If you want to know the record holder for the oldest man in the world, then you're in the right place. Walter Breuning (born September 21, 1896) is an American supercentenarian. At the age of 114 years, 179 days, he is currently the oldest verified man in the world. He has been the oldest living man in the world since July 18, 2009. He is one of the last two males still alive today who were verefied to be born before the year 1900. He is one of only five men in history to have undisputedly reached the age of 114.
Breuning still dresses in a suit and tie every day. In a recent interview, Breuning said, "Every day I exercise. Every morning I do all my exercises".On his 112th birthday, Breuning said the secret to long life is being active: "[If] you keep your mind busy and keep your body busy, you're going to be around a long time".
It is important to note that Jiroemon Kimura who is born 19 April 1897, is a Japanese supercentenarian who at the age of 113 years, 331 days, is currently the 2nd oldest living man behind Walter Breuning, since the death of Henry Allingham on 18 July 2009. He is also the seventh-oldest verified living person in the world.
Did you know that life expectancy is the expected number of years of life remaining at a given age. Humans live on average 31.88 years in Swaziland and 82.6 years in Japan. The oldest confirmed recorded age for any human is 122 years . This is referred to as the "maximum life span", which is the upper boundary of life, the maximum number of years any human is known to have lived.
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The oldest undisputed lifespan for a man supercentenarian is that of Christian Mortensen, who lived to be 115 years, 252 days. He was the oldest undisputed man ever. He was also the first undisputed man to reach 114 and 115 years of age.
The longest documented lifespan for a living person is that of 114-year-old Besse Cooper, of Georgia, United States, who was born on 26 August 1896. She succeeded Eunice Sanborn of Texas, United States, on 31 January 2011.
Tuti Yusupova (claimed birth date July 1, 1880) is an Uzbekistani who claims, at an alleged age of 130, to be the oldest living person in the world. It has been claimed that she has a birth certificate recording her as having been born in 1880, but this has not been independently verified.
Antisa Khvichava (born 8 July 1880) is a Georgian woman who is 130 years old, which would make her the oldest person of all time. Her passport is given as evidence. However it is claimed that it is likely that her birth records were either misrecorded or falsified.
Did you know that a supercentenarian is someone who has reached the age of 110 years. This age is achieved by about one in a thousand centenarians. There are estimated to be 300–450 living supercentenarians in the world, though only about 90 individual verified living supercentenarians are known. A supercentenarian is considered 'verified' if his or her claim has been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group or Guinness World Records.
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