We knoe these people are exceptionally intelligent and talented. But just how intelligent are they compared to each other?
There are a lot of intelligent people all around the world. We are only left amazed and interested to find out who the smartest people in the world are and what they have accomplished. Let us take a look at the people with the highest IQ ever recorded – Here are 10 of the most intelligent geniuses in the world, or at least as far as two Western scientific studies had afforded us.
10. Stephen Hawking
He is considered to be a man of Science, theoretically physicist, a cosmologist has never failed to astonish everybody with his inspiring IQ level of 160. He was born in Oxford, England. He has proved himself as the most intelligent person many times. He is at present experiencing paralyses. His noteworthy IQ level has made him go higher than his paralysis. Moreover, his Science and Cosmology contribution is unmatched as he has effectively used quantum mechanics and the famous theory of relativity in making an introduction of cosmology to people all around the world.
9. Andrew Wiles
Sir Andre John Wiles is one of the most intelligent people. He is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford University, specializing in number theory. He is most notable for proving Fermat’s Last Theorem. He got the IQ level of 170. He is one the most successful person in the world.
8. Paul Gardner Allen
Paul Gardner Allen is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of Microsoft Corporation. As of March 2013, he was estimated to be the 53rd-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $15 billion. He got an IQ level of 170. He is considered to be the most influential person in his field and known to be a good decision maker.
7. Judit Polgar
Born in Hungary in 1976, Judit Polgár is a chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, the youngest person to do so until then. Polgar is not only a chess master but a certified brainiac with a recorded IQ of 170. She lived a childhood filled with extensive chess training from her father. The fact that she defeated nine former and current world champions including Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky, and Anatoly Karpov.
6. Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov has totally amazed the world with his extra outstanding IQ level of more than 190. He is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 225 out of 228 months. At the age of 22, Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.
5. Rick Rosner
Gifted with an amazing IQ 192, Richard Rosner is an American television producer best known for creating the television show CHiPs. Rosner later developed a portable satellite television in partnership with DirecTV.
4. Kim Ung-Yong
With a verified IQ of 210, Korean civil engineer Ung Yong is considered the master in child prodigy. At the age of 6 months he was able to speak and understand Korean and other languages. At the age of 14, he was already able to resolve calculus complex problems as exposed live on Japanese television. He also got world record of Guinness book of World Record. >>
3. Christopher Hirata
Christopher Hirata carries IQ level of around 225 which is phenomenal. He was genius from his childhood. At the age of 16, he was working with NASA in its mission of conquering Mars. At the age of 22, he obtained his Ph.D at the Princeton University. Hirata is an authorized child genius and currently he is teaching astrophysics in the CIT California Institute of Technology.
2. Marilyn vos Savant
Marilyn Vos Savant is said to have an outstanding IQ of 228. She is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright who rose to fame through her former listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ.” Since 1986 she has written “Ask Marilyn,” a Parade magazine Sunday column where she solves puzzles and answers questions on various subjects.
1. Terence Tao
Terence Tao is an Australian mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory. Tao carries an outstanding Intelligence quotient level of 230. He has truly astonished people with his childhood days. He has received inspiring awards like the 2003 clay research award, the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2002 and Salem Prize in 2000 are just few of them. He is also the youngest professor of UCLA.