Jamaican woman is the world’s oldest person

Violet Moss Brown

Jamaica’s supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, is now the world’s oldest living person.

Moss Brown, became the world’s oldest living person following the death of Italian Emma Morano. Morano was the last living person born in the 1800s.

Moss Brown, affectionately called Aunt V, lives in Duanvale, Trelawny. Her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, at age 96, is said to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive.

Japan has the most supercentenarians. The top 10 oldest people alive are all women. The highest ranking male is 112-year-old Israel Kristal, a Polish/Israeli citizen who was born on September 15, 1903.

A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday. There are estimated to be 300–450 living supercentenarians in the world, though only 50 verified cases are known.

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