The oldest man in the world is Yisrael Kristal and his age is 112.He has been awarded with a certificate by the Guinness World Records with the status as the oldest known man on the planet.
According to the organization, Kristal is now the oldest living man on record, although this still needs to be validated by his documentation.
Who is Yisrael Kristal?
Yisrael Kristal was born on September 15, 1903, to a religious family in the town of Zarnov in the Lodz province of Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. His mother died in 1910. His father was a Torah scholar and Kristal himself went to heder, or religious primary school, until the age of 11. During the First World War, Kristal’s father was forced into military service with the Russian Army, but survived the war and returned home. Kristal married and had two children, eventually moving to Lodz, where he established a successful candy factory. After the war he returned to Lodz and reestablished his candy factory, marrying again in 1947.
In 1950, he made aliya with his wife and their infant son, Haim, and settled in Haifa, where he has remained ever since. The couple had a daughter, Shula, and Kristal, doing what he knew, established a candy factory in the city called Kristal’s Sweets.
“His attitude to life is: Everything in moderation,” he said. “He eats and sleeps moderately, and says that a person should always be in control of his own life and not have his life control him, as far as this is possible.”
“He says that if he had created some medicine to extend life then it would be something notable,” said Kuperstoch. “But his attitude is that he has just lived his life, and reached this age, it’s just his reality, it wasn’t in his hands. That’s what he believes.”