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Smartest People In The World: The 10 Smartest People Alive Today

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Stephen W. Hawking, Christopher Hirata, Paul Allen
Stephen W. Hawking, Christopher Hirata, Paul Allen

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The debate over this likely will never cease. Below, though, SuperScholar.org took a look at 10 people (in no particular order) nobody would deny are worthy of being called some of the smartest people alive today.

JUST HOW SMART IS SMART?

Fifty percent of people have IQ scores between 90 and 110, 2.5 percent of people are mentally deficient/impaired (under 70 IQ), 0.5 percent of people are near genius or genius (over 140,) 2.5 percent of people are very superior in intelligence (over 130).

Here is their list of 10 of the smartest people alive today:

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