Who Are the People With the Highest IQs in the World?


Who has the highest IQ in the world? You may be shocked to learn that there are people having higher IQs than Einstein.

We can clearly say that Einstein was a genius, but he can not be the smartest person in the world because there are a lot of people out there with an higher intelligence quotation.

Let’s see some.

21. Rudolf Clausius 

Rudolf Clausius was a German physicist and mathematician. He is famous for finding out the second law of thermodynamics. He has an estimated IQ score from 190 to 205. Rudolf was one of the first scientists that suggested that molecules are formed by regularly interacting atoms.

20. Gottfried Leibniz

With IQ scores from 182 to 205, Gottfried Leibniz was a German philosopher who is known for creating differential and integral calculus. He also invented a new formula for the laws of motion else known as dynamics.

19. Thomas Young 

Thomas Young was a British physician and physicist. His contributions resulted in important findings in optics and human anatomy. With an IQ score ranging from 185 to 200, he had the ability to work out the cause of astigmatism.

18. Galileo Galilei

Having an IQ score ranging from 180-200, Galileo made it possible to discover that Venus goes through the same phases just like the Moon. He also discovered that Jupiter has four satellites going around it. He is also known for developing concepts like circular inertia and the law of falling bodies.

17. Leonhard Euler 

Born in the first year of the 18 century, Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He had an estimated IQ ranging from 180 to 200. He was the cofounder of mathematics and helped with the study of integral calculus.

16. William Shakespeare

Frequently referred as the “Bard of Avon”, Shakespeare is widely popular for being the greatest English writer and play-writer that ever lived. Having an estimated IQ of 210, his dramas including Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet are commented and read today.

15. Ettore Majorana

Ettore had an IQ score from 183 to 200. He was an Italian physicist who studied neutrino masses. Those are electrically neutral subatomic parts that are generated during nuclear reactions. He took the professor title at the University of Naples. Then he inexplicably disappeared while being on a boat trip and he was never found.

14. John Stuart Mill 

John Stuart Mill was one of the members of British parliament and also a political philosopher. Having an estimated IQ score ranging from 180-200,Mill founded utilitarianism and criticized endless state control arguing th3at “liberty is a fundamental human right.”

13. Thomas Wolsey

During the 16th century, Wolsey was an English cardinal and statesman. Having an IQ of 200, he was Henry VIII’s lord principal. He organized the first meeting of the King of England with Francis I, who was the King of France.

12. Francis Galton 

Having an IQ of 200, Francis Galton was mostly known for his research in genetics and human intelligence. He has also the attributes of creating the modern weather map and introducing the importance and usage of fingerprints in the police department.

11. Edith Stern

What is a shocking fact about Edith Stern is that she read the full Encyclopedia Britannica when she was only 5-years-old. With an IQ of 203, she started college at the age of 12 and by 15 she was a teacher at college-level math classes. She has worked at the IBM from the 70s and has been known for her many attainments in maths.

10. Nadia Camukova 

Born in 1976 in Moscow, Nadia Camukova was tested and resulted with an IQ of 200. The Brain Research Institute of Moscow reported later on that she had the highest IQ in the world. She knows seven languages and 8 Turkish dialects. Currently, she’s an academic at the Bahçeşehir University of Turkey.

9. Marnen Laibow-Koser

After taking an IQ test during her childhood, Marnen Laibow-Koser was given an IQ of 268. He is now a composer, web developer, and a New England Conservatory graduate.

8. Christopher Langan 

With an IQ between 174 and 210, Christopher Langan is widely known as the “smartest man in America.” Being mostly self-taught, he spent most of his life creating a Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe.

7. Ainan Cawley

Having an IQ score between 263 to 349, Ainan Cawley knew by heart the Pi to the 518 decimal place by the age of 9. When he was only 6, he gave a science lesson about acid and alkaloids. By the time he was 7, he passed the Chemistry O level exam. On his 8th birthday, he was registered in the Singapore Polytechnic.

6. Michael Kearney 

With an IQ score from 200 to 325, Michael Kearney graduated on 4 bachelor’s degrees and a doctorate when he was only 22. His first one was from the University of South Alabama when he was just 10.

5. Kim Ung-Yong

At the age of 3, Kim Ug-Yong was a student of university courses. At the age of 4, he could speak four different languages. With his IQ score ranging from 200-210, NASA invited him to join them in the US when he was just 8.

4. Marie Curie 

Marie Curie is popular for her researches in radioactivity. Those led to significant studies of x-rays in surgery. Having an IQ from 180-200, she was the first woman in the world who won the Nobel Prize and the first human to win it twice in physics and chemistry.

3. Nikola Tesla 

When you think of “Tesla”, the luxury car brand comes to your mind. However, Nikola Tesla was one the smartest people ever. Tesla had an IQ from 160 to 310. He’s popular for inventing the Tesla brand.

2. Nicolaus Copernicus 

Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer born in Poland. Having an estimated IQ score from 160 to 200, he discovered that the sun was in the center of our solar system.

1. Leonardo Da Vinci 

The well known painter so famous for his paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Da Vinci is one of the smartest people ever to live. With an IQ score from 180 to 220, he could also create tech innovations like flying machines and adding machines.