Tallest Person in The World: We humans certainly are among the tallest. The average human today is 1.65 meters or 5 feet and 5 inches tall. Here we discuss the extremes of height, the shortest and tallest humans. See also about the list of Top 10 Tallest Men in The World.
European men and women for example are known to be the tallest humans in general, while Asians are considerably smaller on average.
Top 10 Tallest Men in The World
Here are some of the tallest people in the world.
Robert Wadlow – 8 ft 11 in
With a standing height of 8 ft 11 in / 2.72 meters, American Robert Wadlow was the tallest person in history. Wadlow became a national sensation in the United States. Unfortunately, his height also came with a limited mobility.
Sultan Kösen – 8 ft 2.8 in
The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records. A Kurdish farmer, Sultan Kösen stands at 8 feet 2.8 inches and is the tallest living man in the world, as per Guinness World Records.
Vikas Uppal – 8 ft 2 in
Vikas Kumar Uppal was born on 1986 and died on June 30, 2007. He was a native and resident of India, said to be his country’s tallest man until his death.
Brahim Takioullah – 8 ft 1 in
The second tallest living person in the world, Brahim Takioullah from Morocco holds the Guiness World Record for the biggest feet.
Morteza Mehrzad – 8 ft 1 in
Morteza Mehrzad is a paralympian who plays for Iran’s men’s national sitting volleyball team. Not only is he the tallest man in his country Iran, he is also the tallest paralympian ever in the world.
Zhang Juncai – 7 ft 11 in
Zhang Juncai who hails from Shanxi Province, was the tallest man in China.
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