Smartest People evaluating someone’s intelligence can be subjective, but the genius of some people impresses us with the increasing science and technology. The most visible common features of persons with high intelligence are that they can solve a difficult problem in a simple approach and offer you the best solutions. Here’s a peek at the sharpest scientists of 2017!

## Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, a well-known British physicist, has an IQ of 160 points and is one of the few geniuses who, despite his severe degenerative sickness, did not break away from his passion of research and contributed quite a lot to science and astronomy. Although his IQ is good, he is lower than the scientists on the list we created.

## Judit Polgar

Best actress in chess, Judit Polgár was born in Hungary in 1976. Judit won a match against Garry Kasparov and earned Grand Master at the age of 15. Polgár is not just a chess master, but is a confirmed brainier with an IQ of 170 (Proven Intelligent) (Proven Intelligent).

### Andrew Wiles

Next on the list of the smartest of 2017 is British mathematician Andrew Wiles, born in 1953. In 1993, Wiles became preoccupied with Fermat’s Last Theorem, which is the world’s biggest mathematical problem, and acquired world recognition with his proof. IQ level is 170 points.

### Paul Gardner Allen

Paul Gardner Allen, an investment philanthropist, created Microsoft Corporation with Bill Gates. With an IQ of 170 points, Gardner is believed to be the 53rd richest person in the world.

### Magnus Carlsen

The next person to reach the list as the smartest person of 2017 is Magnus Carlsen, who was born in Norway in 1990. Carlsen, the second youngest chess champion in history after Garry Kasparov, never enjoyed being considered a genius. His IQ level was tested as 186.

#### Gary Kasparov

As we noted previously, Gary Kasparov, a former World Chess Champion in Russia-Croatian Grandmaster, made history by defeating the machine that calculates three million moves per second in 2003. In addition to his high IQ of 190 points, he is recognized as the doyen of the chess tournament.

#### Kim Ung-Yong

Kim Ung-Yong was born on March 8, 1962 in Korea and is renowned as a super genius. The genius who solved the most difficult differential and integral equations when he was just five years old, took Physics classes at Hanyang University when he was three years old. Yong, who is one of the smartest people with an IQ of 210, noticed this genius at the age of seven, and the United States requested him to participate with NASA.

#### Christopher Hirata

Christopher Hirata is a physicist with the status of child prodigy, born in 1982. He has been working at NASA from the age of 16 on the quest to conquer Mars, and at the age of twelve he studied physics studies at university. And two years later, he becomes a student at the same university. An IQ score of 225 is considered high intelligence. He now teaches as a professor of astrophysics at the CIT California Institute of Technology.

#### Terence Tao

Terence Tao, an Australian mathematician born in 1975, is among the smartest persons in 2017 with an IQ of 230 points. Tao, who obtained his doctorate at age 20, joined UCLA as the youngest professor at age 24. Today he works on harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combination, random matrix theory and analytical number theory.

##### Grigory Perelman

A distinguished mathematician, Perelman was born in the Soviet Union in 1966 and is considered to as the uncrowned king of mathematics. With an IQ of 238 points, he takes his spot on the list as the smartest person in the world. Perelman made his reputation by solving the most difficult problem in the field of topology, known as the “Poincare Assumptions”, one of the difficulties that could not be solved until the 2000s, termed the “Millennial Questions”.