The 10 Smartest People Alive Today.

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The debate over this likely will never cease. 

Just How Smart is Smart?

50% of people have IQ scores between 90 and 110 2.5% of people are mentally deficient/impaired (under 70 IQ) 0.5% of people are near genius or genius (over 140) 2.5% of people are very superior in intelligence (over 130)

The 10 Smartest People Alive Today

Here is our list of ten of the smartest people alive today.

1. Stephen Hawking
– IQ of 160
– Age: 70
– Author of 7 bestselling books
– Recipient of over 14 awards of recognition

2. Kim Ung-Yong
– IQ of 210
– Age: 50
– Worked for NASA as a teenager
– By the age of 2 he was fluent in four languages
– Child prodigy

3. Paul Allen
– IQ of 170
– Age 59
– Co-founder of Microsoft
– Worth $14.2 billion

4. Rick Rosner
– IQ of 192
– television writer for Jimmy Kimmel
– worked as a bouncer and other non-brainy jobs

5. Garry Kasparov
– IQ of 190
– Age: 49
– Youngest undisputed world chess champion
– Ran for president of Russia
– Holds record for longest stretch as No. 1 rated chess player in the world

6. Sir Andrew Wiles
– IQ of 170
– Age: 59
– Proved Fermat’s Last Theorem, widely regarded as the most difficult math problem in the world
– Recipient of 15 prizes in math and science

7. Judit Polgar
– IQ of 170
– Age: 35
– Beat Bobby Fisher at chess when she was only 15
– Child prodigy

8. Christopher Hirata
– IQ of 225
– Age: 30
– By 14, he had entered Caltech
– By 16, he was working with NASA

9. Terrence Tao
– IQ of 230
– Age: 36
– At 24, he became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA
– Has published over 230 research papers

10. James Woods
– IQ of 180
– Age: 65
– Won three Emmy Awards
– Two Academy Award nominations

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