Marilyn Vos Savant Biography
Marilyn Vos Savant is a dramatist, lecturer, novelist, and magazine columnist from the United States. She is also an American magazine columnist who holds the Guinness World Record for the highest recorded intelligence quotient, a competitive category that the publication has since abandoned.
Since 1986, she has published a Sunday column called “Ask Marilyn” for Parade magazine. In this column, Marylyn solves puzzles and answers questions about many topics, such as the Monty Hall problem. She hypothesized an answer to the topic in 1990. She has the highest documented intelligence quotient, according to the Guinness Book of Records (IQ). The Guinness Book of Records has been retired from this competitive category.
Marilyn Vos Savant Age
Marilyn Vos Savant was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America on August 11, 1946. She is 76 years old.
Marilyn Vos Savant Height
Marilyn stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in/1.73m tall.
Marilyn Vos Savant Family
Marilyn Mach was born to parents Joseph Mach and Marina Vos Savant. According to Marilyn, premarital surnames should be kept, with sons taking their dads’ and daughters taking their mothers’. Her grandfather was Vos Savant, and her grandmother was Savant.
As a result, the name Savant, which means “learned person,” appears twice in her family. The journalist is of Italian, Czechoslovak, German, and Austrian origin and is descended from physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach. As a teenager, she worked at her father’s general store and wrote for local newspapers under aliases.
Marilyn Vos Savant Husband
Marilyn married her first ex-husband when she was 16 years old, and he divorced her after ten years of marriage. Marilyn remarried, but the marriage ended when she was 35. Marilyn married her third husband, Robert Jarvik, on August 23, 1987. (one developer of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart). She was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Jarvik Heart, Inc. after their marriage.
Marilyn Vos Savant Education
Marilyn attended Meramec Community College and Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in philosophy. She dropped out of university two years later to help with a family investment business. She relocated to New York City in the 1980s to pursue a literary career. She created the Omni I.Q. Quiz Contest before launching “Ask Marilyn.” The Omni I.Q. Quiz Contest contained IQ quizzes as well as expositions about intelligence and its assessment.
Marilyn Vos Savant Salary
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Marilyn Vos Savant Net Worth
Marilyn’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Marilyn Vos Savant Career
From 1985 through 1989, Marilyn was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the “Highest IQ,” which gained national attention. Guinness justified her inclusion in the list by noting her performance on two intelligence tests, the Stanford-Binet and the Mega Test. Guinness abolished the “Highest IQ” category in 1990 after concluding that IQ tests were too unreliable to designate a single record holder. At the age of ten, Marilyn took the 1937 Stanford-Binet, Second Revision test.
Following her inclusion in the 1986 Guinness Book of World Records, Parade published a feature of Marilyn, as well as a selection of questions from Parade readers and Marilyn’s responses. “Ask Marilyn” was made as Parade continued to get more queries. Marilyn currently utilizes her column to answer inquiries about a variety of academic disciplines. She also solves logical, mathematical, as well as linguistic questions provided by readers.
She responds to advise requests with reasoning and also presents self-created tests and riddles. “Ask Marilyn” is a daily online column that supplements the weekly printed column by answering more questions, publishing earlier responses, extending answers, fixing typos, and resolving disputed answers.
She has written and published several books. Three of those publications, Of Course, I’m for Monogamy, Ask Marilyn, and More Marilyn, are compilations of “Ask Marilyn” queries and replies. Furthermore, The Power of Logical Thinking contains numerous questions and answers from the same column.
According to her, her first test occurred in September 1956. Marilyn also calculated her mental age to be 22 years and 10 months, obtaining a score of 228. This figure is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. The identical figure appears in Marilyn’s book’s biographical parts and in interviews.