This is a list of people who spent 1+ years as the world's oldest person (WOP).

List

Rank From Time spent
as oldest
Name Sex Age when
oldest
Lifespan Country
1 11 Jan 1988 9 yrs, 205 days Jeanne Calment F 112–122 21 Feb 1875 – 4 Aug 1997
(122 years, 164 days)
FranceFRA
2 24 Nov 1959 5 yrs, 36 days Mary Kelly F 108–113 7 Jun 1851 – 30 Dec 1964
(113 years, 206 days)
United StatesUSA
3 11 Jan 1970 3 yrs, 47 days Josefa Salas Mateo F 109–112 14 Jul 1860 – 27 Feb 1973
(112 years, 228 days)
SpainESP
4 25 Apr 1978 2 yrs, 272 days Fannie Thomas F 111–113 14 Apr 1867 – 22 Jan 1981
(113 years, 283 days)
United StatesUSA
5 22 Jul 2018 2 years, 98 days Kane Tanaka F 115–117* 2 Jan 1903 – present
(117 years, 299 days)
JapanJPN
6 29 May 2004 2 yrs, 90 days Maria Capovilla F 114–116 14 Sep 1889 – 27 Aug 2006
(116 years, 347 days)
EcuadorECU
7 10 Jan 1966 2 yrs, 71 days John Mosley Turner M 109–111 15 Jun 1856 – 21 Mar 1968
(111 years, 280 days)
United Kingdom UK
8 12 Jun 2013 1 yr, 292 days Misao Okawa F 115–117 5 Mar 1898 – 1 Apr 2015
(117 years, 27 days)
JapanJPN
9 16 Apr 1998 1 yr, 258 days Sarah Knauss F 117–119 24 Sep 1880 – 30 Dec 1999
(119 years, 97 days)
United StatesUSA
10 8 Mar 1981 1 yr, 250 days Nellie Spencer F 111–113 24 Aug 1869 – 13 Nov 1982
(113 years, 81 days)
United StatesUSA
11 16 Feb 1985 1 yr, 247 days Augusta Holtz F 113–115 3 Aug 1871 – 21 Oct 1986
(115 years, 79 days)
United StatesUSA
12 31 Oct 1973 1 yr, 212 days Mito Umeta F 110–112 27 Mar 1863 – 31 May 1975
(112 years, 65 days)
JapanJPN
13 31 May 1975 1 yr, 169 days Niwa Kawamoto F 111–113 5 Aug 1863 – 16 Nov 1976
(113 years, 105 days)
JapanJPN
14 21 Jun 2011 1 yr, 166 days Besse Cooper F 114–116 26 Aug 1896 – 4 Dec 2012
(116 years, 100 days)
United StatesUSA
15 13 Oct 1983 1 yr, 126 days Mathew Beard M 113–114 9 Jul 1870 – 16 Feb 1985
(114 years, 222 days)
United StatesUSA
16 13 Aug 2007 1 yr, 105 days Edna Parker F 114–115 20 Apr 1893 – 26 Nov 2008
(115 years, 220 days)
United StatesUSA
17 16 Dec 1956 1 yr, 104 days Marie Carstenson F 107–109 2 Jan 1849 – 30 Mar 1958
(109 years, 65 days)
United StatesUSA
18 24 Oct 1955 1 yr, 53 days Jennie Howell F 110–111 11 Feb 1845 – 16 Dec 1956
(111 years, 309 days)
United StatesUSA
19 16 Nov 1976 1 yr, 16 days Sophia DeMuth F 110–111 30 Jun 1866 – 2 Dec 1977
(111 years, 155 days)
United StatesUSA

*Living person

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