Netanyahu makes ‘world’s smartest’ list

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is among the world’s smartest people, according to a report on Business Insider. Looking back at the year 2011, the popular business news website chose to sum up the year with a listing called “The …

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is among the world’s smartest people, according to a report on Business Insider.

Looking back at the year 2011, the popular business news website chose to sum up the year with a listing called “The 19 Smartest People The World Has Ever Seen” – and put Netanyahu in seventh place. 

The list includes chess grandmasters, kid geniuses and mathematicians.

The top three smartest people, according to Business Insider, are business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, physicist Stephen W. Hawking and chess grandmaster Robert Byrne.

Netanyahu, the website said, has an IQ of 180.

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