How smart is Terence Tao

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You can speak at 6 months of age, study at 10 years old and dust off a gold medal in the math or physics Olympiad at 13! This is what the life of the super-intelligent looks like.

Anyone who has an IQ of over 130 is considered exceptionally intelligent. For comparison: two thirds of Germans have an IQ between 85 and 115.

The website has compiled a list of the ten most intelligent people in the world - at least if you take their IQ as a basis. BILD shows these 10 clever guys - including a Hollywood star, a world chess champion and a stripper!

Terence Tao (IQ 230)

Terence Tao found math exciting even as a toddler, at the age of two he was able to solve complex tasks, by the age of nine he had completed math courses at university level and when he was 13 he won the gold medal of the International Math Olympiad.

At the age of 20 he did his doctorate at Princeton, four years later he became a mathematics professor at the University of California (UCLA) and finally took over the management of the mathematics department there.

Since then, Tao has written over 200 academic articles on additive combinatorics, Ramsey theory, analytical number theory, random matrices, and partial differential equations.

Marilyn vos Savant (IQ 228)

The US writer, columnist and financial expert Marilyn vos Savant is considered the smartest woman in the world - was in the Guinness Book of Records. She grew up as the daughter of German and Italian immigrants in poor conditions in St. Louis. During her school years, vos Savant took various intelligence tests, each time getting the highest possible score, but her teachers considered her intelligence to be a "useless quality," according to Savant. Instead of studying, Savant got married at the age of 16, later she studied philosophy and worked as an investment banker, she lives in Manhattan, is married to her third marriage.

Christopher Hirata (IQ 225)

When he was 13 years old, he won the International Physics Olympiad, for which three difficult questions had to be solved within a 5-hour test. At the age of 14 he enrolled at the renowned California Institute of Technology, and at 16 he was already working with NASA on a Mars project. He received his PhD in astrophysics from Princeton at the age of 22 and is currently teaching astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology.

Kim Ung Yong (IQ 210)

He spoke at the age of six months. At the age of three he was able to communicate in Korean, Japanese, German and English and solve complex arithmetic problems. When he was eight years old, NASA invited him to take part in internal courses. To date, Kim has published several books and research, including 90 papers on hydraulics.

Dr. Evangelus Katsioulis (IQ 198)

The doctor and psychiatrist has university degrees in philosophy, medical technology and psychopharmacology, and has also written several scientific research papers and scripts. In order to promote and support the gifted, he founded the World Intelligence Network (WIN).

Rick Rosner (IQ 192)

The former stripper, bouncer and roller-skate waiter, who also partly worked as a nude model, is mainly known for his appearances in the US version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". He's got some of the best IQ test results ever - that's what he's made of his life's work. He writes and produces quiz shows and regularly tests his IQ to improve it.

Mislav Predavec (IQ 192)

The math professor from Croatia founded the GenerIQ society for gifted people and runs a company.

Garry Kasparov (IQ 190)

At 22 he became the youngest world chess champion of all time, was world chess champion from 1985 to 2000, and founded his own chess association in 1993: the Professional Chess Association (PCA). He is the author and founder of the Russian extra-parliamentary opposition movement "Solidarnost" and chairman of the United Citizens' Front.

Kenneth Ferrell (IQ 190)

He is a member of several gifted associations such as GenerIQ and the Epimethius Society, his hobby are IQ tests - he also develops some himself.

James Woods (IQ 180)

Woods (White House Down; Contact; The assassination) has three Emmys, was nominated for an Academy Award - and took courses in linear algebra before he even graduated from high school. He turned down two scholarships for the elite universities of Tufts and Johns Hopkins, and finally began studying at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he abandoned for his acting career.

By the way: If you miss Stephen Hawking on the list: The physics genius "only" has an IQ of 160 ...


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