These are the smartest people in the history of the world according to IQ (and some are still alive today):

  1. 210 - Physicist / Engineer Kim Ung-yong has a verified IQ of 210
  2. 250-300 - William James Sidis had a predicted IQ of 250-300
  3. 235-Jennifer rose Ocasio Reverend / Phychiatrist has verified IQ of 235
  4. 195 - Bouncer Christopher Michael Langan has a verified IQ of 195
  5. 190 - Engineer Philip Emeagwali is alleged to have an IQ of 190
  6. 190 - World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is alleged to have an IQ of 190
  7. 190 - Sir Isaac Newton
  8. 190 - Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
  9. 190 - Ludwig Wittgenstein
  10. 186 - Author Marilyn Vos Savant has a verified IQ of 186
  11. 180 - Actor James Woods is alleged to have an IQ of 180
  12. 180 - Leonardo da Vinci
  13. 180 - Buonarroti Michelangelo
  14. 180 - David Hume
  15. 180 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is alleged to have an IQ of 180
  16. 180 - Politician John H. Sununu is alleged to have an IQ of 180
  17. 179 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  18. 176 - Emanuel Swedenborg
  19. 176 - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
  20. 175 - Edmund Spenser
  21. 175 - Baruch Spinoza
  22. 175 - Johannes Kepler
  23. 174 - John Stuart Mill
  24. 171 - Blaise Pascal
  25. 170 - Antoine Lavoisier
  26. 170 - Martin Luther
  27. 170 - World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer is alleged to have an IQ of 167
  28. 170 - Chess Grandmaster Robert Byrne is alleged to have an IQ of 170
  29. 170 - World Chess Champion Judith Polgar is alleged to have an IQ of 170
  30. 170 - Mathematician Andrew Wiles is alleged to have an IQ of 170
  31. 170 - George Friedrich Handel
  32. 170 - Michael Faraday
  33. 167 - Mathematician / Physicist Stephen W. Hawking is alleged to have an IQ of over 160
  34. 165 - Samuel Johnson
  35. 165 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  36. 165 - Joseph Priestley
  37. 165 - John Locke
  38. 165 - Thomas Hobbes
  39. 165 - Galileo Galilei
  40. 165 - Charlotte Bronte
  41. 165 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  42. 165 - Carl von Linne
  43. 162 - Madame De Stael
  44. 162 - Rene Descartes
  45. 160 - Robert Boyle
  46. 160 - Microsoft Founder Paul Allen is alleged to have an IQ of over 160
  47. 160 - Benjamin Franklin
  48. 160 - Albert Einstein
  49. 159 - Immanuel Kant
  50. 156 - Olof Palme
  51. 156 - Thomas Chatterton
  52. 156 - Linus Carl Pauling
  53. 156 - Sofia Kovalevskaya
  54. 155 - Jonathan Swift
  55. 155 - Miguel de Cervantes
  56. 155 - Rembrandt van Rijn
  57. 154 - Actress Sharon Stone is alleged to have an IQ of 154
  58. 153 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  59. 153 - Charles Darwin
  60. 150 - Nicolaus Copernicus
  61. 150 - George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
  62. 150 - Abraham Lincoln
  63. 145 - Anna Lindh
  64. 145 - Napoleon Bonaparte
  65. 143 - George Sand (Aurore Dupin)
  66. 140 - George Washington
  67. 130 - Sir Francis Drake
  68. 130 - Ulysses S. Grant
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