Ordinary persons have an IQ of around 100, and geniuses who alter the world frequently have high IQs. Issac Newton has a 190 IQ, while Albert Einstein has a 160 IQ. However, not everyone with a high IQ is well-known. William James Sidis, who has an IQ of 250 to 300 and is known as the world’s smartest man, has a tragic backstory.
William was born in Boston, New York, in April 1898. His father holds a Ph.D. in psychology and four degrees from Harvard University, while his mother is a physician. Both of his parents have excellent genes, and William did not disappoint. He is far more intelligent than children his age. When he was 18 months old, William was able to read the New York Times; by the age of six, he could speak English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish, and Armenian; and by the age of eight, he had invented his own language, Vendergood.
A child prodigy like William must have had a different upbringing than most individuals. He passed the Harvard University entrance exam when he was nine years old, but he could not enroll because he was too young. He did not officially attend Harvard University until he was eleven years old. He excels at sophisticated mathematics as well as heavenly sports. At an early age, he gave talks at the Harvard Mathematics Club, and at the age of 16, he earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors.
Although William’s life seems great, he is unhappy. “I want to live a great life,” he told reporters after graduating from Harvard. Living in seclusion is the only way to live a great existence. I’ve always despised people.” He also stated that he will remain unmarried and never marry because ladies do not find him attractive.
People believed that children may become geniuses through specialized educational approaches during the time. William’s father was quite critical of him. He was adamant in his refusal to forgive his father, even refusing to attend his funeral. He insisted on completing low-paying paperwork to keep a low profile, but he was still the center of attention.
In 1924, a writer learned William was earning US $23.00 per week (about 673 Taiwan dollars), mocking his fading aura of genius. William was once again the subject of conversation, but this time it was derision rather than admiration. William, in fact, has always been a genius. Under many pseudonyms, he has published dozens of novels, some of which are extremely valuable.
William was also arrested and sentenced to 18 months in prison for taking part in a political demonstration. His parents were able to keep him out of prison by placing him in a nursing home for two years. William died of a stroke in a modest apartment in Boston in July 1944, at the age of 46.
William has always been brilliant, but he hasn’t managed to change the world or even himself. Throughout his life, he has fought with his adversity. The tale of “the world’s most intelligent man” is heartbreaking.