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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  • Wow cool… This article kind of left me in suspense though. What’s he going to do next?

  • this man needs to build a time machine

    -c. razazi

  • bill gates

    stephen hawkings iq was above 210 id like to see the quote for this article that sites it at only 160.

    • Stephen hawking

      does not value IQ tests, and considers those who do to be people who want to be recognized for a piece of paper that says their smart instead of actual achievements.

  • niko

    right now he works at walmart

  • But the real question is can he play ping pong like Forrest Gump?

    John R. Carlisle

  • What a smart guy.

    Soendoro Soetanto

  • kim jong ill

    asian? not again.

  • John V. Karavitis Something’s fishy here. First, IQs above 4 standard deviations are suspect, since we’ve really had so very few people scoring that high, it may be that the tests are meaningless after a certain level. Second, who drops working as a PhD in PHYSICS to get one in CIVIL ENGINERRING? HELLO??? Is that not a complete and utter waste of this guy’s alleged talent? Plus, I’ve never heard of him before seeing this website. John V. Karavitis, John Karavitis, Karavitis

  • Ramirez

    @John V. Karavitis

    I’ve heard of him long time ago,just because you didn’t,doesn’t mean that he is not that intelligent! He does have this talents the article speaks about! And as for his choices,we all do whatever we want with our lives! Did you actually believe that Marylin von Savant is the smartest one?