List of Top 10 most intelligent people in the world


Humans claim to be most intelligent living organism in this entire planet. Still, there are numerous aspects in which these are just clueless. For example, why there is so much variety? For some a simple mathematics is too damn hectic, and someone else can calculate even faster than a computing device. These people have amazed the whole world through their intelligence. The compilation below is all about such people.

Here we present the top 10 smartest persons of the present time.

 10. Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

He is just a wonder. This man is almost synonymous to science. Born in Oxford, England, Hawking is one of the greatest scientists of the contemporary era. Basically, he is a physicist, but you can’t confine him within any limit. Despite not being able to perform the regular activities due to paralysis, his theories are considered the most valuable among all the scientific advancements.

9. Edward Witten

most intelligent people in the world

Edward Witten is another great scientist whose passion for research is just incredible, and a perfect smart personality. He has contributed many priceless research achievements regarding M-theory, quantum physics. Edward has PhD in Physics. He is considered the best Physicist of the modern era. He was within top hundred most influential people published by the TIME magazine. Apart from this, Witten is known for his Mathematics expertise as well.

8. Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles

This British mathematician is another smartest person of the planet. He has proved his expertise many times earlier through some of the greatest contributions. Apart from this, Wiles is also a Royal Society Research professor at the prestigious Oxford University. However, Wiles made some buzz after proving Fermat’s Last theorem.


7. Ruth Lawrence

Ruth Lawrence

Ruth Lawrence is a real inspiration for many women. She has witnessed incredible success at a very young age. Just at the age of thirteen, Ruth bagged the bachelor degree in Mathematics from Oxford University. Next year she bagged the degree in Physics. Just at the age of eighteen she joined Havard University as research fellow. Her contribution to science and Mathematics is just exemplary.

6. Paul Gardner Allen

Paul Gardner Allen

Here we come up with a multi-talented personality in this compilation. There are many incredible achievements under his belt. However, Gardner is mostly popular being the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation along legendary Bill Gates. Amazing fact is that Paul has the unbelievable IQ level of 170. He is remembered whenever any crucial decision is there to be made.

5. Shahriar Afshar

Shahriar Afshar

People struggle even to bag a single award, but this man Shahriar Afshar has won many through his buzz making discoveries. However, the very smart person got noticed post Afshar experiment by him at the Havard University. He has worked as an associate as well in the same University. The most renowned universities in the world have to struggle a lot to become able in inviting him as a guest faculty.

4. Judit Polgar

Judit Polgar

Chess is a game of the smart people. Judit Polgar proves it pretty nicely. She is a chess grandmaster and stunned the whole world through her skills. Undoubtedly, she is the most talented chess player that this world has witnessed. Just at the age of fifteen she has become able in being the grandmaster. She has the unbelievable IQ of 170.

3. Akshay Venkatesh

Akshay Venkatesh

This born in India Mathematician is an incredible personality. His first achievement was just at the age of eleven when he won the bronze medal at an international level mathematics competition. Next year as well he repeated the success at the same platform, which itself is a record. He is having the degree in Mathematics from the University of Western Australia, meanwhile being the youngest name to achieve this success.

2. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

He is a genius in Chess arena. Magnus Carlsen amazed the whole world after becoming the grandmaster just at the age of thirteen. Just at the age of nineteen Carlsen again set the milestone gaining the top spot as a chess player. His talent reached the ultimate height when he defeated legendary Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and own the world championship.

1. Evangelos Katsioulis

Evangelos Katsioulis

Evangelos Katsioulis is one of the greatest doctors that this world has witnessed. However, the whole world noticed him after he won the Genius of the year award. Even in the line-up of smartest people in the world no one can match his IQ level, which is just heavenly at 198. Katsioulis was born in loannina in the year 1976 and has master degree in medical research, philosophy, and doctorate in psychopharmacology.


No matter you talk how much about hard work, passion for success, still it is obvious that the above groups of people are blessed. Their achievements are never conventional and possible when you have something in-born. However, they have become the inspiration for many and encourage people to push their limits as much as it is possible.



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