Meet world's oldest living man; sets Guiness World Records

He currently lives in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, where his two children, Tirsa and “Millito” take care of him.

The Guinness World Records declared Puerto Rico's Emilio Flores Marquez as the world's oldest living man at the age of 112 years and 326 days. Born in Carolina, east of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan in 1908, Marquez was recognised by the Guinness as the oldest living man and was awarded a certificate.


Born on August 8, 1908, Marquez is the second oldest child of 11 siblings and spent most of his life working on the family's sugarcane farm.


Marquez also known as "Don Milo" said the secret to his advanced years lay in compassion. "My dad raised me with love and taught me to love everyone. He always told me and my brothers and sisters to do good, to share everything with others. Besides, Christ lives in me," he told Guinness.


Marquez was married for 75 years to Andrea Perez, who passed away in 2010. He now has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He currently lives in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, where his two children, Tirsa and “Millito” take care of him.


Sharing his belief to live a happy life he said, "You need to have an abundance of love and to live life without anger".


The previous oldest living man recognized by Guinness World Records was Romania’s Dumitru Comănescu (b. November 21, 1908). He held the record for less than one month before his death on June 27, 2020, at the age of 111 years 219 days.

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