The 10 Smartest People Alive Today! Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The debate over this likely will never cease. Below, though, SuperScholar.org took a look at 10 people (in no particular order) that nobody would deny are unworthy of being called some of the smartest people alive today. Just How Smart is Smart?