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Kamato Hongo (116 years) (female) Carrie C White (116 years) (female) Elizabeth Bolden (116 years) (female) Tane Ikai (116 years) (???) Lucy Hannah (117 years) (female) Marie-Louise Meilleur (117 years) (female) Sarah Knauss (119 years) (female) Shigechiyo Izumi (120 years) (male) Jeanne Calment (122 years) (female) They all deserve to be on the list, so I couldn't name just the oldest :P
This is a list not of centenarians (people who have reached the age of 100 years), but of supercentenarians, who are those that have reached the ripe old age of 110 years or more. supercentenarians represent only a small portion of those living over 100 years. Only 1 in 1000 centenarians reach the age of 110. Further, only 2 percent of supercentenarians live to see age 115. Currently there are a documented 76 female and 2 male supercentenarians.