Top 10 Biggest Hands in the World: Know more about the largest hands in human history

Some people in the world have excessively large hands that might be a result of hormonal disorders, genetics, or any other factor. Most of these people are also among the tallest persons in the world and their big hands are a part of their overall big physique. This article provides a list of people with the top 10 biggest hands in the world along with some other intriguing details about them. The size of the hand mentioned in the article is the one measured from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger.

Top 10 Biggest Hands In The World

The table below presents a list of the 10 people with the biggest hands in the world along with their hand size and nationality.

PersonHand sizeNationality
Robert Wadlow32.3 cm (12.75 in)American
Leonid Stadnyk31 cm (12 in)Ukrainian
Sultan Kösen28.5 cm (11.22 in)Turkish
Morteza Mehrzad28 cm (11 in)Iranian
Brahim Takioullah28 cm (11 in)Moroccan
Andre the Giant28 cm (11 in)French
Bao Xishun27.4 cm (10.8 in)Chinese-Mongolian
Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez27 cm (10.6 in)Venezuelan
Shaquille O’Neal26 cm (10.25 in)American
Yao Ming25.9 cm (10.2 in)Chinese

Top 10 Biggest Hands In The World

Check out more details about the people with the biggest hands in the world:

1. Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow hand

Robert Pershing Wadlow also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, has the biggest hand in the world measuring 32.3 cm (12.75 in). He was also the tallest person in recorded history with a height of 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in). Robert died at the age of 22 due to an autoimmune disease. A life-size statue of Wadlow stands tall opposite the Alton Museum of History and Art.

2. Leonid Stadnyk

Leonid Stadnyk

Leonid Stepanovych Stadnyk was one of the tallest persons with a height of 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m). However, Leonid himself used to claim that his height was 8 ft 5.5 in (2.578 m). He was also the person with one of the biggest hands in the world Stadnyk suffered from a brain hemorrhage and died at the age of 44 in 2014.

3. Sultan Kösen

Sultan Kösen

Sultan Kösen is a farmer from Turkey who holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest man alive. Sultan’s height grew as a result of gigantism and acromegaly disorders that were caused as a result of a pituitary gland tumor. Kösen also holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest hands and the second-largest feet.

4. Morteza Mehrzad

Morteza Mehrzad

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani is the tallest living man in Iran and the second-tallest living man in the world. He is a volleyball player who plays in the national sitting volleyball team and has won two gold medals at the Paralympics. Morteza is also the recipient of the Golden Ball for the best player in the world in 2022.

5. Brahim Takioullah

Brahim Takioullah

Brahim Takioullah is known for his excessively big hands and he once also held the Guinness World Record for largest feet in 2011. Along with Morteza Mehrzad, Takioullah is also the second-tallest living man in the world. A Moroccan and French national, Takioullah works for an attraction parc, “Saint-Paul” near Paris.

6. Andre the Giant

André René Roussimoff was a French professional wrestler and actor, popular by his ring name André the Giant. He was known for his great size, resulting from gigantism caused by excess growth hormones. André was the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame after he died in 1993. Roussimoff played the role of Fezzik, the giant in the famous 1987 movie The died Bride.

7. Bao Xishun

Bao Xishun is a herdsman from Mongolia known for his Guinness World Records as one of the world’s tallest living men in the world. From 2005 to 2009, he was the tallest living man before Sultan Kösen took him over. Xishun once assisted some veterinarians in removing shards of plastic from the stomachs of two dolphins. He has served in the People’s Liberation Army for three years.

8. Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez

Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez is known for having the largest feet in the world for a living person (male). He had been in treatment to stop his feet from growing further as they kept growing at an alarming rate. Jeison also has one of the biggest hands and is among the tallest living men in the world.

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9. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal is a former professional basketball player and a sports analyst. One of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time O’Neal is also known for his intimidating personality. he stands at 7-foot-1-inch height and has a hand size of 26 cm (10.25 in). Shaq is also one of the league’s greatest players of all time.

10. Yao Ming

Yao Ming is also a former professional basketball player known for being the tallest active player in the NBA in 2011, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in). Yao is one of the most popular athletes in China and has been serving as chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association since 2017. Yao’s listed height is 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Who has the biggest hand in the world?

Answer: Robert Wadlow

Question 2: What is the size of Wadlow’s hand?

Answer: 32.3 cm (12.75 in)

Question 3: Who has the biggest feet in the world?

Answer: Tanya Herbert

Question 4: Which NBA player has the biggest hands?

Answer: Boban Marjanovic

Question 5: Who has the world’s biggest female hands?

Answer: Rumeysa Gelgi

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