Top 10 Highest IQ Record Holders in The World

Added by Nicola Porrill on May 8, 2014

2 Christopher Hirata

IQ: 225

At the age of just 32, this second-most intelligent person in the world is already a professor of astrophysics at California Institute of Technology. He has packed so much into his life already, having earned a PhD from Princeton University, as well as completing college level courses in physics and math by the age of 12. At just 16, he began working on a project trying to reach the planet Mars - with none other than NASA themselves.

1 Terence Tao

IQ: 225-230

It's official: the most intelligent person in history is still alive today! This Australian-born mathematician became the youngest ever professor at UCLA at the age of 24, after grasping math's basic concepts aged just 2. He claims that his initial interest in mathematics came from the much-loved television show Sesame Street. Instead of graduating high school at the age of 16, like most of his peers, Tao received both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. He has published several books, 250 research papers, and he has been awarded numerous awards, including the Salem Prize, the Clay Research Award, and Australian of the Year!

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