New: Oldest person on Earth, Jamaican woman @ 117
According to the Gerontology Research Group, the world’s oldest registered person is now Violet Brown, a 117-year-old Jamaican woman
After the death of Emma Morano, the Italian woman who was previously the oldest human being on the planet when she died at 117 on Saturday.
The second and third oldest people are two Japanese women, Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako, who were born, respectively, on 4 August 1900 and 2 May 1901.
The fourth oldest person in the world, according to the GRG is a Spanish woman, Ana Vela, 115, who was born on 29 October 1901.