|United States||272 cm||8 ft 11.1 in||Robert Wadlow|
Tallest human in recorded history confirmed by Guinness World Records.
|United States||267 cm||8 ft 9 in||John Rogan|
Second tallest man in recorded history. Weighed only 204 lb (92.5 kg). Unable to stand due to ankylosis.
|United States||263.5 cm||8 ft 7¾ in||John F. Carroll|
8 ft 0 in (244 cm) standing height, 8 ft 7 3⁄4 in (263.5 cm) assuming normal spinal curvature.
|Ukraine||257 cm||8 ft 5 in||Leonid Stadnyk|
Not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.
|Finland||251.4 cm||8 ft 3 in||Väinö Myllyrinne|
Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Measured 251.4 cm (8 ft 3 in) tall at his peak.
|Canada||251 cm||8 ft 3 in||Édouard Beaupré|
Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing.
|Turkey||251 cm||8 ft 2.8 in||Sultan Kösen|
The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records. He has 36.5-centimetre-long (1 ft 2 in) feet—the second-longest feet for a living person and 28.5-centimetre-long (11.22 in) hands—the longest for a living person.
|Bangladesh||249 cm||8 ft 2 in||Jinnat Ali|
Was not measured officially by Guinness. Tallest person in Bangladesh.
|India||249 cm||8 ft 2 in||Vikas Uppal|
Was not measured officially by Guinness.
|United States||249 cm||8 ft 2 in||Don Koehler|
Tallest person in world for most of the 1970s.
|United States||249 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 feet 2 inches (249 cm) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (254 cm).
|Ireland||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Patrick Cotter O’Brien|
Tallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (240 cm). Remains examined in 1972 and height verified.
|Morocco||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Brahim Takioullah|
Possesses the world’s largest feet at 38 cm (1 ft 3 in).
|Iran||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Morteza Mehrzad|
Tallest man in Iran. Gold medalist of Iran sitting volleyball national team in Summer Paralympic games Rio 2016
|Germany||246 cm||8 ft 1 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.
|Mozambique||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Gabriel Estêvão Monjane|
Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990.
|India||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Dharmendra Pratap Singh|
Tallest living Indian person.
|Libya||246 cm||8 ft 1 in||Suleiman Ali Nashnush|
Libyan who was the tallest basketball player in the world.
|France||245 cm||8 ft 1⁄2 in||Jean-Joseph Brice|
Known as “Le Géant des Vosges”, Ramonchamp, France; his exact height was controversial.
|Germany||244 cm||8 ft 0 in||Anton de Franckenpoint|
Nickname Langer Anton. Skeleton later measured at 244 cm (8 ft 0 in).
|China||242 cm||7 ft 11 1⁄4 in||Zhang Juncai|
Tallest living Chinese person.
|Indonesia||242 cm||7 ft 11 1⁄4 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.
|Netherlands||242 cm||7 ft 11 1⁄4 in||Albert Johan Kramer|
Tallest man in the Netherlands; His brother-in-law was suffering from dwarfism and did not exceed 69 cm (27 in). Together they formed a variety act, with performances around the world.
|Spain||242 cm||7 ft 11 1⁄4 in||Miguel Joaquín Eleicegui Arteaga (es)|
“Gigante de Altzo”
Tallest man recorded in Spain. The 2017 Basque movie Handia is based on his life.
|Puerto Rico||241 cm||7 ft 11 in||Felipe Birriel|
Tallest Puerto Rican recorded.
|India||241 cm||7 ft 11 in||Asadulla Khan|
Tallest man in India.
|Soviet Union||240 cm||7 ft 10 in||Alexander Sizonenko|
Soviet basketball player.
|Egypt||240 cm||7 ft 10 in||Sa’id Muhammad Ghazi|
He was billed as 300 cm (10 ft) in his life.
|Belarus||239 cm||7 ft 10 in||Feodor Machnow|
Billed as 282 cm (9 ft 3 in) during his life.
|Austria-Hungary||238 cm||7 ft 10 in||Grgo Kusić|
Tallest Croat recorded. Tallest citizen of Austria-Hungary of his time.
|Pakistan||238 cm||7 ft 10 in||Naseer Soomro|
Tallest confirmed man living in Pakistan.
|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.
|Brazil||237 cm||7 ft 9.3 in||Joélisson Fernandes da Silva|
Tallest living Brazilian.
|Mongolia||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Öndör Gongor|
Very tall man in early-20th-century Mongolia. Some other sources even give 245 cm (8 feet)
|United States||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.
|United Kingdom||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Angus MacAskill|
Tallest “true” giant (not due to a pathological condition). Tallest recorded man from the United Kingdom.
|United Kingdom||236 cm||7 ft 9 in|
|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)
|United States||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Martin Van Buren Bates|
Known as the Kentucky Giant or The Giant of the Hills. He and Anna Haining Bates were the tallest married couple.
|Germany||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Walter Straub|
Tallest man in Germany while he was alive.
|Algeria||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Rachid Bara|
Tallest man in Algeria while he was alive.
|Soviet Union||236 cm||7 ft 9 in||Uvais Akhtaev|
Soviet/Chechen basketball player in 1940–50s.
|China||236.17 cm||7 ft 8.98 in||Sun Mingming|
Chinese basketball player. Formerly second-tallest living person.
|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.
|Tunisia||235.9 cm||7 ft 8.87 in||Radhouane Charbib|
Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until January 15, 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Mingming.
|Brazil||235 cm||7 ft 8 1⁄2 in||Rafael França do Nascimento|
Tallest man in Brazil.
|Russia||235 cm||7 ft 8½ in||Nikolai Pankratov|
Tallest man in Russia.
|North Korea||235 cm||7 ft 8 1⁄2 in||Ri Myung-hun|
Former basketball player with the North Korean national team.
|235 cm||7 ft 8 1⁄3 in||Igor Vovkovinskiy|
Currently the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Most recently has been acting in commercials and movies. 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.
|United States||235 cm||7 ft 8 in||Broc Brown|
In 2015, the tallest teenager in the United States.
|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.
|United States||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Brenden Adams|
Former tallest teenager in the world.
|India||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Polipaka Gattaiah|
Former tallest Indian.
|Ivory Coast||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Abdramane Dembele|
Tallest man in Ivory Coast.
|United States||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Bob Wegner|
Professional Basketball Player
|United States||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||George Bell|
Former Tallest living American.
|Fiji||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Kaliova Seleiwau|
Tallest living Fijian.
|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.
|Pakistan||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Alam Channa|
Pakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998.
|Iceland||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Jóhann K. Pétursson|
Was the tallest person in Iceland.
|Japan||234 cm||7 ft 8 in||Yasutaka Okayama|
Tallest living Japanese. Tallest basketball player drafted in NBA history.
|Austria-Hungary||233.7 cm||7 ft 8 in||Franz Winkelmeier|
One of the tallest people in his time.
|Spain||233 cm||7 ft 7.7 in||Jaime Clemente Izquierdo|
Spain’s tallest man in his lifetime.
|Spain||233 cm||7 ft 7 1⁄2 in||Agustín Luengo Capilla|
Circus performer. Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death.
|United States||232 cm||7 ft 7½ in||Jack Earle|
Jacob Rheuben Ehrlich. American silent film actor and sideshow performer.
|Somalia||233 cm||7 ft 7.4 in||Hussain Bisad|
Somalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men.
|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.
|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.
|China||233 cm||7 ft 7 in||Wang Feng-Jun|
Asia’s tallest man in 2004.
|Argentina||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Jorge González|
Tallest wrestler in WWE history.
|United Kingdom||231 cm||7 ft 7.26 in||Paul Sturgess|
Tied for the tallest player to play college basketball in the U.S.
|United States||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Kenny George|
Second-tallest NCAA Division I basketball player (Neil Fingleton).
|United States||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Lock Martin|
He played the robot in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.
|United Kingdom||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Charles Byrne|
Skeleton now resides in the Hunterian Museum.
|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).
|Romania||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Gheorghe Mureșan|
Tied for tallest in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
|Romania||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Robert Bobroczky|
Romanian basketball player who was 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) in 2017–18, aged 16.
|Sudan||231 cm||7 ft 7 in||Manute Bol|
Tied for tallest in NBA history.
|Armenia||230 cm||7 ft 7 in||Arshavir Grigoryan|
Tallest man in Armenia.
|Azerbaijan||230 cm||7 ft 7 in||Aleksandar Rindin|
Tallest man in Azerbaijan.
|Belgium||230 cm||7 ft 6.75 in||Alain Delaunois|
Tallest living Belgian.
|Montenegro||230 cm||7 ft 6.5 in||Slavko Vraneš|
Tallest Montenegrin basketball player in the national basketball team, former player in the NBA
|Vietnam||229 cm||7 ft 6.25 in||Trần Thành Phố|
Was the tallest man in Vietnam when he died in 2010
|Senegal||229 cm||7 ft 6.25 in||Malik Sidibe|
Tallest basketball player in Senegal.
|United Kingdom||229 cm||7 ft 6 1⁄4 in||Christopher Greener|
Formerly Britain’s tallest man
|Algeria||229 cm||7 ft 6 1⁄5 in||Saad Kaiche|
Former basketball player of Club Baloncesto Breogán of Lugo.
|United States||229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Ralph Madsen|
Billed as 7 ft 6 in (229 cm).
|United States||229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Mills Darden|
Known for his extreme weight and height. Weighed 1,021 lb (463 kg).
|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.
|229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Shawn Bradley|
Former player in the NBA, 1993–2005, tallest living German (holding dual citizenship).
|Senegal||229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Moussa Seck|
Tallest basketball player in Senegal
|United States||229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Matthew McGrory|
Was the world’s tallest actor when he died in 2005.
|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).
|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.
|Russia||229 cm||7 ft 5.8 in||Sergey Ilin|
Tallest basketball player in Russia.
|Spain||229 cm||7 ft 6 in||Fermín Arrudi Urieta|
Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||228 cm||7 ft 5 2⁄3 in||Bienvenu Letuni|
Tallest basketball player in DRC
|Poland||228 cm||7 ft 5 2⁄3 in||Eugeniusz Taraciński|
Tallest man in Poland while he was alive.
|Colombia||228 cm||7 ft 5 2⁄3 in||Asdrúbal Herrera Mora|
Tallest living Colombian. Tied for tallest South American man with Margarito Machacuay
|Slovakia||228 cm||7 ft 5 2⁄3 in||Martin Miklosik|
Tallest basketball player in the Slovak Republic.
|Peru||228 cm||7 ft 5 2⁄3 in||Margarito Machacuay|
Tied for the tallest South American person with Asdrúbal Herrera and is the fifth-tallest in the Americas.
|Senegal||226 cm||7 ft 5 in||Tacko Fall|
Currently the tallest player in the NBA since being signed by the Celtics in 2019. Was the tallest high school basketball player in the US as of 2014, and was the tallest player in US college basketball from 2016 to 2019.
|Malta||226 cm||7 ft 5 in||Samuel Deguara|
Tallest man in Italy and Malta.
|Nigeria||225 cm||7 ft 4 1⁄2 in||Afeez Agoro Oladimeji|
Tallest man in Nigeria.
|221 cm||7 ft 3 in||Jakob Nacken|
Tallest Nazi soldier in World War II World’s tallest man at the time.
|Malaysia||220 cm||7 ft 1 in||Mohd Azli Hisyam|
Tallest man in Malaysia.