VLADIMIR PUTIN - 127Vladimir Putin IQ is estimated at 127, which is considered as above average IQ score and in top 14% of the population in the world.
WHAT IS DONALD TRUMP IQ SCORE?
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician serving as President of the Russian Federation since 7 May 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. He was Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 1999 until 2000, and again from 2008 until 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the chairman of the ruling United Russia party.
Putin belongs to two very salient groups: 1) The most powerful whites in history, and 2) diminutive whites.
The first group is extremely bright on average, with a mean IQ 135. The second group is typically kind of dull, with a mean IQ of 92. It is tempting to average the mean IQs of these two groups and conclude that Putin probably has an IQ around 114.
However the better guess for Putin’s IQ is not the average IQ of the groups Putin belongs to, but rather the theoretical average IQ of someone who belongs to both groups. That’s a subtle distinction. In reality Putin is virtually the only person in history who belongs to both groups, but what would be the theoretical average IQ if there were many?
As a brilliant Promethean helped me understand years ago, in order to determine one’s expected IQ based on two variables (in this case money/power and height), you need to know both the correlation of money/power and height with IQ (0.4 and 0.24 respectively) but also the correlation of money/power with height, which is only about 0.13. Armed with these statistics, the following multiple regression equation can be built, which allows us to add the relative predictive power of money/power and height, independent of each other:
IQ = (IQ Z score)(15) + 99;
IQ = 1.86(15) + 99;
IQ = 127.
The standard error for this estimate would be 13.44, so we can say with 95% confidence that if Putin was administered a Russian version of the WAIS-IV, he would score anywhere from 100 to 154 (U.S. white norms), with 127 being the single most likely score. In other words, if there were many whites with the same amount of power and relative height as Putin, they would have a mean IQ of 127 with an SD of 13.44. An IQ of 127 would make Putin smarter than 96% of U.S. whites.
However I know virtually nothing about Putin, and thus am limited to a very crude statistical analysis. The wildly popular Anatoly Karlin who blogs about Russia would probably be able to provide a far more informed estimate.