Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World

The brain is the most mysterious part of the human body. It is the most essential parts of our system, but what is really with the brain that make other people seem to be so smart? some call them abnormalities but others take it as a gift.

There are a lot of intelligent people all around the world. We are only left amazed and interested to find out who the smartest people in the world are and what they have accomplished. Let us take a look at the people with the highest IQ ever recorded – The 10 most intelligent people of the world.

10. Garry Kasparov

Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World
Garry Kasparov is alleged to have an IQ of 190.

Garry Kasparov has totally amazed the world, when he played to a draw against a chess computer that could calculate three million positions per second in 2003. He is a chess grandmaster from Russia. At the age of 22, he became the youngest undisputed world champion by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.

9. Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali
Philip Emeagwali is alleged to have an IQ of 190.

Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-born engineer, mathematician, computer scientist and geologist who was one of two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, a prize from the IEEE, for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer to help detect petroleum fields.

8. Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant has a verified IQ of 190.

In 1985, The Guinness Book of World Records accepted vos Savant’s IQ score of 190, and according to, crowned her the woman with the highest IQ for five consecutive years — she has tested as high as 228 on various IQ tests. She is a popular columnist for Parade Magazine. Through “Ask Marilyn,” readers can send puzzles and questions on different subjects for vos Savant to solve and answer.

7. Mislav Predavec

Mislav Predavec
Mislav Predavec is alleged to have an IQ of 192.

The Croatian maths professor Mislav Predavec ranked 7th on the list of the 10 most intelligent people in the world. He is the founder and president of the GenerIQ Society, an elite organization of some of the most intelligent people in the world. He is also the owner and director of a trade company.

6. Rick Rosner

Rick Rosner is alleged to have an IQ of 192.

Gifted with an amazing IQ of 192, by simply looking, Rick Rosner would not be thought of as one of the most intelligent people in the world. He has a rough and tough demeanor, having spent a number of years as a bar bouncer. He is an American television producer best known for creating the television show CHiPs. Rosner later developed a portable satellite television in partnership with DirecTV.

5. Christopher Langan

Christopher Langan
Christopher Michael Langan has a verified IQ of 195.

Christopher Langan is an American autodidact with an IQ reported to be between 195 and 210. He has been described as “the smartest man in America” as well as “the smartest man in the world” by the media. He began talking at six months, and taught himself to read when he was three. He has developed a “theory of the relationship between mind and reality” which he calls the “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe” (CTMU).

4. Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis

Evangelos Katsioulis
Evangelos Katsioulis is alleged to have an IQ of 198.

Known for his high intelligence test scores, Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis is a Greek national who works as a medical doctor and psychiatrist. He has earned degrees in philosophy, medical research technology and psychopharmacology. He is the founder of the World Intelligence Network (WIN), an international organization of high IQ societies and of the organization AAAA.GR, a pioneer voluntary team for the detection and support of gifted individuals in Greece. Katsioulis is also a good painter and a decent swimmer.

3. Kim Ung-Yong

Kim Ung-Yong has a verified IQ of 210.

With a verified IQ of 210, Korean civil engineer Ung Yong is considered the master in child prodigy. At the age of 6 months he was able to speak and understand Korean and other languages. At the age of 3 years, he could read several languages already, including Korean, Japanese, German and English, as well as solve complex calculus problems as exposed live on Japanese television. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ”.

2. Christopher Hirata

Christopher Hirata has a verified IQ of 225.

Christopher Hirata was genius from his childhood. When just 13, he made waves by getting a gold medal at the international physics Olympiad. At the age of 16, he was working with NASA in its mission of conquering Mars. At the age of 22, he obtained his Ph.D at the Princeton University. Hirata is an authorized child genius and currently he is teaching astrophysics in the CIT California Institute of Technology.

1. Terence Tao

Terrence Tao has a verified IQ of 230.

Gifted with an amazing IQ of 230, Terence Tao makes it to this list of most intelligent people of the world. He is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory. At just 8 years, Tao achieved a score of 760 on the pre-1995 SAT, received a Ph.D from Princeton at 20 and at 24 became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA. He received inspiring awards like the 2003 clay research award, the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2002 and Salem Prize in 2000 are just few of them.

  • Mungai Mwangi

    You have omitted peoples like Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin etc. All the same you have done a good job in your research.

    • Tshepang Molokwe

      i think they meant to list only those of this era and time

      • Ayush

        There should be my name

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          • jayson C. catanghal

            i dont believe that they got 190 in iq test but albert Einstein,bill gate etc. had 160 iq test

          • Guy

            Terence Tao is really a exceptional genious and not only in maths. Have a look on his biography.

          • trevor

            *cough cough* albert einstein & stephen hawking

          • sRyders

            Einstein was kinda considered the bottom of the list in the history of our genius inventers

    • krystian

      Please tell me, how to measure Einstein’s or Shakespeare’s IQ?

    • D D

      The list does not report on contribution to humanity or popularity but rather the intelligence of a person. Einsten had 160.

    • Mia Dallen

      I see you have selected those who excel in mathematics.

    • Indra Blade

      They have to have women on the list to be politically correct.

      • Anonymous

        Low IQ and bad with the ladies, Indra. Your life must be hard.

      • Ufupuw

        That woman they listed was in Guinness Book of World Record as person with highest IQ for 5 years. That’s why she is listed.

  • ogeawuchi michael

    how about those dead

  • Corina

    Hate to break it to you, but, IQ testing and scores, no matter how “high”, do not adequately explain or predict brilliant achievement. Although the individuals listed here are reportedly highly intelligent due to IQ test scores substantially higher than typical, the truth is, IQ test scores are not what makes any one listed here smarter. Many people with very high scores are NOT close to being like the people listed. Most are not even above average or they are far below average, even, in “achievement” and even income. Smartest people are far more than an IQ, they are creative, and motivated to understand, learn and explore, to solve problems, to learn truths, to teach others and too many times, help humans even with out gain or potential gain for themselves. Mary vos Savant has not contributed anything to Science, Education or the Arts to date. She’s high IQ scoring and that’s it. But why, I don’t know.

    • jayson C. catanghal

      i dont believe that they got of 190 iq test higher than albert einstein,bill gate,Napoleon etc. had 160 iq

    • Edward

      I don’t think those individuals would be all days bragging of how high their IQ are. What pathetic here is someone making the excuse because their IQ is not as high as them. Those individuals alone have made many achievements in science

    • Abubakar Umar

      While your views are correct to a certain limit but the fact is they did achieve things and are actually in the tails of the normal disyribution curve. I foe one, will not massage my ego on the pretences that IQ score is not important when someone got a PhD at 22 or 22 and rose to earn a professorial chair. They are indeed great and I salute them.

    • Ufupuw

      Mary vos Savant has has been answering reader questions (mostly puzzles) in parade magazine for 30 years, which did lead to some interesting discussions and education and knowledge for general public (For example, look up Monty Hall Problem).

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    • SamH

      Love your insight. I’m also sure that you know of WI Emotional Intelligence, which has been proven and backed by a lot of research that it is a more important indicator of true intelligence than IQ

      • SamH

        Sorry. Meant EI, not WI

    • Anonymous

      I agree. IQ tests do not register emotional intelligence and what I call soul intelligence.

  • Blessed with high IQ, that’s it!

  • Indra Blade

    They include women for political correctness purposes but there are many more men over 190 IQ in the world. In reality the top IQs would all be men.

    • Original People

      Womyn our inferioiurs !!!11

    • Anonymous

      Since you’re all self proclaimed geniuses, you’d know that that’s because men invented the IQ test and it favors their mental skill set. Have a man take a test about emotional intelligence and watch him bomb it like he’s 5 years old.
      Biases. Go back to your fancy science classes and learn more about it.

    • David

      Guess you’re like Charlie Sheen. Haven’t met any brainy women, have you?

    • Men designed the tests to favor male abilities. Perhaps highly intelligent women are intelligent in a different way

  • wizdude21

    BOGUS LIST – it has a woman, you can take it your political correctness and shove it where the son doesn’t shine

    • Edward

      Originally not

    • Anonymous

      Yes let’s hear more from the idiot.

    • Anonymous

      *you can take your
      Lol, I’m not sure you should be commenting on an article about IQ and intelligence as you’re clearly not the brightest crayon in the box…
      A Woman Who Is Clearly Much Smarter Than You (most of us)

  • Ryan M.

    what does it say about us that our 10 most “intelligent” people have contributed so little to the world? a chess player? a Parade columnist? these aren’t geniuses; these are clowns who play with puzzles.

  • Man in Black

    Barrack Obama = 626 IQ
    Clinton = 469 IQ
    Bush = 12 IQ

  • Jack

    I am the SMRTEST.

  • Anny Michel

    Daniela Simidchieva From Bulgaria has made IQ of 192 in 2003 year.

  • Satish Kumar Rapeti

    I bet these people can’t even remember their first crush, or when and what they spoke to their partners the first time they met. If at all are so genius they would have answered the Fermat’s Last theorem in split of a second

  • Satish Kumar Rapeti

    To be frank, I have never under stood the IQ scores or even the scores people achieve in their schools or colleges. Recently I asked a Distinctioned Graduate in Electrical Engineering, why birds sitting on the electrical wire won’t die , amazingly ger answer was that because birds have feathers and they are good insulators. Hahahahah

  • Satish Kumar Rapeti

    Hahahahahah what about Womens’ IQ, sorry to make this post on Woman’s day

  • Guest

    Why is Steven Hawkins not on this list?!

  • MissyHarris

    I Dedicate My Whole Life To Become One Of The World’s Smartest People By 2018!

  • Asim Viduka

    Ok, so where is the new Tesla????????????

  • Thomas L. Bowen

    You know that a discussion about intelligence is kind of embarrassing when more than one is writing subpar and all comments have minor and extreme elementary mistakes i.e. misspellings, no proper punctuation, and a lack of even mediocre vocabulary selection, etc… but I digress and personally think its is impossible to be the “smartest” person in the world.
    I believe each person is the best in his or her own right. Also, I think we can all agree learning about any one thing can take a substantial amount of time and “brain space”, so much that it almost seems impossible to know or have an expertise in all fields going so far that one can be referred to as the “all knowing”. I’m sorry but I believe this discussion to be that of ignorance where as there is no mention of understanding that it takes multiple scientists and others referred to as the “most brilliant” to conquer the questions we have as a whole of the human race. If you’re looking for the best there will always be someone who “knows more” compared to the next in certain subjects and the other “knows more” on other certain subjects. So as you can see this discussion is completely irrelevant to the topic and certainty that something can be answered by and with there being only one.
    Thank you
    – Thomas Bowen