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 makes other people seem to be so smart? some call them abnormalities but others take it as a gift. There is a lot of most intelligent person all around the world. We are only left amazed and interested to find out who is the top 10 most intelligent person in the world? And what they have accomplished.

So let us take a look at the person with the highest IQ ever recorded – The top 10 most intelligent person in the world.

10. Garry Kasparov – IQ of 190
9. Philip Emeagwali – IQ of 190
8. Marilyn vos Savant – IQ of 190
7. Mislav Predavec – IQ of 192
6. Rick Rosner – IQ of 192
5. Christopher Langan – IQ of 195
4. Dr Evangelos Katsioulis – IQ of 198
3. Kim Ung-Yong – IQ of 210
2. Christopher Hirata – IQ of 225
1. Terence Tao – IQ of 230

10. Garry Kasparov


Garry Kasparov is alleged to have an IQ of 190.

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. So at the age of 22, he became the youngest undisputed world champion by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.

9. Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali

Emeagwali is alleged to have an IQ of 190.

Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-born engineer, mathematician, computer scientist and geologist. He 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

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. 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. So 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 trading 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 demeanour, having spent a number of years as a bar bouncer. So 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 Michael Langan has a verified IQ of 195.

Langan is an American autodidact with an IQ report 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. In addition, he taught himself to read when he was just 3 years. Langan 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 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. Also, he found 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 consider 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. So including; Korean, Japanese, German and English, as well as solve complex calculus problems as exposed live on Japanese television. Also, he lists in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ”.

2. Christopher Hirata


Hirata has a verified IQ of 225.

Christopher Hirata was a 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. So at the age of 22, he obtained his PhD at Princeton University. Hirata is an authorized child genius. So 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 top 10 most intelligent people of the world. He is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician. He is working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory. So at just 8 years, Tao achieved a score of 760 on the pre-1995 SAT, received a PhD from Princeton at 20 and at 24 became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA. Also, he received inspiring awards; like the 2003 clay research award, the Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2002 and Salem Prize in 2000, are just a few of them.

“The smartest people know that there is always something left to learn. In generally aware of all the things they don’t know. In addition, their opinions are more informed and less concrete.” The listed above are some of the world’s smartest people. They all are the most intelligent people in the world.

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