Top 10 Highest IQ Record Holders in The World

Added by Nicola Porrill on May 8, 2014

8 Sir Isaac Newton

IQ: 190

This infamous mathematician and physicist is widely acknowledged as being the man who 'discovered' gravity, after he observed an apple fall from a tree. Furthermore, he came up with three laws of motion, which form the fundamentals of modern day physics. His intelligence is unsurprising given the number of breakthroughs he made in the fields of science and mathematics; he even became a Professor at the prestigious University of Cambridge.

7 Marilyn Vos Savant

IQ: 190

Interestingly, the word 'savant' means 'a learned person', and this term totally applies to Marilyn Vos Savant. At the age of 10, she took an intelligence test which declared her mental age was that of a 22 year old - more than twice her actual age. This earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the holder of the 'Highest IQ', although this listing was removed a few years later as it was declared too unreliable to measure. Since then, this bright woman has gone on to carve a career out for herself in writing and lecturing.

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