5 Smartest Minds In The Recorded History

A smart mind is an intelligence or the agility to perform a task effectively and efficiently. Going beyond the men’s latest fashion and men new style, we present the exceptional men in recorded history who had an extraordinary IQ. An IQ testing, developed in the 1900s, considers the score above 140 to be of genius-level.

1. William James Sidis:

William holds the record of scoring between 250-300, he not only knew 25 languages including English, Hebrew, Russian, German, Greek, Latin, and French. Although he is still known for his book “The Animate and the Inanimate” where he described the existence of the dark matter, the origin of life and thermodynamics. Later his publications received public scorn that caused him mental anguish and humiliation.



2. Terence Tao:

The Australian-American mathematician who has published about 300 research papers and 17 books has scored between 225 and 230. By the age of 20, he earned Ph.D. and is the recipient of several awards including 2006 Fields Medal and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2014. Tao was a prodigy, he studied university-level mathematics at the age of 9.



3. Marilyn Vos Savant:

Savant who scored 228 considered IQ tests are only measurements of mental abilities, not intelligence, as it consists of lots of other factors, hence measurement of Intelligence is useless. From the year 1986 to 1989, she was the record holder for the “Highest IQ”.



4. Christopher Hirata:

one more American child prodigy who became a turned astrophysicist. Hirata has a keen interest in astrophysics, cosmology and in the exploration of dark energy. He had the extraordinary score of 225.



5. Kim Ung-Yong:

The Korean professor who had scored 210, notably learned to speak when he was just 6 months old. By the age of six, he learned to speak in several languages including Korean, English, German, and Japanese but also began to write at the age of four. According to him “High IQ is not omnipotent. Look at me, I don’t have musical talent, nor am I excelling in sports. Society should not judge anyone with unilateral standards, everyone has different learning levels, hopes, talents, and dreams and we should respect that.”