US President on Thursday (July 21).
The head of state, who is fully-vaccinated and has received two booster jabs, is experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’ and will continue all his duties, according to the White House.
However, there will still be some out there who are concerned for the Democrat leader – considering he is the oldest US President ever.
But just how old is Joe Biden, and who was the oldest President before him?
Here is everything you need to know.
How old is Joe Biden?
Joe Biden is currently 79-years-old – having been born in Pennsylvania on November 20, 1942.
If he completes the maximum two terms as president, he will be 86 when he leaves office.
Who was the oldest president before Biden?
was the oldest President until now, now aged 76.
When he won his first term in office, Trump officially became the oldest person to assume the presidency.
The presidency officially starts on Inauguration Day, which falls on January 20 every four years (unless a Vice President must assume the duties of the President, as was the case following JFK’s assassination).
This is the beginning of a new political term, and at Donald Trump’s first inauguration, he was 70 years, 220 days old.
If he completes his full second term in office, he will also be the oldest president to have served.
Ronald Reagan was the oldest president to finish his terms – being 77 years, 349 days old when he left office.
Who was the youngest president?
There are two answers to this.
The youngest president to be elected into the role was John F. Kennedy – JFK – who was 43 years, 236 days, at his inauguration.
However, he wasn’t the youngest person to ever be president.
The youngest person to assume the role of Commander in Chief was Theodore Roosevelt, who assumed office after the assassination of William McKinley.
Theodore Roosevelt was 42 years, 322 days old when he was sworn in.
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