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Multi-Millionaire Offers $1m prize to the First Person to Live to 123

by Admin Published on 13th Apr 2015

by Admin Published on 13th April 2015

Moldovan oligarch Dmitry Kaminskiy has pledged $1m to the first person to live beyond the current record of 122.5 years. That record held by Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment has remained intact since her death in 1997, and Kaminsky hopes that his prize will encourage others to aspire to become 'supercentenarians.'

Speaking to Transhumanist Party US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan for the UK Daily Mail, Kaminsky stated: 'They may not realise it, but some of the supercentenarians alive today may see the dawn of the next century if they live long enough for transformative technologies to develop. I hope that my prize will help some of them desire longer lifespans and make their approaches to living longer a little more competitive.'

Read the full interview here