World's Shortest Man According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world has a new record for the Shortest Living Man. Chandra Bahadur Dangi is only 21.5 inches tall.Chandra is 72 years old and lives in a tiny remote village in Napal.He works as a weaver creating Nepalese clothes. Chandra said, "I'm very happy that I'm being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in book. It's a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy." Read more here.