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Robert Douglas Young, the Senior Consultant for Gerontology for Guinness World Records and the Director of the Gerontology Research Group's Supercentenarian Research and Database Division, joined the Gerontology Wiki in 2007 and has been appointed the "Chief Bureaucrat" to manage the Gerontology Wiki in terms of policy and administration. The chief purpose of the Gerontology Wiki is to serve as a Wikipedia-style encyclopedia that operates similar to Wikipedia, but whose content focuses on the general area of "gerontology", with a special focus on Supercentenarians. The Gerontology Wiki has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years and now shows up highly ranked in search results for Google search.
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- Kane Tanaka (born 2 January 1903) is currently the world's oldest validated living person (according to Guinness World Records) whereas
- Oldest Living Man title is currently vacant (under investigation)
- Chiyo Miyako (2 May 1901 – 22 July 2018) was the world's oldest validated living person and
- Emilio Flores Marquez (8 August 1908 – 12 August 2021) was the world's oldest validated living man (according to Guinness World Records)
For more information on Italian or Polish supercentenarians, please visit the GRG-affiliated: