Top 10 Oldest People on the Earth

As per United Nations World Population, the worldwide average life expectancy at birth was 70.5 years (68 years and 4 months for males and 72 years and 8 months for females). But here are 10 people in the world who have beaten the record of longevity through their lifestyle, consciousness and nutritional management.

Top 10 Oldest People on the Earth

1. Tao Porchon-Lynch

She is the world's oldest active yoga master and ballroom dancer. Her philosophy of life is '“Don’t let age dictate what you can and cannot do'.


Date of Birth: 13 August, 1918

Nationality: French-Indian

2. Masazo Nonaka

He is the oldest living man in Japan and spends most of his time in a wheelchair and credits his longevity with eating sweets and using hot springs.


Date of Birth: 25 July 1905

Nationality: Japan

3. Chiyo Miyako

She became the world's oldest living person upon the death of Nabi Tajima on 21 April 2018. She credits eating eel, drinking wine and never smoking for her longevity.


Date of Birth: 2 May 1901

Nationality: Japan

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4. Mastanamma

She is the world's oldest YouTube sensation with more than 300k subscribers on her YouTube channel 'CountryFoods'. She teaches how to cook the recipes in traditional and authentic ways.


Birth Year: 1912

Nationality: Indian

5. Jim Arrington

His name is recorded by Guinness World Records as ‘the world’s oldest professional bodybuilder’.


Date of Birth: September 1, 1932

Nationality: American

6. Fauja Singh

He is the world's oldest marathon runner who has beaten a number of world records in multiple age brackets, but none of his times have been ratified as records. His favourite food is  phulka, dal, green vegetables, yogurt and milk.


Date of Birth: 1 April 1911

Nationality: British

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7. Grace Brett

She is the world's oldest street artist. Her art work is totally made by needlework which is created by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle.


Birth year: 1914

Nationality: Scottish

8. Dr Bill Frankland

He is the world's oldest active scientist who worked with Alexander Fleming. He is also known as 'the Grandfather of Allergy'. He has spent six years from 1939–45 in the Royal Army Medical Corps; three and a half been spent as a prisoner of war in Singapore.


Date of Birth: 19 March 1912

Nationality: British

9. Whang-od Oggay

She is the last and oldest practitioner of Kalinga tattooing. She has started tattoo works at the age of 15. Her tattoo ink is made up of indigenous materials, which are mixture of charcoal and water that will be tapped into the skin through a thorn end of a calamansi or pomelo tree.


Date of Birth: February 17, 1917

Nationality: Filipino

10. Gopal Vasudev Lele

He is the world's oldest man who has trekked in the Himalayas more than 10 times till now. His name is recorded in the Limca Books of Records as the oldest person to trek to Rupin Pass (Himachal Pradesh at a height of 15,350 feet).


Date of Birth: March 8, 1932

Nationality: Indian

Mortality has tormented human consciousness since time immemorial and humankind is perpetually searching for a therapy that extends life. Above list of top 10 Oldest People in the World who are breaks the records & teaching us ‘How to live’.

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