It goes without saying that intelligence is the most valued and most important trait there is. Here are few people who have recorded highest IQ
There have been enough studies on the topic as to whether intelligence has to be developed or is an innate quality. However over a period of time and after a lot of research it has been proved that it is a combination of both. The most common measurement unit of intelligence is the IQ Test i.e. Intelligence Quotient Test. This test is such designed that it would find out how quickly a person’s brain will function when it comes to recognizing patterns and problem-solving. Here are few people amongst many who have recorded highest IQ in history:
- William Sidis- IQ 250-300
William Sidis is better known as a child prodigy. He could easily read a newspaper when he was 18 months old and by the age of 8, he knew 8 languages. He was a renowned war draft protestor during WW1 and almost went to prison for it. When his IQ was tested, it couldn’t be ascertained. Technically, his IQ remained undetermined. After he died, it was stated by the director of New York City’s Aptitude Testing Institute that he had an IQ somewhere between 250 and 300.
- Mislav Predavec- IQ 192
Mislav Predavec who is the founder of GenerIQ Society which is an exclusive organization of few most intelligent people of world has recorded the IQ of 192. In 2012 he was ranked as the 3rd smartest person on this planet and is a mathematics professor at University of Zagreb.
- Kashmea Wahi- IQ 162
Kashmea Wahi is an Indian origined 12 year old girl who in 2016 joined the league of top 1% of smartest people on earth with the IQ of 162. She scored the perfect score in Mensa test which can only be taken by those who score on an average 98% in any approved IQ tests.This supposedly makes her IQ equivalent to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
- Garry Kasparov- IQ 194
Garry Kasparov is considered to be the greatest chess player of all times. He is a Russian chess grand-master and at the age of 22 he became the youngest undisputed world champion. He holds the record for holding the longest reign at number one. His memory is measured to be one of the very best a human can possess.
- Leonardo da Vinci- IQ 180-190
There is no exact figure of what Leonardo da Vinci’s IQ was however researchers say it was somewhere between 180 and 190. He is known to be an expert in various fields like sculpting, music, painting, geology, engineering, mathematics and what science calls a Polymath while also doing justice to what is called a “Renaissance Man”.
- Albert Einstein- IQ 160-190
Albert Einstein had never ever taken an IQ test but it is strongly believed that his IQ was somewhere between 160 and 190. He is easily being ranked amongst one of the smartest people ever to have walked on this planet.
- Stephen Hawking- IQ 160
Stephen Hawking is one of the most popular theoretical physicists and the author of “A Brief History of Time” which is a critically acclaimed work penned down regarding Big Bang Theory. He is widely looked upon as a symbol of intelligence, clear thinking and the person who substantially increased the sum of human knowledge.