13 Smartest People in the World with highest IQ Score

The smartest people in the world. Most of you have heard many scientists and their Innovation but doesn't know their IQ scores and what he/she is famous for or why are they Smartest peoples among all. So Today I’m explaining about the smartest people and their innovations, they are famous for, their IQ score and all.

    13. WILLIAM JAMES SIDIS

           IQ Score: 275

    If you judge intelligence by IQ score alone, William James Sidis was one of the smartest people in the world. In fact, his astounding IQ score of 275 outshines most others on this list. For reference, the average IQ is between 90 and 110, and over 120 is taken into account superior, so that’s extremely impressive.

    He joined Harvard University at age 11, and he was the youngest student in the school's history. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, on June 18th, 1914, at age 16. After graduation, he had a short stint as a math professor before going into hiding to avoid public scrutiny.

    He was reading the New York Times before he turned two years old, and at age six he was speaking English, Latin, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish and Armenian. In July 1944, James’ landlady found him unconscious in his small Boston apartment. He had suffered an enormous stroke and was pronounced dead at the age of 46.

    11. MARILYN VOS SAVANT

           IQ Score: 228

    Marilyn Vos Savant was a Columnist and the author. She made history in 1986, that she was named in the Guinness Book of World Records. Because she was one of the smartest people in the world with the highest IQ.

    At the age of 10, Marilyn scored 228 on the Stanford-Binet Test. A cognitive ability and intelligence test conducted to diagnose intellectual prowess in young children. In the wake of her newfound fame, Parade magazine launched the favoured “Ask Marilyn” column. Where Marilyn solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects, which still runs today.

    The most popular of them was the Monty Hall math problem. which she answered correctly in 1990. And in 1989 New York magazine invited her and husband Robert Jarvik. He designed the first successful artificial heart “the smartest couple in New York”.

    12. TERENCE TAO

          IQ Score: 225-230

    There have been many child prodigies that enter a university early and graduate before they turn 18. Terence Tao was one of those, getting his bachelor’s degree at age 16. And earned a doctorate from Princeton at age 21. He is one of the smartest people in the world.  

    But perhaps his most impressive accomplishment is that the math genius earned full, tenured professorship as faculty at UCLA at the age of 24. Terence Tao colleagues at the university refer to him as the “Mozart of Math.”

    10. CHRISTOPHER HIRATA

            IQ Score: 225

    Christopher Hirata was doing algebra in first grade and was in college-level physics and multivariable calculus at age 12. At age 13, he won the gold medal in 1996. And at age 16, he was working with NASA on a Mars colonization project.

    Christopher Hirata was an outstanding young cosmologist and astrophysicist. He awarded New Horizons in Physics Prize in 2008. Hirata joined as a professor of physics and astronomy at Ohio State University in 2013. And he is also one of the smartest people in the world.

    9. LEONARDO DA VINCI

        IQ Score: 180 to 220

    Leonardo da Vinci is the most celebrated artist of all time. Creating masterpieces such as The Last Supper, The Vitruvian Man, and The Mona Lisa. However, Leonardo was multitalented, he was an artist, a scientist, mathematician, inventor and biologist. Because of all these people were named him that “he was one the smartest people in the world”.

    The latest organ to be discovered in the physical body by him in the last few years. Far from just a talented artist, Leonardo is the most diversely talented individual in the history of our species.

    After his death, his journals from the late fifteenth century were discovered, revealing a spirit of scientific inquiry and inventiveness that were centuries before their time. For instance, many of us believe the trendy day helicopter - which wasn't built until the 1940s - was actually depicted in his sketches. And one among the earliest descriptions of the mesentery.

    8. ISAAC NEWTON

        IQ Score: 190 to 200

    Sir Isaac Newton’s wide selection of discoveries, including his groundbreaking work on the laws of motion and gravity, formed the basics for today’s physics. But arguably his true genius comes from how he applied those theories to the universe. At large, explaining the motions of the Sun and planets that had never been done before. Because of these discoveries, he becomes one of the smartest people in the world.

    Newton’s book, "Principia Mathematica", still remains one of the most influential texts in recorded history. In it, Newton breaks down the workings of the solar system. And explaining the character or nature of planetary orbits and therefore the pull between heavenly bodies. By describing, why the Moon orbits the earth and not vice-versa, the book literally changed the way people saw the planet.

    7. NIKOLA TESLA

         IQ Score: 160-300

    Nikola Tesla was the inventor and engineer. He was acclaimed for his contributions to the planning of the modern alternating current (AC). The electricity supply system that we still use today. Because of this, he becomes one of the smartest people in the world.

    In the early 1880s, Tesla worked under Thomas Alva Edison for a short time. He struck out on his own to strengthen his electrical AC discoveries in an attempt to produce free energy for the whole world. But after a series of unsuccessful attempts to go it alone, and with Edison repeatedly stopping him in his tracks. Tesla aroused just about up pretty much penniless.

    He died in 1943, but it wasn’t until 1960 that his name came back to public knowledge. Thanks to the general Conference on Weights and Measures choosing to name the magnetic flux unit, the tesla. Today, we all know the name of Tesla Motors, is the company that makes electric cars.

    6. KIM UNG-YONG

         IQ Score: 210

    Kim Ung-Yong was a South Korean civil engineer. He was recorded by the Guinness World Records for his intelligence. And he was born in 1962. When Ung-Yong was only 4 months old he started talking. And by the age of 3 years old the most kids begin to understand one language. But he could speak Korean, English, Japanese and German.

    By four years old, he had penned two short books of essays. A year later, an article was published about his outstanding intelligence in Look magazine.

    In February 1967, his father applied 5-year-old Kin Ung Yong to be enrolled at the high school. He visited the US to study and later ended up working for NASA for the better part of a decade. At age 18, he left his job at NASA and moved back to South Korea. He is currently a professor at Chungbuk National University.

    5. JUDIT POLGAR

         IQ Score: 170

    Judit Polgar was Chess masters who naturally have high IQs. Because they must perform countless calculations as they consider every possibility on the board several times over in a matter of seconds. Judit Polgar is one of the best. She became the youngest chess grandmaster in history. And at the age of 15, breaking Bobby Fischer’s record.

    Throughout her career, she was one of the best chess players in the world. Thanks in part to a tough schooling curriculum by her father. Who used his three daughters in an experiment to point out that “geniuses aren't born, but made.”

    4. ALAN TURING

         IQ Score: 185


    Alan Turing is not just known for defeating the Nazis with his code-breaking skills. Though, his mathematical work is the basis of modern computing. iPad, Facebook, mobile phones are all based on his ideas. Because of this intelligence, he becomes one of the smartest people in the world.  

    He also created the Turing test in 1950 as a means of gauging a computer's intelligence. The test, in which a computer attempts to fool a person into thinking he's talking to a real person is still a benchmark for AI (artificial intelligence) today.

    But Turing didn’t have an easy life. In 1952 he was prosecuted for homosexual acts. when being gay was illegal in the UK. He accepted chemical castration treatment, as an alternative to prison. Two years later, 16 days before his 42nd birthday Turing died from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death as a suicide. He was granted a posthumous pardon in 2013.

    3. MARIE CURIE

         IQ Score: 180-200

    Marie Curie is best known for her ground-breaking research into radioactivity. It was instrumental in the development of x-rays in surgery. For this innovation, she becomes one of the smartest people in the world. She is also the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, the first person to win it twice in Physics. And then in chemistry and therefore the first woman to teach at the Sorbonne.

    In 1895, she married Pierre, and together with her husband, they toiled on research in the new field of radioactivity. When Pierre died, she continued their work and took over his teaching post.

    After the awarding of her Nobel Prizes, she became a very famous face of science. And used her influence to get funding for research into radioactivity. When the First World War came Curie helped to equip ambulances with x-ray equipment. She herself drove to the front lines. However, her many years of work with radioactive elements damaged her health and caused her death, in 1934.

    2. STEPHEN HAWKING

         IQ score: 160


    Stephen Hawking was well known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology. And he was also known for general relativity and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. In the 1960s and 1970s, he made the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation. That is known today as Hawking radiation.   

    Stephen Hawking’s revolutionary book ‘A Brief History of Time’, published in 1988. His discoveries including his development of the ‘Big Bang Theory’ written in language simplified enough for many of us to grasp. For his innovations, he became one of the smartest people in the world.  He also says we have about 100 years to escape Earth before experiencing a mass extinction event.

    The book stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for 147 weeks and has now sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Due to his inspiring battle with ALS and his undying love for physics, Hawking is viewed as an emblem of knowledge and intelligence in popular culture.

    1. ALBERT EINSTEIN

         IQ Score: 160 


    Albert Einstein was born in 1879. The German-born theoretical physicist is famous for his formula E = mc2. It is connected for the first time the mass of an object with its energy. In 1921 he received a Nobel prize in physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the Photoelectric effect."

    This was a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory, which explains the nature and behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic levels. He also participated in developing nuclear fission, an endeavor he later regarded with mixed feelings when it was weaponized as the atomic bomb. In 1955 at age 76 he died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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