Top 10 Tallest People in the World 2017 (Men & Women)

Top 10 Tallest People in the World 2017: When you are tall it’s like an advantage for you that enhances your personality in the crowd. People notice you for your long torso, and you eventually get several compliments on your height.

But today it’s not just about the heightened persons, this article is about the extra-heightened people in the world who have gained the height more than necessary.

It’s like an abnormal condition because they are not 6 ft., but they cross it to 7 or 8 ft.

Top 10 Tallest People in the World 2017

so here I am going to talk about tallest people in the world. This height is not any good for them, but they face trouble in every stage and every day. Like you can imagine the bigger size in clothing, shoes and everything, so learn about the tallest people in the world and their sufferings.

1). Sultan Kosen 8 feet 3 in

Sultan Kösen is considered as world’s tallest man; he was born on 10 December 1982. He got the title of the tallest man on the earth by the Guinness World Records. He is a Turkish farmer and he is 251 centimeters (8 ft. 3 in) tall that makes him fall among tallest people in the world.

Sultan Kosen

He also has the same case of tumor in the pituitary gland that affected his entire growth.  Due to his giant stature, he feels the need of using crutches to walk properly.

He is listed among the fifth tallest human alive and he also got medical attention at the University of Virginia medical school.

They used the radio-surgery to entirely remove that tumor, but the total growth took two years to get stopped completely.

He got medical benefits in 2012, but during that procedure, he got another two inches in his height that made him eight feet three inches tall.

Sultan got this title of the tallest man from Bao Xishun who is known for his tallest hands eleven inches long. Sultan knows to live his life fully and with enjoyment, he sometimes feels tired when standing for too long, otherwise, he is all fit and perfect just like a healthy person.

2). Dharmendra Pratap Singh 8 feet 2 in

Dharmendra Pratap Singh is recognized as the biggest man in the world. He resides in Pratapgarh, a district in Uttar Pradesh, India. This man has possessed the education of MA in Hindi literature. Dharmendra has been suffering from a disorder called acromegaly which is a rare one according to the doctors.

Dharmendra Pratap Singh

The pituitary tumor is the reason of his ultra-tallness, due to this tumor, he continuously receives growth because the pituitary Gland malfunctions and doesn’t stop releasing growth hormones.

Due to this disorder, he often faces some troubles like weak eyesight, headaches that are often, diabetes problem and laxity of joints as well. He also looks like malnourished because of poverty, and thus he weighs only 70 kilograms even after this giant height.

According to his doctor Agarwal who first examined the case, he doesn’t have enough money to get proper treatment for this issue, so now he manages himself in this condition just like several other tallest people in the world.

According to an interview in 2015, he told that he was unable to find a girlfriend for him as he is an extremely tall man. He also told that he got a job easily in a carnival because there were tourists who clicked several photos standing next to him in different poses.

3). Morteza Mehrzad 8 feet 1 in

When Morteza Mehrzad was in his 16, he was eight feet and one inch tall. This man among the tallest people in the world is from Iran, and he holds the title of World’s tallest Paralympian.

The birth year is 1987 and Morteza helped the Iranian national team and they won the Gold medal at the Rio Summer Paralympic games in the sitting volleyball event. This event made him the tallest Paralympic Gold medal winner.

Morteza Mehrzad

It is said that Morteza was like any other normal person until he got that accident in which he injured his pelvis, and after that his family noticed the sudden growth in his height.

As per the records, Morteza entire body got that growth except for his right leg and now it is six inches shorter than his left leg. Due to his leg malfunctioning, he faces it hard to walk normally so he needs support all the time.

Other than this leg arm he is all healthy and he is also able to play sitting volleyball at club level, he also helps other Paralympians with the game.

4). Ajaz Ahmed 7 feet 11 in

This man with the height of 2.39 meters that is 7 Feet 11 Inches is a farmer in Pakistan and he also falls in the category of tallest people in the world.

His height is not a verified one so there are several rumors about his height, some says it to be 8ft 1 inch, and some people think he is 8ft 3in or 8ft 4inches.

Ajaz Ahmed

A hormonal dysfunction is responsible for Ahmed’s abnormal height; he also has an issue of the orthopedic problem, so he faces troubles with his right leg after going under surgery for a hip-bone fracture.

He is from a rural area and he came to light through Qamruddin Ansari who works on the post of manager for Ghulam Shabbir. This man Ghulam is the holder of Guinness Record whose shoe size is U.S. 452.

The tallest man in the world never tried to verify his height so it can be identified correctly and as a result, there are estimations for his height instead of a specific number for his tallness.

5). Zhang Juncai 7 feet 9 in

Zhang Juncai was born in 1966 and this man is having a height of 2.42 meters is recognized as the fifth one among the tallest people in the world. His birthplace Shanxi Province, China and he got his height verified on 23 November 2010.

Zhang attended several events from the time he got this huge height. Once he met his old friend Yao Defen when she was in the hospital because of an injury, she is 7 ft. 8 in and next one in this list.

Zhang Juncai

As per records, his father was 1.77 m tall and mother 1.6 meters, but her siblings are of normal heights. In his childhood, his parents were unable to fill up his school fee so he had to leave his schooling and helped his parents in their fields.

He got to know about his condition of abnormal pituitary gland when suddenly one day he started bleeding from his mouth and nose, but by time he learned to manage his issues.

6). Yao Defen 7 feet 8 in

This woman took birth on July 15, 1972, and died on November 13, 2012. She was awarded the title of the tallest living woman by Guinness World Records.

Her total height was 234 centimeters/ 7 ft. 8 inches and she weighed 144 kilograms. According to the records, a tumor in her pituitary gland was the reason of her gigantism.

Yao Defen

She was the lady from China who defeated the tallest record on her name Yao Defen. Her shoe size was 26 US and 78 EU. By beating all the medical records, she recognized among the tallest people in the world being the 70 foot and 8 inches tall.

This woman came in light when at the age of fifteen she visited the doctor for her illness. The doctors recognized her situation, but they didn’t diagnose the issue because her family didn’t have enough money that was 4000 Yuan for operation.

After living a life of just 40 years she passed away, the reason of death is unspecified, but before leaving this world, she met the tallest man in China Zhang Juncai.

7). Sandy Allen 7 feet 7 in

Sandy Allen with a height of 7 feet and 7 inches deserves the title of tallest people in the world. She goes the number seventh among the tallest women in the world; she faced a surgery because of the growth in pituitary gland which is the reason behind this giant growth of Allen.

Sandy Allen

The surgery happened at the age of twenty-two, but it didn’t get normal and she continued suffering from it. After her surgery, she managed herself on a wheelchair to assist her body, just before she passed away, her life was a lot of trouble because of her tallness that was unmanageable and she died in Indiana on 13th August 2008.

Allen was an American, and by the Guinness World Records, she recognized among the tallest people in the world. Allen held this title for 16 years and later other women took the title.

The band Split Enz from New Zealand wrong a song ‘Hello Sandy Allen’ that was dedicated to this woman in their album named Time and Tide which was released in 1982.

8). Zainab Bibi 7 feet 2 in

Zainab Bibi is also known as the tallest woman in the world. She used to live in Pakistan but due to her family’s disliking about her height, she later moved to Britain because her family was not ready to accept her with her tallness.

Zainab Bibi

She said that she moved to Britain because she didn’t want to listen to her family’s complaints and she also faced the ‘asylum’ issue when she was rejected in 2009.

So this woman makes number eight in the list of tallest people with a height of 7 feet and 2 inches.

9). Małgorzata Dydek 7 feet 2 in

Małgorzata Dydek was born on 28 April 1974 and died on 27 May 2011. She was known as Margo Dydek in the United States where she was a professional basketball player at international level.

Małgorzata Dydek

She gained the height of 7 ft. 2 or 2.18 m, and in her basketball league she was famous for being the tallest professional female player. In her basketball field, she played on the post of center position for the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA and then she served as a coach for the Northside Wizards.

She got birth in Warsaw, Poland her parents were 6 ft. 7 in (father) and 6 ft. 3 in (mother). She had an elder sister, Katarzyna with a height of 2.01 m who played for the Colorado Xplosion in Poland.

Her younger sister Marta who was 1.98 m at the age of 12 completed her graduation from the University of Texas-El Paso and she also used to play basketball there. Her sister also played as a professional in Spain 2000.

On 19 May 2011, Dydek world’s tallest woman got a severe heart attack and she dies during pregnancy with her third child that also died with her.

10). Uljana Semjonova 6 feet 9 in

Uļjana Larionova Semjonova is a Russian basketball player, and she got birth on March 9, 1952. She is 6 ft. 9 in tall, and she was the leading lady as a basketball player in 1970 and 1980.

Uljana Semjonova

Not only her torso, but her feet were also known as the largest feet, and she used to wear the shoe size of 21 (US) and 58 (EU). She played the TTT Riga for most of the times, and she won 15 championships and that European Champion’s Cup 15 times.

She established several achievements for international play as well, two Olympic Gold medals in 1976 and 1980 and she is known for never losing a game on an international level.

Because of her extraordinary achievements and her stunning personality, she received an award as the Lifetime Contribution to Sport. So for her height, Uljana-Semjonova is known among the tallest people in the world.

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Conclusion

The article mentions the tallest person both men and women so you can have an idea how they live their life and how they got this giant size. It is all about tallest people in the world, I hope you would enjoy reading it about the tallest person on the earth and some facts about them.