Have you ever found yourself sitting and thinking to yourself “Who is currently the smartest person in the world?” If you have, don’t worry- it’s normal and many people do it but the problem is that this question is a tough one to answer mainly because of how “smart” can be interpreted. There are many intelligent people with IQs that can hardly be rivaled but there are also people with slightly lower IQs than these, who have made some of the greatest contributions to their fields of science. This rules that the IQ levels in lists such as the ten smartest states in America are unreliable as far as showing a person’s true intellectual and creative merit and what they are capable of accomplishing with the intellectual resources they have.
The history of mankind knows many exceptional minds which have lived both in recent times and many centuries ago. Take for example Einstein himself – setting grounds for modern day physics and pushing the boundaries of science with his eccentric mind, this man managed to influence generations of people who don’t even specialize in science. Going back, we have many more people who intelligence touches boundaries with fiction. Look at Nikola Tesla, the father of the electric energy supply and electronics as we know them today, famed inventor and an all around underappreciated contributor to the world as we know it. The man never made blueprints, never measured or schemed his inventions. He claimed being from other worlds brought them to him and he just transferred them on paper as drawings out of his visions. Tesla could be and largely was considered as crazy as crazy gets by many but still managed to be remembered as one of the brightest minds in history.
Leonardo Da Vinci, a man centuries ahead of his time, Johann von Goethe and many more can be dubbed some of the smartest people to ever walk the Earth but there was no way to measure their intelligence back then. The only thing we know about many of the supposedly most intelligent people is what they left behind.
However, like many other instances of ranking, we will keep this list to the highest measured IQs. The people you are about to see and their stories don’t include making groundbreaking discoveries. They are all miraculously intelligent and their lives are extremely unusual. Even so, they are not ranked by any order. They are all tied for the position and you are left to decide for yourself. After researching the matters, we have narrowed down the list to three people. Let’s look at them.