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Francis Zouein
Francis Zouein
Zouein on his 109th birthday in 2020
Birth: 1 January 1911
Ottoman Empire (now Lebanon)
Age: 111 years, 176 days
Country: LebanonLBNUnited StatesUSA

Francis Zouein (born 1 January 1911) is a Lebanese-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If his age is true, he could be oldest known man ever born in Lebanon, the oldest known living man in the US state of California, the oldest known living male emigrant in the world, and the second-oldest known living man in the United States, behind Ezra Hill.


Francis Zouein was born in a small mountainous village near Beirut, Ottoman Empire (now Lebanon) on 1 January 1911. He had five children (including Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne (born 1975)). In 1980, he emigrated to the United States with his family.

His son Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne is a producer and actor, and married with Rachel Comfort, the daughter of Ray Comfort.

As of August 2020, he had 13 grandchildren. In August 2020, the actress and singer Chynna Phillips praised his longevity in an Instagram post.

He celebrated his 110th birthday in January 2021, and became the first (known) male supercentenarian claim born in Lebanon.

Zouein currently lives in California, United States, at the age of 111 years, 176 days.