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: 100 Year Old Man Breaks World Record For Longest Career At The Same Company

A Brazilian man has broken the Guinness World Record for working at the same company for a whopping 84 years and 9 days.

Walter Orthmann, a 100-year-old man from Brasil, has broken the Guinness World Record for working at the same company for the longest amount of time. 

The record was verified on January 6 by the organisation. 

Orthmann started working for ReneauxView, a textile company, as a shipping assistant when he was 15 years old on January 17, 1938. 

Orthmann was born in Brusque, a small town in Santa Catarina, home to a large German population. 

The Guinness World Record states that Orthmann would walk to school barefoot and was described as "an exceptional student with a brilliant memory and attention to detail."

Facing financial issues at home, at 15, he applied for work at ReneauxView, which was then called Renaux S.A., and was hired because he was proficient in German.

Orthmann turned 100 years old on April 19 and celebrated his birthday with the company, family, and friends. 

He's described as being in good health with excellent mental clarity and memory. GWR said he enjoyed a calm life and exercises every day. He also commutes to the office.