Puerto Rico’s Emilio Flores Marquez of 112 years is Worlds’ oldest living man

Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday that Puerto Rico Caribbean island man named - Emilio Flores Marquez, became the world's oldest living man at an age of 112 years and 326 days old.

Puerto Rico: Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday that Puerto Rico Caribbean island man named – Emilio Flores Marquez, became the world’s oldest living man at an age of 112 years and 326 days old.

Marquez was born in 1908 in Carolina – east of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan. The Guinness World Records recognised Marquez and bestowed a certificate at his house, which is just a few miles (kilometres) from his place of birth.

Marquez who is also known as – Don Milo among his friends, when Marquez was being asked about his life expectancy, he stated that the secret to his advanced years of age endured in compassion.

Marquez asserted, “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.”

Marquez is the second oldest child of eleven siblings and the first-born son of his parents. Marquez worked in the sugarcane farm of his family and went only for three years of formal schooling.

Marquez’s wife – Andrea Prez De Flores, with whom he had four children, died in the year of 2010.

The former oldest living man who was recognised by Guinness World Records as – Romania’s Dumitru Comnescu. He died on June 27, in the year 2020, at the age of 111 years 219 days.

After the demise of Comnescu’s, Guinness World Record-breaking authority obtained evidence that Marquez had been born three months earlier than the previous Guinness record holder.

Craig Glenday, who is the Editor-in-Chief at Guinness World Records, asserted that “It is always an honour to commemorate these remarkable human beings, and this year we have processed applications from not one but two contenders for the title of an oldest living man.”