The Tallest People Around

With all the talk lately about midgets, dwarfs, and little people, I figured I might as well fill folks in on the tallest ladies and gents roaming the globe. Now, for the purposes of this list I chose people who are all currently alive, so please don’t write in bitching about my not including Andre the Giant or some other deceased tall person: Andre the Giant has shuffled off this mortal coil, so leave it alone. Anyway, Here are a bunch of the tallest currently breathing people found around the world.

sudanese 75x75Sudan Tribes of Africa – Tallest Race

In the case of some Sudanese tribes, males can have an average height of 6 foot, 4 inches, while women of 6 foot. These people have slim but strong bodies, and their heads are more elongated than in the case of the typical African Blacks. In case of a mixed race, these huge heights may not be generally attained by the population.


leonid stadnyk 75x75Tallest Man in the World 2009, Guinness -Leonid Stadnyk – 8′ 4 Tallest in World.


yaodefen 75x75Tallest Woman in the World 2009 – Yao Defen – Claimant as tallest living female at 7’9″



bell 75x75Tallest American 2009 -George Bell – Tallest living American at 7’8″


manute 75x75Tied for Tallest NBA Player (non active) – Manute Bol – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7’7″


gheorghemuresan 75x75Gheorghe Muresan – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7’7″


ming 75x75Tallest Active NBA Player – Yao Ming – Yao is currently the tallest player in the NBA at 7’6″


dydek malgorzata 75x75Tallest Active WNBA Player – Małgorzeta (Margo) Dydek – 7’2”


gigante 75x75Tallest Wrestler (retired) – Jorge (El Gigante, Giant Gonzales) Gonzales – 7’6”


kali 75x75Tallest Wrestlers (active) – Dalip “The Great Khali” Singh Rana – 7’3”


the big show 75x75Paul “The Big Show” Wight – 7′


rouch 75x75Tallest MLB Player (currently active) – Jon Rauch – 6’11”


peter mayhew 75x75Hollywood – Peter Mayhew – Tallest living English-born Movie actor 7’3″


brad garrett 75x75Brad Garrett – Tallest current American actor at 6’8½”


dorothyford 75x75Dorothy Ford – Tallest living actress to play lead roles at 6’2″