The Tallest Man In History… You Won’t Believe His Height

If you think Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming are giants, you’re about to have your mind blown. Even before the NBA was an entity, there were enormous people roaming the earth, regardless of whether they dribbled a ball. And to this day, no one has eclipsed the towering height of Robert Wadlow. Although he lived a brief life, his physical condition catapulted him to a record 8 feet, 11 inches.

Robert Wadlow


Born: Alton, Illinois



At age 10, Wadlow was already well into the mid 6 feet range, towering over his younger brother.