What is really with the brain that make some people smarter than others? Some exceptional individuals are really smart that they do some really exceptional things and serve an integral role in everyday society. Know the intelligents ones around the world and what they have accomplished. Being the best and brightest across the world, they possess unique ways of sharing their intelligence with everyone else. Check into the list of the most intelligent people in the world.
Garry Kasparov, the known Russian chess grandmaster alleged to have an IQ of 190 amazed the world with a draw against a chess computer with an ability to calculate around three million positions per second. He was awarded the youngest undisputed world champion title by defeating Anatoly Karpov and was considered to be the best chess player of all time and maintained the number-one world ranking until his retirement from professional chess.
Being known as ‘The Bill Gates of Africa’, Philip Emeagwali is quite popular in various titles- a genius computer scientist, well known mathematician, computer specialist, geologist and much more. With an IQ of 190, he was awarded the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for the use of a Connection Machine supercomputer to help detect petroleum fields.
Known to have the highest recorded IQ by the Guinness Book of World Records, Marilyn vos Savant serves as an author and a national columnist for Parade Magazine who prompts to solve puzzles and questions on different subjects on viewer’s interest. Even with a tested score of 228 in various IQ tests, he has been crowned as the woman with the highest IQ for five consecutive years.
With a verified IQ of 192, Mislav Predavec ranks 7 on the list of the most intelligent people on the planet. He is a Croatian maths professor and the founder and president of GenerIQ Society, an organization to represent the most intelligent people in the world.
Surprisingly, this man with an amazing IQ of 192 is known for taking part in activities not usually associated with geniuses and have spent majority of years as a bar bouncer. Even with high intelligence, he has adopted an unusual career and wished to see himself as a reality television personality and served as an American television writer. He is best known for creating the television show CHiPs and developed a portable satellite television in partnership with DirecTV.
Christopher Michael Langan, an American autodidact with an alleged IQ between 195 and 210 is referred as the ‘smartest man in America’ and the world as well. He caught wide attention of the world by the development of the “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe” (CTMU) that explained the relationship between mind and reality.
Evangelos Katsioulis, a person with extraordinarily high IQ has earned degrees in several disciplines including philosophy, psychopharmacology and medical research technology and serves as a medical doctor and psychiatrist. Alleged to have an IQ of 198, he is known to be the founder of an international organization of high IQ societies- the World Intelligence Network (WIN). Being a good painter and an excellent swimmer, he had published several articles to express his thoughts and views.
Kim Ung-Yong, listed in the highest IQ category by the Guinness Book of World Records is considered as the master in child prodigy and had amazed the world with his ability to speak several languages even at the age of 6 months. Being a Korean civil engineer by profession, he took initiative to solve complex calculus problems being exposed live on Japanese television. Known to have received his PhD degree at the age of 8, Kim Ung-Yong has a verified IQ of 210.
Christopher Hirata, an American child prodigy turned out to be an astrophysicist, had recorded an IQ of 225 and belong to the most intelligent people category. He was awarded a gold medal at the international physics Olympiad at the age of 13 and was working with NASA in the mission of conquering Mars during the age 16. This authorized child genius is a lecturer at the CIT California Institute of Technology by profession.
Terence Tao stands top in the list of most intelligent people in the world with an amazing IQ of 230. Specialized in the field of harmonic analysis, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory and analytic number theory, he has served as a Chinese American mathematician and had received several appreciations like the 2003 clay research award, the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2002 and Salem Prize in 2000 for his high intelligence.