Currently, the tallest person in the world is Sultan Kosen from Turkey. He is 8 feet 3 inches tall and has a shoe size of 27. Sultan Kosen was born in 1985 in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey.
He currently lives in Istanbul and is considered a record-breaking giant. He is the tallest living person with a confirmed medical diagnosis and is also one of the world’s heaviest people, with an estimated weight of almost 500 pounds.
Sultan Kosen was born in Turkey in the town of Mardin with a rare disease called congenital gigantism, which is when an individual grows much larger than average due to excessive production of human growth hormone.
Sultan never realized he was so tall until he went to school for the first time. The other students made fun of him. They called him names like “Giant Kosen” and “Big Foot.” Kosen was very hurt, but he didn’t let it get to him.
When his parents heard the other children making fun of their son, they were angry and embarrassed. They tried everything they could think of to stop their son from growing. They made sure that he wore smaller shoes and smaller clothes so that he couldn’t grow any taller. But none of these things worked! Kosen continued to grow taller and taller every day!
The villagers became even more nervous when Kosen reached a height over 7’2″. His father was a farmer, and he needed a tall person to harvest the fields properly after the corn had been planted in the spring. He was worried that his son would never earn a living for himself because of his height. There weren’t any jobs available in their village for someone as tall as Kosen!
Kosen’s father decided that it would be best to move from their small village to a large city where there would be more opportunities for someone as tall as Kosen. So when Kose completed high school, they moved from Turkey to Germany in search of a better life for their family and especially for their son, who was growing faster than ever before!
Sultan first came to the attention of the world when Turkish photographer Cemal Sener discovered him. His first public appearance was at a circus in his hometown of Mardin, Turkey, on August 3, 2007.
Sultan Kosen has been the star of many commercials as well as many television shows and movies. When he was younger, he was even in an action movie! He has been the star of numerous documentaries as well as talk shows. His life story has also been made into a documentary by National Geographic, and in 2010, he was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s tallest living man.
Sultan lives in a custom-made house with a specially-built room to accommodate his height. He also has difficulty walking and suffers from a range of health problems caused by his condition.
To live a more normal life, he has to wrap his feet in bandages every day. He takes on a challenging role as he is often used as a symbol of the plight of the disabled in Turkey. He is a tall man with a big heart. He is always smiling and is easy to talk to. He is very proud of his Turkish heritage, and he is proud of his country as well.
Sultan’s growth is caused by a medical condition called acromegaly. Acromegaly is a condition that causes the body to produce excess growth hormone, which is often caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland. In Sultan’s case, his condition was caused by a benign tumor on his pituitary gland.
He had been diagnosed with an enlarged head and had been experiencing headaches for years before he was diagnosed with the tumor. Acromegaly causes enlarged hands, feet, and face and a protruding jaw and thickened tongue. Sultan Kosen has had four surgeries to remove tumors on his pituitary gland.
He has also had surgery to remove excess bone growth on his skull, resulting from the tumor pressing on his skull.
Sultan Kosen’s goal is to earn a Ph.D. in Marine Engineering and then work in a shipyard as an engineer. He also wants to have children with his wife, who is expecting their first child this year.
His dream is to help others in the world, and he wants to build hospitals and schools for poor children in India and Turkey to have a good education. Sultan Kosen wants to continue being active in sports and is proud to continue being the tallest man in the world.
Tallest Man in the World (Ever)
While everyone knows about Sultan Kosen, it is worth mentioning he is not the tallest man in the world, ever. That title is still with Robert Wadlow.
Robert Wadlow was the tallest man ever in recorded history. He was 8 feet, 11 inches tall. He was born in 1918 and died in 1940 at the age of 22.
Wadlow was diagnosed with hypertrophy of his pituitary gland at 8 years old. Wadlow died from a tumor that developed on his pituitary gland.
Wadlow was interested in many things besides being big. He loved music and could play several instruments, including drums, harmonica, banjo, piano, violin, organ, xylophone, and even his unique invention called an octobass (a giant stringed instrument).
He also loved playing basketball and golf. Wadlow appeared on many radio shows during his lifetime, including two appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. He would play a song on one of his instruments or play basketball with Ed Sullivan himself.
Wadlow’s parents were always very supportive of him and helped him get through all the hard times that came with being such a large person, such as finding clothes that fit or finding big enough beds for him to sleep in. They also helped him prepare for college after high school to get a degree in music; however, this never happened because of his unfortunate death at 22 years old.