- Juan Vicente Perez Mora
- 112:253 year(s):day(s)
- Venezuela (San Jose de Bolivar)
The oldest person living (male) is Juan Vicente Perez Mora (Venezuela, b. 27 May 1909) who is 112 years and 253 days old, as verified in San Jose de Bolivar, Venezuela, on 04 February 2022.
Juan Vicente Perez Mora was born at 12 noon, in the town of El Cobre. In 1913, he arrived in the village of Los Paujiles, where alongside his family members he started working in agriculture.
In 1938, at the age of 28, he married Ediofina del Rosario García Carrero (born 1916). The couple had 11 children; the first one being José Juan, who was born in Los Paujiles when Juan Vicente was 30 years old.
At the age of 31, he moved from his farm and house in Los Paujiles. He worked with sugar cane and coffee, and had a stone mill that his brother Miguel had previously built for him. After some time the two brothers went to Tariba and each bought a mechanical mill powered by oxen.
In the 1950s, he worked on the construction of the road from Queniquea to San José de Bolívar. Since there was no machinery, all the work was done with a pick and shovel. He earned 2 bolívares per day, but if he didn’t manage to do everything requested in one day, he was not paid until the next day.
When he was 50, alongside his brothers he would attend parties at their sister’s house in Queniquea. In 1962, he sold his farm in Caricuena and bought the land and a house in San José de Bolívar.
As of 2022, Juan Vicente had 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
New record: Oldest male living - Juan Vicente Mora, 112 years and 253 days old.
Born on May 27th 1909 in El Cobre, Venezuela, Juan spent time working on farms and as a sheriff. He now relaxes with his 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. pic.twitter.com/MrdJ5KPpaD
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