The world of intelligence testing comes with a wide range of communities and individuals, and tests. Those communities comprise many of the same people with the smaller societies and many more new people with the larger societies.
Although, a few people simply qualify for and apply to an extraordinarily large number of societies, and so become members of them. Such as it is, there have been growing efforts to recognize individuals within the communities for achievements in different domains.
One such effort comes from the World Genius Directory of Jason Betts. Since 2013, there have been awards for individuals within the theoretically high-range testing communities. It seems like an positive effort and came into the email for me.
Many within the high-IQ communities can recognize some of the names from the previous years’ awards. The titles of the awards are ‘World Genius Directory [Year] Genius of the Year – [Region]’ with, typically, three per year and, once, four in a year (the inaugural year).
The standardized regions recognized with the World Genius Directory Genius of the Year awards are Europe, Asia, and America. I remain intrigued by these communities, so went and did some interviews with some of the communities’ membership. They’re interesting people, mostly affable, and open to a chat with a stray Canadian.
The World Genius Directory listing merely recognizes, with a standard of alternative test approval, individuals who score high on tests requiring puzzle solving skills. The hope is alternative tests, as the main set of listed tests, reflect a broader capacity of global information processing.
In some sense, it represents a grassroots effort of recognition of expert puzzle solvers in verbal, numerical, and spatial domains. From 2013 to 2015, they had recognized longstanding names in the communities.
The awardees in 2013, Dr Evangelos Katsioulis (Greece), Dr Manahel Thabet (Yemen), Mr. Rick Rosner (United States), and Dr Jason Betts (Australia); in 2014, Mr. Marco Ripà (Italy), (Australia), and Ms. Karyn Peters (United States); in 2015, Mr. Iakovos Koukas (Greece), Mr. Satoki Takeichi (Japan), and Dr Gregory Grove (United States).
Similarly for 2016 to 2018, some new and some more known names, in 2016, [Omitted by request], Ms. Aishwarya Trivedi (India), and Mr. Jeffery Ford (United States); in 2017, Mr. Marios Prodromou (Greece), Mr. Sung-Jin Kim (South Korea), Mr. Julien Arpin (Canada); in 2018, Mr. Dalibor Marincic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Mr. Naoki Kouda (Japan), Dr Bishoy Goubran (United States).
In 2019 to 2022, there was another mix of new and longstanding members: in 2019, Mr. Tor Jørgensen (Norway), Mr. Sunder Rangarajan (India), Mr. Victor Hingsberg (Canada); in 2020, Mr. Domagoj Kutle (Croatia), Dr Jason Betts (Australia), Mr. Daniel Pohl (Canada); in 2021, Ms. Anja Jaenicke (Germany), Mr. Nitish Joshi (India), (United States); and, in 2022, Mr. Graham Powell (United Kingdom), Mr. YoungHoon Kim (South Korea), Mr. Beau Clemmons (United States).
The alternative high-range testing community comes in such a wide variety from the defunct societies to the highly active societies. Yet, there are attempts to recognize one another and motivate one another. The awards are one means by which to do it.
“The World Genius Directory Geniuses” is a listing from the World Genius Directory listing some of the individuals who have scored highly on mainstream intelligence tests and alternative tests. Even if one takes the top 100 names from the scoring rank, many of the names present are awardees, naturally. Active members are active members, after all:
198 Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, NVCP, www.katsioulis.com
195 Heinrich Siemens, Germany, CIT5, www.tweeback.com/autoren/heinrich_siemens
192 Rick Rosner, United States, Mathema, www.facebook.com/rick.rosner
192 Mislav Predavec, Croatia, LS24, www.generiq.net
190 Kenneth Ferrell, United States, Hieroglyphica, www.kef.highrangeiqtests.com
190 Dany Provost, Canada, PIGS1°, www.lesaffaires.com/blogues/dany-provost
190 WenChin Sui, China, Numerus Classic, www.facebook.com/wenchin.sui
190 Marios Prodromou, Cyprus, Mach, www.facebook.com/metratonivvi
190 Fengzhi Wu, China, Numerus, www.facebook.com/iamFengzhiWu
190 Cường Đồng, Vietnam, Numerus, www.dongkhaccuong.com
190 Tomáš Perna, Czech Republic, ZEN, www.facebook.com/tomas.perna.7
188 Mahir Wu, China, Silent Numbers, www.facebook.com/mahir.wu
185 WeiJie Wang, China, WIT, www.blog.sina.com.cn/u/2194191722
185 Kirk Kirkpatrick, United States, Stanford-Binet, www.facebook.com/macrhino
185 Erik Hæreid, Norway, N-VRA80, www.isi-s.iqsociety.org/mem361.html
185 Christian Sorensen, Belgium, WAIS, www.isi-s.iqsociety.org
185 Rickard Sagirbey, Turkey, Alphabet, www.facebook.com/Neurobuilder
185 Tianxi Yu, China, Numerus Classic, www.facebook.com/tianxi.yu.71
184 Dr Stefano Pierazzoli, Italy, Anoteleia44, http://www.isi-s.iqsociety.org/mem461.html
184 YoungHoon Kim, South Korea, Silent Eagle, https://www.facebook.com/reality180
183 Nikola Poljak, Croatia, Mathodica22, www.phy.pmf.unizg.hr/~npoljak
182 Misaki Ota, Japan, SLSE48, www.facebook.com/oota.misaki.5
182 Caner Sakar, Germany, WIQC, http://profiles.google.com/sakarcaner/about
182 Sadateru Tokumaru, Japan, Algebrica, www.facebook.com/Sadateru.Tokumaru
181 Hansheng Qiao, China, SLSE48, http://hriq.org
181 Lei Xue, China, Silent Spacial, http://leixue.sxl.cn
180 Leela Papadioti, Greece, Mach, www.facebook.com/l33la
180 YoungHoon Kim, South Korea, WAIS, https://www.facebook.com/reality180
180 Zoran Bijac, Croatia, Simtollect, www.globeiq.net
180 Iakovos Koukas, Greece, Verbatim, www.facebook.com/iakovos.koukas
180 Fumihiko Minagawa, Japan, Ninja, www.facebook.com/fumihiko.minagawa
180 Maximilian-Andrei Druţă, Romania, WARP, www.facebook.com/max.druta
180 Takuma Onishi, Japan, Mach, www.facebook.com/takuma.ohnishi
180 Niels Ellevang, Denmark, FreeFall II, www.facebook.com/niels.ellevang
179 Gaetano Morelli, Italy, Mathodica22, www.facebook.com/tany.morelli
179 Gabriele Tessaro, Italy, Anoteleia44, www.facebook.com/gabriele.tessaro.7
178 Dr Evangelos Katsioulis, Greece, CFIT, www.katsioulis.com
178 Dr George Petasis, Cyprus, CFIT, www.georgepetasis.com
178 Tim Roberts, Australia, Titan Test, www.unsolvedproblems.org
178 Dr Benoit Desjardins, United States, Titan Test, www.facebook.com/bdmdphd
178 Mizuki Tomaiwa, Japan, CFIT, https://www.facebook.com/mizuki.tomaiwa
177 Tiberiu Sammak, Romania, AdSub, www.facebook.com/tiberiu.sammak
177 Huiquan Liu, China, AdSub, www.facebook.com/sjtulhq
176 Karyn Peters, United States of America, LAIT, www.facebook.com/karynpeters
176 Zhibin Zhang, China, SLSE48, www.olymp.iqsociety.org/olympians/zhibin-zhang
176 James Dorsey, United States, Numeralis Intelligenia, www.OpalQuestGroup.com
175 Takahiro Kitagawa, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/marubake.no.shiwaza
175 Peter Rodgers, Australia, WIT, http://iqmind.academia.edu/PeterRodgers
175 Brendan Harris, Canada, PIGS1°, www.brendanharris.t15.org
175 Tommy Sandvik, Finland, WARP, www.facebook.com/tommy.sandvik
175 Yosirou Sawayanagi, Japan, SAM Light, www.kawauso.com
175 Susumu Ota, Japan, WAIS, www.facebook.com/susumu.ota.5
175 Veronica Palladino, Italy, Lexiq, http://plus.google.com/113427077760507189284
175 Mhedi Banafshei, United Kingdom, Verbatim, www.facebook.com/mhedi.banafshe
174 Santanu Sengupta, India, JCCES, www.in.linkedin.com/pub/santanu-sengupta/3/50/113
174 Ivan Ivec, Croatia, Algebrica, www.ivec.ultimaiq.net
174 Baku Saito, Japan, SPEED, www.facebook.com/baku.saito.5
174 Anthony Sepulveda, United States, Cosmic, www.deviantart.com/asepulvedastudios
174 Domagoj Kutle, Croatia, Spectra, www.facebook.com/domagoj.kutle
173 Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Japan, SLSE48, www.facebook.com/yoshiyuki.shimizu.54
173 Sandra Schlick, Switzerland, Concep-T, http://home.balcab.ch/sandra.schlick
173 Arttu Purmonen, Finland, Qrosswords, http://fi.linkedin.com/in/arttu-purmonen-5b077918
172 Xiang Zhang, China, SLSE48, www.hi.baidu.com/new/likaihaiyang
172 Dr Claus Volko, Austria, ENNDT, www.cdvolko.net
172 John Argenti, United States, GENE Verbal IV, http://www.facebook.com/john.argenti
172 Hans Sjöberg, Sweden, GENE Verbal III, http://sweiq.iq-metod.se
172 Tonny Sellén, Sweden, GENE Verbal III, http://site0ne.webnode.se
172 Dr Paul Moroz, Australia, VGT, www.joondaluphealthcampus.com.au/ID=6795
172 Yuki Sunagawa, Japan, Lexiq, www.facebook.com/Revirdnas
172 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, GENE Verbal III, www.emeraldalchemy.com
172 Tor Jørgensen, Norway, Lexiq, www.facebook.com/torarnejorgensen
172 Yohei Furutono, Japan, GIFT Numerical III, www.facebook.com/YoheiFurutono
172 Takashi Egawano, Japan, Ninja, www.facebook.com/ore808
172 Tomohiko Nakamura, Japan, Ninja, www.facebook.com/Tomohiko.Nakamura.30
172 Dr Ivan Rašić, Croatia, Vortex, www.instagram.com/dr.ivanrasic
172 Rick Farrar, United States, PatNum, www.facebook.com/rick.farrar.581
172 Nitish Joshi, India, Lexiq, www.linkedin.com/in/nitish-joshi-1a4696170
172 Igor Dorfman, Israel, Lexiq, www.facebook.com/IgorDorfman11
172 Andre Gangvik, Norway, DynamIQ, www.linkedin.com/in/arne-andre-gangvik-9a5658a4
172 Jwajung Kim, South Korea, PatNum, www.instagram.com/kimjwajeong
172 Davor Glumpak, Croatia, PatNum, www.facebook.com/davor.glumpak
172 Kenshin Tomie, Japan, LSHR Light, www.facebook.com/kenshin.tomie
171 Mick Dempsey, United Kingdom, Verba66, www.facebook.com/mick.dempsey3
171 Altug Alkan, Turkey, NRA, www.hell.iqsociety.org/subscribers/altug-alkan
171 Patrick Liljegren, Sweden, OASIS, www.youtube.com/c/RotationMaster
170 Marco Ripà, Italy, 9I6, www.facebook.com/marcokrt
170 Dionysios Maroudas, Greece, Verbatim, www.facebook.com/dios.mars
170 Richard Sheen, New Zealand, NIT-I Spatial, www.facebook.com/richard.sheen.37
170 Ivan Godic, Serbia, GIFT Classic, www.facebook.com/ivan.godic
170 Kirk Butt, Canada, GENE Verbal IV, www.facebook.com/kirk.butt.1
170 Dr Jason Betts, Australia, Spat-1, www.emeraldalchemy.com
170 Charoula Katzioti, Greece, GIFT Numerical III, www.facebook.com/charakatzioti
170 Tomáš Perna, Czech Republic, Spat-1, www.facebook.com/tomas.perna.7
170 Dalibor Marincic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, GIFT Verbal A+B, www.facebook.com/dalibormarincic
170 Željko Zahtila, Australia, Numerus, www.facebook.com/zeljko.zahtila
169 Stephan Wagner-Damianowitsch, Serbia, NVCP, www.facebook.com/s.m.wagner.damianowitsch
169 Shohei Nagayama, Japan, SLSE I, www.facebook.com/shohei.nagayama.37
168 Satoki Takeichi, Japan, SLSE I, www.facebook.com/satoki.takeichi
168 Daming Gao, China, Numerus Light, www.user.qzone.qq.com/18485941
168 Yoshihito Niimura, Japan, Simtollect, http://www.facebook.com/yoshihiton
Insofar as can be seen, the communities are small. However, this, by definition, means small in a statistical sense: Smart people are outnumbered by not as smart people, as a statistical inevitability. Thus, any community will be smaller if comprised of them, and smaller if on the higher ends of the scale of intelligence. As well, it means small in raw size. Mostly, one sees the same names or people.
The awards, such as the Genius of the Year of the World Genius Directory, are one means by which to recognize the time commitment and problem-solving capacity of members of these alternative communities, as one can see in the wide distribution of scores.
It’s different than popular media claims to smartest person in the world, smartest man in the world, and the like. At one point, I did gather some of the uses of “IQ” as a catch-all to claim the smartest this-or-that person, while compiling the rankings and then amalgamating the individuals, at the time.
The claims are numerous and, typically, arise out of amateur journalism, statistical ignorance, and lack of fact-checking, while based in some truth, i.e., some individuals did score high on some tests – a mix of myth, partial verification, and a state of apparent mental confusion.
Nonetheless, I wish the awardees the best in their efforts and the communities in their work to use their talents for good rather than bad. Some might ask, “What are they doing with their intelligence if they’re so super-smart?”
In some manner, they were, mostly, born with it. It unfolded as a snowflake unfolds over time. Yet, the generativity of nature produces the capacity in steps, so the seedlings were always present. Nature is in charge for the most part.
If they were born with it, and if they live with it, who better to determine its vector, trajectory, than them, or the individual smart person? Everyone needs guidance, and the like, but every smart person can use the capacities, or not, as they see fit, probably.
Awards are merely one moment to recognize some who chose to do well on a test with their talents, and to recognize contributors to community. What’s wrong with that? It depends on the point of view.
 One sees occasional news items for claimants, including Rick Rosner/Richard Rosner, Marilyn vos Savant/Marilyn Mach vos Savant, William James Sidis/Bill Sidis/William Sidis, Chris Langan/Christopher Langan/Christopher Michael Langan, Evangelos Katsioulis/Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis/“Evan Cat,” Kim Ung-Yong, Terence Tao, and so and so forth.
 “IQ Reportage in the Popular Media – Fads and Fun of a Dying Popularity” says:
-  Natasha Bertrand wrote “The 40 smartest people of all time” in Business Insider.
- Marissa Laliberte wrote “8 People with Higher IQs Than Einstein” in Reader’s Digest.
- Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP wrote “What IQ Measurements Indicate — and What They Don’t” in Healthline.
- Tibi Puiu wrote “What is the highest IQ in the world (and should you actually care?)” in ZME Science.
- Maryn Liles wrote “Who Has the Highest IQ in the World? 35 People Who Are Even Smarter Than Einstein” in Parade Magazine.
- Kendra Cherry (reviewed by Amy Morin, LCSW) wrote “What Is a Genius IQ Score?” in VeryWellMind.
- Harsh Gupta wrote “What Is The Highest IQ In The World Ever Recorded?” in Science ABC.
- Duncan Madden wrote “Ranked: The 25 Smartest Countries In The World” in Forbes.
- “IQ compared by countries” was written in WorldData.Info.
- Michele Debczak wrote “An 11-Year-Old Just Earned the Highest IQ Score Possible” in MentalFloss.
- Osien Kuumar wrote “Here Is A List Of The 27 Smartest People On The Planet” in ScoopWhoop.
- “Ramarni Wilfred tops Bill Gates and Einstein with his IQ” was written in BBC News.
- Avi Selk wrote “Trump says he’s a genius. A study found these other presidents actually were.” in the Washington Post.
- James Smart wrote “Of All Things: Which president had the highest IQ?” in The Review.
- “14 of the highest IQs on television” was written in RadioTimes.
- Danny Dukker wrote “15 NBA Players with the Highest Basketball I.Q.” in Bleacher Report.
- Harry Shukman wrote “Experts have worked out which majors have the highest IQ” in The Tab.
- Amanda Woods wrote “Genius British girl, 10, has higher IQ than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking” in the New York Post.
- Benjamin VanHoose wrote “8-Year-Old Mexican Girl, Who Was Bullied and Labeled ‘Weird,’ Has Higher IQ Than Einstein: Report” in People Magazine.
- Esther Trattner wrote “The Smartest and Least Brainy Presidents, by IQ Scores” in MoneyWise.
- Nicholas Pace wrote “Study Determines Which Gamers Have the Highest IQ” in Gamerant.
- Ari Feldman wrote “The Man With The World’s Highest IQ, Christopher Langan, Is Gaining A Following On The Far Right” in the Forward.
- “Meet the 11-year-old Indian girl who’s smarter than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking” was written in YourStory.
- Katie Serena wrote “Meet Marilyn Vos Savant, The Woman With The World’s Highest IQ” in All That’s Interesting.
- “No Dumb Blonde: Fair-Haired Women Have the Highest IQ” was published in Men’s Journal.
- Bridgett McCusker wrote “The 13 Presidents with the Highest IQ Scores” in MSN.
- Dana Givens wrote “MEET THE 16-YEAR-OLD GENIUS WHOSE IQ IS HIGHER THAN BILL GATES AND ALBERT EINSTEIN” in Black Enterprise.
- Tiffany Silva wrote “THESE THREE LITTLE BLACK GENIUSES HAVE HIGHEST IQ’S IN WORLD” in BCKOnline.
- “SERIAL KILLERS’ IQS RANKED” was published in Crime and Investigation.
- Patrick J. Kiger wrote “What Was Albert Einstein’s IQ?” in Biography.
- Timothy L. O’Brien wrote “Trump Has the Highest IQ. He Says So Himself.” in Bloomberg Opinion.
- Jamila Gandhi wrote “The World’s Highest IQs” in Forbes.
- Andrew Restucci wrote “Trump fixates on IQ as a measure of self-worth” in Politico.
- Sophie Tanno wrote “Primary schoolgirl, 10, gets highest possible IQ score in Mensa test – beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking” in the DailyMail.
- Sam Becker wrote “10 Jobs Where Employees Tend to Have the Highest IQs” in CheatSheet.
- “Who Has The Highest IQ Alive? Smartest Person In The World” was written in The CEO Magazine.
- “Dr Evangelos Katsioulis has the World’s Highest IQ” was written in Greek City Times.
- Zachary Crockett wrote “The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman” in Priceonomics.
- “Top 10 people have highest IQ scores in the World (P.2)” was written in IQ-Test.Net.
- Laura Dorwart wrote “6 YouTube Channels That Can Help You Find a Job During the Coronavirus Outbreak” in CheatSheet.
- Damian Carrington wrote “Children raised in greener areas have higher IQ, study finds” in The Guardian.
- Scott Barry Kaufman wrote “Can Intelligence Buy You Happiness?” in Scientific American.
- Juan Ramos wrote “Here Is The Highest Possible IQ And The People Who Hold The World Record” in ScienceTrends.
- “What is a “genius?” The 10 highest IQs alive today” was written in ScalarLearning.
- Zameena Mejia wrote “As leaders in DC squabble over who’s smarter, here’s the IQ score Warren Buffett says is all you need to succeed” in CNBC.
- Carole Fader wrote “Fact Check: How smart is President-elect Donald Trump? IQ score isn’t official” in The Florida-Times Union.
- Casey Leins wrote “The Smartest States in America” in U.S. News.
- Bill Murphy, Jr. wrote “We Compared the Average IQ Scores in All 50 States, and the Results Are Opening” in Inc.
- “The Smartest Man In The World – IQ 200 – Is Convinced The U.S. Election Was Stolen” was written in the National Pulse.
- “Highest IQ in the world” was written in LOVE Air Coffee.
- Jacob Hancock wrote “Wonderlic scores in the NFL: Highest, lowest test scores in Combine history” in SportingNews.
- Alaa Elassar wrote “A 3-year-old boy has just become the youngest member of Mensa UK, the largest international high IQ society” in CNN.
- “The 50 Greatest Living Geniuses” was written in TheBestSchools.
- Caroline Picard and Blake Bakkila wrote “The 10 Smartest Dog Breeds That Would Ace Any IQ Test” in GoodHouseKeeping.
- Mike Sager wrote “The Smartest Man in America” in Esquire Magazine.
- James Williamson wrote “Rainbow Six Siege & Among Us Players Allegedly Have The Highest IQ” in ScreenRant.
- Dwain Price wrote “TYRELL TERRY USES HIS RECORD-BREAKING BASKETBALL IQ TO HIS ADVANTAGE” in Maverick.
- Jon Bitner wrote “Recent Study Reveals PC Gamers Are Smarter Than Console Gamers (But Rainbow Six Siege Players Are Smartest Of All)” in the Gamer.
- Sam Lehman-Wilzig wrote “The Totally Taboo Topic: Why Are American Jews So Successful?” in The Times of Israel.
- Chris Leitner wrote “Does high IQ make a better investor?” in Livewire.
- “Top 10 celebrities with highest IQ as of 2020” was written in Tuko.
- Shana Lebowitz wrote “Do You Have a High IQ? 17 Signs That Say You Do” in Business Insider.
- Brian Resnick wrote “IQ, explained in 9 charts” in Vox.
- “Countries by IQ – Average IQ by Country 2020” was written in World Population Review.
- David Robson wrote “Has humanity reached ‘peak intelligence’?” in BBC News.
- “10 People With The Highest IQ Ever Recorded” was written in O, Pish Posh!.
- Aiden Mason wrote “20 Celebrities with Ridiculously High IQs” in TVOM.
- “This bird has higher IQ level than apes” was written in India Today.
- “Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops” was written in ABC News.
- Ellen Littman, Ph.D. wrote ““I’m Smart, So I Should Be Able to Overpower ADHD. Right?”” in Additude.
- “Stars with high IQs” was written in CBS News.
- Robert Johnson wrote “The 19 Smartest People The World Has Ever Seen” in Business Insider.
- “30 Smartest People Alive Today” was written in SuperScholar.
- Jim Dykstra wrote “THESE ARE THE SMARTEST LIVING PEOPLE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW” in Grunge.
- Paul Ratner wrote “24 of the smartest people who ever lived” in BigThink.
- Shikha Goyalwrote “Top 10 most intelligent people on Earth” in Jagran Josh.
- “Who Are the Smartest People in the World?” was written in Mindflash.
- Fiona MacDonald wrote “This Controversial Infographic Lists The 10 Smartest People in The World” in ScienceAlert.
- “The Story of the Smartest Man Who Ever Lived and Why You Haven’t Heard of Him” was written in BrightSide.
- “13 Most Intelligent People In The History Of The World” was written in FinancesOnline.
- Lisa Kremer wrote “The Smartest Person In the World Refuses To Be Trapped By Fate” in Do It.
- Dina Spector and Shlomo Sprung wrote “The 16 Smartest People on Earth” in Yahoo!Finance.
- Rachel Seigel wrote “45 Brainy Facts About The World’s Smartest People” in Factinate.
- Maria Gabriela wrote “Top 10 Smartest People 2019” in Strangelist.
 “IQ Reportage in the Popular Media – Fads and Fun of a Dying Popularity” says, “The various directories, listings, and rankings were analyzed with the compiled ranking as follows, incorporating ‘ESOTERIQ Society of Masaaki Yamauchi (incorporative of some of the Giga Society of Paul Cooijmans), GENIUS High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, GFIS IQ List/Dinghong Yao IQ Ranking List of Dinghong Yao, GIFTED High IQ Network of Dr. Iakovos Koukas, Hall of IQ Scores of Konstantinos Ntalachanis, Hall of Sophia of Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego, HRIQ Ranking List of Qiao Hansheng, Mahir Wu Ranking List of Mahir Wu, Real IQ Listing of Dr. Ivan Ivec, Svenska IQ-Listan of Hans Sjöberg and Alexi Edin, VeNuS Ranking List of Domagoj Kutle/Domagoj Domo Kutle, WIQF Listing of Marco Ripà and Dr. Manahel Thabet, World Famous IQ Scores of Dr. Ivan Ivec, World Genius Directory of Jason Betts, and World Highest IQ Scores of Mislav Predavec.’”
 “IQ Reportage in the Popular Media – Fads and Fun of a Dying Popularity” says:
- William James Sidis at unmeasurable sigma (no test named)
- Konstantinos Ntalachanis at 8.67-sigma on D.O.S. and at 6.00-sigma on Monster IQ Test
- Wen Luo at 7.73-sigma on RIDDLES
- Dr. Iakovo Koukas/Iakovos Koukas at 6.93-sigma on MATRIQ
- Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis/Evangelos Katsioulis at 6.53-sigma on NVCP-R and at 6.06-sigma on Cooijmans Multiple-Choice #3
- Dr. Heinrich Siemens/Heinrich Siemens at 6.31-sigma on CIT-5
- Yukun Wang at 6.31-sigma on RIDDLES
- Tor Arne Jørgensen at 6.27-sigma on MATRIQ
- Rick Rosner at 6.13-sigma on Mathema
- Mislav Predavec at 6.13-sigma on Logicaus Strictimanus 24 (LS24)
- Dr. Christopher Harding/Dr. Christopher Philip Harding at 6.06-sigma on Stanford-Binet
- Junxie Huang at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II) and at 6.00+-sigma on Challenger
- Tanxi Yu at 6.00+-sigma on Numerus
- José González Molinero/Jose Gonzalez Molinero at 6.00+-sigma on FREE FALL (Part II)
- Matthew Scillitani at 6.00-sigma on Psychometric Qrosswords
- Mahir Wu at 6.00-sigma on Silent Numbers
- Kenneth Ferrell at 6.00-sigma on Hieroglyphica
- Dany Provost at 6.00-sigma on PIGS1°
- Wen-Chin Sui at 6.00-sigma on Numerus Classic
- Marios Prodromou at 6.00-sigma on MACH
- Thansie Yu at 6.00-sigma on N-World
- Dong Kha Cuong/Cường Đồng at 6.00-sigma on Numerus
- Thomas R. A. Wolf at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Andrea Gunnarsson at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Scott Ben Durgin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Rolf Mifflin at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Paul Johns at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Christopher Harding at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
- Kevin Langdon at or above 6.00-sigma (no test named)
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