Xi Shun (born China, 1951) is a resident of Inner Mongolia and is since January 15, 2005 recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest living man.
Xi Shun heading for Guiness World Record's office.Measured as 7 ft 8.95 in (236.1 cm) tall at the Chifeng City Hospital, Xi does not have a known growth disorder — unlike the tallest man ever, Robert Wadlow, and the tallest living man claimants, Leonid Stadnyk and Ajaz Ahmed. Stadnik and Ahmed claim a height of 8 ft 4 in (254 cm), but their claims are controversial and not currently accepted by Guinness.
Xi Shun claims to have been of normal height until he was sixteen when he experienced a growth spurt for unknown reasons, and reached his present height seven years later. He was in the army before returning to Inner Mongolia where he works as a herdsman.