More Like This

Top 10 Tallest People in The World Who Are Alive Today 2024

From EditorTop 10 Tallest People in The World Who Are Alive Today 2024

Explore the tallest man in the world with the Saudi Scoop.

In a world full of people, it is so difficult to stand out; being known is rare and precious. Whether for saving a life or donating millions to charity, being famous for something is what people crave. The glory of the internet hype, the talk, the interviews. For many, it is a dream come true.

Nonetheless, there are some people who would want nothing better than to blend in the background and be entirely invisible. And yet, they are so bizarre that they tend to stand out no matter what they do. This article has arranged a list of some of the tallest people living today and their lives.

We always bring only verified and quality content to you; hence, everyone on this list is legit. We have only made sure to add the tallest people with certified heights. 

It’s important to note that keeping track of the exact tallest people in the world can be challenging as some people choose not to be publicly measured. Also, heights can fluctuate slightly throughout the day. The list below is based on the most recent information available.

So, let’s get on with it, then!

Sultan Kösen (Tallest Man)

Sultan Kösen (Tallest Man)
13 November 2014, London, England, UK — EPA select epa04487614 Chandra Bahadur Dangi (L) from Nepal and Sultan Kosen from Turkey pose for photographers during a photocall for the Guinness World Records in London, Britain, 13 November 2014.
Dangi (54.6 cm) is considered the smallest living person, and Kosen (251 cm) is a Turkish farmer who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male.
EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA — Image by © FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/epa/Corbis

Kösen belongs to a Kurdish family in Turkey and holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest person alive today.

He has held the record since September 2009, at a height of 246 cm (8 ft. 1 in.)—an updated reading of 251 cm (8 ft. 2.8 in.) as of 2011.

But that is not all. Kösen also has the biggest hands and the second-longest pair of feet among the living!

One would think that being so tall, Kösen would not find it difficult to find love, yet his marriage ended in 2021 with his wife who was significantly shorter than him and spoke Arabic while he knew Turkish.

Kösen’s unique height and massive growth result from a rare condition of pituitary gigantism. This results from excess production of growth hormones during the young years of one’s life. This also means he finds it difficult to find clothes and furniture that would fit him. Thankfully, he gets modified clothes, furniture, and cars, which are often sponsored or given by fans.

Due to his massive frame, Kösen uses crutches to walk and finds some everyday tasks difficult.

Recommended: The Top 10 Countries With The Best Food

However, he is an optimist and finds silver linings in his condition when he can help his family with work that requires height.

Kösen is a farmer by occupation but has participated in the Magic Circus of Samoa in 2014 and participated in several global shows. 

Brahim Takioullah

This gentleman belongs from the rich lands of Guelmim, Morocco, and is celebrated at 246 cm (8 ft. 1 in.). And what more?

Takioullah also holds a record for having the largest feet, size 58, of anyone living o