A list of top 10 most intelligent people in the world has been released. In the list, only a single man hails from Africa, the rest come from other continents.
Terrence Tao,a Chinese national ranks as the most intelligent person in the whole world, followed by Kim Ung-Yong.Nigeria’s Philip Emeagwali is ranked 9th,he is a computer scientist.
Below is the full list of the most intelligent people in the world.
- Terrence Tao has a verified IQ of 230
The Australian-born Chinese American mathematician achieved a score of 760 on the pre-1995 SAT at the age of 8, received a Ph.D from Princeton at 20 and at 24 became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA.
Tao exhibited extraordinary mathematical abilities from an early age, attending university level mathematics courses at the age of 9. He and Lenhard Ng are the only two children in the history of the Johns Hopkins’ Study of Exceptional Talent program to have achieved a score of 700 or greater on the SAT math section while just nine years old. Tao scored a 760. In 1986, 1987, and 1988, Tao was the youngest participant to date in the International Mathematical Olympiad, first competing at the age of ten, winning a bronze, silver, and gold medal. He remains the youngest winner of each of the three medals in the Olympiad’s history, winning the gold medal shortly after his thirteenth birthday.
At age 14, Tao attended the Research Science Institute. When he was 15 he published his first assistant paper. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the age of 16 from Flinders University under Garth Gaudry. In 1992 he won a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study in the United States. From 1992 to 1996, Tao was a graduate student at Princeton University under the direction of Elias Stein, receiving his PhD at the age of 21. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. When he was 24, he was promoted to full professor at UCLA and remains the youngest person ever appointed to that rank by the institution.
- Christopher Hirata verified IQ of 225
A genius from his childhood, he made waves at the age of 13 when he got a gold medal at the international physics Olympiad. At the age of 16, he was working with NASA in its mission of conquering Mars. At 22, he obtained his Ph.D at the Princeton University. He is an authorized child genius and is currently teaching astrophysics in the CIT California Institute of Technology.
- Kim Ung-Yong has a verified IQ of 210
This Korean civil engineer is considered the master in child prodigy. At the age of 6 months he was able to speak and understand Korean and other languages. At the age of 3 years, he could read several languages already, including Korean, Japanese, German and English, as well as solve complex calculus problems as exposed live on Japanese television. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest IQ
- Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis is alleged to have an IQ of 198
He is a Greek national who works as a medical doctor and psychiatrist. He is the founder of the World Intelligence Network (WIN), an international organization of high IQ societies and of the organization AAAA.GR, a pioneer voluntary team for the detection and support of gifted individuals in Greece.
- Christopher Langan has a verified IQ of 195
This American autodidact is reported to have an IQ of between 195 and 210. The media has described him as “the smartest man in America” as well as “the smartest man in the world”. He began talking at six months, and taught himself to read when he was three.
- Rick Rosner is alleged to have an IQ of 192
He is an American television producer best known for creating the television show CHiPs. He also developed a portable satellite television in partnership with DirecTV.
- Mislav Predavec is alleged to have an IQ of 192
The Croatian maths professor is the founder and president of the GenerIQ Society, an elite organization of some of the most intelligent people in the world. He is also the owner and director of a trade company.
- Marilyn vos Savant has a verified IQ of 190
She is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and a playwright. In 1985, The Guinness Book of World Records accepted vos Savant’s IQ score of 190 and she was said to have been crowned the woman with the highest IQ for five consecutive years. She has tested as high as 228 on various IQ tests.
- Philip Emeagwali is alleged to have an IQ of 190
This Nigerian-born engineer, mathematician, computer scientist and geologist was one of two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize. He won the prize from the IEEE, for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer to help detect petroleum fields. Emeagwali is from Onitsha, Anambra state, although he was born in Akure, Ondo state
- Garry Kasparov is alleged to have an IQ of 190
A Russian chess Grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion, a writer and political activist, Kasparov amazed the world, when he played to a draw against a chess computer that could calculate three million positions per second in 2003. At the age of 22, he became the youngest undisputed world champion by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov