11-Year-Old Autistic Boy from Edinburgh Gets Highest Possible IQ Score, Beating Both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking

Kevin Sweeney was the only child who took the IQ test and he got the highest possible score (Pictures: SWNS)

An 11-year-old boy achieved a higher IQ score than two of the world’s most famous geniuses.

Kevin Sweeney, who has autism, has ‘always been really clever’. He knew the periodic table at the age of six and could read before he had even started primary school.

As an avid fan of quizzes and game shows, Kevin took an IQ test at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh and scored 162.

Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 160 and, although Albert Einstein never officially took an IQ test, his is believed to be the same.

Kevin has now been invited to join Mensa – the world’s oldest high IQ society.

Proud dad Eddie Sweeney, 40, told how Kevin had been the only child taking the test that day.

Eddie said: ‘We thought he might get overwhelmed being with all adults, but he was just chatting away to everyone saying: “Hi, I’m Kevin.”

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SOURCE: Metro UK, Jordan King