35 People with Higher IQs Than Einstein (2023)

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    35 People with Higher IQs Than Einstein (1)Elizabeth YukoUpdated: Jan. 05, 2023

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        Who has the highest IQ?

        Intelligence is the type of thing that seems like it would be difficult to measure, and the truth is, it is. But that hasn’t stopped us from being fascinated by intelligence tests that attempt to assign a numerical value to how smart we are—and trying to figure out who has the highest IQ in the world.

        While there is no “standard” intelligence quotient (IQ) test, the scoring tends to be similar across the various versions, with 100 being considered an “average” IQ and anything 140 or above considered genius territory. And though new tests and revisions of existing tests have come and gone over the years, there are a handful that are most commonly used today, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, and Peabody Individual Achievement Test. In addition to the tests, there are many different types of intelligence itself, including emotional, musical, visual-spatial, naturalistic, and linguistic-verbal.

        This is all to say that we should take a person’s IQ scores with a grain (or a pound) of salt—yes, even Albert Einstein’s. In fact, though his IQ is commonly cited as being 160, that’s just an estimate; it’s unlikely that he ever took an IQ test during his lifetime. In fact, given that IQ tests are relatively recent inventions, there is no way of definitively knowing who has the highest IQ of all time.

        All of those caveats aside, here are 35 people with IQs (either based on testing or an estimate) higher than Einstein’s. And if you want to put your own mind to the test, here are some brain games, brain teasers, and a Mensa IQ test to get you started.

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        Jacob Barnett: IQ 170

        Jacob Barnett was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, and doctors predicted he’d never learn to tie his own shoes. Needless to say, he’s mastered that task. The American child prodigy finished grades 6 through 12 in less than a year, then went to college at age 10. He was a published physicist by the time he was 13. Now he’s 21 and working toward his PhD.

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        Judit Polgár: IQ 170

        The Hungarian chess master is considered the best female chess player of all time. When she was 15 years and 4 months old in 1991, she was the youngest player to become an International Grandmaster. She’s reported to have an IQ of 170. Chess, by the way, is just one of the strategy board games that will help develop your smarts.

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        Rick Rosner: IQ 192–198

        Rick Rosner has taken more than 30 IQ tests, revealing his IQ is between 192 and 198, depending on how the tests define their scores. Before the allegedly second-smartest man in the world became a TV writer, he worked as a bouncer, stripper, and nude model. He famously sued the ABC network for a faulty question after losing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at the $16,000 level, but lost the case.

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        Evangelos Katsioulis: IQ 198

        With a score of 198, Evangelos Katsioulis, MD, MSc, MA, PhD, has the highest tested IQ in the world, according to the World Genius Directory. The Greek psychiatrist also has degrees in philosophy and medical research technology.

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        Sho Yano: IQ 200

        American physician Sho Yano started college at age nine and earned an MD and PhD by the time he was 21. He started composing music when he was four, but he’s put his focus on child neurology. In case you were wondering, this is what it’s like to teach a genius.

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        Nathan Leopold: IQ 200

        The infamous Nathan Leopold had an IQ of 200 and spoke nine languages by age 18, but he didn’t use his intelligence for the greater good. When he was 19, he and an accomplice were arrested for murder in 1924 after trying to commit the “perfect crime”—you know, the type of crime that never gets solved. Leopold spent 33 years in jail before being released on parole. He died in 1971.

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        Marilyn vos Savant: IQ 228

        When Marilyn vos Savant was 10 years old, an adult-level Stanford-Binet test revealed she had an IQ of 228, which later landed her a Guinness World Record until the company removed the category in 1990 because the numbers are considered inexact. She’s been answering philosophical and mathematical questions for Parade magazine readers in her “Ask Marilyn” column since 1986.

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        Ainan Cawley: IQ 263

        This former Irish child genius, who’s now 21, is projected to have an IQ of 263. At eight years old, he was already taking third-year chemistry courses at Singapore Polytechnic, and by the time he was nine, he’d memorized the first 518 decimal places of pi. He also seems to have a knack for entertainment, having written the script and composed music for a short film called Reflection at age 12.

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        Johann Goethe: IQ 210–225

        When American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims set out to find the person with the highest IQ in history, he did so using a methodology that predicts a person’s IQ based on how much they accomplished every 10 years of their life. This came in handy when attempting to rank people who themselves predated IQ tests. Based on his own approach, Thims estimated that German Renaissance man Johann Goethe was the person with the highest IQ of all time, with a score ranging from 210 to 225. While typically labeled as a philosopher, Goethe was also an accomplished scientist and poet.

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        Christopher Langan: IQ 174–210

        Routinely referred to as “the smartest man in America,” Christopher Langan is a former cowboy, current horse rancher, and an independent researcher and reality theorist. One of his signature works is his Cognition-Theoretic Model of the Universe, which he refers to as “the CTMU” and says is pronounced cat-mew. In a 2007 interview with Esquire, Langan told the magazine that it was “a true ‘Theory of Everything,’ a cross between John Archibald Wheeler’s ‘Participatory Universe’ and Stephen Hawking’s ‘Imaginary Time’ theory of cosmology.”

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        Marnen Laibow-Koser: IQ 268

        When Marnen Laibow-Koser was tested as a child, he was given a projected IQ of 268. Now, he’s a composer and performing musician living in Randolph, Massachusetts. He has been both playing and composing music since the age of three. In case you were wondering (and if you’re a parent, you probably are), these are the signs your child could be gifted.

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        Adragon De Mello: IQ 400

        In 1988, when Adragon De Mello graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in computational mathematics at the age of 11, he was the youngest college graduate in the United States (a record he no longer holds). Though he was reported to have a projected IQ of 400, De Mello hasn’t been in the public eye much in the past 20 years. We do know that in 2001, when he was a 24-year-old “high-tech worker,” he took custody of his father who was dying of bladder cancer.

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        Michael Kearney: IQ 200–325

        Michael Kearney—who graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 1994 at the age of 10—is the person who broke De Mello’s record. By the age of 22, Kearney had earned four undergraduate degrees in computer science, geology, and chemistry, in addition to his first degree in anthropology. Kearney has an IQ score that ranges from 200 to 325, depending on the test.

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        Leonardo da Vinci: IQ 180–220

        While IQ tests weren’t around when Leonardo da Vinci was, it is now estimated that his score would have been between 180 and 220. This makes sense when you think about it: With skills ranging from artand science to music and architecture, da Vinci didn’t just work in different fields—he excelled at them. In fact, he was so ahead of his time that many of his inventions (like flying machines, the telescope, and the submarine) didn’t come to fruition until long after his death. Find out thesecret messages he hid in his paintings.

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        Isaac Newton: IQ 190–200

        Sir Isaac Newton is another example of a scientist—in this case, a physicist—far ahead of his time. Though he’s best known for his universal principles of gravity, the 17th-century thinker was also a mathematician, astronomer, and writer. It is estimated that his IQ score would fall between 190 and 200, depending on the measures used. Fun fact: Isaac Newton was one of the geniuses who made history in quarantine.

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        Michael Grost: IQ 200

        In 1964, when Michael Grost first began his college career at Michigan State University (MSU), he was only 10 years old. Now in his 60s, Grost has undergraduate and Masters’s degrees from MSU, as well as a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. Reportedly, Grost has an IQ of 200. Currently, he is writing mystery and detective stories, and also enjoys classical music, poetry, film, art, and architecture.

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        Nicolaus Copernicus: IQ 160

        Polish astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus may have had an estimated IQ score ranging from 160 to 200, but his ideas weren’t always the most popular. For example, the Catholic Church banned his book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) for more than two centuries. In it, he put forth the heliocentric model of the universe, which places the sun—and not Earth—at the center of the solar system. Looking to expand your own mind? Here are 24 astronomy facts you never learned in school.

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        Kim Ung-Yong: IQ 200–210

        Somehow, Kim Ung-Yong has been dubbed both a “failed genius” and the person with the highest IQ of all time. The truth depends on who you ask—similar to his IQ score, which ranges from 200 to 210, depending on the test. Known for his ability to solve complex mathematical equations at the age of four, Ung-Yong was invited to work for NASA when he was eight years old. Though he worked there for a decade, he ultimately left the position because he was lonely, he told The Korea Herald in 2010.

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        Nikola Tesla: IQ 160–310

        Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American inventor—and arch-rival of Thomas Edison—reportedly had an estimated IQ falling somewhere between 160 and 310, depending on the measure. Though he’s responsible for dreaming up (and, in some cases, creating) a wide range of new technologies, Tesla is best known for inventing the first alternating current (AC) motor and developing AC generation and transmission technology. In the final years of his life, Tesla’s mental health deteriorated, and he died alone in the New York hotel room where he’d resided.

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        Ramarni Wilfred: IQ 162

        By the time Ramarni Wilfred got to preschool, he already knew how to read and write. When he was 10 years old, he wrote a paper on justice theory and was awarded a prize for his work by Oxford University. When Wilfred was 11, he took an IQ test and scored 162. Now 18, it’s unclear what this Londoner will do next, but in his downtime, he enjoys reading New Scientist, playing with his dog, and reading comic books.

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        Adhara Pérez: IQ 162

        Initially, Adhara Pérez had a challenging childhood, including being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of three and not fitting in at school. After her mother, Nallely Sanchez, sought professional advice regarding her daughter, Pérez was given an IQ test and got a score of 162. She finished elementary school by the age of five and high school by age eight. Now, at the age of 10, she is currently working on two online degrees and was recently offered a place at the International Air and Space Program.

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        Marie Curie: IQ 180–200

        Not only was Marie Curie the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, but she was also the first person to win it twice. Most of her work focused on radioactivity—discoveries that contributed to the development of X-rays used during surgery. Curie put her technology to work in World War I, where she served on the front lines as the head of radiological service for the international Red Cross. Her IQ is estimated to have been between 180 and 200.

        Philip Emeagwali: IQ 190

        In 1967, when Philip Emeagwali was 13 years old, he left school to participate in the Nigerian-Biafran war. After that, he obtained his high school equivalency, then completed an undergraduate degree in math at Oregon State University, followed by three graduate degrees in math, environmental engineering, and marine engineering. A computer scientist who is credited with developing microprocessor technology that exponentially sped up computers, his work paved the way for the development of the Internet. His IQ score is reported to be 190.

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        William Sidis: IQ 200–300

        The name William Sidis might not sound familiar, but you probably do know something about his story, given that it was the basis for the movie Good Will Hunting. The child prodigy’s IQ scores ranged from 200 to 300, depending on the measure. Sadly, Sidis died at the age of 46 in 1944 from a stroke.

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        Hypatia: IQ 170–210

        Though Hypatia was Greek, the 4th-century philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician lived in Egypt and the Eastern Roman Empire. Her IQ is estimated to have been between 170 and 210. Hypatia was also an inventor, creating the astrolabe for ship navigation, as well as devices for measuring the density of fluids. Those are just a few of the things you never knew were invented by women.

        Srinivasa Ramanujan: IQ 185

        Born in India in 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan is one of the most influential mathematicians in the world. He made significant contributions to the analytical theory of numbers, as well as elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. He had an estimated IQ of 185.

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        William Shakespeare: IQ 210

        William Shakespeare needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one, anyway. You already know that he was an English poet, playwright, and actor. Over the course of his lifetime, he completed 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems, and a variety of other poems. What you may not know is that the Bard had an estimated IQ of 210. Not that much of a surprise when you think about it!

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        Cleopatra: IQ 180

        Although she’s best known today for her beauty, eyeliner, and feminine wiles, back in Cleopatra’s time, it was her intellect that was the real draw. After all, she spoke up to 12 languages and was educated in mathematics, philosophy, oratory, and astronomy. And that’s on top of ruling Egypt for close to 30 years. Estimates put Cleopatra’s IQ score around 180.

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        Terence Tao: IQ 211–230

        Even as a child, Terence Tao excelled in math. For example, he started learning calculus when he was seven years old…which was also the year he started high school. By the age of 20, Tao—also known as the “Mozart of Math”—earned his PhD from Princeton University. That same year (1996), he joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles, and was promoted to being a full professor four years later. His IQ scores range from 211 to 230, depending on the test.

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        Benjamin Netanyahu: IQ 180

        Benjamin Netanyahu served as the prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999, and then a decade later, was reelected to the same position. He has remained in power since 2009, making him Israel’s longest-serving prime minister since independence. Netanyahu reportedly has an IQ of 180.

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        Edith Stern: IQ 203

        By the time Edith Stern was five years old, her father had read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica aloud to her, with the idea of setting her up for intellectual success. The child prodigy—who began college at age 12—continued to excel at math as an adult, including starting at IBM in the 1970s and rising through the ranks until she was vice president for research and development. It is reported that her IQ is 203.

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        John H. Sununu: IQ 176

        Born in Havana, Cuba, to Lebanese parents, John H. Sununu earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1966. After working in the engineering field for decades, Sununu became the 75th governor of New Hampshire in 1983 and served until President George H. W. Bush appointed him as his chief of staff in 1989. According to a 1988 article in the Washington Post, Sununu has an IQ of 176.

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        Ophelia Morgan: IQ 171

        Though Ophelia Morgan’s parents knew she was advanced, it wasn’t until she started preschool that they realized how far ahead she was of other kids her age from an academic perspective. The Stanford-Binet test indicated that Ophelia’s IQ score was 171. But other than her extensive vocabulary and knowledge far beyond her years, her parents told the BBC that Ophelia (who’s now six) is still very much a child and enjoys the usual activities for someone her age.

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        Garry Kasparov: IQ 190+

        Soviet-born chess master Garry Kasparov was considered the world’s best chess player for nearly two decades. In fact, when he was 22 years old, Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in 1985. His IQ is reportedly in the 190s.

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        Fabiola Mann: IQ 162

        Back in 2012, when Fabiola Mann was 15 years old, she took an IQ test and received a score of 162. She is currently a medical student at Imperial College London. In a 2012 interview with the BBC, Mann said that she enjoys playing chess, and one day hopes to become a surgeon.


        Originally Published: April 01, 2021

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        How many people have a higher IQ than Einstein? ›

        There is not a distinct answer to who has the highest IQ, but it is not Albert Einstein. Those with higher IQs in comparison with Einstein include William James Sidis, Leonardo Da Vinci and Marilyn vos Savant. Sidis was a child prodigy whose IQ was estimated to be anywhere between 200 to 300, says parade.com.

        Does anyone have a higher IQ than Albert Einstein? ›

        An 11-year-old boy, Yusuf Shah outperformed geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking by receiving the highest score imaginable in a Mensa test. He scored 162 marks in the IQ test while the two legends are estimated to have had IQs of around 160, as per a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

        What is the highest IQ possible? ›

        Theoretically, there's no upper limit to an IQ score. Who has the honor of the highest score isn't entirely clear. Though there are many claims of super-high IQs, documentation is hard to come by. The fact that IQ tests have changed quite a bit over the years makes it difficult to compare results from different eras.

        What is the highest IQ ever recorded 2022? ›

        Smartest Person in the World in 2022: Smartest Person Alive with highest IQ. Marilyn Vos Savant may well be the smartest person alive today. With an IQ of 228, she holds the highest IQ in the world by the Guinness World Records since 1990.

        What is the IQ of Elon Musk? ›

        Elon Musk IQ is close to this starting point, with an estimated score of 155. The typical genius has an IQ of around 140.

        Who is the No 1 intelligent person in the world? ›

        The smartest person in the world was Isaac Newton, a true polymath whose brilliance never has been, nor ever will be, surpassed. Isaac Newton made tremendous advances, largely on his own, across many disciplines of physics and mathematics. He revolutionized gravitation, motion, optics, and co-invented calculus.

        Does Ashton Kutcher have a high IQ? ›

        Ashton Kutcher

        The-now 44-year-old has an estimated IQ of 160, evident in his humanitarian work (he's assisted with the plight of child trafficking) and investment work.

        What is Bill Gates IQ? ›

        Bill gates: iq of 160 | MARCA English.

        Who had an IQ of 400? ›

        Adragon De Mello: IQ 400

        In 1988, when Adragon De Mello graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in computational mathematics at the age of 11, he was the youngest college graduate in the United States (a record he no longer holds).

        Who had an IQ of 300? ›

        His score was the highest that had ever been obtained. In terms of IQ, the psychologist related that the figure would be between 250 and 300. Late in life William Sidis took general intelligence tests for Civil Service positions in New York and Boston. His phenomenal ratings are matter of record.

        Who has the lowest IQ ever? ›

        The lowest IQ score is 0/200, but nobody in recorded history has officially scored 0. Any result below 75 points is an indicator of some form of mental or cognitive impairment.

        What IQ is genius? ›

        Notably, the average IQ score falls between 85 and 115. A score above 140, meanwhile, is considered to be genius level.

        Who had an IQ of 500? ›

        Marilyn vos Savant
        BornMarilyn Mach August 11, 1946 St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
        OccupationAuthor columnist
        SpouseRobert Jarvik ​ ( m. 1987)​

        What is the highest female IQ? ›

        The person with the highest recorded IQ of all time is a woman named Marilyn vos Savant and, according to Guinness World Records, she holds the record with an astonishing score of 228.

        What is America's average IQ? ›

        Most people (about 68 percent) have an IQ between 85 and 115. Only a small fraction of people have a very low IQ (below 70) or a very high IQ (above 130). The average IQ in the United States is 98.

        What is the IQ of Mark Zuckerberg? ›

        Various sources, however, estimate it at 152 IQ based on biographical data, publications, and achievements. He is regarded as a genius and among the world's most intellectual individuals. A score of 152 is regarded as high, while a score of 100 is considered normal.

        What is Kanye West IQ? ›

        Kanye West IQ is 115 IQ, which is pretty high when compared to other celebrities. This places him in the top 98th percentile.

        What is Kim Kardashian IQ? ›

        Kim Kardashian IQ is estimated to be 190. Although some people are known to have IQs above 200, the theoretical maximum IQ in the world is 200. This IQ demonstrates that Kim is among the smartest people in the world. With a $1 billion net worth, Kim Kardashian is ranked 17th on the Forbes World Billionaires list.

        What was the IQ of Isaac Newton? ›

        Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726) was an English physicist and mathematician, most famous for discovering gravity. One of the most celebrated and influential scientists of all time, Newton had an estimated IQ of 193.

        How to check IQ level? ›

        9 reliable IQ tests
        1. Wechsler adult intelligence scale (WAIS) ...
        2. Mensa practice test. ...
        3. Stanford-Binet intelligence scales (SBIS) ...
        4. Brain metrics initiative (BMI) online IQ test. ...
        5. Woodcock-Johnson (WJ) test of cognitive abilities. ...
        6. IQ test labs. ...
        7. Raven's progressive matrices (RPM) ...
        8. Psychtests.
        Dec 20, 2021

        Who is the greatest genius of all time? ›

        Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

        What is Ben Affleck IQ? ›

        As of 2022, Ben Affleck has a $150 million net worth. Ben Affleck's career spans decades, thanks to Ben Affleck IQ of 154 that he used in his work as an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer has contributed to his wealth.

        What is Snoop Dogg's IQ? ›

        : FACTS: According to IMDB, Snoop Dogg's IQ score is 147, which is considered to be extremely high and that of a gifted genius.

        What is Sylvester Stallone's IQ? ›

        According to multiple sources, Sylvester Stallone IQ is claimed to be at 160, which places him in the 0.1% of the population who are geniuses or nearly geniuses. This figure demonstrates his superior capacity for logical reasoning, quick thinking, and quick reactions.

        What is Steve Jobs IQ? ›

        "Steve Jobs likely had an IQ roughly 160 or above. In Walter Isaacson's biography, near the end of 4th grade, Jobs was tested. Jobs said: 'I scored at the high school sophomore level. ' This means he was a 4th grader performing at the 10th grade level.

        What is Stephen Hawking's IQ? ›

        An 11 year old British boy, Yusuf Shah has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein and Stephen HawkingIn a Mensa test, the child prodigy scored 162 which is higher than the IQs of Einstein and Hawking which was around 160.

        What is the 4th highest IQ ever recorded? ›

        Walter O'Brien is a genius. He has the fourth-highest IQ ever recorded, higher than that of Einstein.

        Can you increase your IQ? ›

        We concluded that prolonged intensive training in creative problem-solving can lead to substantial and positive effects on intelligence during late adolescence (ages 18–19).

        Who is the person with 275 IQ? ›

        William James Sidis is alleged to have had an IQ of 275

        With an IQ between 250 and 300, Sidis has one of the highest intelligence quotients ever recorded. Entering Harvard at the ago of 11, he was fluent in more than 40 languages by the time he graduated and worked his way into adulthood.

        What was Beethoven's IQ? ›

        Beethoven, by comparison, fell in the middle of the pack, with a score between 135 and 140, or smart enough to join Mensa. Still, I calculated the correlation between estimated IQ and eminence for just these 11 composers to be . 54.

        What does a IQ of 80 mean? ›

        The vast majority of people in the United States have I.Q.s between 80 and 120, with an I.Q. of 100 considered average. To be diagnosed as having mental retardation, a person must have an I.Q. below 70-75, i.e. significantly below average.

        What is Warren Buffet IQ? ›

        Warren Buffet IQ is said to be more than 150. (160 is considered a genius). The influential investor does not attribute his success solely to IQ.

        What if your IQ is 1? ›

        A Breakdown of IQ Scores

        1 to 24: Profound mental disability. 25 to 39: Severe mental disability. 40 to 54: Moderate mental disability. 55 to 69: Mild mental disability.

        Which country has smartest people? ›

        Or is the smartest country the one that has the highest percentage of extremely smart people?
        Here are the 10 countries with the highest IQs:
        • Singapore - 105.89.
        • Hong Kong - 105.37.
        • China - 104.1.
        • South Korea - 102.35.
        • Belarus - 101.6.
        • Finland - 101.2.
        • Liechtenstein - 101.07.
        • Germany - 100.74.

        Which country is the smartest? ›

        Smartest Countries in the World
        #CountryAverage IQ
        4Hong Kong105.37
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        What was the IQ of Ted Bundy? ›

        A test result revealed that Ted Bundy's IQ was 136, which is considered "gifted." The University of Washington awarded him a psychology bachelor's degree. He used cunning to lure his victims in close by tricking them, including making up injuries and passing for a police officer.

        Does IQ increase with age? ›

        Abilities change, but IQ scores tend to be very stable. However the intelligence ability is changing during the life, the IQ (intelligence quotient) does not. This measure is defined to have mean of 100 in each age group. So the average IQ e.g. in the age 5 is 100, and the same in the age 50.

        What is a 93 IQ? ›

        An IQ 93 falls into the average IQ score group, indicating that the individual has average intellect, which is the same as most people. This IQ level is typical, and there is no need to be concerned.

        How rare is an IQ of 120? ›

        By the current "deviation IQ" definition of IQ test standard scores, about two-thirds of all test-takers obtain scores from 85 to 115, and about 5 percent of the population scores above 125.
        Historical IQ classification tables.
        IQ Range ("ratio IQ")Percent of Group
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        Who has the top 5 highest IQ? ›

        11 People Who Have The Highest IQ In The World
        • Christopher Michael Langan (IQ Score: 190-210)
        • Kim Ung-Yong (IQ Score: 210)
        • Leonardo Da Vinci (IQ Score: 220)
        • K. ...
        • Christopher Hirata (IQ Score: 225)
        • Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ Score: 228)
        • Terence Tao (IQ Score: 225-230)
        • William James Sidis (IQ Score: 250-300… Probably)
        Jan 13, 2023

        Is there someone who has 0 IQ? ›

        Can someone actually get this low of a score? In theory, yes. But no one in recorded history has officially scored zero on an IQ test, even if that result is theoretically attainable.

        At what age are you the smartest? ›

        For example, raw speed in processing information appears to peak around age 18 or 19, then immediately starts to decline. Meanwhile, short-term memory continues to improve until around age 25, when it levels off and then begins to drop around age 35.

        What is the average IQ for an American woman? ›

        IQ scores between 90 and 109 indicate a normal range or average intelligence. Individual adults usually score somewhere in between the 70-130 range, with 100 being the theoretical average.

        Who is the smartest woman in America? ›

        Marilyn vos Savant. She is an American magazine columnist and has the highest rated Intelligence Quotient (IQ) in the Guinness Book of Records.

        What is China's average IQ? ›

        Countries by IQ - Average IQ by Country 2023
        4Hong Kong105.37
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        What is the smartest state in the USA? ›

        Massachusetts has an average IQ of 104.3, making it the smartest state in the country. New Hampshire is the second smartest state, with an average IQ of 104.2. Positioned in third and fourth place for smartest states, with average IQ scores of 103.8, are North Dakota and Vermont.

        What is the average Chinese IQ? ›

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        RankingCountryAverage IQ
        3Hong Kong105.7
        4South Korea104.6
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        What was Einstein's IQ? ›

        His performance beats those of physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who were both estimated to have IQs around 160.

        How rare is a high IQ? ›

        The first genius IQ score was around 140. That's about one in every 250 people. But one leading researcher in the 1940s suggested that a genius should have an IQ over 180. That's about one in every 2 million people.

        Is Ashton Kutcher a genius? ›

        Despite playing Michael in That '70s show, a character who certainly lacked in the common sense department, Ashton Kutcher has an IQ of 160, the same as Stephen Hawking. Before dropping out to become a model, Kutcher attended the University of Iowa with a planned major in biochemical engineering.

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        A Breakdown of IQ Scores

        1 to 24: Profound mental disability. 25 to 39: Severe mental disability. 40 to 54: Moderate mental disability. 55 to 69: Mild mental disability.

        What is Mark Zuckerberg's IQ? ›

        No one knows what Mark Zuckerberg IQ is since he failed a conventional IQ test. Various sources, however, estimate it at 152 IQ based on biographical data, publications, and achievements. He is regarded as a genius and among the world's most intellectual individuals.

        Is 130 IQ gifted? ›

        A gifted child's IQ will fall within these ranges: Mildly gifted: 115 to 130. Moderately gifted: 130 to 145. Highly gifted: 145 to 160.

        What are signs of high IQ? ›

        Positive signs of high intelligence
        • Good memory and thinking ability. ...
        • Good attitude and hard-working nature. ...
        • General and Tacit Knowledge. ...
        • Good language proficiency and reasoning skills. ...
        • Reliable decision-making. ...
        • Trusted by others. ...
        • High Creativity. ...
        • High Achievements.
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