10 Smartest Living People on Earth Forget what you know | Jacob 1 day ago   07:32

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From a man that taught himself mathematics at the age of 3, to another who beat a computer in a game of chess! We take look at 10 of the smartest living people on earth!
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Rusty
Racist! No blacks or hispanics on the list.
Gabriel Guerrero
0:52 buuuuuuuullshiiiiiiiit
azhar rather
What no. 8hawking
Syed Haseeb
Grigori Perelman????
MICHAEL Soffian
Pause at 4:16. I'm learning that now
Junder R
"Smart" literally has no meaning. It's an arbitrary term passed around to make you feel subservient to others. If you look closely it's mainly attributed to people who can most closely mimic a calculator mind. Having relative mastery in calculation is great, but that means calculating is closer to the true meaning than "smart". Language is continuously used to herd people and suppress them.
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Jack Woods
Glad they've got 2 chess players there but they (As ALWAYS) overestimate the brains it takes to even play chess.
GODisLUV
where is manjul Bhargava?
Monica Sahu
11th???? It's me😋😋😋
Senthil Kumar M
You have missed my name on top
Michael Alexander
the word smartest is subjective...so to say these are the 10 smartest people is dumb....IQ157
Jamesi93
0:27 pretty sure there are 99 other people in that list but whatever.
Елена Никитина
Grigory Perelman?
Jesus Corona
Kasparov beat Karpov not Anatoly Kasparov
Robert Schlesinger
Excellent video. Genius requires continuous and strategic drive. It can be developed through highly motivated study for decades along with a good dose of creativity, imagination, and occasional outrageous (and to outsiders - seemingly risky and crazy) thinking. The blossoming of genius can actually be felt, much like an athelete achieving peak fitness. The nature vs. nurture argument is very complicated, but there has been neurological studies indicating the significant formation of new synapses with certain learning tasks. Genius clearly may be developed and there are also many sad cases: John Stuart Mill and William James Sidis, to cite two prominent examples.
Daxxus Anthony
You can't define the word SMART any shallower than this. Your no.1 on the list is a chess player. How can you even compare all these smart people on your list and decide who among them is the smartest when everybody is smart in their own UNIQUE way? You can't. You can however relate them individually by how much contribution each made to advance our understanding of the universe to better off our lives...... and your numero uno is a chess player! Also, everyone knows kasparov lost the rematch when they added computing power to Deep Blue.
Chris
Sometimes knowing you're not the smartest person is smart quality.
Camaro the Great
Where the hell is Dr. Sheldon Cooper?
Alaska Chan
what did hawking do? so many people in the comment section want to rip him?
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Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his school's special ed. program, Jacob's teachers and doctors were astonished to learn he was able to teach calculus to college students.

At age nine, while playing with shapes, Jacob built a series of mathematical models that expanded Einstein's field of relativity. A professor at Princeton reviewed his work and confirmed that it was groundbreaking and could someday result in a Nobel Prize. At age 10, Jacob was formally accepted to the University as a full-time college student and went straight into a paid research position in the field of condensed matter physics. For his original work in this field, Jacob set a record, becoming the world's youngest astrophysics researcher. His paper was subsequently accepted for publication by Physical Review A, a scientific journal shared on sites such as NASA, the Smithsonian, and Harvard's webpage. Jacob's work aims to help improve the way light travels in technology.

Jacob is also CEO and founder of Wheel LLC, a business he started in his mom's garage, and is in the process of writing a book to help end "math phobia" in his generation.

Jacob's favorite pastime is playing basketball with the kids at his charity, Jacob's Place. It is a place where kids with autism are inspired every day to be their true authentic selves...just like Jacob.

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