25 Oldest People Still Living on Earth

It’s not an easy feat to live beyond 100 years old. At the moment, the country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, with an average life expectancy of 83 years. And on the other end of the spectrum, the lowest life expectancy is Swaziland of only 49 years. The average life expectancy of the whole world is 71 years. But one interesting trend to note is that today’s average life expectancy is much higher than it was in the 1950’s, when the life expectancy was only 48 years. The reason for life expectancy to increase are from factors like the improvement of medicine and health care.

However, there are some people who beat the odds of life expectancy. Those people are called centenarians who have lived at least 100 years. The country with the most centenarians is Japan, which actually has around 200 centenarians per 1 million people, which is reflected in this list. Now, let’s have a look at the 25 oldest people still living on Earth.

#25 – Tsurue Amou – 112 Years and 254 Days

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Tsurue Amou is the name of the Japanese female supercentenarian. Tsurue Amou was born on the 1st of March, 1904. The birthplace of this loving woman is Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. At the moment, Tsurue Amou is the oldest person that had ever lived in the Tokushima Prefecture. Tsurue’s age has been verified by the Japanese Government.

Tsurue states that her faith and religion helped her live this long. She also states that she feels a bit tired because of her old age and that she wouldn’t mind if she died. However, we wish this loving and charming lady good health!

Written by Harry Steinman

At the age of 18, Harry started a 5-year adventure to explore Southeast Asia and India. He has studied Eastern medicine and the art of yoga throughout his travels with the hopes of one day opening a holistic wellness and yoga center in North America. He's a lifelong learner and has the desire to share his findings with the rest of the world.