Top 12 People with Highest IQ in the World

All of us have come across the term IQ in schools and colleges and in almost every sphere of life. The toppers in our classes were generally termed as “geeks”, “nerds”, “people with high IQ levels” etc. So what exactly is this IQ? Intelligent quotient? We did not ask for the full form. IQ is nothing but the marks that a person scores after appearing for one of the many standardized tests to measure intelligence level of individuals. The general score of 95% population from these tests ranges between 70 and 130. There are a lot of factors that come into play when a person’s IQ is in question. Factors like mortality, morbidity, parental social status, biological parents’ IQ play an important role in determining a person’s IQ. There are a wide variety of methods used in determining a person’s IQ level, like visual tests, verbal tests, abstract reasoning problems, while some tests are based on arithmetic, reading, vocabulary and general knowledge. All said and done, let us now focus on the smartest people in the world whose IQ levels have created records time and again.

Here are 12 people who have the highest IQs and brightest minds in the world.

12. Sharon Stone (IQ level- 154)

sharon stone

This sexy seductress actually is alleged to have an IQ of 154. She has been nominated for several prestigious awards and even received many awards. Who thought the bold and confident actress in Basic Instinct could actually have an IQ that would put many men to shame? She was always an academically bright student and entered second standard at the age of five. She accepted a scholarship to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania when she was just 15years old. She accepted the scholarship and went there to study creative writing and fine arts.

11. Paul Allen (IQ Level- 160)


This business magnate is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft alongside Bill Gates. The deal between Microsoft and IBM was Pau Allen’s sheer brilliance and smartness that made IBM believe that the just founded five year old Microsoft actually had a Disk Operating System that worked on Intel chips, even though it didn’t. That deal created history and Paul went on to become the 53rd Richest Man in the World. He scored a perfect 1600 in the SAT, even ahead of Bill Gates. He was also awarded the highest honor of the Washington State University. A man of his stature truly deserves this!

10. Stephen Hawking (IQ Level- 160)


Despite of being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which has paralyzed him completely, his brain had recorded an IQ of 154, which took the world by surprise. He has made major and remarkable contributions in the field of general relativity. This versatile paralyzed man showed the world that physical conditions have got nothing to do with fulfilling dreams. He is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the Cambridge. After being diagnosed with the disease, he declined to accept a Doctorate. Surprisingly enough, Hawking survived more years than he was expected to!

9. Albert Einstein (IQ Level 160-190)


Now this man surely needs no introduction. He is the one behind most of the chapters in Physics. He was the one to develop the theory of relativity. He is a Nobel laureate who is best known for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. He also extended his views and laws to the gravitational fields. Einstein was affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey. His brilliance and achievements were so immense that even today we relate brilliance and “Einstein” together.

8. Judit Polgar (IQ Level- 170)

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She is the greatest female chess player according to many. Judit Polgar also became the youngest Grandmaster at the age of 15 and still holds that record. She is the only woman in FIDE’s Top 100 list, where she ranks number 63 on the list. This genius had defeated a reigning world number one player and ten other world champions in different tournaments. She created history in 2002 when she defeated the world number 1 Garry Kasparov in a match and that match went on to become a remarkable event in her career.

7. Garry Kasparov (IQ Level – 190)


This Russian man is considered to be the greatest chess player of all times. He was ranked world no. 1 for 225 times. This genius man in 2003 played against a chess computer that could calculate 3 million moves per second. The match was draw and Kasparov obliged his fans with his unmatched brilliance. Kasparov was the youngest undisputed World Chess Champion just at the age of 22. He has a world record for most number of consecutive victories and most number of Chess Oscars. Apart from being a chess player, this man is also a writer and political activist.

6. Philip Emeagwali (IQ Level- 190)


This man is an engineer, mathematician and geologist who used the Connection Machine supercomputer to analyze petroleum fields. Though he left school at the age of 13 to be a part of the Nigerian-Biafran war but that did not deter him from completing school through self study and earning his degree in Mathematics. His achievements do not end here. He earned three Master’s degree in Mathematics, Environmental and Marine Engineering from various universities. This Nigerian writer also appeared for his PhD at the University of Michigan but he was denied his degree on grounds of racial discrimination and he sued the University for the same. Nevertheless, he will always be a hero to his countrymen and to the rest of the world!

5. Christopher Michael Langan (IQ Level- 195)


This man has been described as the “smartest man in America”. Langan began talking when he was all of six months and he taught himself to read when he was just three and was skipped ahead at school many times. This genius scored a perfect score in SAT even thought he slept his way through the exam. He dropped out of the Montana University stating that he could teach his professors more than they could teach him. Now this statement requires serious self confidence. Hats off to this man!

4. Kim Ung-Yong (IQ Level- 210)

Kim Ung-Yong tourism destinations

Kim Ung-Yong could speak fluently when he was just six months old and was a guest student in Physics at Hanyang University at the age of 3. He wrote poetry and two short stories by the time he was four years old. Do we need to say more? He left NASA at the age of 16 and though he was offered enrollment at Korea’s most prestigious university, he rejected the offer and instead decided to pursue PhD in civil engineering. Right now, he serves as a faculty in the Chungbuk National University.

3. Christopher Hirata (IQ Level- 225)

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Born in 1982, Christopher Hirata had recorded an IQ of 225. He is an outstanding example of child prodigy who had already completed his college level courses by the time he was 12. By the time he turned 16, he was working on a project with the NASA. He was the first one to win a gold medal in international Science Olympiad at the age of 13. He began attending classes for his PhD in astrophysics when he was just 18.

2. Terence Tao (IQ Level- 225-230)

terence tao

Another child prodigy yet again. This genius taught arithmetic to a 5 year old when he himself was all of 2. He attended mathematics courses of the university level when he was just 9 years old. At 14, Terence Tao attended the Research Science Institute. At 16, he received both his Bachelors and Masters degree and by 20 had received his Doctorate as well. He remains the youngest winner till date of all the three medals in Olympiads. By 24, he was the youngest ever professor at UCLA.

1. William James Sidis (IQ Level- 250-300)


Sidis had exceptional mathematical abilities. At 6, he went to a grammar school and in 7 months he had graduated. He attended Harvard at the age of 11 and mastered over 40 languages. He was threatened by some fellow students in Harvard so his parents assigned him on a teaching job in Texas. But soon he left the job and started concentrating on a political career.

Do you think someone else should be included in this list of people with super high IQ? Let us know below in comments.

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A film buff by birth, I was born to write. Taking up Journalism as my subject was just a way to nurture that passion. I dream to be a writer someday after having a successful stint as a journalist. Fingers crossed!

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    • The real Walter O’brien must surely be a TV PR conception. Look up how much the real Walter O’Brien he was ridiculed at Reddit when he made a thread about… himself and his show. Read how “smartly” he writes and you will understand this is just a PR stunt for ratings.

    • i think you’re thinking of 195 unless there’s a scale i’m not aware of, plus it depends on which scale you use.

    • There is actually no real IQ test online to the general public so other outlets making suggestions of what the highest IQ possible is just opinion not actual fact yet opinions on the Web tend to give the majority beliefs that nearly all possible information is online & that somehow most of it or at least more than half is fact. IQ has no limit. I can prove that by taking one of the so called online IQ test said to be from Harvard or other respectable places & earn 200 points yet my IQ is not 200. IQ must be tested in a controlled environment which is not online. I do know my real IQ but I also know IQ has no limit. IQ is the “possibilities” of not what is known but what is a guess at the probability of what one can learn. Probability & possibility cannot mathematically have limits 🙂

    • It’s also a nonsense cos albert einstein and newton are much lower than 200, da vinci is a good example too, cos look at what he created and invented, he’s rated about 190ish tho, just to let u know i did the face book test and got a perfect score 170 IQ , i truly believe these IQ tests are rubbish.

        • ahha yeah , no we all did it, if u get all the questions right, fb comes up with 170. most of the other guys got 125ish. I don’t think I’m smarter than Albert Einstein don’t worry lol, 1 of the reasons why his IQ makes no sense he’s easily along with Newton as prob in th top 5 smartest people who ever lived.I think memory and amount of original ideas are the biggest elements for me for smart people.

          • “I think memory and amount of original ideas are the biggest elements for me for smart people.”

            Creativity and memory are not intelligence. Not to say that memory and creativity aren’t admirable traits to have, but you’re arguing for different things and labelling it as intelligence. Silly

          • 1 +1 = 2 , equations ,any large equations this is your idea of smart ? that can be learned. your not too smart are u.

  • Walter O’brien
    I agree with Jack
    I only agree with Jack because of information given in the show (and wikipedia)

        • I don’t. I only replied to two. There are much more than two people posting their IQ on here. I definitely did not reply to “each and every person who posts his/her IQ”. Also, I only reply to the far fetched ones. The ones with the bad grammar, punctuation, or sentence structure.

          • Doesn’t really make sense to question someone’s IQ based on grammar. People frequently use improper grammar on the Internet regardless of their actual knowledge on the subject. More importantly, knowledge in general, while a common side effect of it, certainly isn’t a requirement of intelligence.

          • Onda is right I have a very high IQ and I’ve done nothing with my life. My Grammar is far worse than the Mongol above and yes my breath smells worse than bull’s shit….So Freddy, don’t let your slightly above average IQ trick you into believing you have insight.

          • True, but at the very least, he should have found an alternative way to prove his intelligence. Some things can be proven, regardless of grammatical correctness. Surely, if he is that smart, he would be able to identify an opportunity to express his intellectuality in a different form.

      • Should probably go brush your teeth then mate. Sayse my sixteen year old side. Fuck off you sanctimonious prick says the rest of me. I mean really, i dont even have to look at you profile pic to know its some animates hipster joke.

          • I have been tested on the WJ-R, and noticed that Written Expression and Basic Writing Skills are seperate subtests. One can be a brilliant person and not do well as an editor, just as easily as one can be a genius and still miss the point over a gramatical error, but I’ll list five scores for consideration:
            Basic Writing Skills – average (can’t recall exact score, but about 95-105)
            Math – 101
            Social Studies – 80 (borderline retarded)
            Written Expression – 163
            Analysis-Synthesis – 180
            (The ability to work with unfamiliar information and to create novel procedures for problem solving – the scientific method)

            Yu cuid messpell evry werhd an stil gett a mesagge acros tu a nother genus.

          • It means when your IQ was high, you developed the Analysis-Synthesis part of your brain and left out math – writing and social studies. Raise your IQ back and work on the underdeveloped parts. Thats it.

          • Thank you for the encouragement. I intend to go to college, now that I’ve determined my greatest interests. Passion is a key ingredient to success, and I now have that.

          • That’s just knowledge of the written English language. It does not denote someone’s IQ. You don’t think the “knowledge” just jumps into their brain do you? They have to learn it just like everyone else. And anyway so what if someone makes some mistakes on here, I don’t think there’s the death penalty for it.

          • no thats very false. many high iq’s have dyslexia. Very false pay attention to #3 from above


            1) We all make mistakes. (That is why spell check was invented)

            2) “The inch that compares itself to a foot will always come up short.” It is the very act of comparing one’s self to another that tells everyone exactly how one sees one’s self.

            3) Those who see themselves as inferior tend to speak, or write, ill of those they see as superior. It seems to be the only thing they know to do to appear greater.

            4) Knowing this, I compare myself to me yesterday. If I measurably performed better than I did last time, I have made progress. If not, then I alter my performance plan, and make another attempt.

            5) This approach eliminates the need to make derogatory statements about others.

            6) Those truly graced with the ability to see the world a bit differently will tend to share that vision, in the hopes of helping others.

        • You guys think he doesn’t have a high IQ because he has a typo? Really? He can spell “sanctimonious” but not “says”? The only reason that you think he’s lying is that there is no one you would believe isn’t lying, ever. Looking at what he wrote and then you guys, there’s a much better chance that he has that IQ then the rest of you do.

          • Yes, actually. How am I supposed to believe what he is saying, when he clearly misspelled the word ‘says’. It’s not only that, instead of ‘then’ – he should have used ‘than’. He also forgot commas in a lot of places. How am I supposed to believe him? One can’t simply go around believing everyone’s far fetched tails. Especially when he doesn’t have proper sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. Then, instead of proving that he actually does have a acclaimed IQ of 192, he goes and says that my profile picture is “some animates hipster joke”. When it is quite clearly a Julius Caesar by Shakespeare reference. Just by his response, I can tell that he is lying. It’s not that hard to tell.

          • Never be too sure of yourself when you don’t have all the facts, there are exceptions to every rule.

          • You can be a genius in math and science and hate reading, or have no social skills. Different parts of the brain responsible for different skills.

          • Petty little troll. He clearly spelled “says” correctly in the next sentence which indicates a typo in the previous. And his use of “then” is correct. Try finding your own grammatical error, “Then, instead of proving that he actually does have a acclaimed IQ of 192”. Need “a” (or “an”) hint?? Keep striving for a positive IQ grammar genius…

          • Einstein was dyslexic.
            Under your theory, Einstein could not have been a genius because this.
            I’m in the 9.994 percentile and I make more spelling errors than most due to being hit by a car, spinal diseases, and a concussion.
            In short, your argument is moot.

        • I think in order to settle this argument you should post 2 pictures of you holding your pacs. Cuz if you’re telling the truth I want to ask you questions about forensic psychology.

        • Maybe, but I’m not going to go around bragging about it. I am also not going to make up some ridiculous number and claim that my IQ is higher than Einsteins! Surely with an IQ of 192 he would have been able to differentiate between ‘then’ & ‘than’. Also, I would have expected that by now someone like him would be in newspapers all over the world like all of the people in the article, at some point, were.

          • Have you any idea of the population in this world? Do you think they could feasibly go around and test every single person to see what their IQ is? These people quoted in articles are simply examples of one’s with high IQ’s. It doesn’t mean they’re the only ones. Many are unsung geniuses, people you walk past in the street that look just like you and me. They don’t have their IQ stamped on their forehead.
            My cousin is a professor, he teaches at a uni in Canada. If you met him you could say he seems a bit silly as he’s very eccentric. You wouldn’t pick it. His sister, in her 60’s now, is studying for her second degree. She also potters around doing heaps of embroidery. You’d never pick her as being so bright yet she is. She seems like a very ordinary housewife.
            And yes, I say astonishingly, when I found out my IQ is higher than Einstein’s was and properly tested, no one was more amazed than me. I’ve often been told how bright I am but because my mother always put me down I thought they were talking rubbish and just trying to suck up to me. Initially I didn’t really know what the number meant. I’m quite ashamed I haven’t really used it to it’s full advantage in life so I’m now, as an older mature age student, going to University and study law. That doesn’t make me any better than anyone else, nor worse. But what I do consider is better about me is that in other areas where I’m not so blessed I don’t go around putting people down and being insanely jealous even though I would gladly swap all I have for one thing. Believe me there are some things I would give anything for, like really good health, but I’m not going to knock anyone who has. I just hope they make sure they do all they can to enjoy themselves with it. And never take it for granted.
            As for “then” and “than”. It’s obviously a typo, not one the spell checker would pick up on, so get over it. Even if a genius not everyone can type well. I’m sure you do have some good talents and abilities, we ALL do in our own ways no matter what our IQ is. After all it’s only a number, a gauge if you like. It simply shows a predilection to be able to absorb knowledge and fathom a lot of things out, more than the average population if it’s high.
            I will say this, although in fear of repeating myself, I have a friend who’s a doctor, an MD, and has two specialities under his belt. A walking encyclopaedia. He refuses to tell me his IQ because he has said he feels too embarrassed to tell me as his isn’t even over the genius level of 142. He’s a brilliant doctor and done so much good in this world. He’s embarrassed? I’m embarrassed as I haven’t used mine like he has. In fact I wish I hadn’t told him, I actually feel rather inferior to him now. But I’m not going to be unpleasant to him, I have fun gleaning lots of knowledge and information from him! lol
            So come on, tone it down. Go and look in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I do that’s better than a lot of other people, other than sniping of course. And be proud of that, even if it’s simply being a good husband and father, a decent, kind, caring person or whatever. That is far more valuable than a high IQ or university degree, believe me. And you’re obviously not stupid with the way you write, so stop feeling so inferior. You are just as good as anyone else, and they are just as good as you. Unless some of us are going around and doing awful things to people, that’s a whole different ball game.

      • Why is being intelligent “bullshit”?

        At 16 I had an IQ at 197, and earned three PhDs. Linguistics, Classics and Philosophy.

        • Said by the person who believes that the Jews were the perpetrators behind 9/11. Apparently, you’re smarter than that.

          I disqualify your intelligence based on your username, NeverForgetJewsDid9-11. Put into context, you are saying that the Jewish people blew the World Trade Center up on September 11, 2001.

          This means that you are a conspiracy theorist, who isn’t smart enough to analyze the information for yourself, and deduct from the facts – given and not given – that the World Trade Center, was not, in fact, destroyed by the Jewish people.

          You do not possess a superior intelligence. You are not a genius.
          I will tell you what you are, though.

          You are a fool.
          You are a Neo-Nazi.

          Fu-ck you.

          Burn in hell.

  • Wow. How ironic that the article is about IQ and is written so poorly. The author uses poor grammar and sentence structure in each of the bios. Mr Basu, you should find a new profession or have one of your peers to proof your work.

    • Now I’ll fix some of your mistakes. How ironic that the article is about IQ,* and is written so poorly. Mr. Basu*, you should find a new profession or have one of your peers proof read your work.

      • He didn’t make any mistakes lol. A comma isn’t needed after IQ. Also, using “Mr” without a period is accepted in British English. You failed at being an asshole.

          • Freddy McBob, I personally don’t think you’re a very nice person. Yes, some of these people may be lying about their high IQs, but don’t swear, it probably hurts others’ feelings. And anybody who thinks their IQ is high and have taken a standardized test, look into Mensa or contact the author of this article. That is all.

          • I apologize for my swearing, though I would hardly call ‘as* h*le’ a swear. Anna, I implore you to look above my comment and look at the comment written by a Kosuke Nakamura; you will find the first use of the above “swear”. I was simply replying to his comment using the same language that he used with me. I am not implying that what I said is correct, but do not say that I am not a very nice person when I was merely using the same language that was used directed towards me. Also, the nature of my first reply to this comment written by Tony Miller is defending the author of this article whom, I believe, did a wonderful job at writing this article and made no obvious mistakes.

    • intelligence is not how much a person know; intelligence is how much a person is able to learn.
      btw I couldn’t find where the writer of this article said something about his/hers own intelligence, so if the writer didn’t stated anything related (i.e. “My IQ is higher than Einstein’s” or “I’m a grammar teacher”) it’s something really stupid to think of it as “ironic “

          • No one has made me laugh so hard. You should go on the circuit. Actually I am not ‘talking’ with anyone. And you have no basis for your statement.

          • You laugh because you life never meant anything until you stumbled up on me. Once I dismiss you your life goes back to having no meaning. Comparing me to you would be like comparing a God to an Ant. Since you’re retarded I’ll point out you are the ant.

          • No, lol, It is truly because you are funny. I can’t even bare to call you a troll because that might give you the impression I find your comments disturbing. That could not be further from the truth. While I do believe you are disturbed, I am forever surprised that they allow you access to a computer. I am going to teach you some numbers. You may have to concentrate long and hard and get someone to write them down. These numbers will, most likely, save your life one day. First, I want you to sound them out………..Nine…One…One. You may need to get help with sounding out the last two but when you really need them, you may only have to shout them out. Anyone hearing you yell them, will know what to do. 911. Stay tuned for further lessons

          • I sense insecurity in your rambling. You know I am your better but you won’t admit it so you’re hiding behind a wall of text. You have a miserable unfulfilled life so you feel the need to take it out on me because you actually think I’m an idiot but are still too stupid to realize I’ve been playing you like a fiddle. You NEED to attack me otherwise your own life has no meaning.

            If you respond you confirm what I just said. If you walk away there won’t be any judgement you just decided to be the better man.

          • Wow !!! I guess I just confirmed you know nothing of what you speak. You have said nothing I need to compete with. Why would I feel inferior to someone in a looney bin. You might as well say you can fly. Your statement of having an IQ of 450 is going to keep me responding to you. I must avail myself to whatever spews forth from you. I just hop this isn’t wasted on me. I would hope this is being enjoyed across the internet. This is great entertainment. You do remind me of a former colleague. He was delusional too. He now lives in a commune in Montana.

          • You responded and thus proved I’m correct you took the bait JUST like I thought you would seeking validation through internet flame wars like nobody pays attention to you so me blasting you with the truth is exactly what you want. This isn’t about me at all it’s about you and your shitty life and how you need to attack me UNPROVOKED mind you to validate your own existance.

            So again I challenge you prove you aren’t craving my attention. If you respond again you confirm you need my attention.

          • Wow !!! I am craving your words, not your attention. It is fun to interact with someone on the edge. Why are you even here? With an IQ of 450 you should be working on solving cold fusion, instead you are trying to prove your worth to me. I could care less of your delusions. I merely find it funny that you think you are debating something with me. I have said nothing that wasn’t true. I have said some things without facts, but they are supported by your insane statements. Anyone with an IQ of 450 would not be telling anyone. Everyone would be telling you. You would not be here entertaining all who read this. So what is your next prophecy? What endearing fact will I reveal about myself if I respond to you again. Come on genius, what’s next?

          • Okay I can’t wait. Tell me with your super intelligence what makes me an idiot? Come on! You can do it. Show me some smarts. Don’t be afraid. Or should we talk about the WWE. Now there is an intelligent subject. A bunch of steroid junkies parading around in tights. Or are they contemplating string theory. No wait G-string theory

          • Yeah, I like baseball because it is an intricate test of individual special talents coordinated in an effort to challenge another set of individual special talents. Wrestling is all about correography, acting and dressing as gay as one possibly can, Kinda like the Rockettes for gay men. I would never dream of depriving you your last word. I am dying for something intelligent to come out of your computer. Perhaps with your superior mind you develop a program to come up with something smart. No, not like your prepubescent comments above, something actually witty that demonstrates a 450 IQ. That may be tough because of the limited time they let you play on the nurse’s computer.

          • Yeah, I like baseball because it is an intricate test of individual
            special talents coordinated in an effort to challenge another set of
            individual special talents. Wrestling is all about correography, acting
            and dressing as gay as one possibly can, Kinda like the Rockettes for
            gay men. I would never dream of depriving you your last word. I am dying
            for something intelligent to come out of your computer. Perhaps with
            your superior mind you develop a program to come up with something
            smart. No, not like your prepubescent comments above, something actually
            witty that demonstrates a 450 IQ. That may be tough because of the
            limited time they let you play on the nurse’s computer.

          • I am impressed. Not because something intelligent came out of you, but that you recognized something intelligent. Now if we can just get you to pass another test. I am sure you will get a special treat for being a good boy. Just tell every one that is reading how low your IQ really is. Come on, they’ll give you a cookie or maybe 10 extra minutes on the computer.

          • I am impressed. Not because something intelligent came out of you, but
            that you recognized something intelligent. Now if we can just get you to
            pass another test. I am sure you will get a special treat for being a
            good boy. Just tell every one that is reading how low your IQ really is.
            Come on, they’ll give you a cookie or maybe 10 extra minutes on the

          • And how old are you? You watch the Simpsons? I guess if you are stagnant in your growth, you watch little kids programs

          • It’s a cartoon there for it is for kids.

            that does sound like the deficient thinking of a crazy old man in a group home.

          • and that still doesn’t help your case that you’re an old ass man arguing on the internet. That doesn’t make you big or better than me like you’re trying ro prove. It just makes you fucking pathetic

          • Pathetic is that you think this is an argument. You made a ridiculous statement and I am having fun twisting the truth out of you. Are you choking yet?

          • And
            Shepherds we shall be

            For thee, my Lord, for thee.

            Power hath descended forth from Thy hand

            Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.

            So we shall flow a river forth to Thee

            And teeming with souls shall it ever be.

            In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.

          • You are trying so hard to sound smart and it’s failing so horribly, it’s hilarious but really, really embarassing. I would bet money that you have autism, you talk in the way that alot of autistic people do, and you are definitely, definitely not as smart as you believe you are, or you’d know how to use proper English.

          • Nobody asked you, nobody cares what you think, and you’re only embarrassing yourself. You want to play this game?

          • He’s cribbing songs from Metallica too. That one is “Master of Puppets” from the album of the same title. Good stuff…

          • Nope. You said you had an IQ of 450, and have been holding it out like a pathetic delusion for days now. This is all about entertainment for me just waiting for you to implode

          • Mr. Brushman what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
            Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award
            you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

          • 9 words are a rambling incoherent response? Wow!!! Your response appears to prove you are in a fog. Just tell the nurse to up your meds.

          • Men build things, then we die. It’s in our fucking DNA! That’s what we do!

            And when it all falls down?

            We build it right back up again.

            But this time bigger. BETTER!

            Look! Look what we can do. Look how fuckin’ beautiful we are. You think the men that built all this had it easy?

            Hard men!

            Doing hard shit!

            And that gives me a hard on… But not in a gay way or anything.

            No, no… ‘course not

            Yeah it goes without sayin’

            I am so sick of this self help, twelve step, leftover hippie generation bullshit!

            Now they don’t want you to do anything, right?

            Just sit there.

            Don’t drink.

            Don’t smoke.

            Don’t drive fast.

            Kiss my ass!

            Fuck it! Do it all I say!

            Do you think Duke Wayne spent all of his time talking about his feelings with a fuckin’ therapist?

            There’s no fucking way he did!

            John Wayne died with five pounds of undigested red meat in his ass. Now that’s a man!

            Real men hide their feelings. Why?

            Because it’s none of your fuckin’ business!

            Men do not cry.

            Men do not pout.

            Men jack you in the fuckin’ jaw and say…

            “Thanks for comin’ out”

          • End of passion play, crumbling away

            I’m your source of self-destruction

            Veins that pump with fear, sucking dark is clear

            Leading on your deaths construction

            Taste me you will see

            More is all you need

            Dedicated to

            How I’m killing you

            Come crawling faster

            Obey your Master

            Your life burns faster

            Obey your Master


            Master of Puppets I’m pulling your strings

            Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams

            Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing

            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



            Needlework the way, never you betray

            Life of death becoming clearer

            Pain monopoly, ritual misery

            Chop your breakfast on a mirror

            Taste me you will see

            More is all you need

            Dedicated to

            How I’m killing you

            Come crawling faster

            Obey your Master

            Your life burns faster

            Obey your Master


            Master of Puppets I’m pulling your strings

            Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams

            Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing

            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



            Master, Master, where’s the dreams that I’ve been after?

            Master, Master, you promised only lies

            Laughter, Laughter, all I hear or see is laughter

            Laughter, Laughter, laughing at my cries

            Hell is worth all that, natural habitat

            Just a rhyme without a reason

            Neverending maze, drift on numbered days

            now your life is out of season

            I will occupy

            I will help you die

            I will run through you

            Now I rule you too

            Come crawling faster

            Obey your Master

            Your life burns faster

            Obey your Master


            Master of Puppets I’m pulling your strings

            Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams

            Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing

            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



            Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream



          • Seriously you’re what? 60 years old and you’re in an internet fight with a very obscure Simpsons character. Who is the moron again?

          • How do you know that people who are in mental care get cookies or 10 more minutes on a computer as a reward, is that where you are right now?

          • I am very interested in the care and treatment of the mentally disabled. My nephew is in a facility as we speak. The character I am engaged with is displaying similar symptoms. When I am not engulfed in idiotic impersonators, I am visiting him.

          • You like baseball so you’re canceling yourself out while you worship a bunch of meatheads paid to hit a ball and run.

            You can’t win against me. I will ALWAYS have the last word. You’ll die before you get the last word old man.

        • It should read, “I have an IQ of 450, it’s so high they had to ‘create’ a test for me.”

  • I have long yearned to meet others with my capacity. However, I never have. I graduated high school at the age of 10. I was given a choice, remain in normal school or go to university, I chose to try to blend in and have friends. My classmates did not accept me and I had to prove physical prowess. The result was less than amiable. I ended up undefeated in sports for over 5 years, and still no real friends. Just followers. To make things worse I started working for the government, for free on a “back door pass” at 16 I couldn’t get enough of the tech I was blatantly given access too. Which furthered my gap with normal life. Now I am hopelessly extracted from any social norms and so wish I could have anything close to a relationship on any level. I cannot relate to anyone.Kudos to those that fit somewhere with a high IQ. I envy them.

  • I have an adult IQ of 178. I have taken 5 online tests and 3 government issued tests. All came within 170-180 (The 3 government test were all 178). I am 13 with a bachelors degree in Quantum Physics at CalTech. Next year I am receiving my Masters and beginning to work for my Ph.D. After I complete these, I was already offered a job for theoretical physics at CalTech. I will go into string theory as I begin my years working for CalTech. Currently, I am working on a theory that states that speed could heat liquids up, pushing them into motion, creating heat energy or kinetic energy. (Still working on which one). I have not yet begun my experimental blog, so keep a look out for my paper. Also, this list is wrong, I have met with Walter O’Brien and many other High IQ people and their knowledge far exceeds all these people’s knowledge.

    • Yep, you’re an idiot. IQ tests are mostly unrelated to knowledge.

      And your theory is bullshit circular logic. “Speed could heat liquids up?” Everyone knows that. “Pushing them into motion?” They’re already in motion. “Creating heat energy or kinetic energy?” Ok, that’s a circle and then some. Fuck yourself.

    • That’s great but the two questions I have are:

      how do you relate to your siblings?
      when and why did you decide to pursue a career in physics?

  • Sorry, I don’t buy the Sharon Stone thing. I’d have to give her the IQ test myself before I’d believe 154. Get out of here.

  • Serb female gender does not realize that I am about probably high Oriental female IQ due to having much of my gene total shared with the genes common to an mt DNA line from Mongolia and present there among Mongolian women to this day, as well as from the line of the khans of the 1100s onwards, from my father, as well as of a general of theirs, respectively his closely related people, as well as with genes from Mongol troops of the fall in the 1600s andfrom my mother Chinese intermarriage of these and Mongol settlers in China and Mongol troops from the also shared with Ashkenazi Jewesses and European Queens as well as another mt DNA line similarly shared, as well as from both parents Hun genetics, and from my mother Coquette lineage eminently, which surpasses Aryan female wished IQ since they devote themselves to their femininity and do not suppress excessive libido due to Christian custom and create strictly feminine spheres and interests and prescribed specialized feminine attitudes and points of view,

  • What about other great great people? like Leonarde De Vincii? Im pretty sure he belongs to top 10 along with many others…
    Interesting list by the way!

  • DR. RONALD K. HOEFLIN with over 190 IQ resides in Manhattan, NYC
    Brian SCHWARTZ with over 200 IQ resides from time to time in Manhattan too

  • Observations:

    1) We all make mistakes. (That is why spell check was invented)

    2) “The inch that compares itself to a foot will always come up short.” It is the very act of comparing one’s self to another that tells everyone exactly how one sees one’s self.

    3) Those who see themselves as inferior tend to speak, or write, ill of those they see as superior. It seems to be the only thing they know to do to appear greater.

    4) Knowing this, I compare myself to me yesterday. If I measurably performed better than I did last time, I have made progress. If not, then I alter my performance plan, and make another attempt.

    5) This approach eliminates the need to make derogatory statements about others.

    6) Those truly graced with the ability to see the world a bit differently will tend to share that vision, in the hopes of helping others.

      • give one example of a mind without a brain there is no reason to believe your going to survive death other than wishful thinking

        • Your statement makes no sense. Is that why they call it nonsense? Wishful thinking is great. Why knock it? If we are like animals then you are correct when you say that surviving death is wishful thinking, but show me an animal that can do even basic Algebra.

          • I guess you evolved from an ape of some kind then? I did not, but there is no sense arguing about it. In about 75 years we will see who was right.

          • Yes, I did. And so did you. Don’t delude yourself. You have precisely nothing to back up what you believe, whereas I have an overwhelming amount of physical scientific evidence that proves conclusively what I believe.

            You are delusional, and as a person who values rationality and skeptical curiosity more than anything else, it is sad for me to see that.

          • Yes, let’s just wait until we’re probably both dead, instead of examining the overwhelming imbalance in the amount of evidence we each have.

            Whatever. Keep believing in imaginary stories, it’s not really my problem.

          • You’ve got it wrong. We have both examined the evidence and we have written the exam. Why do we need to study and study and study? In 75 to 100 years or even less, the universe will announce the results. So let’s just wait and see.

          • Reexamine the evidence? Did I say that? No, I said examine the overwhelming imbalance between the amount of evidence we both have. The evidence proves conclusively that we evolved from apes. The evidence does not suggest that we didn’t, even slightly. Nothing is likely to disprove that. The “universe” isn’t going to magically reveal anything.

            Again, keep believing in imaginary stories.

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    • You have put in a nutshell what I was going to say. If you don’t have a high IQ there’s no shame in it, nor is it bragging if you say you have. To me it’s like saying I’m 5′ 6″ high and have brown hair. I have a close friend who’s a doctor. He steadfastly refuses to tell me his IQ because as he puts it “he would feel ashamed as yours is so high”. I can’t budge him. Yet this man is not only a doctor having a M.D. he has two specialities under his belt and like a walking encyclopaedia. I’m ashamed to say I have an IQ of 187 and have not done anything really good in my life with it.
      I was incidentally, for others around here who can’t get it, initially tested when in my early 20’s and went for vocational guidance. Not from Facebook or something. I was told there was absolutely nothing I couldn’t do if I wanted to. I’ve repeated that recently to make sure as I’ve got older I’m not losing the plot.
      The only place that knowledge got me then, as she was there, was my mother spending years of being intensely bitter, spiteful and viciously jealous trying to tell me I was stupid all the time. So far from seeming good to me it was a burden. However I got a very close look at someone, able in fact to analyse them, who felt totally inferior and hit out at anyone who, in her eyes, made her feel even more so. The spitefulness of someone on here looks remarkably like she sounded.
      I’ve never understood why. It’s beyond me. We all have different talents, abilities and such like. Some people with high IQ’s can be quite silly in other areas, and some with lower ones can appear to be highly intelligent, and in fact often are as they have used their brain.

      • That’s really nice man you are lucky. I am ashamed of mines, but to have yours it would be very nice.

    • High IQ is nothing like this my friend. It automatically, almost magically makes you incredibly competent. And even you cant believe what you are able to do, how you perceive and mentally model things. What you are referring is learning and self-development. Suppose that somehow your IQ has increased dramatically while you are at sleep. When you wake up you look at a tree and you don’t see a tree but you see a compilation of individual leafs, to each of which you almost would give a name, because of perceived different character-like shapes and color. That’s the high IQ dude.

      You are mentioning self-improvement, belief about ones identity and capacity. Yes these are regulation factors. But you cant go near it.

      High IQ and talent are very similar, but entirely different mechanisms and signaling routes and conditions are active.
      High IQ is far beyond baby-like fast conditioned learning and perception.

      It has its intrinsic very detailed and accurate mental modelling aspect with fascinating meta-cognitive capabilities like switching mood and related memory sets as you wish.


      • It appears you have misunderstood. My coments were in response to some rather negative statements made by another. I do not now, nor ever, attempt to DEFINE intelligence, or IQ’s, or tell people what they “can’t belive.” My ego is not that big.

        • It is not a big ego. It an individualized and developed ego. You should be able to make your own observations about moods – emotions – thoughts – ideas and brain functionalities, thus the encapsulation concepts such as ego – iq – eq.

          Tho there is nothing wrong thinking what is big and what is small. I dont think last sentence was a passive aggressive statement.

          So, take care komadori.

          • Komadori – I too took Gediz’s “my friend” as somewhat pejorative, though I was also aware of the possibility of the other (“kindness”) meaning. The first meaning, however, was supported by the context of the message which was less than friendly – corrective, perhaps even adversarial. I think your questioning his meaning was understandable.

            In addition I have often heard “my dear” in the way you cited, especially in the South. It is used in a way similar to “bless your heart” which can be a veiled insult.

            More to the point I think you are “on target” with your comments. IQ is not the same thing as intelligence. It is simply an attempt to quantify something that is, actually, difficult to define. In addition, intellegence (referring here to that which is expressed by an IQ) is no guarantee of success (which itself is a slippery term). And, as you pointed out, though it may be helpful in some areas of life, there are other factors that determine achievement as well. Finally, the “intelligence” that is expressed as IQ seems, in some cases, to get in the way of achievement – for example, in social interaction.

          • LOL… Thank you for that, but I litterally had no idea what his meaning or intent was. That is why I asked, so he could state his meaning. I also had a question about his cultural context of the term. The answer would give me clues to his attitude about the rest of his statement.

            As you stated “the “intelligence” that is expressed as IQ seems, in some cases, to get in the way of achievement – for example, in social interaction”

            It appears I tend to exemplify that statement, in this setting. I have taken steps to counter that failing, however, I am finding I am still being misunderstood. But I am told “it is about progress, not perfection”

            And yes, I have seen, and see, these terms used in a variety of ways, from friendly to fiendishly. This is why I ask, but people seem to fail to understand this. And so a mole hill is becoming a mountian. LOL

            Again, thanks. By your words, you will follow the facts, even if it becomes uncomfortable. That is an extreamly rare characteristic.

          • Oh jeez this has been so tragic reading these comments- he just said ‘my friend’ just being nice- the meaning was obvious- why did u have to make such a fuss about it? Obviously you have never met before, you don’t need to know his cultural background to understand that he was just being nice, for goodness sake. Just pretentious waffling.

          • You only seem to want to talk,instead of listen. The Dude made his point clear, get out of your head. And be open to receiving. If you have a high IQ ,it doesnt mean you cant be stubborn anymore.

        • Calling some one “my friend” and setting a friendly tone, is a suggestion to be friends. If the person who is called “my friend” make an opposition to friendliness and sincerity conversation (mental trade) go in much more controlled sense, benefit wise. Because a status implying mutual benefit was just discarded.

          • Your meaning is unclear to me. Would you please state your meaning very clearly, to avoid misunderstandings?

          • Calling people “my friend” means “lets have friendly conversation, and please perceive what I say assuming me your friend”.

          • We prize honesty, integrity, and openess in word and deed. To call one “friend” means a relationship has developed, and mutual acceptance, love and respect has been obtained. Does your culture automatically assume acceptance, or does it allow choice?

          • I think you misunderstood what he was saying. Every statement as more than one meaning. I say to people “my dear”, but that doesn’t mean I see them as a lover. It’s just an act of kindness. It’s like another way to show you come in peace and aren’t looking for trouble or anything. And the way he’s using it, he wants you to see it as gentle conversation like you would have with a friend. ^-^

          • “I think you misunderstood what he was saying.” LOL, I had NO understanding of his meaning! LOL. There is an old saying that translates to “Say what you mean, mean what you say, and do not say it mean.”
            I interact with a variety of cultures. Each has a unique way of using words. Some strictly hold people to the words they choose, while others prize rampant misdirection. There are many, many cultures. Because of this, I had no idea what he meant. Since I do not know his cultural background, for clarity, I simply asked about how his cultural uses the term. : )
            By the Way……
            “I say to people “my dear”, but….. It’s just an act of kindness.” Not everyone will translate “my dear” how you mean it.
            “My dear” has, and is, used as a derogatory term in the U.S., mostly by what is called “upper class southern white society”. An example is shown in the 1980 film “Fame” ; )

          • Uhm okay. Well since he told you what it meant for him and then you gave a different interpretation as if your version was the correct way. Not saying you were thinking that, but the way you typed it made it seem that way which is why I commented. “To call one “friend” means a relationship has developed, and mutual acceptance, love and respect has been obtained.”

            And not everyone translates it as a derogatory term. I’ve NEVER heard it used as a derogatory term in the US and that’s where I live. It’s always been a term of endearment.

            Can you please choose a better example? Because that is just a movie. Not to mention the only quotes I can find from the movie that uses the words “my dear” is;

            “Certainly not for you, my dear.”

            “Look, I’m not ‘my dear’. You can fuck ‘my dear’.”

            Also, the “act of kindness” goes along with my sentence after that. To show that you mean no trouble. If someone was trying to use “my dear” as a derogatory term I’d be laughing my butt off cause it’d sound hilarious since it’s a term of endearment! XD

          • LOL, Suggest watching the film, and note the context.

            A great number of Americans are unaware of the effects of common activities. Sometimes this is intentional. Sometimes not. The words chosen always have, do, and will have an effect on the reciever of the message. Sometimes the effect is intended. Sometimes not.

            Many will dismiss parts they wish to avoid acknowledging. Others will insist their understanding is the only valid interpretation. Some will misunderstand. Some will do all of the above. Some will do none of the above. I know not who will do what, untill it is done.

            So I ask, what does the following mean to you?

            “Does your culture automatically assume acceptance, or does it allow choice?”

          • I don’t need to watch it, I read it in school. And it wasn’t used as a derogatory term from what I see. The character was upset and that’s it. You want me to look at context, but then you take one of my sentences out of context. Nice lol XD I said “you” because you can only speak for yourself, not a large group of people. Especially since it’s extremely obvious that the vast majority of the United States sees “my dear” as a term of endearment.

            Please go back and read my last comment, it seems you’re a bit offended. I said “Not saying you were thinking that, but the way you typed it made it seem that way which is why I commented.” Yes, the way you said it did come off as bad. I’m sorry you can’t see that, but some other people will take your words differently.

            I see that you’re using “my dear” constantly now, as if you’re trying to offend me. But don’t worry, it’s not. It just looks really funny with you saying it at the end of each paragraph. XD

            You seem to be in that category. You seem to not understand that people will see your words differently. Especially since your words sounded harsh. You don’t seem to want to accept that for some reason. Some people can’t seem to accept their mistakes and misunderstandings.

            The question by itself is harmless. But the way you took that guy’s personal meaning and redefining it for him as if that’s the right way and then asking him that question sounds very rude. It’s like you were asking if people in his country automatically accept people as friends or if they get a choice to friends with people. And that was very rude, from the way I see it. But again, not saying that’s what you meant. It’s just how it came off. Since he even explained twice to you what “my friend” meant to him. Then you “corrected” him and asked him that. It came off as disrespectful. I’m sorry, but that’s how it really feels.

            Yes I know that. But one single movie with one single “my dear” does not mean “the whole country thinks like this”. :/ Which is why I asked for a better example as to how “my dear” is seen as a derogatory term in the US, since it’s not.

            Thank you for pointing out the obvious, but your “evidence” of “my dear” being a derogatory term in the US is invalid.

          • Hate to butt in on this lovely conversation, but most people I know definitely use “my dear” patronizingly which is the context in which I think our friend here is referring to when he calls it a derogatory term. It’s also how he is using it. I don’t know many people at all who use it as a term of endearment. It’s more of an insult, really.

          • Very true, especially, if it’s a man talking to a woman, just as if he
            says ‘dear lady’ is misconstrued as being highly derogatory, sometimes, it
            is exactly that.

          • Cut the shit you sound like a self-righteous A-hole. Get off your little pedestal. He called you friend in the context of an interaction with a stranger. If you are too dense to understand the meanings of words in context that’s too damn bad for you. “number two answer is, “I see things I never knew about.” aka, education, my dear.” Yeah? Have you conducted a survey to procure this information? Or are you pulling it directly out of you AZZ?

          • THIS is the thing when IQ’s are discussed. The comments become heated and no-one understands each other. Very weird.

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          • You definitely did not mean “my friend” in a way that was friendly. The tone and content of your message says that much. Don’t even try to come back from that.

          • I know someone with an extremely gifted IQ and he is very quiet, never mentions people in adjectives, only when he was truly impressed, never takes the glory for something he created.. his mind is his own but what is formed from it, is always astounding

          • This is the downfall.. It’s not accurate, and is meant as a joke, but still illustrates problems with high IQ. High IQ people tend to over-analyze everything, and therefore can get in the way of common sense.

          • I’m not with you??? SO it’s not a gift? Sounds like they’re an irritation – not to me. I listen to the very intelligent people where I can and I’m always astounded with their cleverness. It’s a joy.

          • No, I think you’re missing my point.. The higher your intelligence gets, the less common sense you tend to have. (There are exceptions)I have an IQ of 153. My teachers used to joke with my parents that I was the dumbest smart kid they’ve ever seen, because I would look at something complex and explain it instantly, yet when looking at something simple, I had to make sure I had all the variables before spitting out an answer, which every other child answered it in 5 seconds. IQ is your ability to create, and to solve complex problems without common knowledge. Yet it can get in the way of common knowledge and obvious answers.

        • Why do you think so ? Do you have something to correct or add. If you know better, I would like to be informed.

          Thank you.

    • True, however I can self analyze and still not speak ill of people.

      However I do have a bias against women not because they are women buy because of feminism and the way they create propaganda and try to make women far superior to men while at the same time making men to be complete baffoons and rapist.

      I know my bias and I know where it originates, I try to ignore it and see only the achievements of other but transgressionsnare hard to forget.

    • We call this relativism. It’s suicide. According to this article, it is me who is the smartest man in America.

      I want nothing to do with you. You are violent, arrogant, and abrasive. Kindly, eff off.

    • If you had an iq of 59 you couldn’t have written that sentense. You probbably have really severe concentration problems or you took the test at a very, very ill time.

  • Pretty interesting. Now, I feel somewhat cheap with my 140-145. However, thanks for the share this was really instructive!

  • Is there anything more obnoxious than people blabbing on about there supposed high IQ? I don’t believe a truly intelligent person would feel the slightest need to brag about their IQ. Listen:when you go out and achieve something truly remarkable as in change our entire perception of nature like Einstein? Come back and THEN we’ll talk.Until that time your high numbers are utterly meaningless so don’t bother embarrassing yourself.

  • U should add me! My IQ is 157. I am a normal 11 year old girl in gifted middle school. I am asian.

    I have proof!

    • Online IQ tests are not the same as sitting down with an official test monitor who has been trained in the few generally accepted methods of testing intelligence. However, you did get a very high score from that “IQ test” and I would recommend that your parents arrange an official test with an educational psychologist at your local public school service center for a valid assessment of your IQ.

    • I have the same test, I got 161, and same age tho with the same race. I am also an asian…

  • Just saying, Nancy Spungen had an IQ of like, 172. She graduated high school at 15 and started college at 16. But, of course, all that matters to anyone is that she was a groupie, no one would think to put her on a list like this.

  • Maurizio Giuliano, totally insane but an amazingly bright mind. He was on the Italian TV programme “Genius” by age 6, speaking five languages fluently, went to both Oxford and Cambridge scoring top marks. He scored 188 for IQ, took the GRE and got 100% questions right in analytical and mathematical.

  • What a rubbish libtard list. Einstein is smarter than Polgar and there are literally thousands of people in the world smarter than Sharon Stone. If this list were accurate the top 20 would all be men. Enough trying to make the feminists happy please.

  • What about Walter O’Brien? Per CBS, various newspapers, the real life
    Scorpion company and Wikipedia he exists and has an IQ of 190 to 197 (or
    there about). Why isn’t he on this list?

  • How about Marilyn Vos Savant?

    If a man like Albert Einstein (who never sat his IQ test) can be added to such list then Leonardo da Vinci should be on that list. Granted IQ tests were not around in those days but I think it would be fair to say his IQ would be very high, even experts say his IQ would likely have been around the 180-190 mark.

  • This is like way cool. If I understand it correctly, and I probably don’t, less than .1% of the world’s population have IQs over 150–and they are all here!

  • Actually the ranking is wrong – even if you we use your information. Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 154 (you say in text). In the title it was 160. Actually you should wrote the exact IQ in the title. If you want to round the numbers than Hawkings IQ would be 150 and not 160. So actually he is sharing the last place with the actress.

  • Albert E. was nothing compared to Nikola Tesla… After Einstein had written his book about the theory of relativity, Tesla read it and sent a letter to Einstein, in which he wrote: “Interasting theory, but I’m affraid it’s incorrect”… Just saying, since no one put him on this list ..btw the list is dumb, there is no way to measure someone’s IQ and compare it to another man.. Human brains are smarter for some thing and not really for the other.. Stephen Hawking, for whom you said that has an IQ of 160 has changed the world much more than that chess players with big brains of their’s..

  • My IQ score is 130! I took a test and I was too young, so I had to do 1 yr older.

  • Has anybody even considered such persons as Sir Isaac Newton (whom Albert Einstein regarded as THE greatest mathematician in history), or present-day, Marilyn Von Savant’s official I.Q. score of 228-230? Several years ago, I read an interview with her that stated even she couldn’t answer some of the questions asked of her, and of course these were included in the interview. I took the challenge, and was able to determine all of the answers but two, and mailed them to her. I received an unexpected response, thanking me for my input and most unusual insights, and from what she was able ascertain, the answers were totally credible. However, neither of us could finish the original list. At the age of 12, I was officially tested by a renowned psychiatrist, who produced my I.Q. score of 164. In the coming years, I continued to stick out like a sore thumb from my classmates, finding the public school’s curriculum exceedingly boring, and sought out multiple fields of interest, including electronics engineer, nuclear physics, violin making, violin playing, symphonic composition, laser research, making a large reflector telescope for astral viewing, etc. At age 17 I was again officially tested, and to my dismay, my new score was down to 156. In all of this, however, life was more of a struggle for me than most of my peers, as I could never find my ideal “niche” in life, other than my Christian beliefs. And in the end, I’m content with that, although I see a society of successive generations being deliberately “dumbed down,” and have found that any and all attempts to assist them to rise above mediocrity, have been met with absolute futility. Bottom line, here: Don’t think that a high I.Q. will make life easier for you, and more successful; it probably won’t. 99% of geniuses are failures in their own personal lives, and those who are successful, might still be subjected to everyday challenges, such as changing a light bulb, or in the case of Albert Einstein, resistant to washing his hair. Stick to being content with what you have been given (there’s a greater reason for this than you might ever know), be open to learning quality subjects, avoid too much television, video games and internet addiction, keep your day job, and make your hobby what you most enjoy doing, whether it’s making a violin or riding your motorcycle, and leave the Brainiacs to their own world. The payoffs? Many, including a happier and more secure life, and with a whole lot fewer migraines.

    • Interesting you say that about Newton. I heard an old quote by Einstein, but not sure if it is true or not, being that Einstein has more fake quotes than anybody.

      When a newsreporter asked Einstein how it felt to be the smartest man in the world, he replied, “I dont know, youll have to ask Tesla”. I have always been curious if it was true or not. I do know that Einstein was very humble…

  • There are some facts out there though. Gay men “on average” score 10 points higher on real IQ tests than heterosexual men. On average, men score higher than women on IQ tests. The lists of facts goes on but IQ cannot have a limit since there are too many unknown variables. Unless all variables are known, a math problem cannot be solved logically speaking.

  • I got a score of 152. Yes, it was a free online test but because I’m so smart I know not to do a proper one where my score will probably be lower. See, that’s brains that is!

  • Hi all, please don’t judge, make loop holes, or taunt. I am not lying. My age is 10. I have had a few IQ tests. I took one when I was four, scoring 136. Another when I was seven, scoring 144. And I have taken one recently scoring 144 as well. On my recent one, my verbal strength was 155. I looked up that this is Mensa worthy.

    What do you guys think?


  • I recorded an IQ of 124, which is nothing jaw dropping, but I guess it’s above average… I just wish I wasn’t illiterate. Einstein was considered illiterate though, so I guess it’s okay.

  • Sharon Stone is, “alleged” to have a 154 iq, but when pressed she couldn’t establish it as fact. Methinks she’s fibbing. Besides, she certainly doesn’t belong with the other names on your list. What about James Woods, who was a student at MIT, and who is said to have an iq of 180?

  • In India, Dr. Chirag Mistry is versatile genius. During his college,he had solved many complex problems.His current learning speed of almost a 500-1000 pages book within a single day. I have respect to his multi dimensional knowledge. My blessing will always help this angry young man.

  • In India, Dr Chirag Mistry is versatile genius.He had solved many complicated problems. I bless him for success and progress.

  • IQ is a bogus concept. Think about what the people in that list have accomplished. How many of them should be listed as having more intelligence than Einstein & Hawking? Some of the statements in the list are ridiculous, such as the guy who got a perfect score on the SAT even though he slept through the exam. Who marked his answer sheet for him?

  • In 2002, Sharon Stone stated that her previous contention that she was a member of Mensa, with self-proclaimed IQ of 148, was not actually true.

  • I have an IQ Of 160, and I’m sure thousands of other people do to. So really the last few on the list are just the ones people of heard of.

  • Ludwig Wittgenstein is regarded as one of the greatest minds in history. Leonardo da Vinci is regarded as having without a doubt the greatest of minds. Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine, John Locke, William James… so many minds that surpass most of these.

  • Well, the person who wrote this article, seems to have an IQ of around 89.. Sentence structure is horrible and there were even some spelling mistakes..

  • Sidis had a presumed IQ of 250. That number was never really verified, so this article is not valid.

  • Anyone who claims to have an IQ of 200 or more, should be subject to great scrutiny.

  • Quite honestly, this is ridiculous. Firstly, the IQs stated above are quite dramatically incorrect, some overestimated and some under. Secondly, I would suggest that pretty much all of you that have commented are either lying or are very much mistaken about your IQs. On the assumption that you are all from a background of English as a native tongue, then there are only c. 300,000 people on the entire planet (also from a background of English as a native tongue) that have an IQ of greater than 150, or in other words the top c. 0.4%. I will happily state that my IQ was tested at the age of 6 and it came out to 146, a level of intelligence sufficient to gain me full scholarships to the best primary school, the best secondary school and the best university in the UK. Therefore, before any of you start shouting about your IQs of 170 etc. I suggest you consider what that means; it means that you have never and quite possibly will never meet someone who is smarter than you. Are you really so arrogant that you can put in such a claim?

    • You have an IQ of 146 on what scale of measurement.
      Are you a member of the Mensan’s.

      • I assume you are referring to Mensa, whose members are known as Mensans. I was invited to join the group at the point I was tested but had no interest especially given the low level of entry requirements, it hardly seemed a worthy accolade.

  • There have certainly been higher intelligence quotients than Einstein’s (whom you mentioned) but there have only been a handful of individuals in history with his ability to disregard the rules and think outside the box (with unheard powers of concentration for that matter) I think those people whose names ring out in history for their game changing feats of the mind all shared that special trait.It is the meeting of logic and creativity that spawns true genius.

  • I have noticed a lot of comments on here are people saying that because somebody has used bad grammer and misspelled a couple of words that they couldn’t have an above average IQ, I have an IQ of 159 even though I am very dyslexic, so to all the ignorant people out there you’re making yourself seem really uneducated!

  • Sharon Stone…”could actually have an IQ that would put many men to shame”? Wow! Seriously? That is a disgustingly sexist statement. Do you think men are naturally smarter than women?

  • This list seems pretty dubious. There is no supporting evidence for any of the claims you have made. Why isn’t Vos Savant on the list? When the Guinness book of Records last assessed IQ, Vos Savant was the world’s highest.

  • Having a high IQ does not make you ONE of the smartest people in the world. A smart person’s decisions are 97% correct at all times. Have correct street sense and logic at all times. Has a photograph memory but not always the correct comprehension of what he remembers. Has leadership abilities above the majority of the rest of the world. Brilliant in mathematics, and the ability to teach in layman terms. Every thing else ( I may have left a couple of things out) is simply a gene that gives a person an exceptional gift of talent in performance of anything else. I myself have found many many described as having high IQ’s really and actually have NO common sense what so ever. That in my opinion drops his/her high IQ down a few notches in the IQ number system. It just depends on what each person or group of people and/or categorical tests consider what qualifies a high IQ. To me saying someone is highly intelligent is more of a true statement than saying he has a high IQ. Most IQ tests do not cover every day subject matter or categories. Most don’t even have questions in them about survival or strategies regarding simple life. Even being highly intelligent academically does not make you one of the smartest people in the world. You still have to have………….. wait for it……………… Common Sense.

  • -I took the Mensa test twice and both times registered 170 and 172. it had to have been rigged

  • Its very interesting to see that apart from Paul Allen and Einstein none of these people would make the list of even the 500 most successful people.


    Autilya Pandit, aged about 6 years, (as of 2014)[2] displays good memory power regarding current affairs, general knowledge and geographical statistics.[3] He could recollect details of 213 countries and can answer questions about world geography, per capita income, gross domestic product, politics, the economy, etc.[2]Psychologists from Kurukshetra University have noted the grasping powers of Kautilya and expressed their desire to investigate his recalling capacity. C.R.Darolia, Chairman, Psychology Department said that “the boy is a wonder kid and he may have IQ around 130 which is rare for his age group.”

  • Let’s interject a dose of reality here. Einstein never took an IQ test so no one knows what his IQ was. The spread of numbers listed for him above is so large it’s ridiculous and meaningless.

    The assertion that Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 160 is also a guesstimate (and the 154 is just bullshit) at best because he’s never known the outcome of the one IQ test he took. I remember him saying that he took the Mensa admittance test when he was diagnosed with ALS because he was afraid it could affect his ability to think and reason. He passed the test (there were no numbers given to him) and he was invited to join, but he declined. He also said when asked what his IQ number is:
    “I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
    — To the New York Times, December 2004

    There is nothing wrong with being smart. There is nothing wrong with wanting to talk and spend time with people who are as smart or smarter than you, but anyone who finds ways of interjecting their IQ into conversation so that everyone knows how smart they are is, as Professor Hawking suggests, a loser.

  • Totally bogus. Please remove this trash before more weak-minded people read and believe it.

  • Apparently Magnus Storsveen scored MAX at the Norwegian Mensa IQ test! He is the smartest guy I’ve ever known!

  • when will they come up with an Olympiad for IQ? – the contestants quiz one another, until a winner is determined, for once, and all time…
    humans; still living dumb as apes; and using brute force, and emotion to make decisions.

  • Wow just read a article about Philip Emeagwali and this is what is said about him. How can we believe that anything is the truth here?
    ” Emeagwali is not a doctor of whatever kind. He is not a professor. He has not held any research or teaching job in any educational or research institution since he failed to get a doctorate degree at Michigan. He has also not done any new research. Emeagwali has no single publication in any scientific journal. A search of the most comprehensive scientific publication database (which can be done online) yields only a reference to his Masters Degree dissertation. He is a fraud”

  • when I read some commentators here, I feel that most of them are normal guys trying to look intelligent and it’s funny

  • I am always amazed at the individuals who have such high IQ’s but accomplish very little in life. I guess it takes a perfect “disaster” to get an Einstein or a Tesla. A mixing of extraordinary imagination coupled with extraordinary intelligence. They obviously do not go hand in hand.

  • I am a 10 year boy who is a mathematician and scientist from 8 and have the IQ of 180-220. My name is Anurag Ramachandran and knew all the bank logos from 1.While, I created almost 100 discoveries and 10 theories in maths and has made a 2 theories in 2 years. from 3 std. to 5 std. I almost won 7 gold, 1 silver and a bronze rank in 11 Olympiads. when I was 9 I studied eleventh standard maths and now it is very easy for me.I went to Kerala for my studies where I was the youngest participant and topped all people there.I am the person in the right.

  • Too bad they didn’t research the article a little better (if at all): William James Sidis (/ˈsaɪ dɪs/; April 1, 1898 – July 17, 1944) was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical abilities and a claimed mastery of many languages. After his death, his sister made the unverifiable claim that his IQ was “the very highest that had ever been obtained,” but any records of any IQ testing that Sidis actually took have been lost to history. —– It was later acknowledged, however, that some of the claims made were exaggerations, with a researcher stating “I have been researching the veracity of primary sources of various subjects for about twenty-eight years, and never before have I found a topic so satiated with lies, myths, half-truths, exaggerations, and other forms of misinformation as is in the history behind William Sidis” —— It has been acknowledged that Helena and William’s mother Sarah had developed a reputation of exaggerated claims about the Sidis family.[2] Helena had also falsely claimed that the Civil Service exam William took in 1933 was an IQ test and that his ranking of 254 was an IQ score of 254.

    • Oh, and the case filed by Philip Emeagwali was dismissed. Who ever wrote this article implied that his case WAS valid, which it MAY have been (notice I said MAY): Emeagwali studied for a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan from 1987 through 1991. His thesis was not accepted by a committee of internal and external examiners and thus he was not awarded the degree. Emeagwali filed a court challenge, stating that the decision was a violation of his civil rights and that the university had discriminated against him in several ways because of his race. The court challenge was dismissed, as was an appeal to the Michigan state Court of Appeals.

      • Any such claims as Emeagwali made in that case should be viewed with great suspicion. Racism kept such a great mind from getting a PhD at this university? Not likely at all. Not even reasonably likely. Had he been for real… any number of other prestigious universities would have jumped on the chance to honor him.

  • I took the Sanford-Binet test about 1954, and scored 145. Three years later it was 135, and three years after that, 128. I decided I’d better quit taking their tests.
    The highest possible score on some IQ tests is 160. I’m not sure where these super-numbers are coming from. What scale is being used?
    Wikipedia articles are usually good for picking up some vocabulary, and providing links to further information. I’m not so interested in the subject to follow the trail myself.
    I like the quip supposedly made by Will Rogers, “Everybody is ignorant, just on different subjects.” And, I come up with one myself, “Half of us are below average.” Pick a subject, pick a talent, pick a trait: half of us are below average.
    I had a neighbor who back in my childhood would have been officially labeled an idiot by any psychologist or psychiatrist. He knew more about growing native wild flowers than just about anyone I’ve ever met. He was way above average at that, but reading and writing? Forget about it.

  • There
    is a news that intelligence quotient (IQ) of 12 years old girl LYDIA has been found equal to that of Einstein.


    It is really strange to read the news

    Einstein’s IQ was never measured. So imaginary comparision.

    If yes tell me

    Name of doctor who measured

    Name of hospital it was measured

    What is the report?

    Numerous books were on Einstein. No where about his IQ is measured.

    Why to befool the general public.

    Then why to glorify wrong things.

    Part II




    Name of book : Beyond Einstein and E=mc2

    pp. 546 published from Cambridge, England

    Part III

    My work critical of Einstein ( approved by experts ) has been published in
    various popular articles all over the world. It would be prudent this work is
    highlighted which will bring laurels to INDIA.

    Tell truth , do not promote superstitions.

  • I’d like to know where these IQ ratings come from! According to MENSA, the world’s highest recorded IQ is 228 which is also the figure recorded in the Guinness Book of Records

  • My grandfather had an IQ of 160. He was a 33rd degree Mason and could quote the entire chapter in the Bible by just glancing at it for about 2-3 minutes verbatim. And, I was the one who would quiz him. He could memorize anything short or long in minutes, and was a whiz in math. He could have been a member of Mensa, but he did not want the publicity or any sort, he was a quiet man. He had passed in 1988, but I was amazed of not only his intelligence but his compassion which is rare in an individual with such a bright mind!

  • I would like to participate in this discussion . I gave some youtube videos, child prodigy, and which is seen as spam.

  • Most of the people commenting below have a low I.Q. First, I.Q. measurements over 200 indicate an error in statistical norming (and testing). I.Q. is a relative indicator, not absolute. The sample sizes (and quality of samples) are important. When I see I.Q’s listed above 200, I find it funny. Those same intelligent people who claim to have I.Q’s above 200, do not understand how I.Q. tests actually measure and work. The higher the I.Q becomes, the more difficult it is to test it, the smaller the sample size there is to norm it thereby creating more statistical in-significance. Once a person has hit a ceiling of a good statistically significant normed test. All they know is they are above that ceiling (and that’s it), instead of trying to quantitatively determine values above that. Yes, values do exist above it, the problem is they are impossible to measure (in a correct way). To really understand this properly, it is like saying you got 125% on a math test. Now you could say, that is possible if there are bonus questions, but a properly designed test would ensure the max possible marks attainable is 100% – otherwise the test created was too easy (not just for the high IQ person) – but for everybody, including those who ironically also score low marks. Also if only three people write the test, one complete dummy, one normal guy and one barely smarter guy, the complete dummy would act as an outlier bringing the entire average down, causing the 100 IQ norm (at average) to be lower and the one barely smarter guy would look like a universal genius. More people would minimize the effects of outliers that skew the results significantly and smooth out the glitches. Make sense? Good.

  • My room mate Ashley Sendon has an outstanding IQ of (160-190) in Australia. She only 21 I feel she should be on the top 12 smartest humans of all time. She amazes me everyday with her ability to calculate copious amounts of bullshit stories in her head and delivers them with no hesitation that she’s a stain.. I mean stein

  • What is the iq of this article? 20? Hawking was a trained physicist before he was struck by disease, so the creativity of his mind did not “take the world by surprise”, and he is STILL ALIVE!!!!!

  • There are many IQ scales. Most stop at around 142 for a 100% score. Mine is 138. What scale goes up to 300?

  • You do realize that Terence Tao and Christopher Hirata’s I.Q.s are Cattell range scores. They’re based on a standard deviation (s.d.) of 24. The same can be said of William James Sidis.

    This is actually quite unfair to the rest of this group since they’re being based (most likely) on 16. For instance, Judith Polgar at 170 s.d. 16 would be at 205 s.d. 24,which would then be comparable to either Tao or Hirata at 230 and 225 respectively.

    If these lower scores are based on an s.d. of 15, she would be even higher at about 213 s.d. 24.
    In reality, Tao would estimate between 182 – 187 (depending if it’s s.d. 15 or s.d. 16) and Hirata would estimate between 178 – 183 (again, respectively at s.d. 15 or s.d. 16)

    Considering Sidis’s range of 250 – 300, there would be no way for an accurate measurement however he would undoubtedly be 200+, and he’s truly the “only” person on this list at 200+.

  • Numbers are just numbers, there are a number of different IQ tests.
    I know someone who taught himself to read when he was age 3 – but as he say, his brother is the smart one (doing theoretical physics and has worked for NASA).
    And I know someone who knew math at age 2 and was teaching others math at age 3 – and learned to read in 6 days. And his son is the smart one (from doctors test).

    My point is there are so mayh smart people and only a few have made a IQ test, the above is just a fraction of the many smart people that exist. And I mean really smart people.

  • How is this guy Philip Emeagwali, even on a list of average? Ever see a video of this blow-hard moron?

  • Thank you for the nice list. I love superlative lists.

    I was comparing this Top 12 IQ list to the Top 10 IQ list at , and noticed your #6 (Philip Emeagwali) and #5 (Christopher Langan) aren’t on the Top 10 list. While other sources such as wikipedia verify Langan’s IQ of ~200, I wasn’t able to find the same for Emeagwali, besides a claim of an IQ of 190 at . The link to the supporting evidence there gives me a blank page. Do you know of any documentation that shows his IQ test score?

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    Article Details:-

    Eleven-year-old Indian girl rated with highest IQ in the world By Perachi Kannan
    02 Jan 2016Posted 18-Nov-2011
    Vol 2 Issue 46

    On the face of it, she is no different from other children her age – she loves riding her bicycle, watching cartoons and playing her favourite games. But K. Vishalini of Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli isn’t your average 11-year-old.

    Blessed with exceptional IQ, the Standard 8 student is an IT whiz kid who can come up with solutions to the trickiest of technical problems. Yes, she spends three hours a day learning about computers. But that is no big deal.Vishalini has the highest IQ in the world, but she will be eligible for an entry in the Guinness only after she turns 14 (Photo: The Sunday Indian)

    Vishalini has just returned home from an international seminar held at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Mangalore, where she was a special guest. Such invitations are pretty routine for her these days.

    Her syllabus has been wrapped up well in advance. So this child prodigy has the time to visit engineering colleges to deliver lectures to B.E. and B.Tech students on the intricacies of computer science.

    At seminars, many an IT expert has been foxed by this chit of a girl who has answers to complex questions.

    Her amazing achievements include cracking the Microsoft Certified Professional and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses with ease.

    Vishalini’s IQ is around 225. It is higher than that of the Guinness record holder, Kim Ung-Yong, whose IQ is around 210.

    “She did not find a place in the Guinness Book because the minimum age requirement is 14 years,” says her electrician-father, Kumarasamy.

    Vishalini’s mother, Ragamaliga, and the girl herself had to struggle to tide over a speech impairment that the latter suffered from as a small child. Today, Vishalini is a wonder girl that her parents can be immensely proud of.

    An anchor with All India Radio at Tirunelveli, Ragamaliga says: “Vishalini’s speech impairment caused us great consternation.”

    The irony was that the mother spoke incessantly on radio while the daughter had difficulty in articulating herself. “People would point that out to me all the time,” says Ragamaliga.

    A local doctor came to her aid. “Dr Rajesh advised me to talk continuously to Vishalini in order to help her improve her speech ability,” says Ragamaliga.

    She was preparing for her Group-1 exams at that point. So she began reciting questions and answers of the syllabus in front of her. “Moreover, I used to recite religious verses as well,” she adds.

    “All this might have looked a little pointless but I persisted. Suddenly one fine morning, after nine months, Vishalini started speaking.”

    The girl’s parents heard of a boy who had secured admission in an engineering college after his Standard 8 exams.

    “We approached Kalasalingam Engineering College. They asked us to bring a certificate from CCNA. Vishalini took the exam and got 90 per cent marks. It was a world record. She was only 10 years old. Earlier the youngest student to pass this exam was a 12-year-old boy from Pakistan, Irtaza Haider,” says Kumarasamy.

    Both NITK of Mangalore and Kalasalingam Engineering College are now more than ready to welcome Vishalini. But her parents want the girl to enjoy her childhood for the next three years before thinking of entering a college campus.

    Their only disappointment now is that the state and central governments have failed to recognise and appreciate Vishalini’s extraordinary achievements.

  • Yes you did miss 1 man who has the 4th highest IQ in the world right now.
    His name is Walter O Brien , an irish by birth who hacked NASA at the age of 13 years to get a set of blueprints for his bedroom wall . He has an IQ of 197

  • I am the Great J.Karthikeyan from K.S.Rangasamy college of
    technology,Erode,India and I am the person who has IQ level more than
    500 and Mr.Albert Einstein is my student.Please wish me.My Number is

  • Sharon Stone?? I know she is reputed to have a high IQ, and I’m not doubting that. But 154 doesn’t put anyone in the top dozen humans on earth. You can’t even say top living, because the list includes Einstein, so it seems to include all humans living and dead.

  • Bullshit article. Standardized, accepted testing does not yield numbers higher than 160. There are higher level tests, but they are specious, and the results don’t really correlate linearly with figures like those obtained from Stanford-Binet or similar tests. Basically, any actual number above 160 is a relatively arbitrary rating that attempts to use a known metric which demonstrates just how much brighter the subject is than the median population.

  • Why do you people keep insisting that Einstein had an IQ of 160? I see this everywhere. HE NEVER TOOK AN IQ TEST. It’s an estimate based on nothing but pure conjecture. It’s like a couple people started this and now everyone just parrots this and it has become a “fact”. It’s not a fact. Stop propagating misinformation.

  • Hey, I’m Philip E, and I have know this young girl. She’s 12 and she’s in high school. Her name is
    Nyah C.

  • How can someone so frigging retarded to believe statements like “Sidis mastered over 40 languages”, “Tao taught arithmetic when he was 2 years old”, or “Kim was a university student at the age of 3″… all these statements are clearly not credible. It is just impossible for a still developing human brain to achieve such feats.
    And by the way, Einstein didn’t take the IQ test, even though some assholes keep repeating the lie that he did. So it is idiotic to “estimate” their intelligence level.
    There is really garbage misinformation on the frigging internet, jeez!

  • Wow at 116 I thought I was really clever, I am, but I don’t toot my own horn that much. Anyways I feel like a total dumbass compared to these people. But I do have a hard time learning in a school environment, however I can learn fairly easy on my own.

  • Yup, you did forget someone possibly since it doesn’t fit your narrative & is Politally Correct. His name is Donald J Trump & his IQ is 157.

  • You cannot have an IQ of above 200. Literally. The scale goes from 0 -> 100 -> 200, where 0 is literally no brain activity at all, 100 is average, and 200 is utter perfection. 0 and 200 are logical constants and 100 is constantly adjusted to always be the average, for the country or the world. It would be like having 110% muscle mass, or describing something as taking place in 1,200,000 per million people in a population.

  • Considering that 200 is the maximum endpoint of the IQ scale, how were all the 200+ scores calculated? I’m sorry, but I, with my mediocre IQ of 165, can’t figure out how you can score higher than the maximum score possible.

  • You know, there -are- immeasurable geniuses who aren’t obsessively invested in the field of mathematics – Not because they’re incapable of doing so, but because it bores the ever-loving CRAP out of them to do day in and day out, as do most other menial activities associated with working as a subordinate chained to supervisors and project managers, when you should be granted your own hand-selected research team and given carte blanche to conduct whatever studies you saw fit.

  • This is complete bullshit. Sharon Stone is nowhere on the same level as Hawking, I guarantee it.

    That aside, purely statistically speaking, there has only been one person of all the people who have ever inhabited the earth with an IQ as high as 205. There is only one person on earth today with an IQ of 194 or above. There is only one person in the US with an IQ as high as 187.

    It sounds like these IQ’s are estimated using some particular variable, based only on what is widely known about them .Like what age do these people accomplish some particular thing vs. the common population accomplishing the same thing. This is not the same thing as comprehensive IQ, which tests all different kinds of thinking.

  • I’ve read that Obama has the same number of brain cells as a dead slug. This was proven in lab tests 2 years ago.

  • I don’t normally like to boast about my IQ because it is considered in bad taste to tout one’s positive attributes. But, since this is a story about IQ, I suppose I am not out of place. I take great pride in my intelligence and am disappointed to not be on this list, I suppose primarily because my genius has come laden with a great deal of psychiatric, developmental baggage. I am actually disabled by it, though I toil in obscurity, I enjoy every moment of learning and writing, and occasionally scoffing at persons such as Stephen Hawking getting credit for being a genius simply for being in a wheelchair and positing inane arguments. If Hawking weren’t so antphilosophical, perhaps he would have learned how to think more logically. I have rarely heard anyone other than a politician spout so much nonsense and be venerated for it.

    • Hawking and Dawkins too. Spouting the right nonsense in today’s world will get you fame and fortune and credentials. It’s the underpinning of the new Western establishment.

  • Most people, knowledgeable on the subject, agree that being excellent in chess doesn’t correlate with high IQ, so remove the two chess masters from the list.

    And really, with 7 billion people in the world, the list should contain only people with 1 in a billion IQs. Sharon Stone’s 154 doesn’t even come close. And if we are to put actors on the list, I’ve heard Dolph Lundgren and James Woods score much higher.

  • Pretty good. Mine’s around 185. I learned how to read when I was 1. I guess Langan can take a backseat.

  • We all forot about steve Wozniak with an IQ of 210 in 6th grade but either way thanks for the info. I cant wait to see more of your articles 🙂

  • I think you missed Mr. Daniel Holder, who currently works with elementary aged students in Monticello, MN. He has an iQ so high that it is not measurable on a human scale.

  • How is Adam Ruzichka not here . he tested way higher on I.Q. than anyone here. Dr liverstood just declared him as being the smartest man ever to live. His 46 page hidden paper that proves addiction can be controlled by the power of ones own mind is Nobel prize worthy.

  • There is an omission on the list of people with highest IQ. There is Gregory Perelman from St. Petersburg who is said to have an IQ of 230 (approximately), He solved the Poincaré conjecture.

  • top….american companies having indian ceo,,,,,,,,,,,,,adobe,,,pepisco…… what these people iq###

  • Here are two questions that I’d like people to answer:

    #1 What does IQ measure?

    #2 What does an IQ test measure?

    (I’ll provide the answers if I get at least five responses)

  • People using online IQ tests should not cling so obstinately to what these tests tell them. I find them to be more of an amusement than anything else, sometimes I’ll score 170+ on a test, other times I’ll get below 100. I have never actually sat for an actual exam myself. I believe that I can rightfully assume that they are exponentially more accurate than the online tests. Besides they are mostly money scams anyways. I have found through my short life that certain things that a person achieves in life give good ball parks of a person’s IQ. For example, people who teach themselves concepts and master them tend to be on the brighter side of the spectrum. Teaching yourself to read is also a good indicator of high intelligence. One last thing on my mind that is a good sign of intelligence is thinking several steps ahead; people who can do this tend to also be rather bright. I’ve seen such obnoxious posts that I believe they may be lowering my IQ. I have also stopped discussing politics and religion because my opponents eventually resort to insults and circular thinking. Intelligence however, is not like a genie-in-the-bottle, it is like a muscle that you need to work. If you do not apply yourself your intelligence is wasted. Personally I have wasted 7 years of my life in video games, if I had applied myself I could have gotten a free ride to any university. Somehow this lazy boy I call myself has passed all his classes that he should have aced. Have have accomplished great things but I’d rather talk about my mistakes. My advice to all of you teenagers is to destroy all of your video games. Focus on your studies, use Khan Academy, ED-X, and The Great Courses; devote your time into set portions, only give yourself x amount of hours for each thing you need to complete. When you are not studying spend time with family or friends, exercise, and be in nature. Take collage classes while in high-school, study for the SAT and ACT, or whatever tests they have in your nation. If I can log several thousand hours into video-games in the past 7 years and complete a year of collage with a 3.75 GPA and score above 78% of American students on the SAT while spending almost no time studying. Imagine what you could do if you put effort into education. If I had applied myself I could coat to whatever I wanted to do for my life, now it is an upward struggle that I mustn’t let up on.

  • Having high IQ doesn’t mean you should go around and feel you’re smart. It means that you are able to understand logic and learn thing faster, or solve or find pattern in tasks easier. But that doesn’t mean you’ll get higher grades than people that has lower IQ than you. Being smart and having a high IQ, is two different things. So if you go around praising yourself for your IQ, feeling superior to others because you have a significant higher IQ than others, just don’t do that.

  • Emeagwali should not be on the list. His score is self proclaimed and not verified. Moreover, he is a proven fraud and liar. Read this article by Jerry Abbot. This exposes some of his scams and lies and how he became uncritically accepted as an intellectual giant which he manifestly is not.

    ”I have to admit that I was deceived when the story about Philip Emeagwali appeared. I thought that he was a genuine black genius. After all, even on a continent where statistics and data show the average IQ is 70 and the standard deviation is 12, one black in 3.5 million will have an IQ higher than 130, one black in 368 million will have an IQ higher than 140, it was a great thing for Africa to have a ‘genius’ recognized.

    Anyway, I’m ashamed to admit that I was suckered by the talk about Emeagwali inventing the supercomputer by watching the way bees build their hives. I didn’t understand the reasoning entirely, but it was something about the hexagonal shape of the beehive cells that, when you used it in computer memory, made the throughput a lot faster. It turns out that was all just jive.

    In 1989, Emeagwali was one of nine people to share a Gordon Bell Prize, worth about $1000. The Gordon Bell Prize is one of many small-time prizes that people who use computers can win, and it is the basis for a lot of hyperinflated self-promotional bogus claims that Emeagwali later made.

    The controlled media, including CNN, picked up on Emeagwali’s antics and gave them uncritical prestige. Suddenly, we were hearing that Emeagwali invented the idea of parallel processing. He did not. We heard that Emeagwali invented the supercomputer. He did not. We heard that he invented the Internet. He did not. We were invited to believe that Emeagwali’s Gordon Bell Prize was some kind of major achievement, on a par with the Nobel Prize. It is no such thing. There are even pseudobiographical anecdotes about Emeagwali to be found online, many of them intended to convey the idea that Emeagwali is one of the most brilliant men ever to live, on a par with, say, Karl Friedrich Gauss. He is not.

    It’s all lies, mostly invented by Emeagwali and the controllers, and amplified by the media. I should have known better than to believe it. Well, I do know better now. Emeagwali has no Ph.D., having failed twice to convince the University of Michigan that he deserves one. He failed to convince a judge that he was the victim of racism in the matter of his being denied a Ph.D., so he wasn’t even able to use the courts to force the University of Michigan into giving him a doctorate, which probably means he fell far, far short of deserving one.

    Emeagwali did succeed in flummoxing some Nigerian government officials whose heads were even bonier than his that he deserved to have his image engraved on an official Nigerian postage stamp.

    While he was hyped with all this free publicity, he managed to get Bill Clinton to certify him as an official genius, which just goes to show you what a big liar Clinton is, in case you missed all those other lies he told us on television in the 1990s.

    Going back to his one actual claim to fame, small as it is, Emeagwali would not even have gotten his fractional part of that Gordon Bell Prize if the judges had not succumbed to a desire to make a minority group feel “included.” The contest was for economic efficiency in high speed computing, and the competitors, a team from Mobil Corporation, produced an entry that ran twice as fast as Emeagwali’s, with significantly more cost efficiency. The judges didn’t want Mobil to have all the prize recognition, though, so they cut Emeagwali in for a share out of sympathy.

    Now, the very fact that Philip Emeagwali can even program a computer puts him ahead of nearly all of his brethren the planet. But that’s small praise. Emeagwali isn’t a man who can be satisfied with small praise, so he tried to raise a worldwide fraud in which he gave himself some very big praise. And, since it was convenient to their “shame the white majority” agenda, the media used Emeagwali to echo his “great Black genius” lies internationally through broadcast and print media.”

    • Yeah…. that bit about “racism” being behind the denial of his PhD was a dead giveaway. So in other words… Emeagwali must be useful politically to the Democrats or international Leftist progressivism. Identity politics searching for that Hope Diamond celebrity to bring forth as a source of inspiration and power.

  • I think we have a missed an important name , the greatest of the mathematicians , Srinivasan Ramanujan.

  • You do realise that the maximum IQ possible on official tests is 162 (Ramping up a whole extra point for under 18s because of reprofiling). Check your sources…… Please!

  • Concerning William James Sidis, if the language claim is true, I wonder what languages he ‘mastered’. There is a great difference in difficulty in amassing high numbers when comparing a total that includes a lot of cognate (similar vocabulary) languages and a total that does not. I have an IQ of 170 and my language ability is over 30 languages with a great diversity. Here is an article I am featured in about polyglots.

  • Many years ago I had just finished my first job as a computer programmer, and, with the knowledge gained decided that the most important problem to address is how to mathematically create software. A year and 9 months later I discovered 8 universal rules of inference to create programs from programs, including the primitive commands of the programming language. Since then I have tried to publish it, but, apparently due to my not being a college professor, no journal will accept my paper. They also falsely claim that the problem has been solved, and so I discovered that computer science academia is dishonest, inept and corrupt.
    Net result: For political reasons, my genius does not contribute to mankind other than making a few companies rich by writing incredible software.

  • Actor James Woods
    Woods is a conservative actor who dropped out of MIT, just before
    graduation, while majoring in Political Science in order to pursue
    acting as
    a career.

    To go to college
    in America you take the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT).

    The highest
    score possible is 1,600; the US actor scored 1,580, and a perfect 800 points in the verbal section.

    He also studied
    linear algebra at UCLA while still at high school.

    He has a reported
    IQ of 184. Probably a slight cut above most of Hollywood.

  • Isn’t it interesting how all the European geniuses in this article have green eyes. Just an observation.

  • IQ ranges from 0 (only physical reflex) – 200 (supra genius). Any administered IQ test has 100 as the baseline average, and is only reliable when the average=100 (thus the flynn effect has no change to the results) . A person that is at 200 IQ is so far exponentially more intelligent than that of an IQ of 190, that you can’t imagine how quickly that brain can formulate solutions, see solutions of complexity of millions of variables, and quickly resolve the most spacial and abstract of problems. There is no one alive with an IQ of 200 or more. The asymptotic bell curve that represents IQ, can only show the possibility of achievement of intellect. Other factors: Social adaptation is often learned (It isn’t intuitive to a genius), Wisdom is completely separate from intellect or knowledge (education), Intellect (high IQ) isn’t necessarily correlated to education (you can have a 195 IQ, and live remotely, and thus not have any education, for example) . Creative thought (the right side of your frontal lobes), isn’t tested in most standard IQ tests, and without it, creative solutions become difficult to achieve. There are many among us in this world society that have stellar IQ’s, but we lack recognition and adaption to overcome some basic principles that reduce us to average citizens.

  • I personally have an IQ of 169. This has not been a wonderful path to follow in life. Sometimes I believe it would be easier to just be average.

  • this is crazy, all these people pale in front of the greatest inventors of all time, how can they be the smartest ones?

  • No-one knows what Einstein’s IQ was, because he was never tested.

    People GUESS at a figure of 160+ because of his achievements in physics, but that is back-to-front thinking. It is completely meaningless. For all we know his IQ may have been close to average, or off the top of the scale.

    Recently we have seen click-baiting rags that were once serious newspapers announcing that some young girls have scored 161 in an IQ test and are “therefore smarter than Einstein”.

    If it was the same on-line test that I took then I doubt that they are out on then long tail of IQ scores.

    I took that test and I have news for you. I also have an IQ of 161. Or at least, I would have if the test was reliable. I don’t think it is. I am not a great genius but I completed the test in 12 of the 30 minutes allowed and I am sure that I scored 100%. And the only things it seemed to be testing were pattern recognition and visuo-spatial skills.

    Similar nonsense is done with older historical figures, Darwin, Dickens, Goethe. Goethe has been reckoned to have an IQ in the region of 200.

    Amazingly these figures are often used to explain how those men achieved so much. Of course it was because they were very intelligent, as measured by their high IQ. That is circular reasoning at its most stupid.

  • half of this list is bogus. Christopher Michael Langan? Philip Emeagwali? both clearly frauds. read their biography. Christopher despite supposedly having an iq of 195, still had problems managing money? and all the “science” he created were never accepted in the actual scientific community.

    Philip Emeagwali’s achievements were extremely over exaggerated by the media for african propaganda. he also failed university and tried to use the court to force the school to give him a degree, but failed due to not being able to provide evidence of his achievements.

    William James Sidis? Kim Ung-Yong? these guys don’t even exist. you can’t even measure iq beyond 150, so how did william james sidis who looks like some dude from American Pie get a measurement of 300?

    all the IQs of people on this list are completely fictional. none of them took an actual iq test. the author of this article must either be an expert at IQ measurement and have some serious mathematical abilities, or hes just a clueless liar.

  • Some people like being argumentative because they’re bored and enjoy baiting people with verbal traps. The arguments presented here are with insecure people showing indifference, but masquerading it as intellect.

  • This is actually a little bit hilarious this IQ rating (believed on people) you see einstein never sat an IQ test, i would myself find it hard to believe anything this article says, and some of the IQ ratings are off the chart on some of these people which i find unrealistic, i also find unrealistic is that IQ are in line with what level of education one has done which is also a false and misleading thing in itself, the real world will teach you things a lot more outside how many degrees you have on the wall and is not a fair assesment of ones IQ level so someone graduated by the age of 6 at school and what it means absollllutttllley nothing shows competance sure in an education system designed and ridiculed by fellow men all the time, i dont find this article FACTUAL

  • It’s just a shame that the smartest guy didn’t really do anything. He could have invented new technology, but no. He went into politics.

  • I’m not sure if by “Top 12 People with Highest IQ in the World” you are implying that these reflect the top 12 highest IQs in the world or if these are just your 12 favorite people that also have high IQs? It is estimated that an IQ of 155 may exist in 1/4000 people after that, there is a big jump to am IQ of 160 in 1/30,000 people (approximately 23,400 people on earth). This takes Stone and Hawking (although they have very superior intelligence) out of this equation.

  • For many years, Stone maintained that she had an IQ of 154 and was a member of Mensa, but in April 2002, she admitted she had never been an actual member of the society.

  • Some sources give Garry Kasparov, a renowned chess player, an IQ between 185 and 190. But in 1987-88, the German magazine Der Spiegel went to considerable effort and expense to find out Kasparov’s IQ. Under the supervision of an international team of psychologists, Kasparov was given a large battery of tests designed to measure his memory, spatial ability, and abstract reasoning. They measured his IQ as 135 and his memory as one of the very best.

  • For many years, Stone maintained that she had an IQ of 154 and was a member of Mensa, but in April 2002, she admitted she had never been an actual member of the society.

  • Some sources give Garry Kasparov, a renowned chess player, an IQ between 185 and 190. But in 1987-88, the German magazine Der Spiegel went to considerable effort and expense to find out Kasparov’s IQ. Under the supervision of an international team of psychologists, Kasparov was given a large battery of tests designed to measure his memory, spatial ability, and abstract reasoning. They measured his IQ as 135 and his memory as one of the very best.

  • Most of those scores are FAKE. Many people were DEAD BEFORE IQ TESTS WERE INVENTED. Yet you naively believe it.
    Others are estimated to have high IQ, because they “attended courses” at universities at young age. I bet it was thanks to their parents, who wanted to bask their egos in the glory of their children.
    Other are estimated highly and score highly because of their exceptional MEMORY allowing them to MEMORIZE material to pass courses. If they had high IQ, they would realize that, many theories that they parrot, are incorrect.

    “If for every action there was an equal and opposite reaction… NO ACTION WOULD BE POSSIBLE”
    Pawel Kolasa

    Do you get it? I don’t think so… lol now, go and parrot what you were TOLD to believe in school.

    Earth is a SOLID
    Atmosphere is GAS
    GAS can’t spin with SOLID at the same speed.

    Spinning Earth wouldn’t be accompanied by spinning Atmosphere. There would be 1666km/hr difference, creating 4 times bigger hurricane then ever recorded (at the equator).

    Copernicus never said ONE evidence to support his SPECULATION. And you can’t quote any either. Because it doesn’t exist. Naive sheeple.

  • Hello there I think this guy should be on the list because this guy is 13 and his IQ is 160+
    Ashutosh Ghimire
    Age: 13
    From: Nepal
    Occupation: Student (also known as programmer)
    Mastered Programming Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, j Query, Angular JS, Python, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, PHP, MySql, ASP.NET,, Android Apps, iOS Apps, Java, Oracle, Unity Techs.
    Other Skills: Book Writer;Languages: Nepali, Hindi, English, Chinese, French and Arabic
    Proof of IQ test:

    If this guy is accepted he photo is here:

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  • Only Famous people are on this list I have a IQ of 161 but no one has me on this list. Do they no. Infact Very little disabled people are on this list. If you we’re smart enough you’d realize anyone who claims to have a IQ over 200 is bs 200 is the highest score possible in all of the major IQ tests.

  • To everyone who is or was arguing in the comments, instead of trying to continuously argue over our own opinions, would it be possible to stay with in the realm of relevancy to the topic of why you wanted to be here in the first place? I’m just sincerely trying to understand why humanity (which obviously includes myself by default as I am in no way anything above a human being) insists on trying to force their differing opinions onto one another. There should be a point when it is noticed that by repeating the same point you have made over and over will not get through to whomever you are conversing with. I unfortunately have made this mistake myself (though I try to stay away from commenting on anything internet-wise for the concern of upsetting someone involuntarily..) but I am trying to get myself to notice when my own point becomes moot in anothers’ eyes.
    It goes without saying that I have no power over anyone else nor would I want said power, but if you get into an argument with a stranger on the internet, if you feel so inclined- for the sake of yourself and other potential people who might get involved, try thinking about the situation like this: “This is just text on a screen. It is from an unknown person to another unknown person. They cannot see my face and determine what intent I put behind these words. Emojis can only go so far. Why am I upset about something someone I have never met before (and probably never will) has typed on a keyboard? Do I even know what intent they have? If I question them will it get me anywhere? How important is it to prove to an online person that I am right when they probably don’t care themselves?”

    Just some food for thought from your local internet stranger.

    P.S. Please ignore my Username.. My love for innuendos got the better of me while choosing it ^.^;