Top 10 most intellgent people on the planet!
If you think you’re smart, think again. There are those who are classified as the smartest people in the world!
The average IQ score for an full grown adult is around 100, people around you at school, college or work who you think are smart have a average of 120.
I’m not saying you’re unintelligent, but there are those whose intelligence surpasses the common human intellect.
A person takes the “title” of genius if their IQ exceeds 140, which belongs to 0.5% of the world population. 50% of people have IQ between 90 and 110, while 2.5% of the population reaches a genius level with IQ of over 130.
So, here are the Top 10 most intelligent or you can call smartest people on the planet:
10. Stephen Hawking (IQ: 160-170)
Pure genius, this astrophysicist! Despite undergoing depression and motor neuron disease, he managed to reinvent his academic career and today, is famous for his 1988 book, A Brief History of Time, he has pioneered several theories on black holes and made plenty of guest appearances in various TV shows like The Simpsons , Futurama and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
9. Edward Witten (IQ: Unknown)
String theory, M-theory, quantum gravity and super-symmetry. Do these words sound familiar to you? Well, this man has contributed plenty to these. As a physicist, he has been described as “the most brilliant physicist of his generation” and “the world’s greatest living theoretical physicist.” He's also a part of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of the world with accolades like the Fields Medal, the Dirac Prize, the Albert Einstein Medal and the Nemmers Prize in Mathematics.
8. Manahel Thabet (IQ: 168)
This Yemeni scientist, economist and consultant is a part of the top 0.1% of highest IQs of the world. She's also the youngest person and the only Arab to ever attain such distinction. She's won many awards, including UN's Humanitarian award. One brilliant woman she is!
7. Andrew Wiles (IQ: 170)
So this man is an award-winning English Mathematician, best known for proving Fermat’s Last Theorem in 1995, which according to The Guinness Book of World Records is one of the world’s “most difficult mathematical problems". Wow man, a 358-year-old-theorem solved! Brilliant!
6. Judit Polgar
Hungarian chess player (IQ 170), was undoubtedly the best female chess player in the world. The reason for her high IQ may have had something to do with her father’s experiments while raising her and her sisters.
He said, “Geniuses are raised not born“. He could have been right, you can raise some of the smartest people in the world
5. Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ: 186)
Not only has this wonderful lady made it to The Guinness Book of World Recordsas the person possessing the highest IQ in 1986, but also has column after her name called " Ask MarilynI " in the Parade Magazine. Although with a controversial stand on her IQ, according to which she'd earlier scored a whopping 228 but then took the Mega Test to score 186, in 1989 the New Yorkmagazine regarded her and her husband Robert Jarvik – who designed the first successful artificial heart were regarded as “the smartest couple in New York.”
4. Garry Kasparov (IQ: 190)
Kasparov, (IQ 190), former world chess champion, became famous for his abilities at a young age. In 1980, at the age of 17, he was considered a grandmaster of chess. Five years later, he became the youngest world champion.
3. Kim Ung-Yong
Third on the list is the 50-year-old astrophysicist, Ung-Yong, (IQ of 210). From the age of two years he could speak four languages with ease and at the age of eight, he was invited by NASA to study in the United States.
2. Christopher Hirata (IQ: 225)
Speaking of intellectuals, Hirata was 13 years old when he became the youngest U.S. citizen to receive an International Physics Olympiad gold medal. I couldn't even make my bed at 13! But this guy started studying at the California Institute of Technology at 14 and was working for NASA, on human accommodations on Mars, at 16! Currently he's a professor at The Ohio State University with specialties in dark energy, gravitational lensing, the cosmic microwave background, galaxy clustering, and general relativity!
1. Terence Tao (IQ: 230)
This 'Mozart of Maths' is probably the smartest dude on the this planet at this particular hour! This Australian child prodigy used to teach 5 year old kids how to spell and add when he was just 2! Imagine that, and by the time he turned 10 he was writing International Maths Olympiads! By the time he was 16, he earned his bachelors and masters and at the age of 20, his P.H.D. Guess who can beat that? No one!
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