Jeanne Louise Calment (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French woman who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, outliving both her daughter and grandson by several decades. She claimed to the sources that, her “never getting stressed out and being happy all the time” is a key to her longevity. Calmet smoked cigarettes from the age of 21 (1896) to 117 (1992).
What more interesting is, a lawyer named Raffray, when he was 47 years of age, proposed to pay her a monthly sum of 2500 francs ($385) for her house on a contingency contract which means monthly sum is paid by Raffray to Calment and he will own the property when the Calment dies. At the age of 90 & with no heirs, Calment agreed.
Mr. Raffray died at 77, after paying Mrs. Calment more than $180,000, which is more than double the apartment’s market value. After that his Raffray’s wife continued payments until the Calment’s death.
In life, one sometimes makes bad deals, Mrs. Calment said.
So to sum it all up, she lived like a boss.