10. Garry Kasparov.
Kasparov completely astounded the world when he drew with a chess computer that could calculate three million positions per second in 2003. He is a chess grandmaster from Russia. At the age of 22, he became the youngest undisputed world champion, defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov.
9. Philip Emeagwali
Philippe Emeagwali is a Nigerian engineer, mathematician, computer scientist, and geologist. He was one of two recipients of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, an IEEE award, for his use of the Connection Machine supercomputer to detect oil fields.
8. Marilyn vos Savant.
In 1985, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized VOSA Savant's IQ as 190. According to marilynvossavant.com, she was crowned the woman with the highest IQ for five consecutive years. She has tested as high as 228 on various IQ tests. She is also a popular columnist for Parade magazine. Through " Ask Marilyn" readers can submit puzzles and questions on a variety of topics for vos Savant to solve and answer.
7. Mislav Predavec.
Croatian mathematics professor Mislav Predavec was ranked No. 7 on a list of the 10 smartest people in the world. He is the founder and president of the GenerIQ Society. An elite organization made up of some of the smartest people in the world. He is also the owner and director of a trading company.
6. Rick Rosner.
Gifted with an astounding IQ-192. Just by looking at him, Rick Rosner would not be considered one of the smartest people in the world. He has a rough and tough demeanor because he spent several years as a bar bouncer. He is an American television producer, best known for creating the television show "chips." Rosner later developed portable satellite television in partnership with DirecTV.
5. Christopher Langan
Langan is a self-taught American with an IQ reportedly between 195 and 210. The media calls him "the smartest man in America" as well as "the smartest man in the world. He began speaking at six months of age. In addition, he himself learned to read when he was only three years old. Langan developed a "theory of the relationship between mind and reality," which he calls the "cognitive theoretical model of the universe" (CTMU).
4. Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis
Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis is a Greek citizen who works as a physician and psychiatrist. He has degrees in philosophy, medical research technology and psychopharmacology. He is the founder of the World Intelligence Network (WIN)-an international organization of high-intelligence societies. In addition, he found the AAAA.GR organization, the Pioneer Volunteer Team to identify and support gifted people in Greece. Katsioulis is also a good artist and not a bad swimmer.
3. Kim Un-Young.
With a proven IQ of 210, Korean civil engineer Ung Yong is considered a master at being a child prodigy. At the age of 6 months, he could already speak and understand Korean and other languages. At the age of 3, he could already read several languages, including Korean, Japanese, German, and English, as well as solve complex math problems that were shown live on Japanese television. He was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under the heading "highest IQ."
2. Christopher Hirata
Christopher Hirata has been a genius since childhood. When he was just 13 years old, he made waves by winning a gold medal in an international physics Olympiad. At the age of 16, he worked with NASA on its mission to conquer Mars. At age 22, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Hirata is a recognized child genius. He is an American cosmologist and astrophysicist. He currently teaches astrophysics at OSU's Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP).
1 Terence Tao.
Gifted with an amazing IQ of 230, Terence Tao is at No. 1 on this list of the world's smartest people. He was born in Australia and was a Chinese-American mathematician. He works in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, Ramsey's ergodic theory; random matrix theory and analytic number theory. In just 8 years, Tao scored 760 on the pre-1995 SAT, received his Ph.D. from Princeton at 20, and became the youngest ever full professor at UCLA at age 24. He has received inspiring awards; like the 2003 Clay Research Award, the 2002 Boker Memorial Award, and the 2000 Salem Award, just to name a few.