There are several articles that state that tall people make more money. According to wikipedia it is a known fact that some jobs require tall people, however I'm skeptical that on average this is indeed a fact. Do taller people earn more money on average?
According to a meta-analysis of four studies (>8k total subjects) by Judge and Cable (2004):
height is positively related to income after controlling for sex, age, and weight.
A study by Persico et al 2004 provide further review and analysis of the height-income relationship, and point out that most presidents are well above the average height of their time (see fig below). Finally, a Scientific American article provides an interesting discussion of the relationship between height and other traits.
Judge and Cable, 2004,The effect of physical height on workplace success and income: preliminary test of a theoretical model. J Appl Psychol. Jun;89(3):428-41. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.89.3.428
Persico, Nicola, Andrew Postlewaite, and Dan Silverman. 2004. The Effect of Adolescent Experience on Labor Market Outcomes: The Case of Height,” Journal of Political Economy, 112(5) (2004), 1019-1053 doi:10.1086/422566