According to the Gerontology Research Group, the world’s oldest registered person is now Violet-Moss Brown, a 117-year-old Jamaican woman. Brown (otherwise known as Aunt V) was born March 10, 1900, which is 67 years before Jamaica was founded. Good genes seem to run in the family; Brown’s son is 97.
Violet became the oldest person in the world after the death of Emma Morano, the Italian woman who was previously the oldest human being on the planet when she died at 117 on Saturday. Morano who was also one of the five oldest people in recorded history was officially confirmed by Guinness World Records as the last living person to have been born in the 1800s.
The second and third oldest people are two Japanese women, Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako, who were born, respectively, on 4 August 1900 and 2 May 1901. A Spanish woman, Ana Vela, 115, who was born on 29 October 1901, is the oldest European and the fourth oldest person in the world, according to the GRG.
Source: The Guardian/CNN