Top Ten Tallest People Currently Alive around the World

If you are curious to know about the tallest people currently alive from around the world, then you are at the right place. This article thoroughly discusses height, weight and livelihood of 10 Tallest living people.

Most of us want an attractive and healthy body, but these people continuously facing difficulties associated with their giant shape and weight. Though some of them are active in some form, but most of them needs some sort of help go around.

Top 10 Tallest living People in the World

All of these people are men having hormonal dis-function due to various reason such as tumor, genetics etc. Have a look at the Ten tallest Person currently alive around the world.

10. Igor Vovkovinskiy, 235 cm, 7 feet 8⅓ inches

Igor Vovkovinskiy
Igor Vovkovinskiy

Igor Vovkovinskiy is an American actor and law student. He is best known for being tallest living American with 7 feet 8.33 inches in height. Strange thing about him is that he was about 6 feet tall at the age of 7. He was born in Ukraine and later (at the age of 7) he shifted to Rochester, Minnesota for his treatment at Mayo Clinic. From that time he was living in US. Igor performed in the film named Hall Pass in 2011. His condition is believed to have a tumor in his pituitary gland stimulating his body to produce excessive amounts of growth hormone.

9. Brenden Adams, 235 cm, 7 feet 8⅓ inches

Brenden Adams
Brenden Adams – Tallest Teenager in the world

Brenden Adams, from  Washington born in 1995 being the tallest living teenager in the world. There was an attempt to halt his growth when he was about 7 feet 4.5 inches tall. If he was not treated his height would be over 8 feet by now.

8. Radhouane Charbib, 236 cm, 7 feet 8½ inches

Radhouane Charbib
Radhouane Charbib

Radhouane was officially measured in Guinness World Records and considered one of the living men with 7 feet 8.5 inches height. He is also the tallest man in Tunisia. He is believed to be the tallest man until January, 2005.

7. Bao Xishun, 236 cm, 7 feet 9 inches

Bao Xishun
Bao Xishun

Bao Xishun, comes from China, is considered to be one of the tallest men approved by Guinness World Records with 7 feet 9 inches height.Bao Xishun is suffering from  rheumatic disorders. His height was normal until the age of sixteen, but later in seven years he reached the  present giant condition.

6. Sun Ming-Ming, 236 cm, 7 feet 9 inches

Sun Ming-Ming
Sun Ming-Ming

Sun MingMing born in 1983, is a Chinese basketball player. In 2005, he came to US for basketball training in the National Basketball Association. On the same year he had gone through a surgery for removal of the benign tumour attached to his pituitary gland. He appeared on Discovery Channel in the documentary show, Anatomy of a Giant. Sun MingMing is seen on the television for fight scenes with Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 3. He is 7 feet and 9 inches in height holding sixth position in living top ten lists.

5. Naseer Soomro, 238cm, 7 feet 10 inches

Naseer Soomro
Naseer Soomro

Naseer Soomro was born in 1975.  He is currently the tallest living man in Pakistan and holds the fifth position in tallest living man’s lists. He is 7 feet and 10 inches in height.

4. Zhang Juncai, 242 com, 7 feet 11¼ inches

Zhang Juncai
Zhang Juncai

Zhang Juncai is one of the China’s tallest men and believed to be the fourth largest living man measuring 7 feet 11.25 inches in height, 3.75 inches shorter than Sultan Kosen. Zhang Juncai is 29 inches taller than average Chinese men.

3. Morteza Mehrzad, 242 cm, 7 ft 11¼ in

Morteza Mehrzad - Third Tallest Person
Morteza Mehrzad – Third Tallest Person

Morteza Mehrzad is the third tallest man currently living. He was born in 1987 and lives currently in Iran. He is believed to be the tallest man in Iran measuring 7 feet 11.25 inches, though the height was not verified, however. He suffers from acromegaly in which pituitary gland overproduce growth hormone that causes abnormal growth of hand, feet and face. His abnormal growth started when he fell from a cycle at the age of 16. His right leg stopped growing at that time and his right leg is 15 cm shorter than this left leg.

2. Brahim Takioullah, 246 cm, 8 ft 1 inch

Brahim Takioullah - Second Tallest Living People
Brahim Takioullah – Second Tallest Living People

Brahim Takioullah, born in 1982 in Morocco, holds the second tallest living person measuring 8 feet and 1 inch in height, exactly 2 cm shorter than the former world recorder Sultan Kosen. He also holds the living man with tallest feet, recorded by Guinness World Records, measuring 1 ft 3 inches (left foot) and 1 ft 2.76 inches(right foot). His condition is due to a disorder in his pituitary gland called ‘acromegaly’, which stimulates the body to produce excessive growth hormone. He is currently undergoing his treatment in France to reduce the tumor, which affects his pituitary gland.

1. Sultan Kösen, 251 cm, 8 ft 3 inches

Sultan Kösen - Tallest Living People in the world
Sultan Kösen – Tallest Living People in the world

Sultan Kosen is considered to be the tallest living person in the world. His height approved by the Guinness World Records, being 8 feet 3 inches tall. Like most of other tall people of this type, his condition is due to excessive growth hormone in his pituitary gland resulted from a tumor. In 2009, he became the tallest living person when measured 8 feet 3 inches tall. He also holds records for longest foot and hand 14.4 inches and 11.22 inches respectively.

There may be several tall living people beyond this list. They may also be facing the same problem of the above person, this has no cure. We can only pray for them. If you know anyone who are as high as the above person, and deserve to belong in the list of “Top 10 Tallest People in the world” do contact us with reference, and we will be more than happy to include him/her in the list.

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Sadekur Rahaman

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  1. Naseer Soomro was born in 1964 not in 1975. At present he is suffering from Critical Lungs problem… And needs help and support… ☹️

  2. I am wonder about the bible , Golitah or the fallen angels, are they that tall as it is? how tall is David the shepard..

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