The Croatian researcher/physicist has a reported IQ of 183. He is currently an assistant research fellow and instructor at the University of Zagreb’s physics department and part of CERN's Large Hadron Collider team. He is also working as a research fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York on the STAR detector experiment.
Ms. vos Savant is known for holding the record of the person with the highest IQ - 228. Guinness removed the category, but she continued her notoriety when Parade magazine gave her her own advice column which runs to this day. Fun fact - her husband Richard Jarvik is the creator of the artificial heart.
A man who played a computer to a draw surely has a powerful brain. And his claimed IQ of 190 might have helped Kasparov in becoming one of the strongest chess grandmasters of all time. He became the youngest undisputed champion at the age of 22.
Mr Tao was using his superior IQ of 230 to teach kids three years older than him to spell and add numbers. The amazing part was that he was two years old when he was doing that. By age 20 he had a Ph.D. and by 2006 he had won the Fields Medal, known as the Nobel Prize of math.
The astronomical IQ number of 225 linked to Hirata is only part of his accomplishments. He was already helping NASA with their Mars mission in his teens and received his Ph.D. from Princeton at 22. He now works, naturally, in the astrophysics department at Caltech.
He is considered one of the greatest intellectual minds Africa has ever created and has an IQ that is so high it cannot be measured by most conventional tests. As a computer scientist, he won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize - considered the Nobel Prize on the subject. One of his creations is a computer that could produce 3.1 billion calculations per second.
The Greek psychiatrist and medical doctor has a reported IQ of 198. He used his experience to create two organizations, the World Intelligence Network and the AAA.GR, to find high-IQ people in Greece and beyond. He has also completed degrees in philosophy, medical research technology and psychopharmacology.
Polgar is regarded as the strongest female chess player of all time. With her 170 IQ, she broke Bobby Fischer's record of the youngest chess grandmaster, becoming one at age 15. She even beat the Garry Kasparov, the other chess grandmaster on this list.
Rosner is another strange case of genius unlike the many scientists and academics on this list. He has a high IQ (192) but he has a past of working as a stripper and nude appearances on TV. He did use his massive intellect as a quiz show writer and a notorious Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? appearance.
As of 2017, Allen is the 46th richest person in the world. His 160 IQ and outstanding 1600 SAT score most likely have something to do with the success he and Bill Gates have with Microsoft. He is also a major investor and philanthropist advancing science and technology while he owns major sports teams.
Kim was an exceptional talent before he could walk - he started talking by the time he was four months old and solving physics problems by age 3. The 8-year-old received a Ph.D. and worked for NASA for ten years. After burning out working for them he returned to Korea and took the steps towards civil engineering, where he is now a professor at Shihan University.
Edith Stern was the product of child prodigy program created by her father. She was in college by age 12 and teaching college-level math three years later. She has worked for IBM since the '70s and used her genius in applied mathematics for the company.
Ms. Camukova has an IQ of 200 and currently a professor at Bahçeşehir University in Turkey. Her command of the world's languages is impressive - she is fluent in seven of them (Russian, English, French, Turkish, German, Arabic, and Persian) and eight Turkish dialects.
The granddaddy of world's smartest people, the theoretical physicist, and cosmologist has pioneered the way we look at space and time itself. He might consider his intelligence as "rubbish" but his 160-170 IQ has shown that you can use your intellect to overcome the largest obstacles.