Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest living person, turned 116 April 19, 2013. (While it is still April 18, 2013 in the Western Hemisphere, Mr. Kimura lives and was born in Japan, where it is already April 19.)
He is also the oldest man ever, as well as the oldest Asian person ever. He just recently moved up to become the ninth longest lived person ever. If he survives another six months he will be bumped up to sixth.
Only six more years to catch up to Jeanne Calment, who at 122 was the oldest documented person on record.
Perhaps the secret to Kimura’s long life is his smile…