Emma Morano is 117 years old. CNN reports, she was declared the world's oldest person when 116 year old Susannah Mushatt Jones passed away in May. Morano lives in Italy. She celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday November 29th, 2016. She is the last known living person to have been born in the 1800's Emma attributes her longevity to eating cookies, raw eggs, and kicking her abusive husband out in 1938. Divorce wasn't even legal in Italy at the time.