Top 15 Smartest People in World History Currently

Currently in the world there are many people with very high intelligence quotients, it is even difficult to break that quotient in the future. Join us in taking a look at the 15 people with the highest IQ in the world in 2022 below!

1. Carl Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß (/ɡaʊs/; German: Gauß [ˈkaʁl ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɡaʊs] (April 30, 1777 – February 23, 1855) was a talented German mathematician and scientist who made many contributions. Great contributions to many scientific fields, such as number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, electrostatics, astronomy and optics mathematics", with his profound influence on the development of mathematics and science, Gauss ranks alongside Leonhard Euler, Isaac Newton and Archimedes as history's greatest mathematicians.


1796 was a year of great achievements for both Gauss and number theory. On March 30 of that year, he discovered a way to construct a heptagon. Afterwards, he continued to upgrade and develop modular arithmetic, greatly simplifying many operations in number theory. On April 8, he became the first person to successfully prove the law of quadratic reciprocity. This remarkable general law allows mathematicians to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic. The Prime Number Theorem, predicted on May 31, provides an insight into how prime numbers are distributed in the integer sequence.

IQ: 275
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2. Michael Kearney

Michael Kevin Kearney (born January 18, 1984) is an American college teaching assistant and game show contestant. He is known for setting multiple world records related to graduation at a young age, as well as teaching college students while still a teenager. Talented Hawaii-born Michael Kearney surprised local residents because he earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama when he was only 10 years old. At the time, Kearney was a graduate student. youngest in the world (the record for a master's degree was broken in 1999 by Tathagat Avatar Tulsi).


By age 17, he had received a master's degree in biochemistry and computer science and was teaching classes at Vanderbilt University. At age 21, Kearney completed a doctorate in chemistry. Although he gave up his childhood dream to become a host, he has been a successful contestant: Kearney won $1 million on AOL's Gold Rush in 2006 and $25,000. for the 2008 Who Wants to be a Millionaire contest.


IQ: 263

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3. Ainan Cawley

Ainan Cawley - A child prodigy in Singapore who became a student at the age of 8. Ainan Celeste Cawley (born 1999), is the eldest child in a family of three brothers in Singapore. Ainan's father is Valentine Cawley, an English writer and physicist. His mother is Syahidah Osman Cawley, a Singaporean artist, according to News Strait Times. At 2 weeks old, Ainan knew how to say the word "water" in Malay. Whenever he was thirsty, he kept talking to attract his parents' attention. At 2 months old, Ainan knows how to read the clock. At 4 months old, he began to crawl and walk when he was 6 months old. At 8 months old, the boy knew how to run and could climb out of the crib without needing adult support. Passed the O-level Chemistry exam at the age of 7, becoming the youngest person to pass this exam. This secondary school graduation exam is co-organized by the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Cambridge University Examination Board.

Thanks to the above achievement, he was enrolled in Singapore's record book. Then, at the age of 8, Ainan was accepted to study at Singapore Polytechnic (also known as Singapore Polytechnic). He became the youngest person to study at this school. On September 14, 2008, Ainan set a world record for memorizing pi. He can remember more than 518 numbers after 3.14. This is the highest achievement in memorizing pi at a child's age. In 2009, Ainan appeared in Channel 4's documentary The World's Cleverest Child and Me. Here, he was introduced as "the smartest child." world".

IQ: 263
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4. Marnen Laibow-Koser

Marnen Laibow-Koser is a musical prodigy with a published IQ of 258. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and computer genius from the New York area. cHe is a graduate of the Contemporary Improv program at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Like many other Boston-area graduates, he lives in nearby Somerville. Marnen Laibow-Koser does music (performing, composing, and engraving) and Web development professionally, as well as many other computer-related things from time to time (non-Web programming, Web design, support network).


Laibow-Koser has been studying and playing music since he was three years old, and has been composing for almost as long. In December 2014, he completed his Master of Music in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music (formerly the Third Stream program) and hopes to begin doctoral studies in 2017. He also studied music composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. According to Laibo-Koser's website and Facebook page, he is currently working as a ballet accompanist at the Boston Conservatory of Music. Previously, he worked as a Senior Developer at Torchlight and as a principal software engineer at RBM Technologies.

IQ: 258

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5. William Sidis

William James Sidis (April 1, 1898 – July 17, 1944) was a child prodigy who was known for his incredible mathematical and linguistic abilities. After William's death, his sister made unverified claims about her brother's IQ being "the highest ever achieved", but evidence of the IQ test Sidis actually took was lost due to historical fluctuations. He enrolled at Harvard University at age 11 and as an adult, was reported to be fluent in more than 40 languages ​​and dialects. William James Sidis was born into a Jewish-American family. Both parents are highly educated people in society. Father Vladimir Sidis holds a doctorate while mother Sarah is also a successful medical doctor. William himself was also named after his godfather William James, a famous philosopher in America.
In 1919, shortly after withdrawing from law school, William was arrested for participating in a march that turned violent in the city of Boston. In court, William declared himself in favor of peace and opposed the draft related to World War I. His parents intervened to keep their son from going to prison. In order to avoid public opinion, they took William to California and placed him under extremely strict house arrest. They increased control and surveillance, forbade him from interacting with strangers and even threatened to transfer him to an insane asylum. At the end of his life, it was discovered that William died of a brain hemorrhage in a rented house. He died at the age of 46 and only had a few coins left in his wallet.


IQ: 250
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6. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer and mechanical engineer. He is a futurist and is considered one of the most creative and crazy scientists in history. All of his designs - about 300 of which were patented - were forward-looking and that's why people call him "the inventor of the 20th century". The numbers 3, 6, 9 are associated with the life of genius Nikola Tesla because he believed they were the key to decoding the secrets of the universe. "If you know the wonderfulness of 3, 6, 9, you can holds the key to decoding the secrets of the universe," Tesla emphasized.


No one can confirm whether that theory is right or wrong, but one thing is certain: he was truly obsessed with numbers. So what do 3, 6, 9 mean and why does Tesla think they are so important? Tesla's theory 3, 6, 9 is still alive today. For example, on the social media platform Tik Tok, some users try to achieve their dreams by writing down what they want 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening. This may be far from what Tesla envisioned the meaning of the three numbers above, but it is proof that his ideas have not faded over time.

IQ: 235

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7. Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn was born in 1946 in Missouri (USA), to German and Italian parents. At the age of 10, during an IQ test, her results surprised everyone around her: IQ reached 228 and mental age was 22 years and 10 months. Meanwhile, the IQ of a normal adult only ranges from 85 to 115. Steve Jobs has an IQ over 160, Elon Musk IQ 155 and Mark Zuckerberg IQ 152. These billionaires are all in the top 0.1% of intelligence. best of the world.

For Marilyn vos Savant, IQ is just a parameter indicating the "capacity" of the brain, but how and how much people use it is another matter. Marilyn vos Savant was recognized by Guinness as the person with the highest IQ on the planet, but growing up she chose to live a life that was not at all what people imagined. Marilyn vos Savant, the woman with the highest IQ in 1988, was criticized for living a less than illustrious life, saying: "She herself only uses about 10% of her brain and that's normal." . In an interview, she shared that IQ is just a parameter indicating the "capacity" of the brain, but how and how much it is used is another matter. Marilyn believes that people and herself only use about 10% of their brain and that is normal.


IQ: 228
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8. Christopher Hirata

Christopher Michael Hirata (born November 30, 1982) is an American cosmologist and astrophysicist. Hirata won a gold medal in 1996 at the International Physics Olympiad at the age of 13. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Caltech in 2001, at the age of 18. He received his PhD under the supervision of Uroš Seljak in 2005 from Princeton University in Astrophysics (thesis: "Theory of gravitational lenses Weak Leads and Data Analysis"). From 2005 to 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study.


From 2006 to 2012, he was an assistant professor and then a full professor at Caltech before moving to Ohio State University the following academic year in the same capacity. He is currently a professor at OSU's Center for Cosmology and Cosmic Particle Physics (CCAPP). Currently, Christopher Hirata teaches Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of NASA's proposed Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly named the space telescope Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope).


IQ: 225
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9. Terence Tao

Terence "Terry" Tao (born July 17, 1975) is a Chinese-American mathematician specializing in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, combinatorial theory, and analytical number theory. and representation theory. In every field he made important inventions and contributions. Many mathematicians agree that this is the best mathematician of his time. Terence Tao is a personable, humble mathematician who enjoys working with colleagues. He was very interested in teaching and disseminating Mathematics to the public and worked normally, without showing any unusual signs like many other prodigies or geniuses.


Terence's education was quite flexible, depending on his abilities and favorite subjects. There are subjects he takes in the same class, there are subjects he is arranged on one level, especially Math he is arranged on two or three levels. Educators created comfort for the boy's ability to develop, without restricting, forcing or pushing. They try to keep the development in a harmonious way, making the boy develop comprehensively, love the subject and like to work and cooperate in harmony with everyone around him.

In the History of Mathematics up to now, Terence Tao is a current mathematician who is still working normally and holds the most records: The person with an intelligence index of 230, the highest, higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking); The youngest contestant at the International Mathematical Olympiad (for high school students) and also the youngest contestant to continuously win bronze, silver and gold medals for three consecutive years at the ages of 10, 11 and 12; Living Mathematician, winner of the most national and international awards, honors, and medals to date; The Mathematician has a wide range of activities in many fields, and in every field he has made important contributions.


IQ: 220
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10. Johann Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, writer, scientist, and painter. He is considered one of the great men in world literature. Most of his works have stood the test of time, one of them is the two-part poetic play Faust, this work is one of the pinnacles of world literature. His famous literary works is Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Pains of Young Werther...


Goethe's life partner - Christiane Vulpius was 16 years younger than him. They had a child after a year of knowing each other. However, Goethe and Christiane did not marry until 1806, and the two only had 10 years of living together as husband and wife. Not only one of the greatest poets, Johann Goethe was also a playwright, writer, lawyer, scientist, painter... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died on March 22, 1832. Until the end of his life, he Still a passionate writer. His great contributions to world literature have profound humanistic values ​​and will always be a strong inspiration for future literature lovers.

IQ: 218

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11. Adragon De Mello

Adragon De Mello (born October 5, 1976) graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in computer mathematics in 1988, at the age of 11. At the time, he was the youngest college graduate in history. American history, a record broken in American history. 1994 by Michael Kearney.


Adragon is the only child of Cathy Gunn and Agustin Eastwood De Mello (1929–2003). His father set a goal that his son would become a Nobel laureate by the age of 16, and he obsessively pushed his son to study math and other academic subjects from an early age. For example, when doing math homework, his father made him solve an equation five times, even when he got the answer right on the first try. In 1981, Adragon was admitted to Mensa. He was also a member of Intertel, another organization for people with high intelligence.


IQ: 215
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12. William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (his birth date is unknown, but traditionally given as 23 April 1564, St George's Day; died 23 April 1616 Julian or 3 May 1616 Gregorian ) was an English writer and playwright, considered England's greatest writer and a playwright ahead of his time.[1] He was also honored as a typical English poet and the "Poet of the Avon River" (Avon is the river where Shakespeare was born, Stratford-upon-Avon).[2] His works, including co-authored works, include 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several short poems. His plays have been translated into many major languages ​​and performed more than any other playwright.
In 1612, Shakespeare left London to return to his hometown after many years of pursuing a career in playwriting and theater. Perhaps he realized that the English theater scene was about to decline into aristocracy, and with the assets he had accumulated over the years, it was enough for him to buy a house in his hometown and live out his final years. life. On March 25, 1616, Shakespeare completed his will. His health was not good and he died a month later. Today, in his hometown of Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Theater Company has been established, and the house where he lived is now the Shakespeare Museum, as if to commemorate the author's life and work. wrote this great play.


IQ: 210
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13. Edith Stern

The smartest woman of all time: An IQ of more than 200 is not only due to genes but also from the father's special parenting style. Edith Stern - IBM's inventor, entered college at the age of 12 and obtained a doctorate at the age of 18. Edith Stern is best known for her position as an inventor at IBM Corporation. She is one of the early pillars that built the success of this giant computer technology empire and once held the position of Vice President of Research and Development. Up to now, the talented woman has had about 128 patents.


Some of her most influential inventions include: integrating the Internet with phones; allows phones to dial directly to control 18-wheel trucks via tablets,... Ms. Edith was honored to win the prestigious US Emmy Engineering Award in 2005. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious US Engineering Community Award in 2012. American Mechanical Engineer awarded the Kate Gleason award. In 2013, the female genius was awarded the Talon Award by Florida Atlantic University. In the early 1970s, she joined IBM as an intern and worked at this corporation for almost her entire youth. Edith Stern is a key researcher and inventor in the field of mobile phone technology at IBM Corporation.


IQ: 203

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14. Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (born April 15, 1452 - in Anchiano, Italy, died May 2, 1519 in Amboise, France), born Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci,[nb 2] was a painter, Italian sculptor, architect, musician, physician, engineer, anatomist, inventor and natural philosopher. He is considered the most almighty genius in human history. He is the author of famous paintings such as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.


He was a man with ideas that were ahead of his time, especially the concepts of helicopters, tanks, parachutes, using solar energy, computers, and the basic theory of terraforming. double-bottomed ships, along with many other inventions. Several of his designs were implemented and made possible during his lifetime. Scientific application in metal processing and engineering in the Renaissance era was still in its infancy. In addition, he contributed greatly to knowledge and understanding in anatomy, astronomy, civil engineering, optics and the study of hydraulics. The only remaining products from his life are a few paintings, along with a few sketchbooks (scattered in many different collections of his works), containing sketches and illustrations. Scientific drawings and notes.


IQ: 202

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15. Hugo Grotius

Hugo Grotius (April 10, 1583 – August 28, 1645), was a Dutch jurist. Together with Alberico Gentili and Francisco de Vitoria, he laid the foundations of International Law based on Natural Law. An intellectual prodigy since his teens, because of his involvement in the internal Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic, he was imprisoned and later escaped by hiding in a book warehouse. . He wrote most of his major works while in exile in France.


Most remembered for his significant philosophical contributions to the field of international law, Grotius wrote the famous Mare Liberum doctrine of 1609. Also a theologian, he was an important figure in the Protestant's seventeenth-century treatise on the principles of Arminian versus Calvin. In 1625, he wrote a famous three-part sermon entitled De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres (English title: On the Laws of War and Peace: three books).

IQ: 201
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