovic (51175591297) (cropped).jpg
South Korea 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Hong-man Choi (Korean Monster) Joint tallest kickboxer and mixed martial artist. born 1980 ChoiHongMan.JPG
Brazil 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Giant Silva Joint tallest kickboxer and mixed martial artist. born 1963 GiantSilva2008.png
Poland 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Małgorzata "Margo" Dydek Tallest player in WNBA history. 1974–2011 Margo Dydek
Russia 218 cm 7 ft 2 in[233] Dmitriy Muserskiy Tallest volleyball player. Member of Russia's national team. born 1988 Dmitriy Muserskiy
Pakistan 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Mohammad Irfan Tallest international cricketer.[234] born 1982 Mohammad Irfan.jpg
Philippines 216 cm 7 ft 1 in E.J. Feihl Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with Greg Slaughter) born 1970
Philippines 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Greg Slaughter Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with E.J. Feihl) born 1988 Greg Slaughter
Netherlands 215 cm 7 ft 1 in Loek van Mil Tallest baseball player. 1984–2019 Loek van Mil
United Kingdom 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Richard Metcalfe Tallest rugby union player. born 1973
Netherlands 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Ted van der Parre Tallest World's Strongest Man. born 1955 Ted van der Parre.JPG
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. born 1973 Nikolay Valuev 2018-11-21.jpg
Netherlands 212 cm 6 ft 11 in Semmy Schilt Tallest kickboxing world champion. born 1973 Sem-schilt.jpg
Netherlands 212 cm 6 ft 11 in Stefan Struve Tallest fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. born 1988 Stefan Struve with a fan (5096781392) (cropped).jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Jon Rauch Tallest baseball player in Major League Baseball history. born 1978 Tatu-1524.jpg
Australia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Aaron Sandilands Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. born 1982 Aaron Sandilands and Lance Whitnall
Australia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Peter Street Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. born 1980 Peter street.jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Mason Cox Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. born 1991 Mason Cox 2018.1.jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Reilly Opelka Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. born 1997 Opelka WMQ18 (7) (42834211754).jpg
Croatia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Ivo Karlović Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. born 1979 Karlovic WM18 (5) (30063301198).jpg
United Kingdom 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Will Carrick-Smith Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. born 1992
Ireland 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Devin Toner Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. born 1986 Devin Toner.JPG
Lithuania 209 cm 6 ft 10 in Rolandas Gimbutis Tallest Olympic swimmer. born 1981
Belgium 208 cm 6 ft 10 in Kristof Van Hout Tallest association football player. born 1987
Russia 208 cm 6 ft 10 in Nelly Alisheva Tallest female volleyball player. born 1983 Nelly Alisheva.jpg
Slovakia 206 cm 6 ft 9 in Zdeno Chára Tallest player in National Hockey League history. born 1977 Zdeno Chára
Bulgaria 203 cm 6 ft 8 in Kotooshu Katsunori Tallest sumo wrestler. born 1983 Kotooshu 2011 Sep.JPG
South Africa 203 cm 6 ft 8 in Marco Jansen Tallest active cricketer. born 2000
Germany 201 cm 6 ft 7 in Ingo Schultz Tallest sprinter. born 1975 Ingo Schultz Istaf Berlin (2265188681).jpg
United States 201 cm 6 ft 7 in Phil Blackmar Tallest golfer on the PGA Tour. born 1957 PhilBlackmar.jpg
Switzerland 200 cm 6 ft 7 in Ramon Zenhäusern Tallest World Cup competitor in alpine skiing. born 1992 Ramon Zenhäusern 2018.jpg
Bulgaria 198 cm 6 ft 6 in Velichko Cholakov Tallest Olympic weightlifter. 1982–2017 Velichko Cholakov in 2012.jpg

Tallest living people from various nations[edit]

Country Metric Imperial Name Notes Lifespan
Turkey 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Sultan Kösen Tallest Turk.[24] born 1982
Morocco 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Brahim Takioullah Tallest Moroccan.[28] born 1982
India 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Dharmendra Pratap Singh Tallest Indian. Was not measured by Guinness World Records.[235] born 1983
Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Morteza Mehrzad Tallest Iranian.[236] born 1987
Pakistan 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Zia Rasheed Tallest living Pakistani. Was not measured by Guinness World Records.[34] born 1980
China 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Zhang Juncai Tallest Chinese.[citation needed] born 1966
Brazil 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Joélisson Fernandes da Silva Tallest Brazilian.[54] born 1991
Russia 235.0 cm 7 ft 8.5 in Nikolai Pankratov Tallest Russian.[67] born 1990
United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Bob Wegner Tallest American. born 1993
Tunisia 235 cm 7 ft 8.5 in Radhouane Charbib Tallest Tunisian.[64] born 1968
Somalia 235 cm 7 ft 8+12 in Hussain Bisad Tallest Somalian and have the biggest hands at the time of 2002.[237] born 1975
North Korea 235 cm 7 ft 8.5 in Ri Myung-hun Tallest North Korean.[citation needed] born 1967
Myanmar 232.4 cm 7 ft 7.5 in Win Zaw Oo Tallest man in Burma;[citation needed] also known as 'Big Zaw', who is currently seeking medical treatment from 2013 in Singapore. born 1977
United Kingdom 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Paul Sturgess Tallest Briton.[238] born 1987
Japan 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Yasutaka Okayama Tallest Japanese.[81] born 1954
Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Tallest Romanian.[citation needed] born 1971
Montenegro 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Slavko Vraneš Tallest person in Montenegro.[citation needed] born 1983
Malta 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Samuel Deguara Tallest Maltese.[citation needed] born 1991
Canada 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Sim Bhullar Tallest Canadian.[citation needed] born 1983
New Zealand 225 cm 7 ft 4.5 in Jonty Butterfield Tallest New Zealander.[239] born 1994
Ireland 225 cm 7 ft 4.5 in Shaun Aisbitt Tallest Irishman.[240] born 1962
Germany 224 cm 7 ft 4.2 in Jannik Könecke Tallest German.[241] ?–
Australia 223 cm 7 ft 4 in Kewal Shiels Tallest Australian.[134] born 1989
Puerto Rico 222 cm 7 ft 3.5 in Peter John Ramos Tallest Puerto Rican.[citation needed] born 1985
Hungary 222 cm 7 ft 3.5 in László Dobos Tallest Hungarian.[242] born 1993
Philippines 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Raul Dillo Tallest Filipino when he was measured at age 17.[243][244] born 1991
Nepal 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Rajan Adhikari Tallest Nepali.[245] born 1978
Spain 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Roberto Dueñas Hernández Tallest Spaniard.[citation needed] born 1975
Malaysia 220.1 cm 7 ft 2+23 in Mohd Azli Hisyam Tallest man in Malaysia.[246] born 1994

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