Sultan Kosen was born in Turkey on December 10, 1982. He became the world's tallest man in 2009 when he reached a height of 8'1" and has grown 2 more inches since then.
Kosen reached his enormous height because of a tumor that affected his pituitary gland. His parents and siblings are all of normal height.
As of 2014, Kosen lives a fairly normal life despite his height. He is a part-time farmer in Turkey and enjoys playing computer games. He uses his height to help his family perform domestic tasks.Learn more about Human Anatomy