Sultan Kösen has held the title for Tallest Living Man since 2009. He lives in Turkey, and is 30 years old. On August 25, 2009, he was awarded the title after proving taller than the previous holder, a 2.47-metre (8 feet 1¼ inch) tall Mongolian man by the name of Bao Xishun.
He has kept the title since 2009 and even grew a few inches. Sultan is now 8-foot, 3-inch (2.51 m) tall.
Kösen suffers from acromegaly – excessive levels of growth hormone are being produced by his body. Because of this affliction, he developed a tumor that affects his pituitary gland. He requires crutches to get around.
His inside leg measures 44.5 inches (113cm) and his sleeves are 38 inches (97cm) long, so going shopping is always difficult for the Turkish man.
According to Wikipedia, Kösen lives with his parents and works as a farmer. His biggest dreams are owning a car that actually fits him and, of course, finding love.