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This is a list of men who spent 1+ years as the world's oldest man (WOM). It is arranged in order of the length of their "reign."

List

Rank From Time spent
as oldest
Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan Country
1 5 Sept 1980 4 years, 164 days Mathew Beard 110-114 9 Jul 1870 - 16 Feb 1985

(114 years, 222 days)

United StatesUSA
2 20 Jan 1994 4 years, 95 days Christian Mortensen 111-115 16 Aug 1882 - 25 Apr 1998

(115 years, 252 days)

United StatesUSA
3 9 Mar 1974 3 years, 8 days Jean Teillet 107-110 6 Nov 1866 - 17 Mar 1977

(110 years, 131 days)

FranceFRA
4 24 Jan 2007 2 years, 146 days Tomoji Tanabe 111-113 18 Sept 1895 - 19 Jun 2009

(113 years, 174 days)

JapanJPN
5 19 Nov 2004 2 years, 66 days Emiliano Mercado del Toro 113-115 21 Aug 1891 - 24 Jan 2007

(115 years, 156 days)

Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSA
6 15 Apr 2011 2 years, 58 days Jiroemon Kimura 113-116 19 Apr 1897 - 12 Jun 2013

(116 years, 54 days)

JapanJPN
7 20 Aug 1978 2 years, 16 days Charlie Phillips 108-110 5 May 1870 - 5 Sept 1980

(110 years, 123 days)

United StatesUSA
8 5 Jan 1987 1 year, 325 days Alphaeus Philemon Cole 110-112 12 Jul 1876 - 25 Nov 1988

(112 years, 136 days)

United StatesUSA
9 16 Feb 1985 1 year, 301 days Joe Thomas 109-111 1 May 1875 - 14 Dec 1986

(111 years, 227 days)

United StatesUSA
10 18 Jul 2009 1 year, 270 days Walter Breuning 112-114 21 Sept 1896 - 14 Apr 2011

(114 years, 205 days)

United StatesUSA
11 3 Jan 2002 1 year, 268 days Yukichi Chuganji 112-114 23 Mar 1889 - 28 Sept 2003

(114 years, 189 days)

JapanJPN
12 16 Oct 1991 1 year, 241 days Frederick Frazier 111-113 27 Jan 1880 - 14 Jun 1993

(113 years, 138 days)

United StatesUSA
13 18 Jan 2016 1 year, 205 days Israel Kristal 112-113 15 Sept 1903 - 11 Aug 2017

(113 years, 330 days)

PolandPOLIsrael ISR
14 25 Nov 1988 1 year, 197 days John Evans 111-112 19 Aug 1877 - 10 Jun 1990

(112 years, 295 days)

United Kingdom UK
15 17 Mar 1977 1 year, 156 days Charlie Nelson 109-110 21 Sept 1867 - 20 Aug 1978

(110 years, 333 days)

United StatesUSA
16 18 Jun 1990 1 year, 120 days James Wiggins 110-112 15 Oct 1879 - 16 Oct 1991

(112 years, 1 day)

United StatesUSA
17 15 Nov 1999 1 year, 106 days John Painter 111-112 20 Sept 1888 - 1 Mar 2001

(112 years, 162 days)

United StatesUSA
18 28 May 2020 1 year, 77 days Emilio Flores Marquez 111-113 8 Aug 1908 - 12 Aug 2021

113 years, 4 days

Puerto RicoPRI,United StatesUSA
19 20 Jan 2019 1 year, 34 days Chitetsu Watanabe 111-112 5 Mar 1907 - 23 Feb 2020

(112 years, 355 days)

JapanJPN
20 8 Jun 2014 1 year, 27 days Sakari Momoi 111-112 5 Feb 1903 - 5 Jul 2015

(112 years, 150 days)

JapanJPN

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