Joan Riudavets Moll was born in Es Migjorn Gran, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on 15 December 1889. His mother, Catalina Moll Mercades, died at the age of 25 before the end of December 1889, quite possibly giving her son the record for the longest period by which anyone has survived a parent: 114 years, 70 days.
Uncommonly fit for a supercentenarian, he was able to walk and ride a bicycle even at his advanced age. He worked as a cobbler until retiring in 1954 and was a former village councilor of Es Migjorn Gran. He would go to sleep at midnight and would sleep for 12 hours before getting up at around noon.
Joan Riudavets Moll died in Es Migjorn Gran, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain on 5 March 2004, at the age of 114 years, 81 days. He reportedly had a cold during the last few days of his life but was not seriously ill. He was survived by two younger half-brothers: Josep, who died in 2009 at the age of 102, and Pere, who died in 2006 at the age of 105, the oldest living resident on the island at the time of his death.