You think you are the smartest in the world just because you get good grades in class, I assure you no! On the other hand, the people who follow are part of the greatest brains that the earth bears to this day and no, Albert Einstein is not one of them.
Today we have on earth men and women with IQs (intelligence quotient) much higher than that of Albert Einstein who had only an IQ of 160.
Let me introduce them to you:
1. Judit Polgar (IQ: 170)
Otherwise called the queen of chess Judit Polgar, a Hungarian born July 23, 1976, in Budapest, is considered to this day to be the greatest female chess player of all time. And from a long way away.
From the age of twelve, Judit was world’s number one among women. A status that she retained for more than 26 years until her retirement from sports in 2014.
2. Rick Rosner (IQ: 192)
A genius like no other, Rick Rosner is an American television writer and reality television personality known for his alleged high intelligence test scores and unusual career.
He reportedly achieved some of the highest scores ever on IQ tests designed to measure exceptional intelligence. He became known for his participation in activities not typically associated with geniuses. Rosner claims he worked as a stripper, roller skating waiter, bouncer, and nude model.
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3. Marilyn vos Savant (IQ: 182)
Marilyn vos Savant is one of the brightest women in the world. She is best known for having been included in the Guinness Book of Records as the person with the highest intelligence quotient (IQ) ever recorded.
A writer and playwright, she has also written for several years for Parade magazine, where she answers varied and complex questions from her readers, in her column Ask Marilyn.
Interesting fact: his IQ has been the subject of controversy. First established at 228 when she was 10 years old, it was later ruled that it was in fact 186… which resulted in her name being removed from the famous book of records.
4. Kim Ung-young (IQ: 210)
Born March 8, 1963 in Seoul, Kim Ung-young is a Korean scientist and former child prodigy. He is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for having one of the highest intelligence quotients in the worldestimated at 210.
From a young age, Kim showed extraordinary intellectual gifts. He started talking at 4 months, could hold a conversation at 1.5 years, and by age 4 he was able to read Japanese, Korean, German, and English. It only took him a month to learn a foreign language. After 1 year and 7 months, he learned algebra concepts and could understand calculus.
On November 2, 1967, when he was only 4 years old, he solved complex differential calculus and integral calculus problems on a Japanese television show. Still in his early childhood, he wrote poems and painted paintings which were very well received. From the age of 5 to 8, Kim attended Hanyang University’s physics classes as a free auditor.
In 1970, aged 7, he was invited to the United States by NASA, where he completed his higher education. In 1974, while studying, he began research at NASA and continued to work there until returning to Korea in 1978.
5. Christopher Irata (IQ: 225)
Christopher Hirata is an internationally renowned cosmologist and astrophysicist. He started college at the age of 14 and competed in the International Mathematics Olympiad as a young prodigy.
At the age of 16, he collaborated with NASA on research into the colonization of Mars. He received his doctorate from Princeton University, with his thesis in astrophysics entitled “Weak Gravitational Lensing Theory and Data Analysis.” He then pursued a distinguished career in the fields of physics and astrophysics, with significant contributions to the understanding of the universe and its origins. Currently, he teaches astronomy and physics at a university in Ohio.
6. Terence Tao (IQ: 230)
Terence Tao, an Australian mathematician, is considered not only one of the greatest mathematicians of our time but also, to this day, he is the most intelligent man the earth has ever lived.
He discovered his passion for mathematics through games and puzzles when he was a child. His colleagues nickname him Mozart of mathematics. Terence Tao taught himself to read by watching Sesame Street on television at the age of two.
At age nine, he excelled in university-level calculus, and at age 13, he became the youngest winner of the International Mathematics Olympiad. He received his doctorate at age 16 and became the youngest professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Do you still think you’re a genius?
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