Lately I have been getting a lot of incoming search terms related to my World’s Tallest Buildings Story. I have decided it must be my duty to research who holds this title. As with most things, there is slightly more complexity than a simple person’s name.
Hussein Bisad (7’9″) claims to be the world’s tallest man. However USAToday has an article about Leonid Stadnyk (8’4″) and far more likely to hold the title. However, Guinness Book says Xi Shun (7’8.95″) is the tallest. Who officially beat the previous record holder Radhouse Charbib by 0.07 in. Charbib has since passed away.
So who’s tallest Stadnyk, Bisad, or Shun? I can’t say definitively, but I believe it is Stadnyk.
A more commonly accepted and therefore more simple answer is who’s the tallest person ever. This is assuredly Robert Pershing Wadlow (8’11.1″) who died in Alton, Illinois weighing 490 pounds.
Google weighs in on question too. They seem to accept Guinness as the authority, yet recognize the existance of Stadnyk.