People with a high level of IQ have always aroused genuine interest from others, and even more so scientists. Among the smartest people in different years included not only recognized geniuses, but also ordinary bouncers and engineers.
There are several systems for determining the level of intelligence. In this article, we will talk about the smartest people on the planet, based on the most common of the systems. In it, geniuses score 140 points and above, talented people - 130-139 points and so on in descending order. At the same time, representatives of the lowest level of intelligence are not able to exceed 79 points, and less than 70 points for those who are somehow lagging behind in development.
Of course, no one can guarantee a 100% result, but it is possible to get a general picture with the help of such tests.
Below we will talk about the ten smartest people in the world.
The game of the 45-year-old chess player is admired even by the greatest grandmasters. It is noteworthy that she plays exclusively with men, showing a very high level of skill. In the study, she showed an intelligence level of 170 points!
Kasparov's IQ reaches almost two hundred - as many as 190 points. The outstanding chess player took the 17th place in the Super Scholar rating and entered the top thirty smartest people on the planet.
Marilyn vos Savant
This famous American for three years was in the Guinness Book of Records as the person with the highest IQ - 186 points.
As she grew older, the writer did not lose her knowledge, and now the level of her intelligence has reached 188 units.
The Hollywood star shone in school, having received the maximum score in English. Currently, his level of intelligence is 180 points.
Our compatriot is fluent in seven languages, and she can use Turkish in eight dialects.
Testing conducted at the Moscow Institute for Brain Research showed a stunning result - the level of IQ of a woman was 200 points.
Christopher Michael Langan
The man admitted that he learned everything on his own, since he did not have money to get an education. I must say, he achieved quite a lot: in 1999, Christopher got into the list of the smartest people with an intelligence level of 174 to 210 points.
Now Langan is a member of several scientific organizations.
Kim Un Young
The Korean prodigy at the age of five knew four foreign languages and could solve complex mathematical problems. After successfully graduating from the university, Kim Un Young worked for NASA for about ten years, and then became a teacher at the university.
The IQ level of a man is 210 points.
The brilliant Hirata from a young age was fond of physics and studied space, and by the age of 16 he had already collaborated with NASA and investigated the colonization of Mars. The intellect of the doctor of sciences is extremely high - 225.
This prodigy at the age of 14 entered the university, and at the age of 20 he already received a doctorate. During his lifetime, he managed to write 250 different scientific papers.
To date, the level of Tao's intelligence is estimated at 230-250 points.
A well-known TV presenter in the United States tried many professions in his youth: he worked as a bouncer, a waiter, and even a stripper. But people learned about it thanks to other merits - according to the results of more than thirty different tests, Rick revealed a very high IQ (140-250 points).
IQ of recognized geniuses
Of course, the list presented above does not include all known and indisputable geniuses. Meanwhile, it is worth considering that there are many tests to identify the level of intelligence in the world, and if Leonardo da Vinci, Newton or Einstein did not get into one of the lists of the smartest people on our planet, this does not mean that they are not in others.
By the way, some of them lived and worked so long ago that no studies on IQ were conducted at all.
But the level of intelligence of the same Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking is not so impressive: about 160-170 points.