Oldest Living Men in the World

10 Oldest Living Men in the World (Updated 2020)

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Although the oldest living men in the world are not quite as old as the oldest living women in the world – who also happen to be the oldest living people in the world – all of them are also supercentenarians, meaning they have reached 110 years of age! Unlike the oldest women, the world’s oldest men have not had their ages validated by Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world’s supercentenarians and verifies their birth dates. However, all of these men have been heavily featured in the news for their longevity and are often recognized by their countries’ governments.

As of March 2020, this list is accurate and will be updated as needed.

10. Hyppolyte Cadou (August 16, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 208 days
Birthplace:  Gros-Morne, Martinique, France
Current Location:  Le Lamentin, Martinique, France
Previous Occupation(s):  Distiller, Mechanic, and Agricultural Worker

Hyppolyte Cadouphoto source: la1ere.francetvinfo.fr

Hyppolyte Cadou was dubbed the “Dean of France” during his 110th birthday celebration last summer. OMASS (Office des Missions d’Action Sociale et de Santé de la Ville du Lamentin) and EHPAD Henri Bourgeois, where Cadou lives, regularly houses hundred-year-old residents, but his is the first time that one received the title of Dean of France. Cadou had been living on his own until his was 91, but decided to move into a retirement home.

Did You Know?

Hyppolyte Cadou spent his entire life working and held various jobs, including working as an apprentice distiller, mechanic, and agricultural worker.


9. Issaku Tomoe (August 15, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 209 days
Birthplace:  Japan
Current Location:  Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Previous Occupation(s):  Unspecified

Issaku Tomoephoto source: Gerontology Wiki

Like a few of the other men on this list, Issaku Tomoe’s age is unverified by the Gerontology Research Group. Reportedly, Tomoe is the oldest living man in Japan at 110 years old and will be turning 111 this summer. Tomoe only recently became the oldest Japanese man following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe on February 23, 2020.

Did You Know?

In addition to being the oldest living man in Japan, Issaku Tomoe is the oldest living person in Aichi Prefecture.


8. Joaquim Illas (July 26, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 229 days
Birthplace:  Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Current Location:  Blanes, Catalonia, Spain
Previous Occupation(s):  Fisherman, Mechanic, and Supermarket Manager

Joaquim Illasphoto source: ccma.cat

Joaquim Illas is the second oldest living man in Spain, but the oldest person in the province of Catalonia. Illas was born and raised in Blanes and has remained in the city his whole life. Although he never went to school, Illas spent his entire life working as a fisherman, mechanic, and supermarket manager. At one point, Illas even moved to France and worked repairing ships. Illas was married and had a daughter.

Did You Know?

Joaquim Illas says that the secret of his longevity is a balanced diet with a lot of vegetables.


7. Marcel Meys (July 12, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 243 days
Birthplace:  Saint-Julien-de-l’Herms, Isère, France
Current Location:  Saint-Romain-en-Gal, Rhône, France.
Previous Occupation(s):  Paramedic

Marcel Meysphoto source: Gerontology Wiki

Although Jules Théobald is a few months older, Marcel Meys is considered the oldest living man in France because Théobald lives in Martinique, which is a French territory in the Caribbean. Meys is still incredibly healthy and independent. He still lives in his own home by himself with minimal assistance. Meys does say that he has difficulty hearing and seeing and prefers not to do many interviews.

Did You Know?

Marcel Meys was a paramedic and still remembers living through both World Wars.


6. Jules Théobald (April 13, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 333 days
Birthplace:  Le Robert, Martinique, France
Current Location:  La Pointe des Negres, Fort-de-France, Martinique, France
Previous Occupation(s):  Fisherman

Jules Théobaldphoto source: martinique.franceantilles.fr

Not much is known about Jules Théobald other than the fact that he is the oldest living man in France and nearly 111 years old. However, Théobald’s age is currently unverified by the Gerontology Research Group and they have not officially declared him the oldest living French man. Théobald was born and raised in Martinique and still lives there today.

Did You Know?

In November 2019, Jules Théobald was visited by Philippe Meyniac, the president of Association of Inhabitants of the coast of Pointe des Negres (HLPN), who presented Théobald with a plaque honoring his longevity.


5. Moacyr Nunes Barroso (March 31, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 110 years, 346 days
Birthplace:  Guanhães, Brazil
Current Location:  Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Previous Occupation(s):  Miner

Moacyr Nunes Barrosophoto source: Gerontology Wiki

In just a few weeks, Moacyr Nunes Barroso, who is the oldest living man in Brazil, will be celebrating his 111th birthday. While Barroso is the oldest, Belo Horizonte, where he currently resides, is home to about 332 centenarians. Despite a few health problems like hearing loss and some difficulty with memories, Barroso is relatively healthy and still able to recount stories from his past.

Did You Know?

Many members of Moacyr Nune Barroso’s family are also long-lived: his wife reached 78 and his six children and adopted daughter, who are all still living, range in age from 62 – 84.


4. Saturnino de la Fuente (February 8, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 111 years, 32 days
Birthplace:  Puente Castro, Spain
Current Location:  León, Spain
Previous Occupation(s):  Soccer Player and Shoemaker

Saturnino de la Fuentephoto source: diariodeleon.es

Saturnino de la Fuente recently celebrated his 111th birthday and is currently the oldest living man in Spain. De la Fuente was born in Puente Castro, which is in the province of León. He has never left the province, but now lives in the city of León. At De la Fuente’s 110th birthday celebration six of his children were still alive and he also had 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren at the time.

Did You Know?

Saturnino de la Fuente was an avid fútbol fan and played the sport for fun. De la Fuente is one of the founders of the Puente Castro Football Club.


3. Modesto Lopez Bautista (January 17, 1909 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 111 years, 54 days
Birthplace:  San Juan Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Current Location:  Bakersfield, California, USA
Previous Occupation(s):  Farm Worker

Modesto Lopez Bautistaphoto source: kget.com

Modesto Lopez Bautista’s story came to light in 2019 after his 13-year old great-grandson, Eddie Hernandez, did a report covering his life and mentioned that Bautista was born on January 17, 1909, in San Juan Mixtepec, Oaxaca. Naturally, Hernandez’ classmates and teacher were shocked and Bautista’s story was picked up by the local news.

Bautista spent nearly his entire life in Mexico and only moved to the United States when his daughter, Austolia Eva Lopez, was worried about him living all alone far from his living children. At the time of the news report, Bautista had five living children, 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandson.

Did You Know?

Modesto Lopez Bautista never learned to read/write or even speak Spanish. Instead, Bautista only speaks Mixteco, a language spoken by the indigenous people of Oaxaca.


2. Dumitru Comănescu (November 8, 1908 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 111 years, 124 days
Birthplace:  Drăgăneasa, Prahova, Romania
Current Location:  Bucharest, Romania
Previous Occupation(s):  Argonomist Engineer (Agricultural Engineer) and Phytopathologist (Plant Pathologist)

Dumitru Comănescuphoto source: www.digi24.ro

Dumitru Comănescu is a few months younger than Bob Weighton, making him the second oldest living man in the world. Comănescu, who hails from Romania is, is well known in his local community for his age and has been dubbed the “Mythical Nea (uncle in Romanian).” After all these years, Comănescu, who was an argicultural engineer and plant pathologist, still has a sharp mind. Reportedly, Comănescu still remembers the 1918 Union of Transylvania and Romania, which is still celebrated as Great Union Day.

Did You Know?

According to Dumitru Comănescu, the secret to his longevity is to eat local honey and drink fresh milk often.


1. Bob Weighton (March 29, 1908 – Present)

Current Age (as of March 2020): 111 years, 348 days
Birthplace:  Kingston-upon-Hull, England
Current Location:  Alton, Hampshire, England
Previous Occupation(s):  Teacher and Airplane Factory Worker during World War II

Bob Weightonphoto source: gerontology.wikia.com

Bob Weighton is currently the oldest living man in the world at nearly 112 years old (Weighton’s birthday is in a few weeks from the time of this writing). Weighton has lived a very cosmopolitan and interesting life. As a young man, Weighton traveled to Japan for school and ended up teaching at a missionary school in Taiwan.

Weighton married a fellow teacher from England in Hong Kong and had decided to move back to England, but had to go to Canada instead because of the Second World War. During the war, Weighton moved to the U.S. and worked in a factory that made planes for the British. After the war, Weighton moved back to England and has resided their ever since.

Did You Know?

Bob Weighton worked with the American Secret Service during World War II when he was employed by the British Political Warfare Mission in Washington, D.C.


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