Olivier Richters Height - How Tall is He Really?

Dutch bodybuilder, Olivier Richters is a true giant. He claims to be the world's tallest bodybuilder which, certainly seems to be true. Just look at the man - he makes giants look, dwarfs. He is the kind of man who would make Big Show and The Great Khali from the WWE look short. If a man like this was sighted just two hundred years ago they would have mistaken him for a true giant or some kind of demi-god. There are levels to bigness and Olivier is on another level than everyone else.

Where height is concerned, he is listed at 7'2" all over the internet. Mr. Richters himself once claimed to be 7'2" as well, which seems correct when compared with various big and small people - he makes Julius hafthor bjornsson (The Mountain from the Game of Thrones) who is 6'8" look small. 

Moreover, he was measured by The Guinness Book of world records three times in a day and the mean of each measurement was 218 cm - which is just a shade under 7'2". The reason he was measured three times was that for such a tall person the loss of height since he gets out of the bed first thing in the morning to the end of the day would be significant - the fluctuation in his height could be up to 1.5 inches. So, yes the 7'2" listing is just fine.

The height of Olivier Richters is 

7'2" or 218 cm

Tom Cruise, Becca Swanson, Eddie Hall, Martyn Ford, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and, Olivier Richters height comparison
Tom Cruise (5'7.5"), Becca Swanson (5'10"), Eddie Hall (6'2"), Martyn Ford (6'6.5"), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (6'8") and, Olivier Richters (7'2")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Height Female Height
Indonesia 5'4"/163 cm 4'10.75"/149 cm
Bangladesh 5'4.25"/163 cm 4'11"/150 cm
Vietnam 5'4.5"/164 cm 4'11"/150 cm
India 5'5.25"/166 cm 5"/152 cm
Nigeria 5'6"/168 cm 5'1.5"/156 cm
China 5'6.5"/169 cm 5'1"/155 cm
Japan 5'7.5"/171 cm 5'2.25"/158 m
South Korea 5'7.5"/172 cm 5'2.25"/158 cm
Brazil 5'8"/173 cm 5'2.5"/159 cm
France 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 m
Russia 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 ccm
Spain 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
United States 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
England 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Canada 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Australia 5'10"/178 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Germany 5'10.5"/179 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Denmark 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Finland 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Sweden 5'11.25"/181 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Netherlands 5'11.25"/181.6 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Dinaric Alps 6"/183 cm 5'6.5"/169 cm
Nilotic people of South Sudan 6'3"/190 cm 5'10"/177 cm

Data painstakingly extracted more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect up to half an inch of discrepancy from real life. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height.