Chitetsu Watanabe Wiki, Age, Wife, Height, Weight, Biography & Family

Chitetsu Watanabe (born March 5, 1907) was a supercentenarian from Japan. He was from a farmer’s family and did his studies in this field. In October 2019 he became the oldest man alive after the death of Gustav Garnet.

Till 23 February 2020, he was the oldest man alive on the planet. On 23 Feb, news came that Chitetsu died at the age of 112 years. The exact cause of his death is his Ageing which result his death.

Just before 11 days of his death, Guinness World Record gave him the award for the oldest man alive record. When he got recognized by Guinness then his photo got viral in which he can be seen with the award in his hand and smile on his face.

Guinness World Record - Oldest man living "Chitetsu Watanabe"
Guinness World Record – Oldest man living “Chitetsu Watanabe”.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

The oldest man alive, Man Chitetsu Watanabe took birth in a farmer’s family in the year 1907 (age 112 years, as in 2019) on 5th March. His birthplace is Joetsu, Japan. His father’s name is Haruzo and his mother is Miya. He was one of the 8 kids of his parents. He grew up in a village environment.

Chitetsu Watanabe young
Chitetsu Watanabe’s young picture.

He did his schooling from a local village school and after this, he studied at Niigata Prefectural Takada Agricultural High School. He was a graduate of some local university.


Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance

The man used to belong from a farmer’s family so it becomes obvious that he was brought up by his parents with a healthy and pure diet.

Chitetsu Watanabe was 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) tall in height and his weight before his death was 51kg (112.5 lbs). He was nearly bald as there were very fewer hairs on his head.

Chitetsu Watanabe height & weight

There was always a smile on his face. When he got asked about the secret of his family then he described that he take a healthy diet and always tries to stay happy and worry-free. Because of decreased hearing power he used to listen through hearing aids.


Personal Life, Spouse & Children

After his graduation he went to Taiwan there he met a girl named Mitsue. They both used to work together and which is why they started dating each other. Chitetsu married his girlfriend and they both started living together in a house in Taiwan.

They both got blessed with children and one of them took birth in Taiwan. Now there are 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great-grandchild who belongs to Chitetsu Watanabe.

In his personal life, he used to stay happy always and described this as his secret to living a long and healthy life.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Chitetsu Watanabe

Real Full Birth NameChitetsu Watanabe.
Stage NameWatanabe.
Famous asSupercentenarian.
Age (As of 2019)112 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday5 March 1907.
Birthplace/HometownJoetsu, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
Ethnicity Japanese.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
ReligionNot known.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Pisces.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
WeightKilograms: 51 Kg.
Pounds: 112.5 lbs.
Eye ColorBlack.
Shoe Size (UK)9.
Hair ColorWhite.
ParentsFather: Haruzo.
Mother: Miya.
Siblings7 (name not known).
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusMarried.
WifeMitsue Watanabe.
Social media No.
Highest QualificationCollege Degree Completed.
School Local High school.
Net worth$ 500k USD (As in 2020).


Career & Net worth

After graduation, he decided to start his career in Taiwan so he moved there. In Taiwan, he got a job in a sugar company named Dai-Nippon Sugar Company. Here he worked till the end of World War 2.

Chitetsu Watanabe career & net worth

With his wife and a kid he moved back to his homeland and bought a farmhouse. Her he started his life from the very beginning. As we came to know he used to do farming according to new techniques and methods.

He worked here for a very long time and when his children got younger he retired. Just because of love for plants he was still involved in gardening. As we came to know Chitetsu Watanabe’s net worth is somewhere around 500k USD as in 2020.

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  • After his death, Bob Weighton became the oldest man alive.
Bob Weighton
Photo of Bob Weighton.
  • At the age of 105, he moved to a retirement home.
  • He died 11 days before his 113th
  • He used to consume very little sweet food.
  • According to Chitetsu Watanabe to live long don’t get angry, smile more, forget about bad things and eat healthily.
  • He was a master in Bonsai and used to take his masterpieces to local exhibitions.
  • Before his death, his exact age was 112 years and 355 days.



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