met lotsa geniuses not sure which would be considered "smartest" math peeps science ability to memorize and remember everything (have a radio friend that kept my stats that went to notre dame and remembers every detail he looks at) gifted
but ill take wisdom over knowledge all day long i LOVE to hang with those peeps..
Apparently there is this 11 year old Indian girl who scored the highest IQ. I just read this a few days back. But this is unofficial as you need to be 12 years old to conduct an official IQ test. The recent one is held by a Young Pakistani boy who has the highest IQ
I learned late in life that smart is indeed a relative term. Think of intelligence compared to physical strength. A linebacker for a football team is NOT going to be able to run a 4 minute mile. Also like physical activities, one may not be able to master say more than one skill. Chuck Lidell might be able to kick Tim Lincecums ass in the Octagon, but would he be able to stand at the plate while Tim is pitching to him? Same thing with intelligence. There are autistic savants who can perform amazing calculating feats, but might not know what an "idiot light" is on the dashboard of a car or even where or how to add oil to the engine. There is also the concept of street smarts or the ability to "hustle" that Stephen Hawking might lack even if he were NOT physically disabled. Necessity too is the mother of invention--In other words, just to survive with a modicum of comfort, one is going to "invent" ways to adapt and overcome that may seem like genius. If you are asking who has the highest IQ, Marilyn Vos Savant is probably the closest we have to a real life "Oracle".