The previous title of world’s tallest man was held by a Chinese man Bao Xishun, who stands 2.36 meters (7 feet and 9 inches). But the title had changed to Ukrainian veterinarian Leonid Stadnik, his height is 2.57 meters (8 feet and 5.5 inches). Leonid Stadnik, 36-yar-old, is the tallest person in the world, beating the previous Guinness World Records’ holder by 6.5-inch.

Leonid Stadnik’s growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland. He lives with his mother, Halyna, taking care of the family’s house and garden.