IQ or Intelligence Quotient is a measurement of how good your brain works. The higher the score, the better your brain works and you can utilize your brain for effectively than others. But there are some people with insanely excessive IQ as if they are from some other planets. Have a look at those 11 people with the highest IQ in the world.
People With The Highest IQ
1. William James Sidis
IQ Score: 250 – 300
Well, many of you might have expected Albert Einstein here but this guy has a score which is nearly a hundred more than him. He has the highest IQ ever recorded in the history. He got into Harvard at the age of 11 to study mathematics.
2. Terence Tao
IQ Score: 225-230
He is from Hong-Kong and he migrated to Australia to become a mathematician. Well, you can safely say that mathematicians have higher IQ. He received many awards for his excellence and contribution in Mathematics.
3. Christopher Hirata
IQ Score: 225
He is the youngest American to win gold medal a the age of 13 in International Physics Olympiad. He completed his Ph.D. at the age of 22. He then became a profession in astrophysics.
4. Kim Ung-Yong
IQ Score: 210
He is from South Korea and at the age of 6 months only, he started speaking. By the time he was three years old, he could read English, Korean, Japanese and German. He worked for NASA after completing his studies.
5.Christopher Michael Langan
IQ Score: 195
He is considered to be the smartest man in America. He scored full marks in SAT. He was dropped from University because professors think he could tach them.
6. Garry Kasparov
IQ Score: 190
This is interesting because he is a Russian chess grandmaster. He is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. Except for three months, he was always ranked at number one position. He is now involved in human rights activities.
7. Marilyn Vos Savant
IQ Score: 190
The first woman on the list. The meaning of her name is a genius. Unlike others, she did not get immediate attention. Only during the later part of her life, she got recognition. She is a famous writer and spends time solving critical questions that people asks her.
8. Leonardo da Vinci
IQ Score: 180-190
Who does not know this person? But unfortunately, there was no way to measure IQ back in his time. Scientists found out his IQ with radioactive technology from his remains. He was a super talented person with mastery in several branches of Science.
9. Judit Polgar
IQ Score: 170
She is considered to be the greatest female chess play of all time. She achieved grandmaster title at the age of 15 years only. She is the second woman on the list who possess on the brightest minds in the world.
10. Albert Einstein
IQ Score: 160 – 190
I am sure many are surprised to see him so down the list. He was definitely one of the people with highest IQ but whether he was the ultimate one is difficult to say because he never took the test. Scientists determined his IQ score from his remains.
11. Stephen Hawking
IQ Score: 160
He is another popular figure on the list, and he is a true inspiration. His contribution to the different fields of Science is indispensable.