10+ Smartest People in the World | Human Supermind

The Human brain is the center of the human nervous system enclosed in a hard shell called cranium, one of the most important part of our system. The Human brain is three times as large as the brain of a normal mammal with an equivalent body size. Few people are born gifted by the most precious wealth of the nature, Intelligence. They are different from ordinary people and their approach toward different situations of life is unique. They belong to different walks of life and do their best. Most of the intelligent people struggle very hard throughout their lives and made a history with a new invention. This list is a tribute to the Smartest People in the World. This list doesn’t have many famous names because their intelligence was never accurately measured.

11. James Woods

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James Woods is a TV, stage and a movie actor. He has a brilliant IQ level of 180. He went to UCLA for high school and got a scholarship at MIT University, USA. In his SAT exam, he got perfect 800. In the middle of college, he caught the acting bug and dropped the college. For his great performance in ‘Promise’ and ‘My Name is Bill W’ he won two Emmy awards. He also played a role in a TV series ‘Shark’.

10. Sir Andrew Wiles

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Sir Andrew Wiles is a British mathematician and a Professor at Oxford University. He is the son of Maurice Frank Wiles who is also the professor at the same University. Wiles earned his graduation degree in mathematics in 1974. In 1995, he solved the 358 years old Fermat Last Theorem, which is widely considered as the most difficult problem in mathematics. The building of the mathematical institute in Oxford University is named after him.

9. Kenneth Farrell

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Kenneth Farrell is a doctor by profession and has great achievement in the field of medicine. He is a member of IQ organizations including the Genre IQ Society, Epimethius Society and the order of Imhotep. He created some verbal and IQ tests such as 12345 and QUINTIQ.

8. Garry Kasparov

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Garry Kasparov is a youngest Russian undisputed world champion in Chess when he was just 22 years old. He shows his brilliant skills in the Chess game which already needs a sharp mind. He also ran for President in Russia. He holds eleven consecutive records for Chess Oscar. In 1997 he lost his first match to a computer under a standard time control. Later he defeated by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000. He is now the board of directors of the human right foundation.

7. Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis

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Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis is a Greek national who earned three degrees including philosophy, medical research technology and psycho pharmacology. He is known for his high intelligence test score and expected one in 38 billion people. He also likes painting, swimming and lots of travelling. He founded many societies for people having a high IQ and to support the gifted individuals in Greece.

6. Kim Ung Yong

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Kim Ung Yong is a South Korean Civil Engineering and listed in the Guinness Book of World Record for the highest IQ. He was different from other children as he starts speaking when he was only six months old. When he was three he read many language including German, Korean, Japanese and English. NASA invited him to study in the US when he was eight years old. After the studies he published many theories related to hydraulics.

5. Tim Roberts

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Tim Roberts is a former software consultant and now serves as a senior professor in the computer science department at the Queensland University in Australia. He is also known for getting high scores in many IQ intelligence tests. He teaches artificial intelligence, programming and operating system.

4. Rick Rosner

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Rick Rosner is a television program’s writer but mainly known for his high intelligence score. He scored top in some of the toughest IQ tests including Mathema and Ron Hoeflin test. Throughout his carrier, he worked in many professions and also appeared in several commercials. He wrote several programs including The Man ShowCrank Yankers and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

3. Terence Tao

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Terence Tao is an Australian mathematician and known for the Green-Tao theorem and Tao’s inequality. He also worked in harmonic analysis, partial differential equation, ergodic Ramsey theory, number theory and matrix theory. He is very talented as he solved arithmetic problems at two years old and won the gold medal in the International math Olympiad when he was thirteen. He was one of the recipients of the 2006 Fields Medal. At the age of 24, he became the youngest professor at University of California in Los Angeles.

2. Christopher Hirata

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Christopher Hirata won a gold medal in an international physics Olympiad at the age of 13. When he was 22 years old, he completed his PhD degree from the University of Princeton. Now he is a professor of astrology and physics at Ohio University and working for NASA projects on how to colonize and conquer mars. He is also known as the youngest cosmologist and astrophysicist.

1. Stephen Hawking

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Stephen William Hawking is an English Physicist, cosmologist and Director of research at the University of Cambridge. He completed his studies from California Institute of Technology and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is known for his Hawking Radiation and Penrose Hawking theorem and awarded by Albert Einstein award in 1978. In spite of bearing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Stephen Hawking has always been a source of inspiration for billions of people. He is now the most famous personality for researching on cosmology and quantum mechanics.

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Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is an experienced science and technology journalist interested in machines, AI, and space exploration. He received a Master's degree in computer science from Indraprastha University. To find out what his latest project is, feel free to directly email him at [email protected] 

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