Marilyn vos Savant has an intelligence quotient (IC) of 228, and is the highest ever recorded, so it was incorporated into the Book of Guinness and earned her the nickname of “the most intelligent person in the world.” Becoming a famous person from that moment.
Although the family of vos Savant was aware of her exceptional IQ, scores on the Stanford-Binet test when she was 10 years old (she is also recognized as having the highest score ever recorded by a child’s IQ), her parents decided to withhold information from public opinion in order to avoid commercial exploitation and ensure a normal childhood.
Bored with university studies, you Savant left the University of Washington, after two years and launched his career in stocks, real estate, and investments. His real interest has always been in being a writer, but he realized that first it is necessary to establish a good financial base with which to support himself.
After five years in her personal investment, she achieved economic independence to become a full-time writer. Vos Savant wrote novels, stories and pieces of magazines and newspapers, especially political satire, under a pseudonym.
“Vos Savant always tried to remain anonymous, until in 1985, when the Guinness Book of Records published the results of his IQ in the tests of the Mega Society, a group whose members are formed by people with the highest index Intelligence.”
With the publication of his I.Q. Scores in the Guinness Book, vos Savant became the focus of media attention, as the “supergenius of history”.
Always, from adolescence he had a very independent life, and in many cases he considers himself self-taught. Thus, the young Vos Savant learned more from life than from books. At age 16 he married a young university student. At 19 she already had two children and a couple of ex-husbands. He had to work hard to support his children until he could send them to college. Even so, he had plenty of time to study some philosophy courses, “although my parents -he remembers- wanted me to learn something more useful”.
By the time your two children from your first marriage have reached the age of college, you Savant decided to move to New York and enjoy his newfound fame. In 1987 he married Robert K. Jarvik, the surgeon who developed the mechanics of the artificial human heart that bears his name.
Together they follow intellectual and jovial activities, such as the last ballroom dance classes. She enjoys a lot of deep discussions with her husband, for example, facing issues such as reality and knowledge, where she concludes: “Objectivity is nothing more than the process of understanding reality.”
Today she is a famous woman devoted to her readers and her family. Thanks to her intelligence she amassed an important fortune, and now every morning she does what she likes most, she writes articles for newspapers and magazines, and attends to the thousands of readers who visit her website, although regarding success she says:
“To be successful is more important to know how to relate than to be intelligent.”
Some quotes from Savant:
“An act of justice allows the chapter to be closed; An act of revenge writes a new chapter.”
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition, giving up is what makes it permanent.”
“A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.”
“To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
“The duration of their education is less important than its breadth and the duration of its life is less important than its depth.”