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Sun Mingming


Sun Mingming is a former professional basketball player and actor from China. Sun Mingming is the world’s tallest professional basketball player, standing 2.36m tall and weighing 167kg, according to Guinness World Records.

Early Life

Sun Mingming was born in Bayan County, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China on August 23, 1983. According to his birth date, he is 39 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Virgo.

Mingming holds Chinese nationality while his ethnicity is not mentioned. As siblings, he has a sister and a brother. In addition, nothing is known about his parents, relatives, or other family members.

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Sun Mingming with his family friends source: Viet Giai Tri


Speaking of his educational background, Sun Mingming is a well-educated person. He completed his school level at Primary High School. Later, he went to Ventura College, where he graduated.

Sun Mingming – Career and Professional Life

Basketball Career

Sun played for several American minor league clubs, such as the Grand Rapids Flight, the ABA’s Maryland Nighthawks, and the USBL’s Dodge City Legend. Even though he would never play for them, the Harlem Globetrotters selected him in 2007, making him the tallest player in their history to do so.

Later, Sun competed for Fuerza Regia in the Mexican League and Hamamatsu Phoenix in the BJ League of Japan. He went back to China in 2009 to participate in basketball with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Sun and the Ducks made it to the 2012 CBA Finals, but they were defeated there. He was a member of the CBA Finals title squads for the Ducks in 2014 and 2015.

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Caption: Sun Mingming with Beijing Ducks source: Alchetron.

Acting Career

Sun has made numerous cinematic appearances. He portrayed Kung-Fu Gaint in “Rush Hour 3” (an action/comedy film) in 2007. In the 2016 movie “Funny Soccer”, he played the role of Dragon. The next year, he played Goldfinger in the action/fantasy movie “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia.”

Additionally, he has appeared in a few television shows. Sun played the part of a giant in the 2016 television production of “Singing All Along.” He played Honghou in “Candle in the Tomb” that same year.

Sun Mingming – Net Worth

Sun Mingming has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is around $1.6 million. However, Sun has not participated in a brand endorsement.

Sun Mingming – Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, Sun Mingming is currently married to Xu Yan. However, no information is available about their first meeting or love life. On August 4, 2013, the couple tied the knot. Guinness World Records recognizes them as the tallest living married couple, with a combined height of 13 ft 10.72 in (423.47 cm). The partners have not yet had children.

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Caption: Sun with his wife Xu Yan source: Black Shirts.

Body Measurements

He is handsome, undoubtedly. He stands about 7 feet 8 inches (236 cm) tall and weighs about 167 kg (368 lbs). In addition, Mingming has a dark brown pair of eyes and brown hair color.

Social Media

Regarding his social media presence, he is not active on any social media sites including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He appears to be quite busy and prefers to lead a secluded life.