Cigar Commentary: Cuban Man Celebrates 111th Birthday with a Cigar

Ignacio Cubilla Banos, a Cuban man, just celebrated his 111th birthday last month by lighting up a fine hand-rolled Cuban cigar and counting a wad of cash that was gifted to him.

According to the pictures, Ignacio really enjoyed the festivities held at his house in Havana, Cuba, where he was joined with his family. He has 11 children, 40 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One of his kids, who lives in Miami, even sent him a wad of cash.

Ignacio, used to work in a sugar factory but at this celebration, all he’s working on is keeping a long ash as he smokes his Cuban cigar and counts his money.

At 111 years old, Ignacio greatly exceeds the life expectancy for a man born in Cuba, which is 76.

But Ignacio is not the world’s oldest man. He is younger than the world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning, by three and a half years. Although Breuning is 114 years old, he cannot legally enjoy a Cuban cigar because Breuning is an American. For this birthday, I think Ignacio has the sweeter deal.