How tall was Malcolm X

Malcolm X's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

Malcolm Little was an African American nationalist and religious leader. His autopsy revealed he was "six foot three inches tall, scale weight 178 lbs"

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Average Guess (39 Votes)
6ft 2.94in (190.3cm)
Robbie Murphy said on 1/Sep/21
Hey Rob Click Here looks more like 5/8 or 6/8 of an inch to me. I think he was a strong 191
Editor Rob
Not looked at Malcolm for a while, but looking again this moment, they are close, sometimes in photos one looks to have edge on other.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/21
Rob, is 6ft3 and change arguable?

looked stand out tall
Editor Rob
it could be possible
viper said on 3/May/21
I looked bigger than him when I was 178 at 6-3
Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Apr/21
Back in the day when it was believed Ali was a solid 6’3” I would’ve given Malcolm X about 6’3 1/2”. With Ali now justifiably listed as 6’2 1/2” it stands to reason that Malcolm X was more like 6’3” himself. Ali very close in height and sometimes could look on par but averaged out the edge goes to Malcolm X. The difference between the two similar to the difference between Ali and Jim Brown.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/21
Below 170lbs at 6ft3 is too light...and 140lbs is hunger strike territory...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/21
I used to be 160lbs at 6ft4
Mickie said on 7/Dec/20
I was 6'3 3/8" and about 170 back when I was a distance runner. Today I am a lot heavier than that, but I unhealthy thin for 6'3" is NOT 170s or even 160s, maybe 140s would be.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/20
6ft3, 178lbs is light but you could still be healthy at that weight...wouldn't go below it though
viper said on 13/Jul/20
At 6-3 180 I still look like a gigantic monster compared to guys who are
6-1-6-2 150
Wrasslinfan said on 12/Jul/20
178 pounds at 6’3 wouldn’t look muscular by any means, but it’s a perfectly healthy weight for a guy with a skinny build
Jam Cherry said on 17/Jun/20
Seemed like solid 191 cm
Animus said on 20/Dec/19
I'd say 80kg (176lb) is very slim for a 6'3 man. It's within the normal range but probably in the lower end. I'm not sure. 185lbs seems more typical for a 6'3 guy with a medium/small frame and low body fat percentage.
K.A 188 ! said on 20/Sep/19
80kg is a normal weight for a 6ft3 man ,not skinny just normal sized.
Between from the few pictures i have seen of him, he seemed to have edged Ali a bit so definitely a solid 6ft3 .
Animus said on 8/Sep/19
178lbs is rather light for a 6'3 man. Most full-grown men at that height will weigh at least 190lbs, I'd say. 170lbs and below would be a veritable health hazard, in my opinion.
Lkk said on 15/Mar/18
He is often described as a 6'3 male with red hair and a light eye color.
Canson said on 17/Feb/18
To what Christian said below, 6’2.75 is always a possibility for a person who measures 6’3” because we don’t know what time of day the person measured or whether they simply rounded up. Not saying it’s the case with Malcolm X because it’s tough to tell as the contemporaries from that time in history are limited other than Muhammad Ali really but we’re not sure if that’s Ali’s low either. He can look 189cm as well some times. So anything could be a possibility
JJ020 said on 16/Feb/18
Nothing under 6'3 for him
Jug said on 22/Jan/18
If Malcolm X was 6'3 and not 6'4 I can't believe that King was anything over 5'6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/17
Rob, what is the likelihood of 192cm?
MJKoP said on 4/May/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Very thin for his height

Not hardly. 178 is a perfectly healthy weight for a 6'3" man. I knew a guy who was 116 lbs. at 6'6". Three inches taller and 62 lbs. lighter. This guy wasn't sick, just naturally super slender. In the "underweight" BMI category, but no medical problems at all. Of course he was incredibly slight, but didn't look freaky or emaciated even in a bathing suit.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Very thin for his height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/16
6ft3-4 range
Ray said on 20/Dec/16
Malcolm X was 6'3" minimum. He had very erect posture, edged out Muhammad Ali, and made MLK look like a shrimp. I think he may have been around 6'4" out of bed, and 6'3.5" otherwise.
movieguy said on 18/Dec/16
Looked even taller, very erect posture. Agree edged out Ali so the great boxer must have been under 6'3''.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/16
Yeah, 5'6.5 does look about what he was!! Maybe he claimed that at some point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/16
191-192cm zone
MJKoP said on 16/Dec/16
MLK at 5'9.5" is pure lunacy. Here he is with RFK who was 5'9"(some even argue 5'8").

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Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 16/Dec/16
Editor Rob: Adam, the autopsy for MLK Jr had him at 5ft 9.5 I believe, I'm still in shock from reading that...who the heck measured him? Mr Magoo??? 👴👴



Anyways as for Malcolm X 6'3" is fine, no need for higher.
Mayfield said on 16/Dec/16
6'3 is right

About MLK, I did hear he was 5'6 range
TJE said on 16/Dec/16
I'm thinking the 5'9.5 for MLK was the same situation as Tupac being measured 6'0. That is, his feet were pointing downwards and was measured from his toes.
MrTBlack said on 16/Dec/16
Seen 6'3.5" and 6'3" for him. He said his father was 6'4" as well.
Animus said on 16/Dec/16
Being a half-inch taller than another person means being barely taller than said person; a quarter-inch height difference is essentially not discernible to the human eye.
MJKoP said on 16/Dec/16
Many articles give him 6'4", specifically in reference to Denzel Washington(who was given a flat 6 foot) playing him. I can live with 6'3", though. What I don't understand, however, is why you've added X before Martin Luther King Jr. I can only hope he'll get a listing sometime in the near future!
Editor Rob
Adam, the autopsy for MLK Jr had him at 5ft 9.5 I believe, I'm still in shock from reading that...who the heck measured him? Mr Magoo??? 👴👴
Shredder said on 15/Dec/16
Agree , he towered over MLK.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 15/Dec/16
He looks barely taller than Muhammad Ali. Is 6ft2.75 a possibility for Malcolm, Rob?
Editor Rob
I think Christian, 6ft 3 is fine for Malcolm.
AAAA said on 15/Dec/16
Nice you added him. 6'3 ish seems right. I believe he had a .25-.5 advantage on Ali and I think Ali was 6'2.75 at his peak (low of 6'2.5-high of 6'3 for me).
Arch Stanton said on 15/Dec/16
Cheers Rob, got a look at him with Ali in footage at the end of the Malcolm X film. Looked taller, I thought he looked in 6'3-6'3.25 range. I looked at some more photos and thought he looked a decent 6'3 guy, so I'll give him 6'3.25 peak! Similar to Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper, not the 6'4 often claimed, that might have been roughly in shoes. Might have lost 0.25 before his death out of pure fright seeing those horrid KKK masks ;-)
Editor Rob
He could be a good example of a solid 6ft 3 man.

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