How tall is Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton's Height

6ft 0in (183 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2in (188 cm)
Former American President. Officially listed in office at 6ft 2.5. A morning measurement maybe, prior to that he was described 6ft 2. He looks to have lost near 2 inches by late 60's.
But, you know, every year this is so humbling for me. Most days I wake up and I'm 6' 2-1/2" inches, and I'm halfway tall.
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.79in, Current: 5ft 11.98in
S.J.H said on 17/Oct/16
6'1.25 peak and 5'11.25 now and probably 6'2.5 out of bed in his 20s-30s
O.J. said on 25/Sep/16
Saw him back in 2004 and he looked to be 6'1 on the nose.
Gregg Richards said on 21/Sep/16
Need to put a picture of him that is more recent instead of this 20 yr old photo ,I think he was 6 ft 2 as president but not sure of current height.
Sally Townes said on 31/Jul/16
Don't know about Bill. But at 5' 4 & 1/2" I stood by Hillary at a gathering in `03. We both had on a small heel, and she was at least 1 1/2 inches shorter than I am. I think she's listed at 5' 7". Absolutely no way! I would say 5' 3" without shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/16
Rob, maybe 189cm in his 20's?
Editor Rob: I think his quote actually makes me think the guy measured 6ft 2.5 out of bed.
Roger said on 17/Jul/16
Hello community. I've been following this website since my freshman year in college. I'm 25 years old now. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Clinton during my sophomore year of college. I was 22 years old back then and I measured around 5'6. I was currently measured at 5'8.5 due to a surgery. Anyways... long story short, I met him in person, even shook his hand. I SWEAR he was not even 3 inches taller than me. I'm calculating he was around 5'9 at the most when I met him. This actually happened at Saint Cloud State University. There is no way he was more than 5'10 BAREFOOT during his prime years. I'm being honest here. Cheers amigos
Jordan87 said on 30/Jun/16
Obama is 6'1.5 Tops and is a solid 2" on clinton in Most photos. Bill Now is 5'11-5'11.5. In his prime 6'0.5 tops He couldn't have lost more 1.5".
grizz said on 28/Jun/16
I think his height loss is exaggerated solely because his peak height is exaggerated. Since he was 6'2.5 out of bed, that would mean that he was 6'1.75 or even as low as 6'1.5 throughout most of the day.
I mean, his puffy hair might have given a false impression, but he really didn't look that much taller than 6' Tony Blair.
He's a solid 6footer nowadays (I've seen pictures of him with Chris Tucker and Chris is just a tiny bit taller).
So, he lost around 1.5 inches at 70 which isn't that bad.
Jordan87 said on 27/Jun/16
He Is 2" Under 6'1 Obama nowadays. He really lost 3" in height by 69? No!!! Maybe 1.5 putting him around 6'0.5 in his prime. He lies about his height, like he lies about everything else. ( Monica Anybody).
MrTBlack said on 24/Jun/16
That 6'2.5" measurement was probably less than an hour after he awoke because he probably is solid 6'2" no more than 2hours after he wakes up.
Jim said on 26/May/16
He's not 6'2.5!!" I have a picture with him, pre-Obama, and he's probably a touch over 6'1" in .5 inch dress shoes. I was wearing my favorite shoes which add .75 to my height of 6'4.25." Clinton was taking pictures with tons of people and he even said, "come over here and smile, big fella" to me. Some of his Secret Service men made me look like short.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/16
Rob, do you think he could have been one of the few who was measured not in the morning but actually STRAIGHT out of bed height?
Editor Rob: his quote actually feels like he's a guy who measured himself 6ft 2.5 out of bed!
184-182 said on 10/Apr/16
Seemed a solid 6'2" in his prime. I reckon the 6.2.5" presidential listing was in the morning. Looks to have lost some height and consistently an inch shorter than 6'1" Obama nowadays. I'd say 6' tall, 6'0.25" at most. Maybe dips to 5'11.5" at night.
S.J.H said on 1/Mar/16
Peak 6'1 and 6'2 with shoe and 6'3 a hair
Now dipping below 6'0 (around 182.5cm) and 6'1ish with shoe.
hijopotamus said on 21/Feb/16
6'1" with shoes and hair.
Lurker said on 21/Feb/16
The 6ft 2.5 may well have been in shoes. I'd say 6 1.5 peak - if he really was ever more than that, his height loss has been truly dramatic. I saw a picture of him from last year next to Bush 43, where he looked no more than half an inch taller or so. (And Bush himself was no more than 5'11 when elected president, maybe slightly less these days. )
Micho said on 9/Feb/16
He looks 6"3 with 5"9 Michael Jackson...
Tom said on 24/Jan/16
Clinton was 6'1.5" at his peak.

5'11.5" now at 70.
MD said on 11/Jan/16
He has lost significant height, which is no surprise given the kind of heart surgery he went through before. But, yes, he's struggling mightily with 6'0" feet these days. Like I said, he was a legit 6'2" guy back during his presidency, which is why it surprises folks to see how much height he's lost these days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/16
A sub-6ft Clinton is hard to sell. He can still look close to Obama. He did look a strong 6ft2 guy in the 90's
Danimal176 said on 9/Jan/16
Rob, he definitely looks under 6'0" these days. Max 5'11.5". He was 6'2.5" in the 90's.
Editor Rob: looking 5ft 11.5 but possibly still measuring near 6ft...he might be a guy who doesn't have the best posture.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/15
I think 6ft2-2½ in his 20'-30's is possible. But was late bloomer I think. He was a bit shorter than JFK and that famous picture of them shaking hands
Matthew Robinson (190 cm) said on 17/Oct/15
Mike said on 6/Sep/15
No way was he that high out of bed. Probably max 189. 6ft 2 peak and 6ft now seems right. He's lost more than average for his age.


Agreed. 189 cm max for a morning height, at his peak. I do believe in the 90s he was legitimately at least a 6'1.5" guy, if not 6'2".
james said on 27/Sep/15
He was a solid 6'2 back in the 1990's
Mike said on 6/Sep/15
No way was he that high out of bed. Probably max 189. 6ft 2 peak and 6ft now seems right. He's lost more than average for his age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/15
Out of bed: 190-191cm
Before bed: 188-189cm
J-Dog said on 10/Mar/15
Bill Clinton Peak,

Morning Height: 190cm

Evening Height: 188cm solid.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
Strong 6ft2 peak wouldn't surprise me
Judd said on 18/Oct/14
james, i think clinton was in the 6'1.75-2" range when he was young, maybe when he was in the office around 6'1.25-1.5" and today 6'0-0.25"...
about Lincoln we don't know how tall he really was while for L.B.Johnson 6'4" is very optimistic, as i said on JFK's page...
he had almost 2" on JFK, who i supposed was 5'11.75"-6'0", so 6'1.5-2" is a fair listing for him between 1959-1968...maybe he reached 6'2.5" or also 6'2.75" when he was young, but i'm skeptical he ever been 6'4"...
6'4" perhaps was a noon measurement with thick shoes (like 1,5") on, when he was young...
James said on 8/Oct/14
Clinton traveled with Obama (first campaign) to my town and took pictures with everyone who would cough up a $1,500 donation for our President's first run at office. My friend's father was a high roller in the Democratic party so he bought his son and all of his friends (me included) picture time with Bill. I'll give Clinton every last inch of 6'2." (may have lost some height to age by now) He stands very relaxed and wears low-heel dress shoes that probably only add 1/2 inch. I've actually seen him listed at 6'3" quite a few times. That may be a stretch but he's definitely a tall guy and one of our nation's tallest Presidents. The tallest two are Abe Lincoln and L.B. Johnson who were both 6'4." L.B. Johnson looks HUGE in Youtube clips about the Vietnam war. When he was pictured in Vietnam, he looked like he was 7'0" tall next to the local politicians. That leads me to an interesting fact to end on. I heard, now this is totally unconfirmed, that only Navy SEALS 5'10" and under were allowed to go to Vietnam on missions where they tried to blend in with natives. Supposedly, anything taller would have been an obvious giveaway. I wonder if this is really true?!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
He really did look 6ft2-6ft3 back in the day. His current height is hard to pin down. He can look 6ft1 range at times and other times barely 6ft
james said on 20/Sep/14
If he's 6'0 now than Bush Jr has to be 5'10.5 judging by that presidents gathering in the oval office he was clearly 2 inches taller standing next to W
Marcus Hickman said on 18/May/14
i'm 5' 10.5-5' 11". Bill Clinton stood a solid 6' 2" back in the day, I would say 6' 0.5" today, standing next to 6' 1" Barack Obama.
Alex 6ft 0 said on 5/Apr/14
Shows that you can lose 2 inches of height by 60 I guess
truth said on 2/Jan/14
I think 188cm before and now 184cm.
Mr. R said on 11/Dec/13
I've met him twice. The first time he was just over 6-2 in 1992. The second time in 2007, he was just below 6-1.
avi said on 9/Dec/13
Probably 6'1.5 now maybe under 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
During his 1st term in office he looked 188-189cm. By the time Bush took over he looked 186cm tops.

Rob, is it possible that Clinton may have lost a bit during his presidency?
[Editor Rob: it shouldn't be ruled out. Sometimes stress and ill health can take more of a toll on your body.]
MD said on 4/Dec/13
Jake, the only thing I think could explain it is that he did have a either a triple or quadruple bypass, and those surgeries are known to age a person quite a bit. He was definitely 6'2" at one time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/13
-- AT PEAK --

6ft2.75(190cm) out of bed
6ft2.75(190cm) early morning
6ft2.5(189cm) morning
6ft2.5(189cm) lunchtime
6ft2.25(189cm) afternoon
6ft2.25(189cm) evening
6ft2(188cm) night
6ft2(188cm) before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/13
@Arch Stanton: do you think JFK Jr. may have been 186-187cm? I posted a picture of him on Paul Newman's page and he looks 10cm taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/13
@Arch Stanton: I actually posted a pic of John Kennedy Jr. and Paul Newman where he actually looks 186-187cm range. Clinton could very well have been a fraction over 6ft2
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/13
JFK jr looked 6'1" range to me, similar proportions to Pierce Brosnan, and Clinton looks a good inch taller Click Here I could believe he was 189 cm peak,
JAM said on 19/Aug/13
He is 6 feet now. Not sure if he lost an inch or not but that sounds right.
Mathew said on 3/Aug/13
He was at least 6'1.5" when he was the president. These days about 6'0".
MarkyMark said on 1/May/13
Why has he lost height in 2010 ?? I shook his hand in 2004 (very cool person) and he seemed to be around 6 ft 2 (188 cm) and at least 6ft1 (185cm).
ChUcKLeS said on 23/Apr/13
I have stood no more than 2 feet away from Bill Clinton. I am an honest 6'2. I felt that he was at least 3 inches shorter than me. He was wearing dress shoes that had a decent sized heel, as well.
mikey said on 12/Feb/13
Some say Obama wears lifts: Click Here
Trent said on 29/Jan/13
I wonder if that dodgy vegan diet he went on made him lose more height. He looked positively sickly. Went from maybe 15 lbs overweight to like 30 lbs underweight.
Peyman-6ft said on 18/Jan/13
Obama makes everybody shorter than what we usually expect them to be .
bill clinton : 6ft nowadays & 6ft 1.25in at peak
barrak obama : 6ft1in at lowest , no less than 187 out of bed . he even made piers morgan struggling with the 6 mark , I used to think morgan is 183-184 !!
Mike said on 10/Oct/12
If you look at him next to Obama at the latest convention in which Clinton appeared it's hard to believe he is 6"05 ft (184 cm).
Obama was at least 1.5 inches taller than him, at least!
If Obama is 6"1 (185-186 cm), y'all can make the calculation by yourselves.
p.s. not that it really matters, Clinton is a cool guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Actually I agree with Danimal's estimate
"Peak height was 6 ft 2.25 in (189cm)"
I Met Him said on 21/Sep/12
I met him in Oxford in July 2012. I'm a 5'10" female and was wearing three inch heels. I definitely had an inch or two on him, so I'm placing him at 6' or 6'1".
Ali said on 16/Sep/12
Rob,Clinton was never 6'2. He was always clearly shorter
than 6'2 George Bush Senior.

Look at this picture and you can see that Bush is a bigger
man than Clinton:
Click Here

Here another one:
Click Here

George Bush senior is 6'2-6'2.5
Obama 6'1-6'1.5
Clinton 6'0-6'0.5
Silent d said on 14/Sep/12
He was maybe a cm shorter than 185cm obama. 184cm is about right.
Matt said on 11/Sep/12
If you haven't realized already (clearly you haven't) this is a height guessing site. Please read before commenting.
American said on 10/Sep/12
It amazes me how so many folks are obsessed with a persons height rather than the issues. We are talking 6ft vs 6-2 inch, come on folks!! Napolean did not conquer the Western World and go down in history as being tall. Being smart and confident is where it's at.
Brad said on 7/Sep/12
6'2" in prime. Down around 6'1" now. This is very noticable if you see him along side 6'2" Obama or 6" Arnold. To loose 1 inch at his age is not at all uncommon.
Danimal said on 23/Aug/12
ABC says on 23/Aug/12
My Dad Met him 1993. He was a lieutenant with the Pittsburgh Police force and was part of his escort. My Dad who is 5'11 on the dot stood face to face with him and shook his hand and said he was not much taller than he was. He told me he looked like a solid 6 footer or less and said there was no way he was anywhere near 6'2.5.

Your Dad was wrong. There are 1000's of pics and videos that prove your Dad otherwise.
ABC said on 23/Aug/12
My Dad Met him 1993. He was a lieutenant with the Pittsburgh Police force and was part of his escort. My Dad who is 5'11 on the dot stood face to face with him and shook his hand and said he was not much taller than he was. He told me he looked like a solid 6 footer or less and said there was no way he was anywhere near 6'2.5.
Danimal said on 20/Aug/12
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m says on 19/Aug/12
Peak height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Peak height - 6'2"-6'2.5"
Today - MUCH shorter
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 19/Aug/12
Peak height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Silent d said on 29/Dec/11
Letterman was taller than him. He always looked tall to me. I thought he was 6 foot 3. 184cm is about right.
Jonas said on 14/Nov/11
Peak: 6'1.25
Now: 6'0 flat
LAN Jiao said on 31/Oct/11
183cm nowadays
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 27/Oct/11
Looks 183-184 today next to Obama, who is 185-186.
At peak however he was easily taller than him, he was a strong 187.

At the end:
PEAK: 187cm
NOW: 183-184cm (maybe more 183)
Danimal said on 26/Oct/11
Just saw Bill on Letterman (October 12) and WOW, he looks downright tiny on Letterman's chair. He walked to his chair very slowly and he looked hunched over. I'm sorry, but this is NOT the same man who took office in the 1960's. I don't care what these people who only claim he was 6'1" or 6'0" flat. That's just plain WRONG. That man was 6'2"-6'2.5" in the 1990's. Today he looks to be 5'11"-6'0". That's SERIOUS height loss for a man his age. I wonder if he suffers from degenerative bone disease, or severe scoliosis of the spine?
Demiere said on 23/Oct/11
Bill Clinton was probably 6'0 in office and nowadays 5'11.
Bon_ said on 26/Sep/11
Mr. R, could he have been 6'2.5?
avi said on 25/Sep/11
6'1.25 in office. now barely over 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/11
Looked more like 187cm than 188cm in office.
Mr. R said on 16/Sep/11
When I first met Clinton in 1992, he was 6-2. When I saw him a few years ago, he was 6-1, and seemed to be getting shorter.
LAN Jiao said on 15/Sep/11
danimal, because he never a real 6ft2-6ft2.5 as listed. i believe 6ft2 with shoe and 6ft1 barefoot. 6ft0.25-0.5 nowadays.
HeightExpert said on 14/Sep/11
he's not 6'2 nowadays-i saw him in pictures looking like 5'11
Danimal said on 22/Jul/11
I wonder what made him shrink about 2" by his 60's? The average male only shrinks 1.25" by 70 years old.
Mathew said on 20/Jul/11
There is no way he was anything under 6'1.5" peak, and he could have been a strong 6'2" as well. He's shrunk though, he's only just slightly over 6' now.
Derek said on 19/Jun/11
Looked 6'0.5"-6'1" with 6'2.5-.75" Larry Fitzgerald.
Mohammed said on 3/Jun/11
Probably just 6'2 exactly out of bed, at his peak.
Terryman said on 1/Jun/11
I forgot to mention in my last post that Nelson Mandela is(or was) 183cm(6foot)
Terryman said on 1/Jun/11
Rob he was 1,87m peak here are a couple of pics with him and Nelson Mandela from 1993 onwards Click Here Click Here
Terryman said on 1/Jun/11
Rob he was 1,87m peak here are a couple of pics with him and Nelson Mandela from 1993 onwards Click Here
James said on 23/May/11
He isn't over 6"0 (182.5cm) nowdays!
That is a fact! When standing next to Obama he is CLEARLY an inch maybe even more than an inch shorter (there are tons of pics online of them standing together), Obama has commented and said about himself that he is about 6"1 (185 cm), it's also what's written in his official medical manifest from the white house, in other words Clinton isn't over 6"0 nowdays.
Therefore it's really funny that folks here are claiming that he is 6"1 or 6"2, people just tend to exaggerate!
Danimal said on 14/May/11
He was 6'2"-6'2.5" and is around 6'0" today. What happened???
Pete said on 13/May/11
There is a picture of him with 6'1" Ana Ivanovic, and Clinton looks a bit shorter.
DMaN1528 said on 11/May/11
i moved to Marthas vineyard when i was 5 years old the following summer i was 6 and he came to the island like many summers after and was at the fair and i got to shake his hand im now 19 and have since seen him many times at the fair and i would say he is 6foot1 its funny back in the day when he was president every summer certain stores would put out card Bord cut outs of him and his wife in front of there stores and put there stores clothes on them and almost every restaurant has his picture on the wall even my barber has a picture with him **** my mom has a picture with this guy she went out to dinner with him one summer he tried to grab my moms ass when they got a picture together he really is a horn dog "i didn't have sexual relations with that women" my ass.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/11
Weak 6"1 guy today
ancient aztec guy said on 8/Apr/11
I hope to meet him soon, on May 11, 2011. He always looked tall to me.
Johan Cruyff said on 4/Apr/11
My uncle met him in Princeton many years ago (1988). She said Bill Clinton, with many probablity, was 6'2" (1.88 m) at his peak, so out of bed, and when she spoke with him was 6'1"-6'1.25" (1.85-1.86 m)...I don't know now, but i'm agree to say his real height was 6'2" in his youth!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
Mr.R claims Bill Clinton was between 6ft2 and 6ft3
Candyman said on 13/Mar/11
Basketball players fib by an inch or more Doink. He is likely closer to 5'11" which makes Clinton roughly 6ft.
Doink said on 12/Mar/11
Clinton and Louisville Men's Basketball team from yesterday
Click Here

#24 on Louisville is listed at 6-0
Sam said on 28/Feb/11
Obviously, Mr. Peck was fairly old by the time of that picture and very likely not at his 6'3" peak anymore.
john said on 28/Feb/11
Click Here

Gregory Peck listed 6'3
Mathew said on 27/Feb/11
He's not much more than 6'0" today, but he was bare minimum 6'1.5" when he took office.
robert said on 22/Feb/11
Rob would you call a 6'3" in the evening really tall?

[Editor Rob: it's close to what I'd say is real tall]
base said on 21/Feb/11
ROB, what height is statistically considered tall for a man?

[Editor Rob: there is varying degrees. 2-3 inches above average, you are going to be what, taller than 80% of other men...6ft is still tall today.]
d wade said on 11/Feb/11
he looks close to 7 inches taller than michael jackson it is more than 5 inches jackson comes under his nose. si its a minimum 6 inches more like 7 inches heiight difference.
Bon_ said on 9/Feb/11
correction : 6'2 on the nose probably
Bon_ said on 5/Feb/11
I believe U.S. presidents listings, so I think Clinton was about 6'1.75
Asera said on 17/Jan/11
I think Michael was 172 cm at most...definitely not any taller!Not sure about Clinton though.He's definitely much taller than just 10 cm or 4 inches!

Look here's another picture where it's even more obvious :

Click Here

that looks at least 5 inches to me!

I think the height difference between them looks to be more like 5 inches in that picture.Clinton is MUCH taller!If he's really just 184 cm then 5 inches between them seems likely if MJ is 171 or 172.

Here's also these pictures of Michael and Ronald Reagan who this site claims to be 6'1 so you can compare :

Click Here

Click Here
Mr. Kaplan said on 17/Jan/11
Peck's eye level is higher. Your hair shouldn't be adding any inches to your height. Now I wonder what Jackson's lawyers will be saying on him being dwarfed by Clinton.
fair assessment said on 17/Jan/11
Bill clinton looks 4 to 4.5 inches taller than Michael Jackson in the photo below by Asera. MJ was probably 5' 8 and BC was 6' 0.5"
Asera said on 16/Jan/11
If Bill Clinton is 6'1 then Michael Jackson was 5'7!

Click Here
Candyman said on 16/Jan/11
His besting of Gregory Peck in that link provided by Mike is an illusion caused by Pecks forword lean, the angle of the shot and Clinton being closer to the camera along with a slight hair lift.
Spence said on 15/Jan/11
Peak was about 6'1.5 never a full 6'2. Today doesn't look much over 6 foot
Anonymous said on 13/Jan/11
Peck looks a weak 6'2 in that pic. Gregory Peck was probably 6'2.5 and lost a 1/4 inch or so. Clinton is no more than 6'1 1/2
Mike said on 10/Jan/11
Regarding this photo,either Gregory Peck is not 6-3, or Bill Clinton is more than 6-3.
Mike said on 7/Jan/11
It seems to be that he is even a little taller than 6-3 Gregory Peck.
He is in the foreground, but I feel that Clinton is a little taller. Maybe he is 6-4.
Click Here
Shaun said on 6/Jan/11
He did look 6'2" in office I thought. I suspect he was measured at 6'2.5" in dress shoes??
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jan/11
6"1.75(187cm) could be closer
Spence said on 20/Dec/10
Peak 187 today 184..I don't think he was ever 6'2
MD said on 12/Dec/10
He's lost a lot of height. But, when you've had the type of health he's had during the last decade and his age, you'd shrink even more than normal, too.
Anonymous said on 11/Dec/10
looked shorter than Obama in today's press conference
height said on 10/Dec/10
he's shorter than by Obama by like an inch so he's probably 6-0 flat
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/10
187-188cm at peak.
T.J. said on 12/Nov/10
I've seen some pictures of him recently and with George W. Bush...he barely looks 6' anymore.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/10
Rob, maybe he was more of a 187cm guy in his prime?
Anonymous said on 30/Oct/10
Here is Bill Clinton with the self proclaimed 6'3" Democratic Senate Candidate for Florida Kendrick Meek.

Click Here
Eric said on 30/Oct/10
6'1 is right on the money for Bill.
Bryant said on 8/Oct/07
He came and spoke at my school, and when I shook his hand he was quite a bit shorter than me, I'm 6'2 barefoot, I was wearing flip flops and he was in dress shoes with at least half an inch of lift. I don't think he was ever over 6'1, even in his prime.
Mr. R said on 19/Sep/07
Hey Guys!

Sorry I have been very busy since school started. I had the pleasure today to meet Bill Clinton up close and personal in Pasadena. He is selling a new book. He shook my hand, and I got his autograph on my book. Without a doubt, when I met him in 1992, I believe that he was 6-2.5. But, today he was barely 6-1 at most. I was stunned. He seemed so huge to me before, and now he seems nornal sized!
Georgio said on 26/Jul/07 do u meet all these people Glenn dude?!
Anthony said on 20/Jul/07
Clinton is 61, not 71.
dmeyer said on 19/Jul/07
he looks very good for 71 years old i think to loose 1 in at 71 is not bad but mr r said 6'2.5
Sam said on 19/Jul/07
Hillary Clinton is a strongly 5"6,5.
Chris said on 12/Jul/07
Cool. It's fun to bump into famous people. The first time it happens, it really surprises you. I remember when I bumped into Gerhard Schroeder and my first thought was "Is this for real?".
Mr. R said on 9/Jul/07
When I met him in 1992, he was 6-2.5. Nowadays, when I see him W Bush, he does not seem as tall, so myabe this is now correct.
Ivan 6\'2.25 said on 6/Jul/07
In 1993,When Clinton and Yeltsin laughted , Clinton was at least 0.5 inches shorter than 6'1.5 Russian former president
Dave said on 5/Jul/07
How tall is his wife? I've heard anything from 5'5 to 5'8 1/2.
glenn said on 1/Jul/07
i surprised them.including bill.he is always in town.he is use to it. bumped into him again weeks later.
Chris said on 1/Jul/07
How hard it to get close to Bill Clinton? Did those secret service guys search you or anything, Glenn?
pp said on 30/May/07
Wow that's a big head!
this guy would be like 5'9 with a normal head.
pop said on 10/May/07
Serbian former president Slobodan Milosevic was about 6ft tall. Actual Serbian president, Boris Tadic is 6`3`` tall.
Sam said on 4/May/07
One of my friend met Hillary Clinton at a party an old friend held in New York, she said '' Hillary always seemed taller than the other women there! she said'' Hillary would be 5'8'' no more but no less, either!!
lillo thomas said on 3/May/07
between the eye level and the top of the head is usually 3 inches in normal people but in the case for clinton because his gigantic head is 4 inches
MD said on 2/May/07
Glenn clearly only comes up to Clinton's eyes, so 4 inches is the very leaset between the top of Clinton's head, and his eyes, and more likely an inch or so more seeing as how large Clinton's head is.
lillo thomas said on 2/May/07
in the pic above i see only 4 inch diference between glen and clinton. to the diference be 6 inches glen must be in the beginning of the nose level. he reach
only his eye level
Drew said on 1/May/07
He looks a good six inches taller than Glenn in that pic. Maybe it's the hair. But there's at least 5 inches so 6'1" is probably correct.
AAAA said on 25/Apr/07
Yeah Msn87 I have the same thing. I have a pretty big head. Not as quite as long as clinton, but its big. And I'm 6'2 now at 20. My 5'8 Dad always says I'd only be 6' if it wasn't for my head. And I have a Jim Morrison hair cut, so my head looks extra big now.
msn87 said on 25/Apr/07 can a man's head be 1 ft?!... i shounldn't be laughing, cause i have the same frame as him; little over average tall (6'1.5) and one massive head< which can make you look shorter in frame.

btw nice necktie
Dries said on 25/Apr/07
Clinton is at least 6'2".
glenn said on 25/Apr/07
yes,chris.2 secret service in the back,2 in front of us.good point md,but i meant at initial glance.
Chris said on 24/Apr/07
Glenn, are those secret service guys in the background? They look very alert.
Chris said on 24/Apr/07
Paddington, I love that story about Bill in the Suburban. That's great!
MD said on 24/Apr/07
I think if Clinton where just a step back towards Glenn, we'd see the 5 inces.
Paddington said on 24/Apr/07
I remember Bill Clinton getting listed at 6'2.5". I wonder if they did that to make him seem taller than GB Sr., who was listed at 6'2"? As silly as it seems, the American press likes to harangue candidates who are shorter by claiming "the shorter man never gets elected", as they did - ironically - with GWB both times. That said, Bill Clinton has *never* looked taller than the elder George Bush.
MD said on 24/Apr/07
I never realized how big his head was. Jeeze.
TheJerk said on 23/Apr/07
Did this get added today? He looks 6-1 here, I always thought more 6-1.5 for peak and about an inch less today. Unless he shrunk less than we all seem to think maybe he was actually close to 6-2 at peak.
glenn said on 23/Apr/07
i agree.i see 4 inches in the photo.he was 5 inches taller in the flesh.
Paddington said on 23/Apr/07
Bill Clinton's head is gigantic. He spoke at my college's convocation, and I remember him leaving in a Chevrolet Suburban. I saw him seated in the back looking out, and his head filled the entire window.
Viper said on 23/Apr/07
I dont think he was ever 6-2 to begin with. 6-1.5 peak and now a flat 6-1.
Tom Brown said on 23/Apr/07
That mound of news-reader-styly hair gives him an extra inch or more. Disregarding the hair, he looks to be just over four inches taller than glenn in the header image.
glenn said on 23/Apr/07
seemed was easy for me cause i knew what i was doing.everyone else was sleeping not noticing him walking down the block.
Anonymous said on 23/Apr/07
WOW! Clinton's face must be 12 inches long.
Chris said on 23/Apr/07
Bill Clinton is the man.
Da Man said on 23/Apr/07
I've heard it from several people who have met him and this photo only confirms it, Bill Clinton has an absolutely MASSIVE head.
Ben said on 23/Apr/07
hey glenn...wasn't it hard to get a picture with the former president of the united states ??
Vegas said on 23/Apr/07
BC looks ~5" taller than you there Glenn. His forehead looks longer compared to yours.
Franco said on 11/Apr/07
looks 6'1 flat and i dont rule out the use of LIFTS. he is an important person.

also i never understood the stupid idea of having a tall president, that's dumb, just cause he's tall doesnt make him a good man, only makes him look more prominent but doesnt add anything to his personality.

our italian presidents were all in the 5'5 - 5'8 and were some of the best.

anyways he looks 6'1 today.
Clive said on 10/Apr/07
Rob,I think the Chairman of Mittal Steel : Lakshmi Mittal deserves to be listed.
However it's quite hard for me to guess how tall he is. So it would be great if you could give an estimation. I only found a picture with Bill Clinton and Michael Douglas : Click Here

A strong 5'10, roughly 5'11...
Alexander said on 5/Apr/07
Has always seemed a solid 6-2 in pictures, maybe a little off that now after illness and weight loss, seems frailer in appearance. I'd vote for 6-1.5 now.
Brah said on 20/Mar/07
Al Gore is listed online at 6'1" and he looks an inch shorter than Clinton in most photos. Clitnon could still be close to 6'2", or Gore is not 6'1". Either way, you should add Al Gore, Rob!
I saw the Inconvenient Truth recently and he's the man.

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Gotxo said on 6/Mar/07
I think he really was 6'2", nowadays he might shurnk a bit since his illness.
BTW anyone has any idea on Barak Obama's height?
Seemed taller than clinton in some images, thought they were posing.
Robert said on 6/Mar/07
Folks, Bill Clinton is shorter than 6-1, because he is shorter than 6-1 Pete Sampras.
Chris said on 20/Feb/07
In a book I'm reading about Bill Clinton the author (who is very critical about Clinton in some aspects) keeps describing him as a giant...I don't think he'd do that without Clinton at some point having been shorter than 6'2"
Wes said on 20/Feb/07
I can guarantee that he's definitely not shorter than 6'1" - he was significantly taller than most of his bodyguards (who were mostly around 5'9 to 6'0)
Chris said on 19/Feb/07
Here's Hillary shaking hands with Rudy Giuliani. If Rudy is 5'9", she looks 5'6" to 5'7":
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Chris said on 19/Feb/07
Looks like America could be getting a shorter president this time. Rudy Giuliani is 5'9" and John McCain 5'7". Barack Obama is taller but I personally have my doubts about his chances. Hillary's still a matter of debate...
Chris said on 19/Feb/07
How tall's Hillary? You need to get a Hillary page up. I always thought she was average, but if Bill's 6'2" she might be taller.
Robert said on 18/Feb/07
I bet with you that Pete Sampras is taller than Bill Clinton.
I don't know by how much, but he is definitely taller.
So, you guys can be sure that Clinton is shorter than 6-1.
MarkyMark said on 14/Feb/07
footballed i'm 5'10 (178 cm) the aftermoon and 179,7 cm the morning.
Ben said on 10/Feb/07
I read that Hillary Clinton is 5-8.5 ,which I really doubt. Barack's height was once given as 187.
Wes said on 9/Feb/07
I saw him in Oxford when Hilary did a book-signing - he looked around 6'1 to 6'2 (he was wearing trainers with a thick sole).
footballed28 said on 6/Feb/07
hey MarkyMark I thought you mentioned that you were only 5'9 in the morning?
MarkyMark said on 24/Jan/07
But why would he wear lifts if he was 6' ?? 6' is tall ! It's stupid to wear lifts everyday when you are tall ...
Robert said on 23/Jan/07
That was probably because of lifts.
Unless you meet him barefeet, you cannot really realize his height.
MarkyMark said on 21/Jan/07
Clinton can't be shorter than 6'1". I'm 5'10" and when I met him he was at least 7 cm taller than me.
Robert said on 20/Jan/07
I remember having seen a Photo, where Bush senior is no taller than sampras, who is 6-1.
And it is obvious that Bush senior is taller than Clinton. So Clinton is certainly shorter than 6-1. He is certainly wearing lifts to look 6-2.
MD said on 16/Jan/07
I have an uncle who's 6'1"ish who is an aquaintance of the Clintons, and they've taken plenty of photos together, the firsts are around 96, I believe, and some very recent one's (2006), and Clinton is always noticably taller than my uncle, I'm talking at least and 1.5".
MarkyMark said on 15/Jan/07
Hi, I shook his hand in NYC in 2004 and he was taller than 6'. He's at least 6ft1 and I think 6ft2 can be possible.
Robert said on 12/Dec/06
Clinton could around 6', no more.he is certainly wearing lifts in order to look 6-2. i believe what hijoputa is saying
aerotive said on 28/Sep/06
Met him several times while he was governor of Arkansas. I'd say 189cm then.
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/06
Is Clinton really 6-2?It is impossible to determine exactly his height, unless you don't see him in person.To me he does not look that tall at all, but i can be is very obvious that they add a few inches to celebrities.
sometimes he looks like not being more than 6-0.but he is definitely not short.
larry said on 16/Apr/06
Saw both Bushes and Bill Clinton in Austin with my own peepers. :-) Bush Sr. and Clinton BOTH looked 6'1.5" or so. Don't tell me folks get down or upgraded due to their political affiliation? Say it ain't so, Rob! :-) Clinton needs a 0.5 inch boost here. Starting to think we people who have actually SEEN these people aren't believed? :-)

[Editor Rob: I think he's shrunk from his peak, 6ft 1.5, I had him at that for a while, maybe he still is this mark...I have zero interest in politics btw.]
Paul said on 14/Apr/06
George HW Bush is in his early 80s and 20+ years older than Clinton. During their recent work to raise funds for tsunami and hurricane victims it was clear that Bush is taller. Not by much, but either Bush has lost very little of his 6'2.5" (which is possible) or Clinton isn't as big as what people think he is (height wise)
Sakanna said on 13/Apr/06
HE IS 6ft 2.5"!!!!!

No way he's shorter that Bush senior...
Horatio said on 10/Apr/06
The elder George Bush is 6'2", and Bill Clinton looks about an inch shorter than him.
larry said on 1/Apr/06
I saw President Clinton twice, both times close. He is 6'1.5" or maybe 6'2". He's above 6'1". And MUCH slimmer now. George Bush Sr. was the same height.
Jason said on 24/Mar/06
Well, member on rare occassion, anyway. He's tall either way. :)
Jason said on 24/Mar/06
He could be member of the magic shoe club. I think Viper said he wore lifts to appear the same height as George Bush Sr. in the 1992 election.
Glenn said on 24/Mar/06
I saw 6-2.

Brett said on 23/Mar/06
only 6'1" Rob? my father has met him, and said he was taller then me, this 2001 so unless his shrunk since then.
larry said on 20/Mar/06
Hi. I saw President Clinton a couple of times in Austin, Texas. Once I was about 5 feet from him and once closer. He looked 6'1.5" or so tall (minus shoes). He was heavier in both instances. I'm over 6'4.5" tall, and I would say he was about 8 cms shorter than me.
Editor Rob said on 19/Mar/06
"But, you know, every year this is so humbling for me. Most
days I wake up and I'm 6' 2-1/2" inches, and I'm halfway tall"
. This was when he met some basketballers. So he did claim to be 6ft 2.5 in the past...
zenski said on 16/Mar/06
all this facts and you don't downgrade him rob.Why?

[Editor Rob: I thought I had him 185 current height, forgot he was 1/2 inch, but current height yes, he's shorter these days]
Jason said on 1/Mar/06
I think Clinton is and always has been a fraction over the 6'1'' mark (186cm). Would make him 189cm/6'2 1/2'' in his shoes, which is most likely how that measurement came about. The man said himself he's 6'1'', can't get a better source than that.
Anshelm said on 27/Jan/06
I remember him looking just taller than Boris Yeltsin (187 cm/6'1½"), and just shorter than Jacques Chirac (189 cm/6'2½"). So 188 cm sounds like a good guess, if I got it right :D

Presuming everyone's honest about their height – I think those are the official marks.
Chris said on 13/Jan/06
Don't worry about the eyes in the picture of Clinton and Blair, look at the heads! Clinton is considerably taller, then look at each one's posture, Blair: straight back, head back, Clinton: head foward, back arched. Maybe Blair is a little shorter than he lets on.
Danimal said on 12/Jan/06
The man has thinned out over the years, that's for sure. He's lost an inch to an inch and a half and a good 25 pounds as well, if not more.
Anonymous said on 27/Nov/05
saw him on tv this morning talking about nutrition...he said he was "6'1 and 190 lbs"
Gotxo said on 17/Oct/05
Lol, the king of Spain is 186cm. Was measured that in the army and still looks
it spite his age. I posted time ago some pics with him and president of spain Zapatero 6'. he looks an inch ore a bit more taller than the king. So a smidgeon over 6'2" looks posible.
Anonymous said on 16/Oct/05
I think that shot with him and blair is more optical illusion then anything. Clinton has always been over 6'2" and looks 4-5cm taller then the king of spain. He is atleast 188 cm, he probably was near 190cm in his youth

[Editor Rob: he was reported by his staff as 6ft power he was then reported with an extra 1/2 inch. Nowadays he doesn't look 6ft 2 to me though, but 5-10 years ago did still look tall. I think maybe it's recently he's lost that cm or so...]
CoolJ said on 13/Sep/05
Anonymous.. Notice Lacy is 5'11" on that Olympic page while he is now listed at 5'9".. so it can go either way.

Taylor is a solid 6'0", perhaps a smidgeon over.. I still think that propels Billy Boy to nearly 6'2"
TJ said on 8/Sep/05
Mr Awesome, judging by your parting comment, I'd say you are the one who has the emotional reaction as to whether Clinton is or isn't in office. I was simply commenting on his height. Personally, I don't judge someone's character or achievements by how tall they are, so if he's shorter than I've always assumed, I wouldn't care in the least. All I pointed out was that to be confident that he could be 6'1.5 and entirely rule out 6'2 was odd. Rant all you like, but one half inch is frankly nothing and difficult for anyone to judge from 30ft. If your eyesight is as well advanced as your ego, you might have a shot though.

I do think he's lost height in the last few yrs and recall him being clearly taller than Blair in the 90s - enough to put him at the 6'2 mark. The Jermain Taylor pic also suggests that. Of course lifts are a possibility, but that's hard to pin down.
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/05
I think amatuer boxers get their height kinda fudged when they turn professional.Taylor would probably be around 6'0" then Clinton looks well over 6'2" in that photo.
2000 US olympic boxing team had Taylor at 6'0"
James said on 5/Sep/05
I saw a picture of ray romano and clinton together, and they were eye for eye, but some how Romano is listed at like over 6"3 ( which is laughable) but Id say they are both are the 6"1.5 category
Viper652 said on 30/Jul/05
Yeah, Clinton has been 6-2 all these years with shoes plus lifts. I can beleive that. They just took his height with all that on his feet to give him an edge in 1992 against the 6-2 Bush Sr.
Mr. Awesome said on 30/Jul/05
I’ll tell you how I can do it…it’s because I’m awesome; hence my name…unlike you TJ, who could never be so skilled as me. Ok, well in all seriousness, smart arse, if you must know; I’ll to enlighten you and try to bring you up to my level, (which is impossible so it won’t work). Ok first of all…ready for this…I saw his listing of 6’1.25’’ on this site, and I used it to gauge him…to me, he looked a bit over 6 feet (maybe 1 inch, maybe 1.5 inch), but not as big as 6’2’’-6’3’’…so I figured that 6’1’’ was a good estimate since he looked a shade over 6 to me…since this site says he’s 6’1.25, I figured that this is most likely more accurate than my estimated 6’1’’, since I was 30 feet away, (as TJ most astutely pointed out)! amazing isn’t it?!?!…the next magical thing I did was compare his height to the height of other people who I know, for instance my father who is slightly under 5’10’’…oh my, this is so very complex!... anyone could have done it…it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out, TJ! Also, 30 feet is not that far of a distance as long as you’re not visually impaired…I don’t know if you have vision problems, TJ, but mine is better than perfect (20/15), so I can give a pretty damn good estimate of height at that distance.

See, this isn’t exactly brain surgery here, TJ. I bet you could get a pretty accurate estimate yourself if you tried it…or maybe you just love Clinton so much that you wish he was back in office and can’t bear the fact that he might not be as tall as everyone thinks.
hijoputa said on 30/Jul/05
clinton is barely 6 feet barefoot. met him in a beach and saw the truth, he wears lifts.
TJ said on 30/Jul/05
So from 30 ft you can say he's "at the very least a solid 6'1...probably 6'1.25-6'1.5", but completely rule out 6'2? That's some gift you have to be able to judge half an inch from 30 feet ;-)
Mr. Awesome said on 27/Jul/05
My father's cousin lives in the same town as Clinton in suburban New York, right down the street from him. I've seen the former president a few times around town, at a local country club, and even once when I drove by his house. (You can't stay too long around there or they say the secret service comes out lol). The closest I've gotten to him is about 30 feet. He does look to be at the very least a solid 6'1''. He is probably 6'1.25''-6'1.5'', however, Rob since it's hard to judge a quarter inch I wouldn't put it past him to be a shade over 6'1''. One thing is for certain though; he's definitely not 6'2'' or over. No question in my mind.
Gotxo said on 8/Jun/05
Clinton visited Spain the 6/06/2005. He met Spain's president Zapatero (listed 184 cm), he was received also by the king (186 cm @ his youth).From these pics you could say he's at least 187 cm, maybe 188cm (6'2"). The top of his head coincides with the prince's eye level (he's 197 cm) from the eyes to the top of the head are normaly about 4 inches (except in guys like Kerry)
roja said on 20/Apr/05
I don't know if this is good evidence, but at maddame toussad's in hong kong his height really does seem to be 6'2.5"
mysterious said on 25/Mar/05
in that pic you have with blair clinton is at least 2 inches taller. Look at your own pictures before you post them.

[Editor Rob: that's the great thing about differeing opinions ;) I can see max say 1.25 inches. But I can be wrong. Clinton of course was 6ft 2 in the past. Naturally i think he's lost a little bit of height in the last few years...maybe I'm short changing him a 1cm...]
Palladium said on 2/Mar/05
Bill Clinton's height was always believed to be 6 feet, 2 1/2 inches (189cm), why ...

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