If your house is a madhouse with too many occupants, imagine the mayhem associated with feeding over 20 children, or even worse, over 50 children.
Managing the impact of a soaring human population, especially with these 10 families, will be one of the most politically fraught issues governments will grapple in coming decades. Although the rate of population growths has slowed down since the 80s, the UN estimates the world’s population has increased by approximately76 million a year this century. This increasingly pushes up greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbates the destruction of wildlife habitats.
1. Vassilyev Family:
The Vassilyev family holds the record for the most children a couple has parented. Mrs. Vassilyev has given birth to a total of 69 children, including 16 pairs of twins and 7 sets of triplets. 67 of the 69 children survived infancy.
2. Albina Family:
Mr. & Mrs. Albina have 64 children and the most amazing part of it is that none of them are adopted. Both were married when Mrs. Albina was 12 and Mr. Albina was 30. The family now lives in a 2 room shack in Chile. Will this be it for the two? Who knows… Mrs. Albina is 61 and Mr. Albina is 79.
3. Daad clan:
“DAAD” Daad Mohammed is a Muslim father from the UAE, who at 60 has a total of 88 children and 17 different wives. He claims to have sex with his wives every day; twice during the day and seven times in the evening. According to UAE laws, he is allowed to have only 4 wives at one time. He divorced wives who were no longer fertile.
4. The Chana family:
Ziona Chana lives in a 4 storey, 100 room house in Baktawng, India. He has the world’s biggest family with 30 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren. He admits to marrying 10 women in 1 year and is the head of a sect which permits polygamy.
5. The Duggar family:
The World’s largest immediate family just got bigger. In November of 2011, Michelle Duggar and her husband Jim Bob announced that were expecting their 20th child. Michelle Duggar was 45 years old at the time and they was grateful for the new addition. The couple had been married for 27+ years at the time of conception.
6. Bates Family:
Kelly Bates, 44, gave birth to her 19th child in February of 2012. Of 19 deliveries, 14 of them were natural births. They are now almost tied with the Duggar Family as being the largest family in USA.
7. Luiz Costa de Oliveira:
This frisky Brazilian farmer has 50 children; 17 of whom were conceived with his first wife. When the first died, he remarried and had 17 children with another woman. He went on to have an affair with the sister and the mother; conceiving 15 other children as a result. Although some died due to malnutrition, others went on to give him 100 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
8. Kardashian-Jenner Clan:
The clan includes 10 siblings. The most notable in the news is Kim, Khloe, and their step-brother Brody Jenner. The parents have been married since 1991.
You may remember Kim Kardashian, from her short marriage to Kris Humphreys. They got divorced in just 3.5 months.
9. Pullan family:
Roseturai Pullan, 50, and his wife Mani, 45, is the first family to raise the largest albino family. The family consists of 8 albino members and are officially recognized by Guinness World Records. Despite living in India, they are all white-skinned. The family lives in a crammed one bedroom flat in Delhi and have pale skin, white hair and poor vision.
10. Greenhill Family:
The Greenhill Family consisted of 39 children conceived by Elizabeth and William Greenhill. The couple had 7 sons and 32 daughters. Only 2 of them were twins, the rest were single births. Thomas Greenhill , famous London surgeon, was the last to be born.