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Do the Bright Thing Young Sheldon may have a genius IQ of 187, but how does he stack up against the world’s other brainiacs, past and present?

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210 William Shakespeare

190 Sir Isaac Newton

192 Batman

IQ 190

190 Garry Kasparov

180– 200 Marie Curie

180–220 Leonardo da Vinci

IQ 180

180 Cleopatra

184 James Woods

160– 180 Albert Einstein

IQ 170

187 Sheldon Cooper

160– 170

Stephen Hawking

160 Matt Damon

160 Quentin Tarantino

IQ 160

156 Bill Clinton

155 Elon Musk

IQ 150

147 Snoop Dogg

142 Steve Martin

140 Barack Obama

140 Natalie Portman

IQ 140

140 Shakira

140 Madonna

135 John Legend

EDITOR’S NOTE: IQ tests are a highly imprecise measure. American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, who ranked the smartest people of all time, included geniuses who existed before IQ tests were invented by predicting IQ based on how much people accomplished every 10 years of their lives.

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