Sultan Kösen is a Turkish farmer who holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest man at 251 cm. Kösen's growth was the result of an enlarged and enlarged condition, caused by a tumor affecting his pituitary gland. Due to his condition, he has to use crutches to walk. Born into a Kurdish family in the southeastern city of Mardin, he is the seventh tallest man in history.
|Born||December 10, 1982, Mardin, Turkey|
|Known for||Tallest living man, 7th verified tallest person in history|
This Turkish farmer, who stands at 8 feet 3 inches tall, has broken the Guinness World Record for the tallest living man.
As a toddler, he was diagnosed with a pituitary gland condition.
In 2010, he was given hormone therapies to try slow down his growth.
He was born into a family with three brothers and a sister. In 2013, he married Merve Dibo.
Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man, is eight inches shorter than him.
Turkish Kurds. People with giant diseases. World record