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  • Marilyn VosSavant has an IQ of 228, which is the highest recorded IQ in history. She has a weekly trivia column in Parade magazine (part of the Sunday LA Times) which is how I know of her.
  • Although everyone thinks it's Steven Hawking with an IQ or slightly over 200, it's actually Marilyn vos Savant with and IQ of 228. Please be sure to note however, that results can very from test to test and from day to day. There is no set way to measure intelligence as there are too many aspects to take into account (memory, problem-solving, etc), so don't put too much faith in your IQ rating. You could easily score 140 on an IQ test and still seem dumber than the dog next door. :-)
  • no i.q tests can really measure intelligence . the most intelligent person may not have given any iq tests at all . the iq tests too are very unscientific . i think einstien had the maximum iq but it was never recorded !
  • Actually, if Heinrich Von Fersen was talking about Jesus Christ, then he was more or less correct. According to this website: http://www.angelfire.com/ut/JesusChrist1/iq.html Based on biblical scriptures and his interactions with others, his IQ might have ranged from 300-450.
  • On a more modern level, the highest IQ ever recorded was by Marilyn vos Savant with 228; however that is a mental status ratio IQ (used for children). Adult IQs are measured by standard deviations, in which her adult IQ would compute to about 185, which is lower than famous chess master Bobby Fischer (187). Other contenders would be Leonardo da Vinci, estimated at ~200. Another would be William James Sidis, estimated also at a similar level. Statistically speaking, the highest possible IQ would be a probability of about SD 6.7, or 1 in 100 billion (total number of people who ever lived). In SD IQ, that is about 200. Thus, theoretically speaking, that is the maximum IQ possible. All the preposterous stories about people with IQs of well over 200 are impossible. In fact, no one has probably ever reached an adult IQ of 200. There are, however, close contendors. An example of an ultra-elite group of intellectuals would be the Giga society, which accepts people only with an IQ of 196 or higher. This would mean a 1 in 1 billion probability. Currently, there are 6 members, which would technically mean these are the 6 smartest people in the world.
  • These answers of 300 are crap, because they are all estimated. The lady from Parade took a child's IQ test, so that is crap also. I believe that the 180-200 zone is is the area where the world's smartest score. Although it is possible to go above 200, there is no documented proof! There are most likely around 150 people living today with an IQ of 185 and above (Not to brag, butI happen to be one(187)). This is why the 300 stuff is bull, I would estimate that the highest exact IQ ever recorded was around 199.
  • What IQ test you using? Somebody gets a highest IQ- then somebody else makes up an easy test to make more money. I have taken at least 50 different IQ tests.They are getting easier and easier, to me. The College Board gives 18 years of age and young(and age liars) an easy SAT test. And then they started giving retests- as many as anybody wants.
  • Funny, if you do a search on Goggle for William Alfred Quannigton the ONLY thing that turns up is this page, if this person had this IQ would there not be something somewhere about him on the net, I beleive one of the above posters is writing some type of fantasy
  • The highest IQ ever recorded is probably what people are wondering about. I have found that the highest IQ ever recorded is Marylin Vos Savant, however I do not believe this statement. Her IQ was 228 and was tested when she was a child, wich means the test she took when she was a child was a simple test made for children. The test she took when she was an adult was 186, and it was not taken as a test for children, but for adults. I have found that she negates to the idea of taking the test again, (she probably is afraid of losing her record.) I believe that the smartest person that ever lived was god, nonetheless his IQ is estimated 350+.
  • The highest IQ ever recorded is probably what people are wondering about. I have found that the highest IQ ever recorded is Marylin Vos Savant, however I do not believe this statement. Her IQ was 228 and was tested when she was a child, wich means the test she took when she was a child was a simple test made for children. The test she took when she was an adult was 186, and it was not taken as a test for children, but for adults. I have found that she negates to the idea of taking the test again, (she probably is afraid of losing her record.) I believe that the smartest person that ever lived was god, nonetheless his IQ is estimated 350+.
  • The highest rating of a person that was very intellectual may have never been recorded. I believe that the prize goes Albert Einstein. I mean think about it, he helped come up with the theory of relativity! I have posted two links on this subject. He was also the person of the century. http://www.einstein-website.de/z_information/variousthings.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
  • To quote Socrates: I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance
  • this is a very easy answer!!! Its easily George Bush!!! but i took an IQ test just the other day and i scored a 178 with filling answers in...so i dont really think they are a reliable source to test how smart someone really is...
  • Well, I really dont know about that. But can somebody link me a web page where I can do a real IQ test online? Although I have a question for u? Im 17 now, and I did an adult IQ test when I was 15. I scored 168, and my father 156. I just want your opinion about that?
  • how much percentage of the world population took te IQ test???? I GUESS THE MOST INTELLIGENT PERSON IS YET TO BE DISCOVERED
  • I find your question very humorous. Based on some assumptions I have about why you would like to know. Let me list a few ways in which you have not viewed this question: Many psychologists and scientists will not disclose the actual scores of IQ tests. Does a recorded IQ score measure the person’s productive thinking versus their reproductive thinking? How do the recorded IQs measure divergent and convergent thinking ability? Who decided definitively how to measure intelligence? How does an IQ test measure how many ways a person can conceive of something? Should the true record of intelligence be the amount of useful creations, inventions, theories, etc offered by these individuals? Based on that I feel any test that shows that Marilyn Vos Savant (Ask Marilyn Columnist) is more intelligent than Leonardo Da Vinci to be flawed. Recorded IQ is flawed human measurement. The only times I ever received IQ tests were during my times in the hospital when some psychologist wanted to know why therapy was not very effective on me. Because after three different levels of IQ test even repeating the last one twice just to make sure they were reading it right, MMPIs, and other tests. I can tell you that they were very concerned about me and said I measured higher than both of the therapists in the room combined. Alas, they still never told me my actual score. See I had the ability to think of hundreds of clever ways to stay sick. Despite my intelligence I haven’t nor will I likely ever do anything to help humanity in anyway. So I asked myself if I was truly intelligent how come I haven’t thought of a way in which I would enjoy it? If I was truly intelligent why can I not think of clever ways to fool myself out of my bad habits? I was able to find my way out of my insanity by changing how I thought. I think you get the point. Remember Lex Luthor from Superman? I ask you what good was his intelligence. He never thought of a way to do good things with it? All the intelligence in the world is worthless without the will to use it for the benefit of others. Although I must say I can see how Savants willingness to help others directly with her intelligence is very intelligent. Anyhow... I certain you can think of many things more important than IQ :-)
  • Here you go....www.answerbag.com/q_view/9550 ;)
  • Chuck Norris= IQ of 6000
  • I think this fascination with the IQ "high score", as seen above in Mr. Anderson's book topic, is silly, and I say this being an adult that tested above 200 when in college. Incidentally, the "Anderson" top 10 is inaccurate. Why not stop hiding behind these labels, and try being more productive in society. It's what we do, not what we think we can do that really matters. TDS_NYC
  • I have no idea but I know Billary, Moore and Gore have to be in the bottom 10 percentile.
  • These people with "high" IQ's have done nothing to better the world. You look at Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein etc and you notice that they have contributed greatly to the world. What has this Marilyn chick done?? She has a column in a magizine.. WOW. If you truly are so bright rather change the world than write silly riddles.
  • I think it was Albert Einstein,...186. Measured at Princeton University, in the forties. I don't know what test they used.
  • Wow are u serious, I feel really dumb with a 186 iQ ALMOST qualfifying for the Giga Society(190+)This is the 99.9999999 percentile. Christ having a 450 IQ? Wow
  • 350+ IQ would be like 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 percentile right?
  • I'm fairly certain there is a 200+ IQ score but if you think <0.5% of the population are 140 or above, that means about 4 standard deviations, so 10 points is about 1 deviation, a 200+ score is 10 standard deviations 7σ 99.99999999974 % That's... 74 people in every 100 billion people will have an IQ of over 170, if the assumptions I have made above are correct :)
  • IQ test alone does not establish inteligence. The really intelignet people are those with IQ of above 160 and at the same time of certain other qualities like orderly mental faculty which allows them to think totally defferently from others and to produce new ideas which others could only wonder. On this term I belive Leonardo Davinci must be crowned as the most intelligent person ever.
  • this is fairly difficult as different smart people live during different times and did different iq test that have different difficulty level. But the best test is the culture fair iq test that can measure someone natural intelligence and not the amount of knowledge someone has. The older iq test is not fair for everyone as it only measures knowledge and not real problem solving skill. The culture fair iq test uses pictures and patterns giving some evidence to the answer, and anyone attempting the culture fair test would have all the evidence there to solve the answer, no excuses to say "i never studied, i am lazy to study". Also adult iq is the most important, not childhood iq, because when the child grows to be an adult , they need to redo an iq test to see what their iq is. I would say that William Sidis and Kim Ung Yong and some members of the Giga society are the most intelligent as far as i know, but i don't know who is the one that is smartest of all the people that have lived. We can only point out the smart ones but not the number one as its difficult.
  • To all, If you haven't seen 'The Genius Club', all of them have IQs over 200! www.TheGeniusClubMovie.com
  • George W. Bush has an I.Q. of 90.
  • I believe it's one of these two people: Marilyn vos Savant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_vos_Savant#IQ William James Sidis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_James_Sidis
  • It is a common misconception that Marilyn vos Savant has the highest IQ in the world. Althought "Graendal" is correct that her score is indeed 228, that score is only one of 2 types of IQ scores. By the terms of the IQ scores that most of the people know as our IQ, Marilyn only has an IQ of 186. Thus, the person who has the highest IQ is actually a South Korean by the name of Kim Oong Yong, holding an Guiness Record of an outstanding IQ of 210.
  • The highest IQ was also that of Iqbal Saleh Abba. It was 235 and this was the ceiling so far for living adults tested under strict psychological supervision of a very highly qualified psychologist. vos Savant has inflated her IQ- her childhood score in Missouri was 186. Hoeflin who connived with her to promote his pseudo Mega test contrived the score with false statistics and illogical statistics to 228 or even 230.
  • Uhm....74 in 100 billion doesn't seem right for 170 IQ - by that calculation very few on the planet would have an IQ that high, never mind higher. Interesting the sceptimism regarding assessing IQ of historical figures based upon achievement rather than the results of an IQ test. There is a line of argument, surely that say's intellectual acheivement is a more substantial measure of intelligence than a test. The advantage of a test is that it gives you a precise figure that you can hang your hat on - but it is otherwise very unreliable and you can practice IQ tests which will enhance your score but not your intelligence.
  • jonathan jones took an online i.q. test wich told him that HE was the smartest person in the world. so there you have it people. the smartest person in the world is jonathan christopher jones.
  • my answer is 200
  • Hehe, quite interesting hearing all of you push on, one character to the next, as if it is going to help any of you figure out who the most intelligent person on earth is. I guarantee you, the mind is far beyond any of our reaches, it is how we comprehend things, more or less to the understanding of how to react from it. If you are trying to suggest an overall mind sentence, of direct form of intelligence, then your looking at all the wrong people, half of those idiots listed have a common sense rating no better then maybe the average human. Intelligence can be seen, recorded, and somewhat understood, but a lot if left out. I'm 18, and my IQ was recorded at 147 while i was 13. I recently re-took it and it seems it's only increased towards the base of 170, which would be false, because I can read people like a book, the questions asked were directed towards Science and Knowledge I have not gotten my hands on, many people can obtain the IQ of 170+ i guarantee you this, it is not as hard as it seems, Ive met many people in my time, within my area alone, who easily test over 150. If you wish to compare reality and understand of life, towards science, books, and numbers, your headed in two different directions. Everyone has there specialties, and many can reach incredible limits to their "knowledge". The Intelligent ones would be an overall approval, they don't really lack any fields, listing people like Albert and Marilyn, is foolish. Your mentality can be just as great as your physical overall abilities, if you ask me, the credit should go to those who are not only physically elite, but as well considered mentally elite, there shouldn't be any faults, if you wish to look towards a higher standard of humans. (first page info only)
  • albert einstien's iq would not have been the record overall. He would have run into the same problem I do as he has the same learning disability as me only flipped. What I mean is that on the literal section of the IQ test I scored a 193 however on the mathmatics based section I scored a 110 so my overall is relativly low, I think its down in the 150s or 160s. So in conclusion Einstien's IQ on the literal based section would have been to low for him to have a record breaking IQ
  • mine is 174 i guess its not bad lol
  • Marilyn Vos Savant's IQ is 186. So you are wrong on her IQ. Kim Ung Yong is the smartest person in the world. His iq is 210. I've been studying the IQs of famous people for a long time and I validate the IQ's that I post. Here's my website at http://www.kids-iq-tests.com/famous-people.html - The IQ of Famous People
  • Warren Courtain,A 37 year old american from the midwest, acheived a score of 183 at the age of 16, recently he was tested and has a verified score of 186.
  • I do not have the time to read all the answers, of those I have no one has said: The most intelligent people will never be detected by an IQ test - they would not be so stupid as to let the world know how clever they are. Mensa Morons? A Pleb
  • who really knows...iq tests are limited by many things
  • LOL IQ scores are a Joke. Allow me to easily disprove them. First of all most people have a natural ability, gift, don, and can quickly raise their IQ in those abilities at Genius Levels. IQ test are used to measure basic logic and the processing power of your brain by how fast you can find the answer to trick questions written and mathematical. Yet it is known that the real IQ is more about the persons Imagination rather than their raw computational skills. Most things created would have never been possible without High Imagination IQ's and almost anyone can use math to bring those thoughts to a real beginning and end given enough time and effort. Computers have the calculating power of Super Humans but in reality just do as they are programmed. Sure this has changed more and more over the years with smarter computers but they are still quite challenged when faced with creative processing abilities. God is so much more than calculations and the processing power to calculate them, God works in multiple dimensions, in multiple levels of consciousness and imagination and creativity and sounds and colors ect ect ect. Calculate that Hawking's and all other atheist and you will rediscover Tru Faith and True IQ.
  • Actually, there was a biker dude on T.V. that secluded himself, and had an I.Q. of atleast 250. I don't know how accurate that is but, that's what I was told from a slightly reliable source.
  • Sorry Graendal, but you are incorrect. Marilyn Vos Savant has a verified IQ of 186 (which places her at about 5 on the list) The highest is Kim Ung-yong with a verified IQ of 210
  • Mine is! I got a 145 on tickletest.com!
  • Mine of course. I will have posted my psychiatric results that were administrated by Harvard. I got in when I was fifteen because I could do set matrixes and even proposed a soultion to the Ryeman Hypothesis. They were amazed that I could MULTIPLY five digit numbers in my head and memorized 150,000,000 digits of PI. Because I am only in my tenties, I am still unknown. I speak French, Spanish, Latin, Hebrew,German and Albanian. Go to mdbo.webs.com and leave a commpent+ view the papers. My IQ is 259.
  • Without doubt, my cat Niblick. His IQ is 50. Given that 1 human year is reputedly the equivalent of 7 cat years, Niblick's real IQ is 350.
  • Ben Da Costa 255
  • The highest IQ ever RELIABLY recorded belonged to South Korean Oong Yong Kim. Unlike Marilyn Vos Savant whose IQ was measured in her 40's and skewed by her advanced age, experience, and education, Mr. Oong Yong Kim was more reliably tested when he was a mere 4 years of age. He got into the Guinness Book of World Records for this feat. But the Records officers never take into account that the more reliable IQ measurements are done at childhood ages with no skewing factors. And unlike James Siddis who no longer has the prodigal gift in mathematics amd has never been tested or verified to fluently speak several languages as a child, Mr. Oong Yong Kim, on the other hand, has been reliably verified as both a mathematical prodigy and a multi-fluent linguist since the ripe old age of 4 years. Moreover, during a 1960's television show in Japan, Oong Yong Kim performed integral calculus mentally (without pen or paper), composed poetry, and fluently mastered 4 languages at the age of 4, without the benefit of any academic education or institutional training. His mental age being that of an extraordinary Ph.D. graduate of 26 years of age would lead one to believe that his theoretical IQ was way over 600 points!!!!! Measure it yourself mathematically below: [(mental age)/(chronological age)] x 100 = IQ Oong Yong Kim's theoretical I.Q. is calculated below: IQ = [(mental age of 26)/(4 years of age)] x 100 = 650 Oong Yong Kim undisputed highest ranking IQ is supported by his South Korean people's HIGHEST IQ RANKING IN THE WORLD as independantly verified by various scientists in England, Finland, Austria, and Zurich/Switzerland in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Moreover, South Korea has consistently scored the highest math and science test scores in the world from the 1990's to the present day. And if that wasn't all, South Koreans were ranked by Harvard University as the most competent race on earth!!!!!!!! What more proof does anyone want in regards to this subject matter. I mean really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rest my case. Informed
  • I had a pretty good IQ with an estimated 167. I learn languages quite easily and known as a polyglot, I have translated many vernacular.
  • It's strange how nobody even bothered to mention Kim Ung-Yong, who has a verified IQ of 210. By the same standards, Marilyn Vos Savant has a verified IQ of 186, not 228. So it's actually Kim Ung-Yong who holds the record for highest IQ ever, according to Time and Guinness.
  • Hey man, your comments would be better served if they were related to the discussion.
  • atheist ;-)
  • mine, it's 2500
  • The scale only goes to 200, and it becomes wildly inaccurate close to that. +5

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