86. Albert Einstein: Intelligence Personified

The amazing Albert Einstein was not born in United States, but he lived most of his life in America after leaving his home country . The theoretical physicist and scientist is considered one the most intelligent human beings ever to walk face of the earth. He is credited with the General Theory of Evolution that is one the pillars of modern science. He was awarded 1921 Nobel Prize in physics largely based on theory. He is best known for his famous of E=MC squared, his mass-energy equivalence formula.

Born Germany on March 14, 1879, Einstein showed great and abilities from an early age. He was the United States in 1933 when Adolf Hitler power in his homeland. Because of Hitler's treatment Jewish people, Einstein, who was a Jew, decided to return to Germany, and to make the States his home. He became a U.S. citizen 1940.

It was Einstein who first conceived of nuclear fission weapon that he felt Germany was the verge of discovery. He urged President Franklin . Roosevelt to begin development of a similar weapon, also felt it was best not to use . His warning about the Nazis served the president , and the Manhattan Project was born. This project designed to develop a nuclear weapon in the States in case Hitler unleashed his own weapon. was a life-long pacifist. He spoke of the of science, and how it should be used the betterment of Humankind, and not for creating of mass destruction. Because of his high IQ, 's name has become synonymous with intelligence in the States.