Five things to know about World’s oldest man, Juan Vicente Perez Mora

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Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan recognized by Guinness World Records in 2022 as the oldest man in the world, died on Tuesday at the age of 114, as confirmed by officials and relatives.

Juan Vicente Perez Mora wasn’t just any ordinary man. Here are five things that made him stand out:

  1. Claimed the Title of World’s Oldest Man: In 2022, Guinness World Records confirmed Juan Vicente Perez Mora as the world’s oldest living man at the age of 112. Born on May 27th, 1909, in El Cobre, Mora is one of the ten children of Eutiquio del Rosario Pérez and Edelmira Mora.

    Mora hails from a family of farmers, specializing in cultivating sugar cane and coffee. His career as a farmer was extensive and successful; he sold his final piece of land at the age of 104. At 34, he started working as a sheriff, resolving land and interpersonal conflicts within the community.

  2. Life on the Land: From a young age, Juan Vicente was involved in agriculture. He began working with his family at just five years old, helping with crops like sugarcane and coffee

  3. From Fields to Lawman: Juan Vicente’s path took a turn in 1948 when he became a sheriff in Caricuena. For ten years, he was responsible for settling land and family disputes, demonstrating his community spirit .

  4. Education and Faith: Despite limited formal schooling, Juan Vicente learned to read and write thanks to a book gifted by his teacher. He also placed a strong emphasis on his faith and family throughout his life

  5. A Life Well Lived: Juan Vicente Perez Mora’s story is one of longevity, hard work, and dedication to family and community. He holds the record for the oldest verified man, living a remarkable 113 years.