Top 10 Tallest Men in the World

Nature define different ways to describe how great the world is from the day it was made. From animals to plants and human beings, all have their unique characteristics and physical strength and formations. And just like these unusual men who are blessed with such extreme heights which others do not, they showed the world how amazing life is though they seems to be different. These top 10 tallest men in the world today are still alive and were awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for their incredible heights from standing some feet above from the usual heights of persons. See their incredible physical assertiveness and descriptions.


10. Radhouane Charbib (Tunisia)

Height: 7 feet and 9 inches


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Born on October 27, 1968, Radhouane Charbib was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as one of the tallest man living in the world up until Bao Xishun claims it on January 15, 2005. He was living from a dull town of Tunisia with a simple family. At the age of 47, he enjoyed the advantages of his height with his wife and people who love him and accepted his being different. When he has 15, he realised that he is growing way faster those other teenagers of his age. His height remarkably increased at that age where he reached up to 5 feet and 7.4 inches tall. He grew drastically since then and considered his extreme height as a gift and feel happy and proud walking along the streets though he seems to be different. He also liked it when people are amazed looking at him, and however, he takes criticisms on the positive point of his personality.

9. Sun Ming Ming (People’s Republic of China)

Height: 7 feet and 9 inches

Sun Ming Ming from the People’s Republic of China is a Chinese professional basketball player and was born on August 23, 1983. He is currently a free agent in basketball, after playing for that last Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He has an incredible size 20 feet and makes occasional appearances on some international movies. He is the tallest man in the world who is also a professional basketball player for an extended period. Currently, he is living a celebrity life appearing in some various occasions, movies and TV shows. He moved to USA in 20015, and begin his career in the NBA, consequently he wasn’t able to succeed. Because of that he was forced to return to China and continue his professional career in the Chinese Basketball Association. What benefits him from having a gigantic height is that he has huge fans in his basketball career and was honored under the Guinness Book of World Records.

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8. Bao Xishun (People’s Republic of China)

Height: 7 feet and 9.5 inches

Born on 1951, Bao Xishun is living a simple life as a herdsman from Inner Mongolia, China. HE was given recognition by the Guinness World Records as one of the world’s tallest man living for only a short time because of Leonid Stadnyk. However, when Stadnyk refused to be measured under guidelines of the Guinness World Records, the title was then returned to Xi Shun. On September 18, 2009, Sultan Kosen from Turkey overtook his title. At the age of 16, he had a perception of himself being a normal person with an average height. But, reverse things happened as he continuously reached up to 7 inches tall. He is working at a local Hospital, and he used to play on a basketball team for three years in China. He also worked in the army and also played basketball there until he married Xia Shujuan in 2007, who is a sales clerk.

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7. Naseer Soomro (Pakistan)

Height: 7 feet and 10 inches tall

March 28, 1964 when a Pakistani journalist, linguist, critic and bilingual poet, Naseer Soomro was born. Aside from being a professional in his field of work, what makes Naseer amazing is his incredible height. Though, he has many accomplishments in life, Naseer remains to be unmarried until now. Naseer is an author of published works and books. His names is also mentioned in the Oxford English-Sindhi Dictionary published by Oxford University Press, Karachi. Likewise, he also works as a freelance editor. Naseer Soomro accomplished a lot when it comes to his passion for journalism and poetry though his height is extraordinary.

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6. Asadullah Khan (India )

Height: 7 feet and 11 inches

This 24-year man Asadullah Khan is reported having a hard time finding pleasures in life due to his unusual height. These problems for him also include difficulties in buying shoes that will fit for him. He considered his height as a curse for him and working with a low paying Mason job on a construction site in India. Asadulla’s father died three years ago, and the family’s burden was put on him. His height seems to be a big problem up until he was yet recognised in the Guinness World Records together with the other tallest man on Earth alive.

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5. Zhang Juncai (People’s Republic of China)

Height: 7 feet and 11 inches

Zhang Juncai came from a small province of Shanxi, China. He was born on 1983 and was verified as China’s tallest man on November 23, 2004, a little bit shorter than Sultan Kosen. He is known as the 2nd tallest man in China. He is actively involved in social activities including TV shows guest and other performances. Juncai remains to be a friendly person though he is different from ordinary Chinese people. One of his known friends is Yao Defen, the tallest woman on earth whom he visited in the hospital. Even the fattest man of China Liang Yong who is weighed at around 200 kgs is also his friend. He enjoys walking down the streets of China with Bao Xishun, the other tallest man on Earth. For him, his life revolves around his home and that they have to rule it.

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4. Dharmendra Pratap Singh (India)

Height: 8 feet and 1 inch

Due to acromegaly, Dharmendra Pratap Singh became one of the tallest man living today. This rare disorder is caused by a pituitary tumour that is making the gland continuously secrete the growth hormone. Because of his immense height, Dharmendra also finds it hard to find a wife for him. 32-year old Dharmendra from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh is struggling to live a normal life due to his disorder. He took up work as a freak show performer at a local amusement park where he used to spend his days in a cage-like structure selling photographs to paying punter at a low salary. This happens because he finds it hard to be hired in a reasonable job. Suddenly, reigning the Guinness World Records for the tallest man on Earth made him changed his perceptions in his nature.

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3. Morteza Mehrzad (Iran)

Height: 8 feet and 1 inch

This Iranian Paralympic sitting volleyball player, Morteza Mehrzad was born on September 17, 1987. At the age of 29, he became part of the Iran Men’s National Sitting Volleyball Team. He also competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics playing as the team’s speaker. Morteza is the tallest man in Iran and the third tallest man in the world records today. His significant growth was noticed at the age of 16, when he was 190 cm tall and fell off his bicycle and injured his pelvis. Until his right leg stopped growing because of that accident his right leg became shorter than his left leg. The TallestMan.com discovered his incredible height in September 2011, and this is the start of his place in the Guinness World Record.

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2. Brahim Takioullah (Morocco)

Height: 8 feet and 1 inch

After setting up as the tallest man in Morocco, Brahim Takioullah is now one of the holders of the Guinness World Records for the tallest people living today. Brahim was born on January 26, 1882, in the Southern town of Guelmim; He experienced a healthy life until the age of 13, where he grows rapidly. Aside from reigning a world record for tallest man, Brahim also sets Guinness World Record for longest feet. Acromegaly is also the reason for his unusual growth. However, Brahim cannot stand up straight in the small flat street, he has also difficulty getting into a taxi or train, and can never move without attracting people’s attention. Despite this, he remains happy in his situation and posting gladly to individuals in public and answer politely interviews about his condition.

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1. Sultan Kosen (Turkey)

Height: 8 feet and 3 inches

The World’s tallest man living on Earth today is Sultan Kosen. He was born on December 10 1982, and at the age of 33 he enjoys his crown in the Guinness World Records since 2009. He is a farmer and living a simple life with his family in Mardin, Turkey. Just like other tallest men, he also has acromegaly condition. He took over the record from Bao Xishun in 2009 and up until now, he is the verified title holder. Today, the world’s tallest man may follow in the footsteps of another big man as he steps foot in Hollywood.

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