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The oldest living man in the world is 111-year-old

Alexander Imich. Credit: Reuters

The oldest living man in the world is a 111-year-old scholar who lives in New York City. Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag, emigrated to the United States in the 1950s.

Imich is far from being the oldest living person. Credit: Reuters

"There are things I would like to achieve," he said. "But I'm not quite clear about what and how."

He turned 111 in February and assumed the "oldest living" title last month, according to the Gerontology Research Group of Torrance, California.

Imich is far from being the oldest living person, however. Sixty-six women are older than him, and the oldest of them, Misao Okawa of Japan, is 116.