Top 10 Most Intelligent People In The World

Brain is considered as the most perplex thing on the planet. It is composed of neurons ranging from about 10-20 million. It was never expected that there would be such drastic changes in the world and advancement in the field of science that people have stepped out to the universe & starts discovering the other planets.

Most of the innovations of the world have been introduces by people belonging to the category of ultimate intelligence. All these people are at par excellence due to their intelligence level. Let’s have a look at the 10 smartest brains in the world on the basis of their intelligence level and smartness.


Top 10 Most Intelligent People In The World

A cosmologist, theoretical physicist and an author, Stephen Hawking at 73, has an amazing IQ of 160 which distinguishes him from the rest. Although he is suffering from a very unusual type of (ALS) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis that has eventually led him to paralysis and helped him survive some additional years than expected. The Astrophysicist gained popularity due to his Blackhole Theories.

9 PAUL ALLEN (IQ- 170)

Top 10 Most Intelligent People In The World

Paul Allen, a business magnate is famous as the co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, has 170 IQ at the age of 62. According to the reports by Forbes, Net worth of Allen is $17.5 Billlion making him the Planet’s 51st richest man. NFL’s Seahawks & Portland Trail Blazers of NBA team are owned by him. He has even performed a donation of above $1.8 billion till now towards the development and progress in the field of education, science, community service, technology and wildlife conservation. He has a perfect score of 1600 in SAT and was awarded the Topmost honor of the University of Washington State.



Being an Actor, James Woods has received several awards for his outstanding performance in especially movies such as ‘My name in Bill W’ and ‘Promise’. Woods was in the loimelight as he was a multi-talented celebrity with several stage performances and television acts along with movies. Linear algebra was his basic subject of interest as a scholar at UCLA. Having an IQ of 180, he is considered among the best actors till date. And having such an IQ brings him in the list of World’s Smartest people.



In the year of 1985, Marilyn Vos Savant’s name was included in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for having an exceptional IQ 190. She is a very famous Columnist working for the magazine ‘PARADE’. Vos Savant is believed to be amongst the most created minds of the world. She had a keen interest in solving puzzles & question on different subjects. She has achieved a rank as the woman with the highest IQ in the 1990s. Readers also get an opportunity to send puzzles and problems on various subjects to VOS Savant demanding the solutions on “Ask Marilyn”.



Blessed with an outstanding IQ of 192, One would not believe rick rosner to be among the smartest people of the world due to his simple looks. Rosner has spent many years of his life as a bar bouncer with his rough & tough attitude. Rick Rosner, considered as the Fifth Smartest person in the world is an American Television writer and has also been a nude model, roller-skating waiter & a stripper.



Alleged for his High scores in intelligence tests, Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis is working as a psychiatrist & a medical doctor. He is a Greek national who has obtained degrees in psychopharmacology, medical research technology and philosophy. Katsioulis is the founder of WIN (World Intelligence Network) which is an international organization of high IQ and of the AAAA.GR organization, a pioneer team volunteeres for the support and detection of talented individuals of Greece.



Christopher Langan, 65, famed as the smartest person in America is an American autodidact. Langan reportedly has an IQ between 195 & 210. He started his speech at a mere six months of age and at the age of 3, he trained himself to read. This great man has brought up a theory describing the relationship of mind and reality which is known as the “(CTMU) COGNITIVE-THEORETIC MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE”.

3 KIM UNG-YONG ( IQ- 210)


Ung Yong, a civil engineer from Korea, reported to have an IQ of 210 is believed to be Adept in child prodigy. Ung Yong has received a top place in the Guinness Book of the World Records for his exceptional talent. He learnt to speak & comprehend Korean & other languages at just 6 months of age. When he was 3 years old, he could already read various languages including German, Korean, Japanese and English, he is also well known for solving complex problems on calculus as exposed on Japanese Television exclusively. At the age of 8, he got an invite by NASA for pursuing higher studies in United States.



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Verified with an IQ of 225, Christopher Hirata was born in 1982. Hirata was appreciated by the International Physics Olympiad with a Gold Medal at 13 years of age. He started his studies  at Caltech University. From the age of 16, he worked with NASA to explore the mission of colonising Mars. He received his Ph.D at 22 from the Princeton University. Hirata is an approved Child genius and at present he teaches Astrophysics in the California Institute of Technology (CIT).




Gifted with an exceptional IQ of 230, Terence Tao has his name in the list of World’s Most intelligent Humans. Tao, born in Australia is an American Chinese Mathematician who is pursuing his work in Random matrix theories, Analytic No. Theory, Partial D.E(Differential Equation), Ergodic Ramsey Theory, Harmonic analysis & additive combinatorics. Tao gained a brilliant score of 760 in the SAT pre-1995 and obtained his Ph.D at the age of 20 from Princeton. He was famed as being the youngest full professor ever at UCLA at just 24 years of age. He has received many inspiring awards such as the Clay Research award in 2003, 2000 Salem Prize and in 2002, the Bocher Memorial Prize. He taught a 6 years old child arithmetic when he was 2 years old. From then onwards, he never looked back.

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    You do realise Terence Tao, Christopher Hirata, and Kim Ung-Yong actually have iq’s well under 200. The highest iq ever measured is either Richard Rosner or Evangelos Katsioulis. You have confused 2 (or more) different test standards and methodologies.

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