Mohammed al Wasimy says he was born in 1875, making him 130 years old, although there is no official confirmation of his age.
He lives in a small village north of Cairo with his family.
Mr Wasimy married his wife Fatima in 1950 when he was 75 years old and she was just 14. She is now 69 and they say they are very happy together.
The old man's mind is still sharp, Sky News reports. He says he can remember when Khidiwi Tawfig ruled Egypt between 1879 and 1892 and he says 5kg of meat in the old days cost just one penny.