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    Feeling accomplished yet? Here is a list of people whose IQ levels have created records time and again

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    While there are many parameters to gauge one’s intelligence, IQ stands to be one of the time-tested methods.

    While there are many parameters to gauge one’s intelligence, IQ stands to be one of the time-tested methods. Here is a list of people whose IQ levels have created records time and again:

    William James Sidis (IQ: 250-300)

    Sidis had the highest IQ score in history. He attended Harvard at the age of 11, which at the time made him the youngest person to ever enroll in the university, and mastered over 40 languages. Later, he left a teaching job in Texas and started a political career.

    Kim Ung-Yong (210)

    Born in South Korea in 1963, Ung-Yong started speaking at six months and was able to read English, German, Korean and Japanese when he was just three. Ung-Yong worked for NASA and later returned to his native Korea to be a teacher.

    Judit Polgar (170)

    Polgar became the youngest Grandmaster in 1991, at the age of 15 and still holds that record. She defeated a reigning world number one player and 10 other world champions in different tournaments. She created history in 2002 when she defeated the then world number 1 Garry Kasparov.

    Christopher Hirata (225)

    Hirata completed his college level courses by the time he was 12 and became the youngest American to win a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad in 1996 at the age of 13. By the time he turned 16, he was working on a project with NASA.

    Garry Kasparov (194)

    Widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time, Kasparov was the number 1 ranked player for 225 out of 228 months he played. He’s retired from Chess and serves on the board of the Human Rights Foundation.

    Albert Einstein (160-190)

    A Nobel laureate who is best known for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, he was the one to develop the theory of relativity. He also participated in developing nuclear fission. And the list of Einstein’s brilliance goes on…

    Terence Tao (225-230)

    An Australian mathematician, Tao attended mathematics courses of the university level when he was just 9 years old. At 16, he received both his Bachelors and Masters degree and by 20 had received his Doctorate as well. He was co-recipient of the Fields Medal in 2006.

    Philip Emeagwali (190)

    Is an engineer, mathematician and geologist who used the Connection Machine supercomputer to analyse petroleum fields. He was part of the Nigerian-Biafran war when he was 13, has three Master’s degrees in Mathematics, Environmental and Marine Engineering.

    (Source: Listovative, Sciencedump, Therichest)
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