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Star lover
May 3rd, 2018, 07:30 AM
Highest IQ ever recorded

William James Sidis (IQ score between 250-300)


This American was born into a family of New York City intellectuals. William James Sidis (1898 – 1944) was gifted from an extremely young age. When he was only 5 years old he was already able to type and had learned several languages including Greek, Latin, French, Hebrew, Russian, German, and, of course, English.

After he was initially turned down when he was 6, William was finally admitted to Harvard University at the age of 11. He didn’t have an easy time in college, later moving to Texas where he became a teacher. He attempted a political career but died young (at age 46), penniless.

List of people with the highest IQ score ever recorded (in ascending order):

Stephen Hawking (IQ score – 160)
Albert Einstein (IQ score – 160 – 190)
Judit Polgar (IQ score – 170)
Philip Emeagwali (IQ score – 190)
Garry Kasparov (IQ score – 194)
Christopher Michael Langan (IQ score – 190 – 210)
Edith Stern (IQ score – 200+)

152189. Edith Stern

Kim Ung-Yong (IQ score – 210)
Christopher Hirata (IQ score – 225)
Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ score – 228)

152188. Marilyn Vos Savant

Terence Tao (IQ score – 225 – 230)
William James Sidis (IQ score – 250-300)

Marilyn Monroe had an IQ of 163..........higher than Albert Einstein's!

Thank you to our Laura P for the above!

May 3rd, 2018, 08:42 AM
Thank you but where is Sheldon on the list? Haha just kidding.

Iris Girl
May 3rd, 2018, 09:10 AM
Thank you but where is Sheldon on the list? Haha just kidding.

I was just thinking that...LOL

May 3rd, 2018, 11:53 AM
I wouldn't want to be that smart. There are some great minds in that list.

May 3rd, 2018, 03:02 PM
obviously having a high iq doesn't equate with getting ahead in life if Sidis died broke. So did Nikola Tessla.

Star lover
May 3rd, 2018, 03:22 PM
And some very mysteriously.........Marilyn Manore.......I'm just happy I have a brain.......