• 1. Robert Wadlow 8 feet 11 inches

    Robert weighed 490 pounds and passed away in 1940 at the age of 22. Nearly 40,000 people attended his funeral.

  • 2. John Rogan 8 feet 9 inches

    John was born in Tennessee between 1865-1868. His nickname was Bud.

  • 3. Trijntje Keever 8 feet 4 inches

    Trijntje was nicknamed De Groote Meid (in English, The Big Girl). She died in 1633 at the age of 17.

  • 4. Don Koehler 8 feet 2 inches

    Don was the tallest man from 1969-1981. He died in 1981 at the age of 55.

  • 5. Zeng Jinlian 8 feet 1.75 inches

    Zeng passed away at the age of 17 in China.

  • 6. Sultan Kosen 8 feet 1.5 inches

    The newly crowned world’s tallest man. He also holds the record for largest feet and hands.

  • 7. Väinö Myllyrinne 8 feet 1.25 inches

    Vaino was the tallest soldier ever, he served in the Finnish Defense force.

  • 8. Zhao Liang 8 feet 1.1 inches

    Zhao is a circus performer in China. He was born in 1982.

  • 9. Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 8 feet 1 inches

    Gabriel was the tallest man from 1988-1990. He is also considered the tallest African ever.

  • 10. Suleiman Ali Nashnush 8 feet .5 inches

    Suleiman was the tallest professional basketball (not NBA) player ever.

  • 11. Jane Bunford 7 feet 11 inches

    Jane is Britain’s tallest person ever. Apparently a bike accident in 1905 fractured her skull triggering her pituitary gland.

  • 12. Rigardus Rijnhout 7 feet 9 inches

    The tallest Dutchman ever.

  • 13. Gogea Mitu 7 feet 9 inches

    Gogea was the tallest professional boxer ever. He died at the age of 21 in Romania.

  • 14. Bao Xishun 7 feet 9 inches

    Bao is a herdsman from Inner Mongolia, China. On September 17, 2009, Sultan Kosen took Bao’s tallest man title.

  • 15. Sun Mingming 7 feet 9 inches

    Sun currently plays professional basketball in Japan. He averages 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

  • 16. Radhouane Charbib 7 feet 9 inches

    Rahouane was the world’s tallest man in 2005.

  • 17. Ri Myung Hun 7 feet 8.5 inches

    Ri was the center for the national basketball team of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He was nicknamed Michael Ri after his idol Michael Jordan.

  • 18. George Bell 7 feet 8 inches

    George is the tallest living American.

  • 19. Yao Defen 7 feet 8 inches

    Yao lives in a poor village in China. She is the unconfirmed tallest living woman in the world.

  • 20. Yasutaka Okayama 7 feet 8 inches

    Yasutaka was the tallest person ever to be drafted into the NBA.

  • 21. Neil Fingleton 7 feet 7.5 inches

    Neil is Britain’s tallest man. He’s been doing acting work since his basketball career ended.

  • 22. Hussain Bisad 7 feet 7.5 inches

    Hussain has a twin sister who is average height. He is from Somalia, but currently lives in Britain.

  • 23. Alam Channa 7 feet 7.25 inches

    Alam was the tallest man in the world in the late 1980’s. He passed away in 1988 at the age of 45.

  • 24. Sandy Allen 7 feet 7.25 inches

    Sandy Allen was the tallest living woman during her lifetime. She passed away in August, 2008 at the age of 53.

  • 25. Manute Bol 7 feet 7 inches

    Bol was a Sudanese basketball player that played in the NBA. He averaged 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 3.3 blocks per game. He could only play an average of 18.7 minutes per game.

  • 26. Gheorghe Muresan 7 feet 7 inches

    Gheorghe is a retired NBA player. He averaged 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

  • 27. Kenny George 7 feet 7 inches

    Kenny George was the tallest division 1 basketball player ever.

  • 28. Jorge González 7 feet 6 inches

    Jorge was the tallest WWE wrestler ever. His stage name was “Giant Gonzales.”

  • 29. Yao Ming 7 feet 6 inches

    Yao is the current tallest player in the NBA. He is one of the most well-known athletes in the world.

  • 30. Matthew McGrory 7 feet 6 inches

    Matthew was an American actor who played the giant in Bubble Boy, Big Fish, House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He passed away in 2005 at age 32.