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The oldest person was 108 years old

The largest figure of people who are 100 or older in the U.S. is 97,000 according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is higher in comparison to Japan and other countries. The U.S. forecast on th



By certain definitions, those who reach the age of 100 are not elderly. The Gerontology Research Group keeps a record of those who have lived the longest. More than 100 people survived over the age of 114. Although a sizable portion of these individuals resided in Canada and the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Japan lead this list.

There has been significant skepticism regarding the number of elderly persons. Others reside in isolated areas. Some individuals lack birth certificates. Others can have relatives or friends who exaggerate their ages. In truth, there are between six and nine persons who have lived to be over 117 years old.

The question of who has lived the longest does not appear to be the subject of any significant dispute. France was the place of Jeanne Calmet’s birth on February 21, 1875. At the age of 122 years, 164 days, she passed away on August 4, 1997. She was 40 years old during World War I and 70 years old at the end of World War II. She had already lived longer than the average person in wealthy nations at that point.

France’s Arles is where Calmet was born. Her first union was with Fernand Calment in 1896. 1942 saw his passing.

There are many who disagree with Calmet’s age claim. According to the New York Times, Valery Novoselov, a geriatrician and the head of the Moscow Society of Naturalists’ gerontology chapter, “stated his plan to dispute Calment’s claim to the longevity title in an interview.” She never brought up a number of significant occurrences that occurred during her lifetime, which is one piece of his supporting evidence. This includes a cholera outbreak in the region of France where she resided in 1884.

Despite obstacles, Calmet is the oldest living person on almost all lists.