New York, NY – 17 May 2022 – GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™, the global authority on record-breaking, announces today that Juan Vincente Mora, of Venezuela, is the oldest person living (male) at 112 years, and, as of today, 355 days old.
Every day, Mora has a cup of coffee to start his day and meals with his family. He is passionate about his faith and prays the rosary daily. He says his family and friends are his greatest life companions.
Mora says the greatest thing he has learned in life is “the love of God, the love of family, and that we must get up early to work.”
The oldest person (living and female) is Sister André of Toulon, France (b. February 11, 1904 as Lucile Randon), aged 119 years and 95 days.
The oldest person ever to have lived was Jeanne Louise Calment (France, b. February 21, 1875) who lived to Aug. 4, 1997, aged 122 years and 164 days.
The oldest person ever (male) was Jiroemon Kimura (Japan, b. April 19, 1897) and he passed away aged 116 years 54 days on June 12, 2013.