Top 10 most intelligent people ever

Most intelligent people on Earth


While many people consider themselves smart, these people have even a confirm for their intelligence. Meet the most intelligent people today in addition on our list.

Perhaps in some city there is a living man whose intelligence quotient (IQ) if measured would be more than 230. Perhaps, but not signed up for this kind of measurement logical abilities. Those intelligent people who did it are marked in various associations, societies and institutes and classified into different categories. Some of them were a true miracle in childhood, some have used their skills to acquire wealth, and some turned to science.

Assessing how smart someone is can be very subjective. There is question that appears, does the score on some intelligence test or some accomplishment matters more? This debate will never come to its end, so, an average intelligent man today has an IQ of 90-110, while some very smart people has extraordinary IQ of 140 and more. The latest list of highly intelligent people measured by IQ follows in addition.

Terrence Tao – IQ 230

Terrence Tao - IQ 230

Terrence Tao – IQ 230

Australian and American mathematician who was the youngest person to become a professor at UCLA is Terrence Tao. At age of only three years Tao solved arithmetic problems, at nine he went to college and at twenty he got a PhD from Princeton. Terrence Tao claims that the heroes of Sesame Street are “guilty” for his intelligence. When he became a professor at UCLA, he was only 24 years old and had published 230 scientific papers.

Christopher Hirata – IQ 225

Christopher Hirata - IQ 225

Christopher Hirata – IQ 225

Christopher Hirata, the man with IQ 225 was a child prodigy when he with only 13 years old won a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad. At fourteen he went in Caltech and at only sixteen he began working for NASA. He got a PhD from Princeton at 22, and today he is working for NASA on the project “Colonization of Mars”.

Kim Ung Yong – IQ 210

Kim Ung Yong - IQ 210

Kim Ung Yong – IQ 210

The South-Korean is an incredible capacity since his early age – at six months he spoke, with three years he was able to read texts in English, Japanese and German, he wrote poetry, and with four he listened academic lectures. Instead he was nicknamed a child prodigy as with two years he learned four languages. At age of five years he knew how to solve complicated differential and integral equations at the national television. Upon an invitation of NASA, Kim Ung Yong began studying and working as teenager. Then he returned to Korea where he decided to study structure, from which he has a doctorate.

Rick Rosner – IQ 192

Rick Rosner - IQ 192

Rick Rosner – IQ 192

Rick Rosner is a 52-year-old television writer in the United States. Rick is very unusual genius and he is the only one who does not deal with science. He grew up in Colorado where he finished school and college. Despite his extremely high IQ of 192, he has worked as stripper, waiter, bouncer from nightclubs and model for his nudes. He currently works as a television writer and media figure.

Mislav Predevec – IQ 192

Mislav Predevec – IQ 192

Mislav Predevec – IQ 192

Mislav Predevec is a very intelligent professor for mathematics at college with IQ of 192. He founded GeneralIQ Society, an elite organization that brings together the most intelligent people in the world. He is an owner of the company that deals with trade.

Garry Kasparov – IQ 190

Garry Kasparov - IQ 190

Garry Kasparov – IQ 190

The most famous chess player who has retired from the sport in 2005 so he can devote himself to politics and writing is the 49-year-old Garry Kasparov. He was a candidate for president, but later withdrew the nomination. He is very active politic opponent of Putin.

James Woods – IQ 180

James Woods – IQ 180

James Woods – IQ 180

A Hollywood star that boasts enviable logical abilities besides Emmy Award. James Woods has IQ 180 and is known for winning the maximum number of points at the state school. Later he enrolled mathematics (algebra) at the famous UCLA and won a scholarship to MIT. However, despite the excellent results he decided an acting career, in which he won an Emmy and two Oscar nominations.

Paul Allen – IQ 170

Paul Allen - IQ 170

Paul Allen – IQ 170

As co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen is definitely one of the best examples of how to convert knowledge into wealth. Thanks to his knowledge and skills, he has earned $14.2 billion to date and stands 48th on the list of richest men in the world.

Judit Polgar – IQ 170

Judit Polgar - IQ 170

Judit Polgar – IQ 170

Finally a woman on our list, as the Hungary’s master chess, Judit Polgar, with IQ 170 makes our list. She does not participate only in women’s chess tournaments, but plays as the first woman ever only against male opponents. In 1993, she has defeated the former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, and in 2002 she won Garry Kasparov.

Stephen W. Hawking – IQ 160

Stephen W. Hawking - IQ 160

Stephen W. Hawking – IQ 160

Probably the most famous person on this list is the 70-year-old Stephen Hawking with IQ 160. Mr. Hawking is author of seven bestselling books, world-known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. He has won 14 awards for his works in which he used to write theories about the universe.

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