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The Oldest Person Alive is a 112-Year Old Individual


The Oldest Person Alive is a 112-Year Old Individual

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Pondering the future world a century from now can be quite daunting, especially when considering that most of us will not be alive to witness it. However, there exist a select few who, either through sheer luck or determined perseverance, defy the relentless march of time and get a glimpse of tomorrow’s world. Emilio Flores Marquez belongs to this exceptional group.

As officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Marquez now holds the title of the oldest living male on the planet. He was born on August 8, 1908, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, which makes him a venerable 112 years old (soon to be 113!).

Marquez is the second-oldest among 11 siblings and the eldest son in his family. His younger days were spent assisting on the family farm and looking after his brothers and sisters. During his adulthood, he was married to Andrea Perez for 75 years until her passing in 2010. Marquez has four children, two of whom presently provide care for him in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, along with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Marquez attributes his prolonged life to a straightforward secret: love. A life enriched with love and void of anger is the crucial factor for longevity. “My father raised me with affection, teaching us to love everyone and to always do good, to share with others,” he shared.

Craig Glenday, the Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, expressed his delight in recognizing these extraordinary individuals.

“It is always a privilege to honor these extraordinary human beings,” Glenday remarked.

“I am excited to showcase Mr. Márquez’s captivating tale—he was born on the 8th day of the 8th month in the 8th year of the 20th century!—and bring his remarkable story to a broader audience,” outlined Glenday.

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