this is the list of the oldest man in the world Although in almost every country in the world, women tend to live longer than men; several supercentenarians have always been male. In fact, the list highlights the 10 oldest men whose stories of age and life have been verified by a doctor. They all lived at least 113 years old, mostly from Japan and the United States. Some of them have a Guinness World Record to some extent because he is the oldest man who is still living in the world and the oldest living person. In addition to the last person on the list, all of these people attribute their longevity to a healthy lifestyle, meaning not drinking alcohol, surgery drink or smoking, and also doing daily exercise.
DATE OF BIRTH: April 19, 1897
DATE OF DEATH: June 12, 2013
AGE UPON DEATH: 116 YEARS AND 54 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: JAPAN
OCCUPATION: Farmer and a Retire postal worker
Jiroemon Kimura is the oldest man and proven person in the world. He died in 2013 at the age of 116 and still maintains this record. Kimura is also the only person who undoubtedly reached the age of 116. Before his death, he was the last living person born in the 19th century. When he was still young, Kimura was a government communications worker in South Korea under Japanese rule. After returning to Japan, he married and became a postal worker for 45 years.
Kimura is not the only person in his family that has lived a long life. His four brothers and sisters are over 90 years old and his younger brother died lived up to 100 years of age. Holding the 2012 and 2013 Guinness book of record for the oldest man/person still living in the world.
DATE OF BIRTH: August 16, 1882
DATE OF DEATH: April 25, 1998
AGE UPON DEATH: 115 YEARS AND 252 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: DENMARK, LIVED IN U.S.A
OCCUPATION: MILKMAN, FARMHAND, TAILOR, FACTORY WORKER AND RESTAURATEUR
Before his record was broken in 2012, Christian Mortensen was the oldest and proven person in the world in 14 years. In 1997, Mortensen became the first person to confirm the age of 115. Mortensen was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States when he was about 21 in 1903. When he was young, Mortensen got married less than ten years. When he was old, he didn’t even remember what her name was. He has never had any children, and Mortensen has remained single for the rest of his life.
Throughout his long life, Mortensen has live in various parts of the United States (he lives in 26 different states) and has a variety of jobs, including tailoring, restaurant owner, factory workers and a milkman. When he was 96, Mortensen moved into the Aldersly retirement community in San Rafael, California, and stayed there until his death. Just before his death, Mortensen gave his advice on how to live a long life: “Friends, good cigars, drinking lots of water, not drinking, maintaining a positive attitude and a lot of singing will keep you alive for a long time.”
DATE OF BIRTH: 21, AUGUST, 1981
DATE OF DEATH: 24, JANUARY 2007
AGE UPON DEATH: 115 YEARS AND 256 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: PUERTO RICA
OCCUPATION: SUGAR CANE FARMER
At the time of his death, Emiliano Mercado del Toro was the 115th oldest man and a well-verified person in history, aged 115 and 156 days respectively. A few weeks before his death, Del Toro was the oldest person in the world. Born in Puerto Rico, Del Toro worked in sugar cane farm till when he was 81 years old. The only time he left his country was during the First World War, which served very briefly in the US National Army before the signing of the Armistice Agreement in 1918.
Del Toro never married or gave birth to a child, but he said that he has two love interests in his life. A few years before his death, Del Toro’s family tried to make the United States recognize him as the oldest veteran. Puerto Rico Isabella’s American Disabled Veterans’ Branch also joined his family’s recognition of Del Toro.
DATE OF BIRTH: 21, SEPTEMBER 1896
DATE OF DEATH: 14, APRIL 2011
AGE UPON DEATH: 114 AND 205 DAYS
COUNTRY: UNITED STATE OF AMERICA
OCCUPATION: RETIRED RAILROADER
For the past two years, Walter Breuning has been considered the oldest living man/person in the world until his death in 2011 at the age of 114. Breuning was born and raised in the United States, from a family whose members always live longer. His father and grandparents have lived in their 90s, and his brothers and sisters lived to 78, 85, 91 and 100. Breuning’s surviving family members included three nephews and one niece, all in their 80s.
In 1913, Brenning began working for the Great Northern Railway and continued to work for the company for over 50 years. After retiring at the age of 66, Breuning became the manager/secretary of the local Shriner Club until he was 99 years old. Even in his previous years, Bruning has a very sharp memory and mind. For example, he can remember his grandfather talking about his experiences in the American Civil War when he was just three years old, and also remember the day that President William McKinley was shot on the day of his first haircut.
DATE OF BIRTH: 23, MARCH 1889
DATE OF DEATH: 28, SEPTEMBER 2003
AGE UPON DEATH: 114 YEARS AND 189 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: JAPAN
OCCUPATION: COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICER O, BANK EMPLOYEE, SILKWORM BREEDER, AGRICULTURAL INSTRUCTOR
Yukichi Chuganji passed away as the oldest Asian man ever to be verified. About 20 months before he died, Chuganji was informed by the Guinness Book of World Records that he became the oldest man/person in the world after his death in Antonio Todde, Sardinia, Italy. After receiving this news, Chuganji said that he never thought about living so long, but he is very happy to be the world’s number one.
Chuganji attributed his longevity to never drinking alcohol, preferring to drink a glass of milk, hard toffee, and occasionally apple juice. Chuganji had some different jobs in his life, including as a bank employee, community welfare officer, and silkworm breeder. He was married in 1914 and has four sons and one daughter, seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
DATE OF BIRTH: 15, DECEMBER, 1889
DATE OF DEATH: 5, MARCH, 2004
AGE UPON DEATH: 114 YEARS AND 81 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SPAIN
Joan Riudavets is the oldest and verified person to ever live in Spain, died at the age of 114 years old. A few months before he died, after Yukichi Chuganji died in late 2003, Riudavets was considered to be the oldest living person in the world. Riudavets’s half-brother also lived a long life: Josep died in 2009, at the age of 102 Years old, Pere is 105 years old. He was a year old when he died in 2006.
Riudavets said that the secret of his longevity is to “go ahead and move on.” He even bikes walks and socializes with his friends after he turns 100. Riudavets also plays football and guitar and sleeps at least 12 hours a night. He is proud of his ability to perform sports before he dies.
DATE OF BIRTH: 1ST DECEMBER 1980
DATE OF DEATH: 19TH NOVEMBER 2004
AGE UPON DEATH: 113 YEARS AND 354 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UNITED STATE
OCCUPATION: RAILROAD BEEKEEPER AND POSTAL WORKER
Fred Hale, Sr. Often appearing in the news, not only because he is the oldest man or oldest living person in the United States and the world, but also the oldest Boston Red Sox fan in the world. Hale died in 2004, only 12 days from his 114th birthday. One month before his death, he won a birthday present, when the Red Sox won the World Series again after 86 years.
Hale is a railway beekeeper and poster worker who retired about 50 years before his death. Even after retirement, he is still active, like gardening, vegetables, and canned fruits, and making homemade applesauce. After his 69-year-old wife, Flora, died in 1979, Hale lived independently till when he was 103 years old. In March 2004, after the death of Joan Riudavets Moll of Spain at the age of 114, he was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person in the world. He is also the Guinness record holder for the oldest driver because he was driving at the age of 108.
DATE OF BIRTH: 15TH SEPTEMBER, 1903
DATE OF DEATH: 11TH AUGUST 2017
AGE UPON DEATH: 113 YEARS AND 330 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: POLAND BUT LIVE IN ISREAL
OCCUPATION: CONFECTIONER AND A BUSINESSMAN
Yisrael Kristal was recently the oldest man or living person in the world before his death in 2017. He is also the oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Kristall was born in a Jewish family in Poland when it was still part of the Russian Empire. He was only 11 years old when the First World War broke out. His father was elected to the Russian Imperial Army and died shortly after.
As a young man, Kristal was originally a manual worker but later became a professional candy maker. He got married to Chaja Feige Frucht and has two children. After the Germans took over Poland in the 1940s during the Second World War, Kristal had secretly made candy, and at other times he had permission from the head of the Jewish quarter in which he lived. Unfortunately, in 1944 Kristal and his wife were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The concentration camp and his wife did not survive. Kristal managed to survive and eventually rebuilt his candy store, remarried, and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1950.
DATE OF BIRTH: 18TH SEPTEMBER, 1985
DATE OF DEATH: 19TH JUNE, 2009
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: JAPAN
OCCUPATION: SURVEYOR, FARMER, AND FORMER CIVIL ENGINEER
Tomoji Tanabe is another Japanese supercentenarian who has been the oldest man, oldest living man/person in the world for two and a half years. Before Jiroemon Kimura broke his record, he was also the oldest living person and the oldest man in Japan. Tanabe died of heart failure in his hometown. He often said that the secret of his longevity is never to smoke or drink. Tanabe was very healthy when he was alive, but his health deteriorated rapidly after his last birthday. Due to chronic heart disease, he became bedridden and unable to eat.
Tanabe worked as a city land surveyor and worked as a farmer for 30 years. His wife, Suki, also lived for a long time and died at the age of 92. They have 8 children, twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-three great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Tanabe was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living person in the world in 2007, at the age of 111.
DATE OF BIRTH: 19TH, JUNE 1889
DATE OF DEATH: 24TH, FEBRUARY 2003
AGE UPON DEATH: 113 YEARS AND 250 DAYS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UNITED STATE
OCCUPATION: TRUCK DRIVER AND A FARMER
Despite his unhealthy lifestyle, John Ingram McMorran was a supercentenarian from the United States who broke the record in 2003 as the oldest man still living. He spent most of his life smoking, greasy food, and drinking, which are untypical habits for almost all supercentenarians. McMorran’s siblings all lived long lives as well: his sisters lived to be 103 and 96 and his brother died at age 84.
In an article about his life, McMorran said that a palm reader told him that he would live to be 111 years old. At the time, he nodded politely but did not believe a word of the fortune teller. At the time of his 111th birthday, Johnny Adams of the Gerontology Research Group in Los Angeles believed that McMorran was the oldest living man in the world whose age could be documented based on his birth certificate.