The argument of nature over nurture has never been more important than when discussing a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ). There are some who believe that intelligence is passed down through good genes, while others are on the opinion that it has to be developed through studying and applying one’s self.
Interestingly enough, studies show that both side of the argument are crect to some extent, as all recorded geniuses throughout history achieved their status by passing through layers upon layers of education.
Still, it doesn’t take a genius to know that some people are smarter than others, and anybody who has ever worked in customer service will agree. This being said, here are 10 of the smartest people who have ever lived, people who by all accounts, aced their IQ tests when taking them.
9Albert Einstein – IQ 160-190
Interestingly enough, Albert Einstein never took an IQ test, which is why the 160-190 is mostly presumed by experts and scholars across the world. Known for his essential work in the field of theoretical physics, professor Einstein is viewed as not only one of the most influential physicists in history, but also as one of the smartest people who have ever lived. Famous for developing the theory of relativity, the word ‘Einstein’ has rightfully become synonymous with the word genius over the years.