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Bloomberg Says He’ll Live to 125

New York City’s billionaire ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to live to 125, he told Business Insider this week.

That would put him five years past 120, the age to which Jews by tradition aspire to live — and make him the oldest person ever.

“I look forward to another, I dunno, 50 years may be optimistic, but that’s my objective, to live another 50 years,” Bloomberg, told the outlet. “Nobody’s done that I might point out so far.”

The longest ever recorded lifespan is 122 years and 164 days, lived by a Frenchwoman named Jeanne Calment.

Bloomberg, now 75, is an entrepreneur and businessman worth nearly $50 billion. He served from 2002 to 2013 as mayor of New York City, and considered a run for president of the United States in 2016.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at nathankazis@forward.com or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.

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