- Full Name Sultan Kösen
- Occupation Farmer
- Nationality Turkish
- Birthplace Mardin, Turkey
- Birth Date Dec 10, 1982
- Age 40 Years, 11 Months
Sultan Kösen | BiographySultan Kösen also holds the record for the largest hands, measuring 27.5 cm
At 10, Sultan suffered a condition called ‘pituitary gigantism,’ which caused the release of a highly unusual amount of growth hormone in his body resulting in his gigantic stature.
Sultan Kösen is a Guinness World Record holder for being the tallest living man.
Who is Sultan Kösen?
Sultan Kösen is a Turkish Nationality belonging to the Kurdish ethnicity. He is best recognized as the tallest man alive. He is a part-time farmer. Kösen also starred in the 2016 film Achieving the Impossible.
Sultan was born in a family of people with an average height. His father, mother, and four siblings measure an average personality. Sultan was also normal by birth. At 10, he suffered a condition called ‘pituitary gigantism,’ which caused the release of a highly unusual amount of growth hormone in his body resulting in his gigantic stature.
Guinness World Record first recognized Sultan as the tallest man alive at 8 feet 1 inch on 25 August 2009. He broke the record previously held by Chinese herdsman Bao Xishun. Following his popularity as a Guinness world record holder, the University of Virginia provided Sultan free medical treatment known as Gamma Knife in 2010. Thus, as of 2012, the treatment showed an effect on him and, he finally halted his abnormal growth.
How old is Sultan Kösen?
Sultan Kösen was born on 10 December 1982 in Mardin, Turkey, under the Sagittarius birth sign. As of 2021, he is 38 years old. The hormonal issues made him struggle to carry out his day-to-day activities. It even prevented him from completing his studies.
Sultan Kösen, the tallest living man, married Merve Dibo in October 2013. The couple met through a mutual friend and eventually tied knots. Their wedding was attended by over 1500 guests, including family, friends, and people from Guinness World Record.
Merve Dabo is a Syria National and is best recognized to be the wife of Sultan Kösen. She stands at 5 feet 9 inches in height.
Height and Weight
According to the last measurement taken by the Guinness World Record in 2018, Sultan Kösen stands at the height of 8 feet 2.875 inches. He also holds the record for the largest hands, measuring 27.5 cm, and the second-largest foot measuring 36.5 cm (left foot) and 35.5 cm (right foot).