List of tallest people


List of tallest people

This is a list of the tallest people, living and dead, in the world.

People deemed tallest

Tallest male

#Robert Pershing Wadlow - Confirmed tallest male and person by Guinness World Records at 8'11.1" (272 cm). Wadlow died July 15, 1940. [ [http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/human_body/extreme_bodies/tallest_man.aspx Robert Pershing Wadlow] ]
#John Rogan - Second tallest male ever at 2 meter 68 cm.
#Leonid Stadnyk - Tallest male living, standing 8'6". [ [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040112/punjab1.htm#16 Tribune India] ]
#Akashi Shiganosuke - Legendary Sumo Wrestler rumored to be 8'6".
#Sultan Kosen - Tallest basketball player ever in the history of basketball, standing 8'1" (247 cm).
#Väinö Myllyrinne - Tallest Finn ever, standing 8'1" (247 cm). Myllyrinne died April 13, 1963
#Gabriel Estêvão Monjane - Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990 at 8'1" (246 cm).
#Suleiman Ali Nashnush - Libyan who is believed to have been the tallest basketball player ever at 8'½" (245 cm).
#Bao Xishun - Formerly considered tallest living person at 7'9" (236 cm). [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6502203.stm BBC] ]
#Sun Ming-Ming - Formerly second tallest living person at 7'9", now third tallest living person.
#Radhouane Charbib - Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man before Bao Xishun and Sun Ming Ming at 7'8¾" (235 cm).
#George Bell - Tallest American at 7'8" in (234 cm). [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21677547/ MSNBC - 7-foot-8 deputy nation's tallest man] ]
#Yasutaka Okayama - is known to be the tallest basketball player drafted in National Basketball Association history.The 7'8" center from Japan was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 10th pick of the eighth round of the 1981 Draft.
#Neil Fingleton - Tallest person born in UK at 7'7½" (233 cm). [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007140078,00.html The Sun] ] [ [http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070216/NEWS/702160734/0/FRONTPAGE Telegram] ]
#Alam Channa - Considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998 at 7'7¼" (232 cm). [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/125593.stm BBC News | South Asia | World's tallest man dies ] ] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/125593.stm BBC] ]
#Jorge Gonzalez - Tallest wrestler in WWE history at 7'7".
#Manute Bol - Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7'7" (231 cm).
#Gheorghe Mureşan - Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7'7" (231 cm).
#Kenny George - Tallest Division I basketball player at 7'7" (231 cm). [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/sports/ncaabasketball/09asheville.html?_r=1&ref=ncaabasketball&oref=slogin With Bigger Feet Than Shaq’s - New York Times] ]
#Yao Ming - Yao is currently the tallest player in the NBA at 7'6" (229 cm).
#Matthew McGrory - Tallest actor at 7'6" (229 cm) when he died. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/13/db1302.xml Telegraph obituary] ]

Tallest female

#Trijntje Keever was the tallest woman that ever lived, measuring 254 centimeters or 8 feet and 4 inches.
#Zeng Jinlian - Second tallest Woman ever at 8' 1.75"(249 cm). Suffered from spine curvature and could not stand at full height. Died at aged 17.
#Jane Bunford - The world's tallest ever woman (until Zeng Jinlian) and possibly the world's tallest person at the time of her death in April 1922 at 7'7" (231 cm), but due to a curved spine she could not stand up straight. However, if her spine had normal curvature, she would have stood 7'11" (241 cm). [ [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=680&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=32&EXPAND=15 Birmingham.gov] ]
#Yao Defen - Claimant as tallest living female at 7'9" (234 cm). [ [http://www.tallwomen.org/tallest/ The Tallest Known Living Women] , retrieved 2008-08-13] Not confirmed by Guinness World Records. [http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/DVN/lemmata/data/TrijntjeKeever Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon - portret] ]
#Sandy Allen - Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records at 7'7¼" (232 cm) , until her death on August 13, 2008. [ [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402741,00.html World's Tallest Woman Dies at Age 53] , 2008-08-13]

Tallest in varied fields or endeavors

Tallest in varied sports

#Sun Ming Ming - 2.36m (7'9") - Tallest Chinese Basketball player
#Manute Bol - 2.31m (7'7")- Retired Sudanese professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
#Gheorghe Mureşan - 2.31m (7'7") - Retired Romanian professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in NBA history.

#Kenny George - 2.31m (7'7") - Tallest American basketball player
#Yao Ming - 2.29m (7'6") - Tallest Current NBA player
#Shawn Bradley - 2.29m (7'6") - Tallest American Player in NBA history
#Jorge Gonzales - 2.31 m (7'7") Tallest professional wrestler
#Dalip Singh - 2.21m (7'3") - Currently the tallest professional wrestler in WWE
#Choi Hong-man - 2.18m (7'2")- Tallest South Korean Kickboxer and former South Korean ssireum practitioners
#Loek van Mil - 2.18m (7'2") - Current tallest Dutch baseball player
#Margo Dydek - 2.18m (7'2") - Tallest Polish female professional basketball player
#Richard Sligh - 2.13m (7'0") - Tallest player in NFL history
#Richard Metcalfe - 2.13m (7'0") Scottish International Rugby player, and the world's tallest International rugby player
#Nikolai Valuev - 2.13m (7'0") - Tallest Russian Heavyweight Boxer
#Semmy Schilt - 2.12m (6'11") - Tallest Dutch Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist
#Jon Rauch - 2.11m (6'11") - Tallest professional baseball player in Major League Baseball
#Aaron Sandilands and Peter Street - 2.11m (6'11") Equal tallest players in the history of the Australian Football League
#Will Jefferson - 2.08m (6'10") - widely believed to be the tallest to play any First Class Cricket.
#Ivo Karlovic - 2.08m (6'10")- Tallest Croatian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour
#Zdeno Chára - 2.06m (6'9") - Tallest Slovakian player in National Hockey League history
#Tor Hogne Aarøy - 2.04m (6'8") - Tallest Norwegian football (soccer) player
#Phil Blackmar - 2.01m (6'7") - Tallest American golfer on the PGA Tour
#Noah Steere - 2.15 m (7'1") - Tallest professional bodybuilder

Tallest actors

#Matthew McGrory - Tallest actor at 7'6" (229 cm) when he died. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/13/db1302.xml Telegraph obituary] ]
#James Cromwell - Tallest Academy Award nominated actor at 6'7" (201 cm). [http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/column?oid=oid:410260 Austin Chronicle] ]
#Tim Robbins - Tallest Academy Award winning actor at 6'5" (196 cm).
#Brad Garrett - Tallest current TV actor at 6'8 1/2" (203 cm). [http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0004951/personal] ]
#Tamara Dobson - It's claimed she was the tallest actress to play lead roles at 6'2" (188 cm). [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=4PnEvNC_F9oC&pg=PA115&lpg=PA115&dq=%22shortest+actor%22+academy&source=web&ots=Q4nmaybfcg&sig=2GjQn2KHD0NYxm4i_pYrbsjZ0UU#PPA115,M1 Film Facts] ]
#Peter Mayhew - Tallest living English/American Movie actor 7'3". [http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0004951/personal] ]
#Carel Struycken (213cm), 7'.

Tallest living in varied nations

#George Bell - Tallest American at 7'8" in (234 cm). [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21677547/ MSNBC - 7-foot-8 deputy nation's tallest man] ]
#Pier Gerlofs Donia - tallest Frisian ever at 7 feet 5 inches. [cite web|url=http://www.wunseradiel.nl/index.php?simaction=content&pagid=289&mediumid=1|publisher=Gemeente Wûnseradiel|title=Greate Pier fan Wûnseradiel|language=West Frisian|accessdate=2008-01-04]
#Neil Fingleton - Tallest person born in UK at 7'7½" (233 cm). [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007140078,00.html The Sun] ] [ [http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070216/NEWS/702160734/0/FRONTPAGE Telegram] ]
#Jerry Sokoloski - Tallest Canadian at 7'5" (226 cm) and 311 lbs (141 kg). [ [http://www.thestar.com/News/article/275267 Toronto Star] ]
#Urmila Kumari Chaudhari - Tallest Nepalese girl at 7'1" [http://gts-news.blogspot.com/2008/04/tallest-girl-in-nepal.html Tallest girl in Nepal] .
#Touch the Clouds - Tallest Minneconjou Teton Lakota chief ever, standing at a height of 7 ft.

See also

* List of people with gigantism
* List of shortest people
* Gigantism
* Goliath

References

External links

* [http://www.freewebs.com/nbagiants/ Tallest nba players: Bol, Muresan, Bradley, Mao]
* [http://www.tallpeople.org Tallpeople]
* [http://www.celebheights.com CelebHeights]
* [http://www.eurobasket.com/over210.asp Eurobasket's top 50 tallest basketball players]
* [http://www.tall.org Tall Clubs International]


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