To be considered a genius, you need an IQ score of at least 140. But not many of us have such a high score. These geniuses have day jobs just like the rest of us, for instance as a magazine columnist, a horse rancher, or a psychologist. Of course, many of them are doing groundbreaking research and others have chosen to live a simple life.
Bright Side gives you a peek into the secret lives of geniuses today, all of whom are at the very top of the genius list.
1. Jacob Barnett — IQ 170
Profession: Theoretical physics
Age: Around 21
This former child prodigy has an IQ of 170 and published his work on physics before he was 20. When he was 15 he became the youngest student ever to be accepted to the Perimeter Institute. Now he is a doctoral student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, working toward his PhD.
2. Judit Polgár — IQ 170
Profession: International Grandmaster (chess)
This Hungarian chess player is known as the best female player of all time. At the age of only 15, she became the youngest International Grandmaster, in 1991. She has defeated 11 world champions and is the only woman to have won against a reigning world champion. She announced her retirement from chess in 2014 and has since received a knighthood from Hungary.
3. Rick Rosner — IQ 192
Profession: TV personality
Rick has an IQ of 192 according to the World Genius Directory, and he has taken over 30 tests and got the highest score ever on 20 of them. He is known for his TV work, but other than that he enjoys math and physics in his spare time.
4. Evangelos Katsioulis — IQ 198
With his impressive IQ score, this Greek man now works as a psychiatrist after getting degrees in philosophy and medical research technology. He has also founded the group AAAA.GR, which helps to support extraordinarily gifted children in Greece.
5. Chris Langan — IQ 195-210
Profession: Horse rancher
Having an IQ somewhere between 195 and 210, he is among the smartest people in the world. Throughout his life, he has developed a Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe and has published several books about it. He has also worked several side jobs like working as a night-club bouncer to pay the bills.
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