Like other people, you must have heard about Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and few other scientists that they are known to be among some of the most intelligent people who ever lived. And like everyone you also wonder how!
How are they considered as intelligent? You often think about a question, “How can we know that someone is really intelligent? How is intelligence measured?” There must be some parameters for this measurement. But, again the question arises, ‘What parameters are actually required?’ Let’s think about it and try to answer these questions… Stay tuned, you are certainly going to get all the answers till the end…
What is intelligence?
Before we attempt to answer, let us know about ‘intelligence’. Intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. This means if a person is able to use his brain to gain knowledge and knows how to apply knowledge in the right way and at the right time, that person can be called ‘intelligent’.
In order to know, how intelligence is calculated, we must know the criteria on the basis of which intelligence of a person is defined. There are parameters to find it out. We also know that different age group has a different level of intelligence, means a child who is in primary school has a different level of intelligence as compared to a person who is working as a scientist in ISRO. Therefore, we must calculate the IQ level of each person which is a standard method of comparing the ability to think and reason with the majority of people of the same age group.
What is IQ? How is the IQ evaluated?
Now, here is an important question, “What is IQ?”. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient. This is defined as the total score which is evaluated after conducting several standardized tests designed to measure human intelligence. The term IQ was coined as an abbreviation for the German word Intelligenzquotient by a psychologist William Stem.
Alfred Binet, who was a French psychologist, conducted the first IQ test in the early 1900s. The IQ of a person was originally evaluated by taking the ratio of a person’s mental age to the chronological age of that particular person, and then multiplying this result by a hundred. Chronological age means your actual biological age i.e., the number of years you spent. The output result is the IQ of the person.
The person with IQ level less than 90 is categorized as feeble-minded or dull. The person with IQ scores between 90 and 100 is on the list of people with below-average IQs. The IQ score of 100 obtained by any person is considered as an average IQ score. The IQ score of more than 100 is considered a remark of high intelligence. Extreme intelligence is associated with an IQ score of 130 or more.
IQ Scores of some Famous Personalities
You will be surprised to know that the IQ level of the great genius scientist Albert Einstein was in the range of 160-190, and the IQ level of Stephen Hawking was in the range of 160-170, amazing, right. Not only scientists but there are others having more IQ than him, like Garry Kasparov, the master of chess (IQ Level – 194); Philip Emeagwali, an engineer-mathematician (IQ Level – 190); Marilyn Vos Savant, an American public figure (IQ Level – 186), etc. With these instances, you observe that IQ levels do not depend upon anyone’s profession.
Now, you must be thinking what is the highest IQ score possible? Is there anyone who has the highest IQ in the world? Is there anyone who has a world record of the highest IQ?
Here are the top 10 people who have the Highest IQ around the world
The highest possible IQ in the world is 230 scored by Terence Tao, an Australian-American mathematician. And the other people who hold the world record are:
#1 K. Visalini
K. Visalini has an IQ score of 225. She is the youngest CCNA certificate holder, youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. She is also the youngest Oracle Certification Program certificate holder.
#2 Christopher Hirata
Christopher Hirata, an American cosmologist, and an astrophysicist who has an IQ score of 225. He has been the gold medalist at the International Physics Olympiad in 1996, being the youngest ever American. It is interesting to note that he is a member of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) space telescope proposed by NASA.
#3 Kim Ung-Yong
Kim Ung-Yong, a South Korean professor, held the Guinness world record for the highest IQ score of 210. At the age of 8, he went to study nuclear physics at the University of Colorado. As a child, at the age of 3, he was able to solve the calculus problems which are normally prescribed for the students of senior secondary schools.
#4 Edith Mendel Stern
Edith Mendel Stern, a novelist, book editor, journalist, and author of books related to aging, mental illness, and handicapped children, had an IQ score of more than 200. She was born in New York City to a Jewish family in 1901 and completed her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in 1922.
#5 Christopher Langan
Christopher Langan has an IQ score in the range 190-210. He has been regarded as the smartest man in America as well as the smartest man in the world.
#6 Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov, a chess grandmaster, has an IQ score of 194. He is regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. At the age of 22, he became the youngest ever World Chess Champion in 1985 after defeating the then-champion Anatoly Karpov.
#7 Richard Rosner
Richard Rosner, an American television writer, has an IQ score of 190. He has appeared in a few commercials like Domino’s Pizza, Burger King, etc.
#8 Philip Emeagwali
Philip Emeagwali, a Nigerian computer scientist, has an IQ score of 190. At the age of 13, he had served in the Biafran army.
#9 Marilyn Vos Savant
Marilyn Vos Savant, an American author, has her name entered in the Guinness Book with an IQ score of Other than this, she is also a magazine columnist, author, and lecturer.
#10 Paul Allen
Paul Allen, an American business magnate, has an IQ score of 170. According to a survey in 2017, he was found to be the 46th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $21.1 billion.
#11 Kashmea Wahi
Your curiosity is increasing and you want to know the people who have the highest IQ in India. Without any further delay, I would like to tell you that an 11-year-old girl has an IQ score of 162 on an IQ test of Mensa and entered in highest IQ in India list. Her name is Kashmea Wahi, a Mumbai-born girl. She surpassed two geniuses viz. Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking with an IQ level of 160.
It is also an interesting fact to know that K. Visalini of Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu holds the world record for the highest verified IQ with a record of IQ level 225 at the age of 11. This is the highest IQ level ever recorded in India and the world, but she would be eligible for entering her name in Guinness book of World records only after she would be 14 years of age. K. Visalini is the youngest girl with highest IQ in India and also known to be the highest IQ child in India.
Most Important question of how you can become a Genius!
It is our natural desire to chase intelligence. To become a genius with extraordinary mental vigor and a sharp mind, we often visit various sites. Intelligence is truly necessary in this ever-changing, ever-rushing, and uncompromising world because this is required to solve our own life’s problems. Just think, what would happen if you have no brain, no memory, no intelligence, then you will not be able to think, remember, understanding life’s situations, etc. This is highly scary to imagine all these conditions; you don’t want to be a dumb, right. And certainly when you find a way out, then your research is over!
Here, you will get to know about all the effective techniques to boost your brain. There are a lot of benefits of a genius brain. It helps in improving your thought process, applying skills and aptitude whenever required. You will be able to observe your life’s difficulties and you could overcome them in a jiffy. Not only this, you can think about your future and act in the congruent direction in order to stabilize and secure your future.
Think you have the power to change your life! You don’t have to depend upon the advice of other intelligent people. You will be free to choose your own life’s decisions, and you will have total control of your life. When you control your life, you are completely independent. Where there are freedom and independence, there is happiness. And do you know what I believe — Happiness is the actual goal in life. Feeling good… Whoa! That’s why an intelligent and brilliant brain is highly essential. Without wasting any more of your time, let’s know how to enhance and amplify your mental power.
Easy and working tips to increase brain power
- Do meditation and yoga regularly, it keeps your mind healthy.
- A healthy mind exists in a healthy body so take a properly balanced diet that will keep your body healthy which in turn keeps your mind healthy.
- Our brain is 95% water, therefore drink an adequate amount of water.
- When you are solving a math problem involving numeral calculations, try solving mentally instead of taking the help of a calculating device.
- If you are a mobile game freak, play those games which are directly related to the activity of your mind. This will make your brain sharper.
- Solve puzzles, Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, reasoning questions, logical problems, aptitude quiz, etc. These are highly recommended to increase your mental ability.
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