10-year-old has higher IQ than Einstein and Stephen Hawking

A 10-year-old who sat a Mensa IQ test has beaten both Albert Einstein's and Stephen Hawking's scores.

Freya Mangotra from Birmingham took the test in October when she was 10-and-a-half - the youngest age people are allowed to sit the test.

Albert Einstein is believed to have had the same IQ as Professor Stephen Hawking, 160.

Freya's dad Kuldeep Kumar said her score of 162 in the Cattell III B test - which examines verbal reasoning - means that Freya is 'a genius' according to officials at Mensa.

"They said it's the highest you can get under the age of 18.

Dr Kuldeep Kumar
Freya also has a lot of hobbies, including writing stories, chess, and drama. Credit: BPM Media

Her dad also said she's a big reader, just like her parents - and she also has a lot of hobbies, including writing stories, chess, and drama. She's also a black belt in taekwondo.

But she's still not sure what she wants to be when she grows up.

"It changes. She wanted to be a doctor but then went off it.

Dr Kuldeep Kumar

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