The World’s Smartest Man

November 17, 2009 | 14 Comments » | Topics: Awesomeness

smartest man in the world kim ung-young

Many would consider South Korean born Kim Ung-young as the smartest person in the world. Where Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking measured in with an IQ of 160, Kim clocked in at a record breaking IQ of 210. His resume of scholarly feats is just as impressive as his IQ….

He was able to read Japanese, Korean, German, and English by his third birthday. On November 2, 1967, at age 4, he solved an advanced stochastic differential equation. Later, on Japanese television, he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, German, English, Japanese, and Korean.

Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang University from the age of 3 until he was 6. At the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA.He finished his university studies, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics at Colorado State University before he was 16. In 1974, during his university studies, he began his research work at NASA and continued this work until his return to Korea in 1978.

When he returned to Korea, he decided to switch from physics to civil engineering and eventually received a doctorate in that field.

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