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IQ Scores of Famous People

IQ Scores of Famous People

An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess intelligence. The IQ score is something people often talk about, but an IQ is not everything, and there are some surprising results when looking at some famous people's IQs.

Bill Gates is reported to have an IQ of 160, which beats out most of the nation. Where as President Barack Obama meanwhile is reported to have an IQ of 130, which just beats out former President George W Bush, whose IQ was 125. However, both fall short of former President Bill Clinton whose IQ is reportedly 137. On a side note, Hillary Clinton tops all of them, with an IQ of 140. However, all of them fall short of Adolf Hitler; the Nazi leader had an IQ of 141.

Meanwhile, iconic President John F. Kennedy only had an IQ of 117, and Richard Nixon reportedly had an IQ of 143.

Famous English author Charles Dickens reportedly had an IQ of 180, while fellow Englishman Charles Darwin had an IQ of 165. Staying with the English, Sir Isaac Newton had an astonishing IQ of 190.

However, Kim Ung-Yong, a Korean former child prodigy, has been recorded as having an IQ score of about 210. Yong reportedly could speak fluently at six months old and was a guest student in physics at Hanyang University by the time he was three.

The average IQ across all Americans is a score of 100, With 91 to 109 considered average or normal. 110 to 119 is considered to be "Superior Intelligence" and 120 to 129 is considered "Very Superior Intelligence." A score of 130 to 139 is listed as "Gifted," and 140 or above is considered "Genius or Near Genius."

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