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.
Sudan 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.
Tallest Man in the World 2009, Guinness -Leonid Stadnyk – 8′ 4 Tallest in World.
Tallest Woman in the World 2009 – Yao Defen – Claimant as tallest living female at 7’9″
Tallest American 2009 -George Bell – Tallest living American at 7’8″
Tied for Tallest NBA Player (non active) – Manute Bol – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7’7″
Gheorghe Muresan – Tied for tallest in NBA history at 7’7″
Tallest Active NBA Player – Yao Ming – Yao is currently the tallest player in the NBA at 7’6″
Tallest Active WNBA Player – Małgorzeta (Margo) Dydek – 7’2”