Top 10 Smallest People in the World

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Dwarfs are more familiar from fantasy works and fairy tales, where little people often turn out to be villains. In reality, it turns out to be quite different: these are ordinary people, just of short stature. Often, they are more active and responsive than full-sized” members of society.

1 Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 54.6 cm
Chandra Bahadur Dangi
He is the official holder of the title “the smallest man on the planet,” confirmed by a Guinness World Record certificate. He weighed only 12 kg. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a native of Nepal, did not leave his country until he was 73, but after becoming famous, he began traveling the world. He died in 2015 from pneumonia.

2 Junrey Balawing, 55.8 cm
Junrey Balawing
Junrey Balawing was born in the Philippines. He has three siblings, but all are of normal height. After birth, Junrey grew for several months but then suddenly stopped. Initially, doctors thought it was a temporary problem. However, over time he did not grow any taller. He is the smallest living person.

3 Gul Mohammed, 57 cm

A native of India, he was born in New Delhi in 1957. He died at the age of 40 due to health problems and complications caused by acute respiratory infections.

4 Pauline Musters, 61 cm
Pauline Musters
The smallest woman in human history was a native of the Netherlands. She was born in 1876 and was a tiny baby – 30 cm tall and weighing 1 kg. She grew to exactly twice her birth height. Pauline was a talented acrobat and dancer. She toured the world under the stage names “Princess Pauline” and “Lady Dot.” She died at the age of 19 from pneumonia and meningitis.

5 Lucia Zarate, 61 cm
Lucia Zarate
The Mexican was not only short but also very thin, weighing only 2.1 kg, for which she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She did not live long: only 25 years. In 1890, the train she was traveling in got stuck in the snow, and the girl died from hypothermia.

6 Jyoti Amge, 62.8 cm
Jyoti Amge
This petite Indian woman is the smallest living woman on the planet. She travels extensively and acts in films. She first gained fame after appearing in “American Horror Story.” Now she dreams of becoming a sought-after actress in Bollywood and someday winning an Oscar.

7 Madge Bester, 65 cm
Madge Bester
The dwarf passed away quite recently, in 2018, at the age of 54. Besides her short stature, she suffered from excessive bone fragility and was confined to a wheelchair. She was an active advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

8 Stacey Herald, 66 cm
Stacey Herald
Stacey always dreamed of having a complete family. She managed to marry a man of average height. In the marriage, she gave birth to three children. Two boys are no different from their peers, while the girl inherited her mother’s rare condition and is noticeably shorter than her peers.

9 Khagendra Thapa Magar, 67 cm
Khagendra Thapa Magar
Another Nepali. He was born in 1992 and was nicknamed “Little Buddha.” Now he weighs just over 5 kg. His dwarfism is caused by hormonal imbalances rather than bone disease, as is more common. Because of this, his mental abilities are also affected: in adulthood, he thinks like a child. However, this does not prevent him from helping his father in the fruit shop and engaging in dancing.

10 Bridgette Jordan, 69 cm
Bridgette Jordan
She is the smallest woman in America. She is not ashamed of her small stature. She is very active: she dances and is part of a cheerleading squad for a basketball team.
None of the dwarfs consider their condition a disease. They put in all their efforts to be as useful as possible in this huge world.


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