One of the most exclusive clubs in the world are the ranks of the supercentenarian. These are people who are at least 110 years old. Given the average life span in the U.S. is just under 78.5 years, outliving the national average by over 30 years is pretty impressive.According to a closely monitored Wikipedia page, there are just 71 verified living supercentenerians around the world. Nine of the 10 oldest living people are women and five of them live in Japan, four in the U.S.
Born on January 15, 1899
On date of publication, she was 113 years, 200 days old.
She currently resides in Tokyo.
Born on October 31, 1898
On date of publication, she was 113 years, 276 days old.
Ono's Japanese surroundings are rich in lush greenery and abundant with seafood, which could be two secrets to her long life.
Born on September 7, 1898.
On date of publication, she was 113 years, 330 days old.
The oldest black person in the world, Rearden began her teaching career in 1918 and didn't get her driver's licence until age 65. Her secret to long life? 'Treat others as you want to be treated.'
Born on April 19, 1897
On date of publication, she was 115 years, 105 days old.
The oldest living man in the world, Kimura still enjoys watching parlimentary debates on TV and credits his longevity to small portions of food.
Born on April 4, 1897
On date of publication, she was 115 years, 120 days old.
In December 2011, Manfredini became the oldest Italian person in history. She cleaned houses until she was 90, but she lied about her age so people wouldn't worry that she was too old to work.
Born on August 26, 1896
On date of publication, she was 115 years, 342 days old.
Cooper became the world's oldest living person on January 31, 2011 and attributes her longevity to avoiding junk food and minding her own business. Words to live by, literally.
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