TOP 10 PEOPLE HAVE HIGHEST IQ SCORES IN THE WORLD (P.2)
We have already known there were some scientists in the world who had outstanding IQ score such as Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking. However, there’s still many people have higher IQ score than two mentioned scholar above.
Intelligence is not only depends on some native factors but also developed over time and in a suitable environment. Therefore, some people are inborn intelligent, but some people are intelligent over time. Below are 10 people who have the highest IQ scores in the world.
What is IQ?
IQ is a total score derived from several standardized tests which are designed to access human intelligence. IQ is a short form of term “Intelligence Quotient”. People who have high IQ have ability to receive, analyze and handle information in a deep level and with a high speed compared to normal people.
10. Stephen Hawking – IQ score: 160
Stephen Hawking was a famous physicist in England and a person who has the highest IQ score. He was well known for some popular science books, especially the book “A Brief History of Time”, published in 1988. In this book, he described his discovering about theoretical physics, including the development of the big explosion in space “Big Bang”.
“A Brief History of Time” became one of the best-seller books in the world with 10 million pieces sold. It helped Stephen Hawking and his contribution to the theoretical physics to be recognized and made a revolution of the theoretical physics in human knowledge.
9. Albert Einstein – IQ score: 160 – 190
Genius scientist Albert Einstein’s IQ was not definitely identified because he had never taken an IQ test. However, experts who specialized in measuring IQ score estimated Albert Einstein’s IQ score was between 160 and 190. Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879 and famous for the development of theory of relativity. It was one of the two theories which provided foundation for our modern knowledge of physics. He also took part in developing nuclear fission, which caused him was confused when it applied to make nuclear weapons, especially atom bomb.
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8. Judit Polgar – IQ score: 170
Playing chess is a kind of game which need a lot brain’s strength. A native chess player talent often has the highest IQ score and not few people in the world are attracted by this classical and respectful game. Judit Polgar is recognized as the best female chess player in ages when she achieved veteran level at the age of 15 and was the youngest veteran at that time. She was also one of the first female veterans in world chess tournament and the first woman defeated number one veteran Garry Kasparov. Today, she still maintains her manner with continuous win.
7. Leonardo da Vinci – IQ score: 180 – 190
Like Albert Einstein, the experts who measure IQ score cannot have an accurate number of Leonardo da Vinci’s IQ score as the limited methods to calculate IQ score in his period. However, the experts have based on some old documents as well as his talent in many areas, especially in art and conclude that his IQ score can be between 180 and 190. Clearly with all giant heritages that he left, his IQ score was worthy to be ranked highest in the world.
Leonardo da Vinci can be considered as one of the first famous scholars in the world (experts in many different areas) and a clear thumbnail of the concept “Renaissance Man”. He was not only an expert in art, sculptures, but also a talent of music, math, technology, geography, map measuring and literature.
6. Marilyn Vos Savant – IQ score: 190
Marilyn Vos Savant was born is 1946 and began to be famous in teenager when she was recognized in the Guinness as a person with the highest IQ score in 1980. In that time, 190 points which she achieved was the highest IQ score. After being recognized by Guinness, Marilyn Vos Savant became a well-known writer with a book “Ask Marilyn” and “Annie’s Mailbox”, where people could send her questions and receive answers from her.
5. Garry Kasparov – IQ score: 194
Garry Kasparov is an excellent Russian chess veteran over ages. When he began his professional career from 1986 to 2005, Kasparov always was ranked highest and he also was a world champion who could not be defeated in the period from 1985 to 1993. His talent made him to be famous not only in Russia, but also all over the world. Moreover, Garry Kasparov is also quite famous with politics activities, featured with against Deep Blue computer of IBM or support the oppose side in Russia when Vladimir Putin is a Prime Minister.
4. Kim Ung Yong – IQ score: 210
Kim Ung Yong was born in Korea in 1963. When he was 6 months old, he could speak English, German, Korean and Japanese and then read them at the age of 3. After his talent was published, he’s gone to America to work and research for NASA over 10 years. However, he felt disappointed with life in NASA, he decided to come back his hometown and became a teacher.
3. Christopher Hirata – IQ score: 225
Christopher Hirata is a genius with the highest IQ score in the world. He made many people admire when he became the youngest American achieved Olympic physics gold medal in 1996. At that time, he was 13 years old. Christopher Hirata registered in California Institute of Technology at the age of 14 and continued to learn Master at Princeton University when he was 22 years old.
2. Terence Tao – IQ score: 225 – 230
Terrence Tao is a famous Australian mathematic scientist. His parents were Hong Kong and migrated to Australia. He was a co-receiver of Fields Medal in 2006 - a prize rewards the excellence and innovation in mathematics for people under 40. At the present, he is teaching at California University in Los Angeles, USA.
1. William James Sidis – IQ score: 250 – 300
William James Sidis’ IQ was not clearly identified. However, experts assumed that his IQ was between 250 and 300. That means he was a person who has the highest IQ score in history. He was born in 1898 and began to learn math at Harvard University when he was 11. He became the youngest person who registered in the most reputed University of America.
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