IQ is only the score inferred after a few institutionalization test intended to get to human knowledge. By and large this is the capacity of a man to think and reason mentally. Shockingly we have discovered that a few people the world over, score more than the normal rate.
Let's take a look at top 10 people have the highest IQ in the world ever recorded:
1. Stephen Hawking (IQ Level- 160)
After a disease paralyzing him, he used his extra ordinary IQ which left no room of doubt to his intelligence. Because of his remarkable contributions to science, Hawking has been awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 which is regarded as the highest that can be confer to an American civilian.After a disease paralyzing him, he used his extra ordinary IQ which left no room of doubt to his intelligence. Because of his remarkable contributions to science, Hawking has been awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 which is regarded as the highest that can be confer to an American civilian.
2. Albert Einstein (IQ Level- 160 – 190)
Speaking of ‘symbols of knowledge’, the name of this scientist is actually synonymous with genius. It cannot be denied that he shaped the future of science. He received a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the law of photoelectric effect. The theory of relativity was also his brainchild. Although there is no scientific method of calculating his IQ posthumously, researchers have had to resort to estimating his score through careful analysis of his papers.
3. Judit Polgar (IQ Level- 170)
Chess Grandmasters rarely aren’t geniuses, and by rarely, I mean never. Judit Polgar became the youngest one at the age of 15 and still proudly holds that record. She is not only viewed as a pioneer for women in chess, but also as one of the greatest chess players to ever live. She defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in 2002 and went on to conquer 10 other world championships.
4. Leonardo Da Vinci (IQ Level- 180 – 190)
He is an Italian painter with a IQ level between 180 to 190. He was an polymath who worked in the fields of mathematics, engineering, anatomy, geology, botany, architecture, sculpting, painting, music, and literature.
5. Garry Kasparov (IQ Level- 190)
This Russian man is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time and he ranked world no. 1 for 225 times. He could calculate 3 million moves per second and he became an undisputed chess champion at the age of 22. He holds various chess Oscars and he is a writer and political activist too.
6. Christopher Michael Langan (IQ Level- 195)
Born in San Francisco, California, Christopher Langan began speaking at the age of 6 months, and taught himself to read when he was just 3 years old. It is said about Langan that he managed to hit the perfect score in SAT despite falling asleep during the exam! He is frequently hailed as the ‘smartest man in America’. He has also developed a theory called “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe” (CTMU) which basically deals with “the relationship between mind and reality”.
7. Kim Ung-Yong (IQ Level- 210)
Kim Ung-Yong was able to write short stories and poem by the time he was 6 months old and also attended physics classes when he was 3 years old. At the age of 16 he left NASA and enrolled for a PhD degree in civil engineering.
8. Christopher Hirata (IQ Level- 225)
A former child prodigy, Hirata became the youngest American to clinch a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad in 1996, and e accomplished the incredible feat when he was just 13! He was involved in a project at NASA when he was 16, and obtained his PhD from the prestigious Princeton University at a young age of 22. Presently, he is a visiting professor of astronomy and physics at Ohio State University.
9. Terence Tao (IQ Level- 225-230)
He is an arithmetic genius who reached his bachelor as well as master’s degree at the age of 16 and gained a doctorate degree at the age of 20. He stays the youngest winner to receive all three awards of Olympiads.
10. William James Sidis (IQ Level – 250-300)
This man simply plays in an altogether different league. Born in 1898 in New York City, and raised in a family of intellectuals, he was gifted from the very beginning. At the age of 5, he could use a typewriter and had learnt to speak Latin, Greek, Russian, French, German and Hebrew. He was denied admission to Harvard at the age of 6 because he was called too emotionally immature. Later, at age 11, they were forced to admit him, after which he gave his well-received first lecture on 4-dimensional physics! He was threatened by some fellow students at Harvard, so his parents assigned him to a teaching job in Texas. Due to this he could not pursue academics and instead decided to focus on his political career. He died of a stroke at the age of 46 as a reclusive, penniless clerk. There is no telling what William might have accomplished in the fields of mathematics and science if his talents had not been squandered.