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This Controversial Infographic Lists The 10 Smartest People in The World

FIONA MACDONALD
25 FEB 2015

The infographic below lists the 10 smartest people in the world - at least, according to education site SuperScholar.org.

Their list was based on a mix of people's IQs and achievements, and while most of the entries are pretty expected, there are some on there that we definitely weren't anticipating. Like James Wood, and television personality Rick Rosner. 

 

It just goes to show that you can't judge a brain by its cover... or its occupation. Although we can guarantee that if we were putting together a similar list we'd definitely have more than one woman on there.

But even though it would be near impossible to get everyone to agree on a list of the smartest people in the world (or even what counts as 'intelligence') it's interesting to think about what different people consider clever. It's also nice to celebrate some of the not-so-famous thinkers out there for once.

So go ahead and read the full list below (in no particular order), but don't hate us if your favourite isn't on there. After all, intelligence is in the eye of the beholder.

Note: Please excuse the error in Sir Andrew Wiles' write up - unfortunately we didn't create the infographic so we can't fix it up. But we thought the list was worth sharing, typo and all.

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Source: SuperScholar