Is this Bolivian man the oldest living person on record? If Bolivia’s public records are correct, Carmelo Flores Laura is the oldest living person ever documented. They say he turned 123 a month ago. Carmelo Flores Laura was born on July 16, 1890, and is allegedly the oldest person in Bolivia.
The Bolivian’s biblical age means he would easily overtake the current oldest living person, 115-year-old Japanese woman Misao Okawa.
And he would beat Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 age 122, as the oldest verified age on record.
The oldest ever man, Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, died this year age just 116.
In order to claim the title, Mr Laura’s documents now need to be verified by a Guinness Book of Records official.
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